Herb Freitag, Senior Pastor (retiring in June 2017), received his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Union Theological Seminary (New York City). He pastored churches in New York and Ohio, and has been the Senior Minister at the Chapel since 1981. He has also served the International Council of Community Churches as a member of the Board of Trustees, editor of the newspaper, and is a Past-President. He represents the Chapel ecumenically by serving on boards in such organizations as The Florida Fellowship of Community Churches, Morton Plant/Mease Hospitals, and The Suncoast Hospice.

Adjunct Wedding Ministers include:

Rev. Lee Crane  grew up in Belleair Beach and graduated from Largo High School.He received a track scholarship and went on to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.After college Lee went to Colgate Rochester Divinity School.He is an ordained minister. 

Rev. J. Thomas Hartung

Rev. Dr. J. Scott Moncrieff


  Dr. Marilyn Michael, Music Director has both B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance/ University of Kansas; MS.Ed in Post-Secondary and Adult Education/ Capella University; and Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction/ University of Sarasota-Argosy University. Since 1994 she has served at St. Petersburg College as full-time instructor/facilitator in voice, opera workshops, and humanities. Dr. Michael has sung in concert in Germany and England, as well as touring the United States, and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Her published works and recordings are listed on the St. Pete College website. Dr. Michael has been Music Director/ Organist at Chapel-By-The-Sea since 1990.

 H. Joe Creegan, Jr., Director of Education  

Shari Maxwell, Office & Facilities Manager

Rick Frye, Sexton/ Caretaker 

Connie Hillier, Office Assistant    

  Lois Londe, Bookkeeper

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