Speaker Date Topic
Lindsay Layendecker The Humane Society May 06, 2021 12:30 PM
The impact of abandoned pets in Springfield
The impact of abandoned pets in Springfield

Like many Floridians, Lindsay was born in the great state of New Jersey! An early transplant at the age of five, Lindsay grew up in the small town of Ocala and migrated to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida. After graduating, she set her sights on the big city of Jacksonville, where she served as a public school teacher for twelve wonderful years. In 2015, Lindsay changed careers and began work in development with the Jacksonville Humane Society. Today, she is the Assistant Development Director, writing grants, overseeing the volunteer program, and managing communications for JHS.

Lindsay is a proud Murray Hillian. In her spare time, you can find Lindsay being smothered by her cats, spoiling her dog, or texting funny memes to her dad.

The Rev. Cn. Beth Tjoflat May 20, 2021
The history of Springfield, seen through the eyes of one of its oldest institutions
The history of Springfield, seen through the eyes of one of its oldest institutions

The Rev. Cn. Beth Tjoflat serves as vicar for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Springfield and Church Without Walls downtown.  Beth grew up in Jacksonville and studied and worked in California, where she enjoyed a career in Development.  Her last position brought her back to Jacksonville as Chair of Development at Mayo.  She went to seminary in 2008, and, after ordination, founded the Church Without Walls ministry over 8 years ago.  She continues street ministry as part of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Springfield. St. Mary’s is dedicated to reaching out to those on the fringes as well as to train and support those curious about urban ministry.  She and her beautiful son Daron were united just over 4 years ago; he enjoys baseball and being a student at San Jose Episcopal. They share their home with two hounds and a cat.

Learn more about The Church Without Walls and St. Marys

Christina Mershell - UF Proton Therapy Jun 03, 2021 12:30 PM
Updates on the Proton program
Updates on the Proton program

Join Christina Mershell to discuss updates in proton therapy from the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, as well as the impact of the Third and Main apartment complex on the patient experience and the growth of Springfield. Christina is the Business Development Coordinator with the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and has been working in proton therapy for over 10 years. She will be joined by Melissa Markham, Property Manager of Third and Main.