Office Staff

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Emily Meier

Admin. Assistant & YM Office Manager

Emily was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is the oldest of four,  and she  loves dogs. She studied history & theology at Christendom College in Virginia, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her B.A.  in 2019. Since then, she's worked in publishing, sales, web design, and now youth ministry. She lived in Rome, Italy in 2017,  and it is still her favorite place she's ever lived. She loves classical music, volleyball, photography, and the beach. She resides in the Jacksonville area with her husband. Her favorite scripture verse is Jeremiah 29:11. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for a future and a hope."


Alison Benton


My husband, Jacob, and I along with our two daughters, Amelia (4) and Layton (2), have been members at Our Lady Star of the Sea for five years. Before taking time off to stay home with our girls, I worked at Bishop Kenny High School for six years teaching English and Journalism and working as Yearbook Adviser. I have always been drawn to working with teenagers and am excited to serve and support the youth ministry program in this new role. I hope to get to know all of you in the process. 


Fr. Matt King

Parochial Vicar

Fr. Matt King is a newly ordained priest or the Diocese of St. Augustine.  He recently graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. After high school graduation, Fr. Matt entered the seminary in 2010.  He grew up in Elkton, FL and is the oldest of five children.  His Family continues to reside in St. Augustine and Jacksonville area. 
When time allows, Fr. Matt enjoys golfing, fishing and picking on his guitar.  He is a faithful fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida Sate Seminoles.  After spending 9 years in seminary, Fr. Matt is beyond grateful for the opportunity to exercise ministry within a parish setting.

Youth Leadership Team

Youth Leadership Team

Our Youth Leadership Team serves for one year from June-May. They help to plan meetings, lead games/meetings, and help make sure our ministry appropriately meets the needs of our youth.  Applications to serve on the Youth Leadership Team are accepted every year in April. If you feel called to serve, please email