Welcome Rex R. Childs
Our next Associate Pastor, Rex Childs, will join us in ministry on July 2. In addition to duties of pastoral care and worship leadership, he will also lead us in Mission and Christian Education.
Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

Craig-GoodrichRev. Craig N. Goodrich
Rev. Goodrich comes to us with a wealth of experience and energy.  He holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a juris doctor degree from Boston College Law School and a masters of divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. Craig and his wife, Andie, have been married for 39 years and have three grown children and three grandchildren.



Director of Music Ministries

Brice-GDr. Brice Gerlach
Brice was appointed Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in 2001.  A native of La Jolla, California, Brice received his bachelor's and master's degrees in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University respectively. He received his doctorate in choral conducting from Indiana University. In addition to his duties at First Presbyterian Church, Brice is the assistant director and accompanist of the Naples Philharmonic Choruses. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Ave Maria University in Organ Performance and Conducting and directs the Ave Maria University Chamber Choir.   He and his wife, Michele, have a fifteen year old son, Colin, who is the joy of their lives.

Director of Preschool
Ashley-HoukAshley Houk
Ashley hails from North Carolina and graduated from UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree and from East Carolina University with a Master’s degree in Child Development.  She has worked in the Early Childhood arena since 1995 as a Preschool teacher, program quality specialist, state licensing consultant, program manager and Director.  Ashley and her husband, Scott, live in Estero and have a son, Seth, and a dog, Gyp.  Ashley and her family have been members of the church since 2005 and enjoy boating, fishing and college football!
Office Staff

Steve-BowserSteve Bowser, Director of Finance

Steve Bowser, originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, moved to SW Florida in 2009. In 2013 he and his family moved to  Charlotte, N.C. for two years for his wife’s job and in 2015 they moved back to SW Florida. Steve has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Central Bible College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Belmont Abbey College. He and his wife, Billie Jo have been married for 20 years and have two adopted children, Michael and Maiah. In his free time, Steve enjoys golfing, cycling, going to the beach, kayaking, and travelling. Those closest to Steve knows he is a die-hard West Virginia Mountaineer Fan, he studies tax laws for fun, is crazy organized, and loves sports. Steve comes from a big family of 4 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. 



Loida Garcia, Receptionist




Nickie Hannula, Administrative Assistant



Kathleen Law, Communications Coordinator











Sharman Pfaus, Executive Office Manager

Sharman Pfaus is a native of Michigan, having moved to Naples in 1999.  She has worked in several roles of church life since her high school days from Youth Director, Administrative Assistant, Administrator and now as the Executive Office Manager for First Presbyterian Church Naples.  Sharman holds two nationally recognized certifications in human resources, the first with the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has been a member of the HR Collier Chapter of SHRM since 2003.  In her spare time, Sharman enjoys spending time watching sunsets on the beach, playing with her four granddaughters and reading. She is married to Bill and they have 4 grown daughters, all of whom live in the SW Florida area.


Liz Psota, Preschool Administrative Assistant


Facilities Staff



Sandy Poore,  Director of Facilities