Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

Craig-GoodrichRev. Craig N. Goodrich
Craig has served the First Presbyterian Church of Naples with energy and joy since October 2015. A native of Washington, D.C., he is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Boston College Law School and Columbia Theological Seminary. Craig practiced law in both Washington, DC and in Atlanta, Georgia.  Since 1996 he has been engaged in full time ministry, first with the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where he served as Associate Pastor for Administration/ Executive Director until 2013 and then with Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta as Senior Associate Pastor until 2015.

Craig served the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta as chair of the Conflict Management team and as Moderator of the Presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission. Here in the Peace River Presbytery, he serves as Co-chair of the Steering Committee.

Craig is married to Andie Evans Goodrich. They just celebrated their 41st  anniversary and are the parents of three young adult children and grandparents of five.

Craig loves serving alongside an amazing staff and devoted lay leaders “in the heart of Naples with the Love of God.”

Associate Pastor

Rex_ChildsRev. Rex Childs 

Rex began serving the First Presbyterian Church of Naples in July of 2018. A native of Naples, FL, Rex received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida before attending Union Presbyterian Seminary where he completed a dual-degree program, earning both Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education degrees. This is Rex’s first call to a church and he is busy working in the areas of Christian Education, pastoral care, and Mission in addition to helping lead worship.

Rex has been married to Cayla Childs, who is also a Naples native, for three years and they love spending time with the many members of their extended family here in Naples. When not at the church or spending time with family, Rex likes to watch sports, particularly soccer, or get out on one of the many golf courses Naples has to offer.

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 sixteen year old son, Colin, who is the joy of their lives.

Director of Children and Youth

Nancy Van FleetNancy Van Fleet
Nancy has most recently served as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Naples United Church of Christ. She comes to us with over ten years of experience working with children, youth and their families and has a proven track record of building programs from the ground up.

She is a nationally respected Christian Educator, having served on committees dedicated to child and youth development while also helping to co-write curriculum used for a national youth event in 2016.

 

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

Anna Focht-1Anna Focht, Director of Finance

Anna hails from Pennsylvania and moved to Naples in 2004.  She received her B.S. degree in Accounting and her Masters of Taxation from Villanova University.  Anna has experience in the areas of accounting, audit and tax.  She has served small, medium and large businesses over a wide range of industries.

Anna has three children Natalie, Rex and Wyatt and a yellow lab, Nellie.  She enjoys all things outdoors including bicycling and paddle-boarding.    

 

 

 

ashley-hancockAshley Hancock, Administrative Assistant to Christian Education

Originally from Tallahassee, FL. Ashley moved to Naples with her family in 2015.She and her husband, Chris, recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.. They have 3 amazing children; Caitlin, Devan and Declan. Their spare time is spent reading, watching movies and going to Disney World as much as possible.

Ashley has worked with children for almost 10 years and joined the FPCN family in January of 2017 as the Nursery Care Provider. She is very excited to move into her new role in the CE department and be a part of the growing CE programs!

 

 

 

 

Angie Johnson

Angie Johnson, Office Assistant/Receptionist

Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, she has been a Florida resident for just under a year.  She recently worked as an apartment property manager which transitioned children out of the foster care system. During her time there she became a mentor for many of the children, teaching them life skills.

Angie and her husband, Gary have been married one year, however, they have been together 15 years!  Angie has two daughters, one step-daughter and three grandchildren.  She enjoys making crafts and jewelry, cooking and spending time with her family.  Angie also volunteers at her church and has a passion for helping the homeless.  During the winter she makes batches of soup and delivers it along with blankets and care packages to the homeless in our area.

 

 

 

Kathleen-Law

Kathleen Law, Communications Coordinator

Kathleen considers herself a true "Jersey Girl" even though she moved to Naples over 25 years ago. She attended Rowan University where she majored English Literature and Business. Kathleen began working at First Presbyterian Church in 2002, after also serving us in the mid-1990’s.  She holds certifications in desktop publishing and Photoshop.

She and her husband Bill have been married for 21 years and she is the proud step-mom of two grown children and four grandchildren. When Kathleen is not working she can be found tending her butterfly garden, reading, quilting, cruise vacations and playing with her dogs Shelby and Autumn. Her latest hobby is researchng her family ancestry which traces back to the Mayflower.

 

Sharman-Pfaus

Sharman Pfaus, Executive Office Manager

Sharman Pfaus is a native of Michigan, having moved to Naples in 1999.  She has functioned in several roles of the church from Youth Director, Administrative Assistant, Administrator, and most recently 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 granddaughters and reading. She is married to Bill and they have four grown daughters, all of whom live in the SW Florida area.

 

Liz-Psota
Liz Psota, Preschool Administrative Assistant

Liz recently celebrated her five year work anniversary at First Presbyteiran Church, although her connection with the church goes back to the 1990's.  She was a member of the Youth Group, she and her husband, Brian, were married here, and her two children, Ian (9) and Leah (7) were baptized here.  As the Administrative Assistant, her job varies from administrative tasks and accounting, to fixing boo-boos and checking temperatures!  

Facilities Staff

Sandy-Poore

Sandy Poore,  Director of Facilities 

Sandy is our longest serving staff member and began working here in 1981.  Originally from New Jersey, she moved here as a teenager, when Naples was a much smaller town. 

She and her husband, Eugene have been married for 41 years and have two grown children Jennifer and Dustin.  Sandy enjoys spending time with her twin granddaughters, Ashleigh and Alyssa.  She loves supporting her favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins, cruising the Caribbean and chocolate!

 

 

Lisa EthierLisa Ethier, Custodian
Lisa joined the First Presbyterian staff in April 2018.  Originally from Buffalo, NY, she moved to Naples in 1984.  Lisa has a daughter, Ashley.  She enjoys spending time with her mother and watching NFL football.  She also loves watching movies and going for walks.

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo MArtinezEduardo Martinez, Maintenance

Eduardo joined our staff in June 2018.  Originally from Ecuador, he came to the United States in 1998.  He has been married to his wife, Monica, for 39 years.  They have two grown children, Evelyn and Edison, and a 7 year old granddaughter, Sophia.  He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies with his granddaughter, basketball and soccer.