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Staff and Leadership
Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

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. Read More
Associate Pastor

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 Read More

Director of Music

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. Read More
Director of Children and Youth

With over 15 years of experience in Family Ministry, Nancy has been with First Presbyterian Church of Naples (FPC) since 2018. Here she works with children, youth and young adults. She graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a business degree and has continued with religious studies at Defiance College. Nancy is a trained Stephen Minister and is Read More
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 Read More
Director of Finance

Debbie moved to Naples in August 2019 to be closer to her parents who live here full time. Although she’s originally from Michigan and a graduate of the University of Michigan, she’s also lived in northern VA, eastern NC, and most recently Louisville, KY. She has two grown daughters, one in Columbia, SC and the other in New York City. Her past work experience includes hotel management, retirement Read More
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. Read More
Office Assistant/Receptionist

Practically a Naples native, Sandy has lived in Naples since 1970. Fun fact, she attended FPC’s preschool! Sandy has 2 daughters that live in Naples. Being co-owner of Heavenbound, Books, Music & More, a Christian retail store, was a terrific Read More

Assistant for Caring Ministries

Susan was born in the NW Corner of Connecticut but found HOME in Maine: one on the Canadian Border as a young bride and homesteader, one in the White Mountains of Maine as a Restorative Painter and Teacher, and the third on Passamaquoddy Bay, overlooking St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada, as an artist. Settling with her husband in Naples 24 years ago, after spending many wonderful vacations here, they made their mark as Faux painters and muralists. During much of her time, Read More
Director of Publications and Social Media

Kathleen considers herself a true "Jersey Girl" even though she moved to Naples 30 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 Read More

Audio-Visual Technician

David Fister is a Native of Illinois and has been in the Naples area since 2019. David attended high school in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago where he played football, baseball, hockey and was President of Computer Club, Science Club, Chess Club and Class Treasurer. After studying Criminal Justice and Psychology at Joliet Junior College, David went on to Read More

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.

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Lisa Ethier 2022
Lisa Ethier

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, watching movies and walking. 

Eduardo Martinez Fall 2022
Eduardo Martinez

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 45 years.  They have two grown children, Evelyn and Edison, and a 11 year old granddaughter, Sophia.  He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies with his granddaughter, basketball and soccer.

Preschool Director

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. Read More

Assistant Preschool Director

Lindsay was born and raised right here in Naples, after her parents moved here to escape the snow in Ohio over 40 years ago. She attended University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University, completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physical Therapy. Read More


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Gary Nordbrock
Karen Parker
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Sue Shenk
Nancy Walkenhorst
David Witman
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