Our Staff

A team with a variety of gifts, talents and training, we are dedicated to serving God through serving those God brings our way — members and friends, winter residents and visitors, the Bonita Springs community and beyond. It is our greatest hope that the ministry of First Church will challenge and encourage individuals in their faith journey and equip them for service in His kingdom.

Our Pastors

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Pratt has been an ordained Presbyterian minister since 1979, with degrees from Allegheny College (B.A. in English), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Called to this congregation in 2004, his primary areas of ministry are in preaching, teaching and providing leadership to the church staff, elders and various committees.
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Originally from Northern Illinois, Dr. Brad has been in ordained ministry since 2011. With degrees from Illinois State University (B.A. in Psychology), the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Brad was called to serve First Church in 2016 and his duties include teaching, preaching, pastoral care and overseeing Family Ministries.
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STEVEN GRANTAssociate Pastor
With a degree in violin performance from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Steven Grant went on to McCormick Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Westminster Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry ). Ordained in 1986, Pastor Steven serves First Church as a popular teacher, sensitive counselor, and leads group trips to the Holy Land. He also oversees our congregational care ministries and deacons.
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JUNE BARROWAssistant Pastor
Ordained in 1999 and certified as both a Spiritual Director and a Marriage Coach, Pastor June offers spiritual guidance and counsel. She leads classes and retreats related to spiritual, emotional and relational growth, as well as fulfilling pastoral duties at First Church, including preaching. Pastor June and her husband Dr. Al Barrow, helped establish our Spiritual Development Center.
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SU KIMAssistant Pastor
A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Pastor Su serves in the areas of student ministry and missions as well as assisting with general pastoral duties. He is ordained as a Pastor for mission service. He and his family are preparing for an eventual move to Thailand where they will serve as missionaries in a country that is less than 1% Christian.
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With a Ph.D. in New Testament studies, Pastor Allen has taught at the college and seminary levels and is our teaching pastor. His passion for stewardship is fueled by his pastor’s heart and studied knowledge of scripture. Residing in both Texas and SW Florida, Pastor Allen joins us during our seasonal months and his duties include teaching, preaching and overseeing our stewardship ministries.
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Elsie Nesbitt | Administrator
Ed Gonzalez | Office Manager
Linda Rasher | Accountant

Biblical Counseling

Dr. Al Barrow | Director of Spiritual Development
Maria Karl | Biblical Counselor


Ann Schick | Manager


Michaela Carson | Director
Rita J. Flower-Opdycke | Copyeditor
Lauren Hurley | Digital Designer
Karen Quintero | Digital Designer


Bill Gilmore | Property Superintendent

Family Ministries

Sheila Sierts | Director


Vivien Wain | Manager


Gil Urick | Creative Director
Tommy Hillegass | Associate Director of Media
Mark McClellan | Videographer/Editor
Brian Rapacz | Media Specialist


Eileene Kurtz | Membership and Volunteer Coordinator


Trusha Barner | Director

Parish Nurse Ministry

JoAnn Hochstetler RN | Parish Nurse
Sidney Morice RN | Parish Nurse

Pastoral Support

Donabeth Urick | Executive Assistant, Pastor Pratt
Judi Van Cleave | Pastoral Assistant

Sacred Arts

Jeff Faux | Director
Thom DeLessio | Associate Director of Sacred Arts
Cheryl Bauer | Director of First Academy of Music
Scott Fox | Ticket Office Manager
Lisa Weesner | Events Manager

Thrift Shop

Jill House | Manager

Women’s Ministry

Donna Tenfelde | Coordinator

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