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

Doug Pratt | Co-Pastor
Doug Pratt | Co-Pastor
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 pastoral leadership to the men’s ministry and the Great Banquet community.
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Brad Rogers | Co-Pastor
Brad Rogers | Co-Pastor
Originally from Northern Illinois, Dr. Rogers 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), he was called to serve First Church in 2016. His duties include preaching, teaching, and providing leadership to the staff, elders, and various ministries of the church.
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Steven Grant | Associate Pastor
Steven Grant | Associate Pastor
With a degree in violin performance from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Dr. 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 faithful teacher and preacher, and leads group trips to the Holy Land. He also oversees our congregational care ministries and advises the Board of Deacons.
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June Barrow | Assistant Pastor
June Barrow | Assistant 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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Steve Clark | Assistant Pastor
Steve Clark | Assistant Pastor
A Rhode Island native, Pastor Steve holds degrees from Cedarville University (B.A. in Liberal Arts) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). He was one of the first seminary interns to receive the Douglas Pratt Scholarship through First Church. After his pastorate in upstate New York, Pastor Steve joined the staff of First Church in 2022 with a focus on student ministry, preaching, and teaching.
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Allen Walworth | Teaching Pastor
Allen Walworth | Teaching Pastor
With a Ph.D. in New Testament studies, Dr. Walworth 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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Staff

Administration

Elsie Nesbitt | Administrator
Ed Gonzalez | Office Manager
Maria Hayes | Director of Finance and Accounting
Linda Rasher | Accountant

Biblical Counseling

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

BookCenter

Ann Schick | Manager

Communications

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

Facilities

Bill Gilmore | Property Superintendent

Family Ministries

Sheila Sierts | Director
Kim Brodie | Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Hospitality

Vivien Wain | Manager

Media

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

Membership

Eileene Kurtz | Membership and Volunteer Coordinator

Missions

Trusha Barner | Director

Parish Nurse Ministry

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

Pastoral Support

Donabeth Urick | Executive Assistant, Pastor Pratt
Lana Myers | Administrative Assistant, Brad Rogers
Judi Van Cleave | Pastoral Assistant

Sacred Arts

Jeff Faux | Director
Thom DeLessio | Associate Director of Sacred Arts
& Director of First Academy of Music
Cheryl Bauer | Administrative Assistant
Lisa Weesner | Events Manager

Thrift Shop

Jill House | Manager

Women’s Ministry

Nancy Bannon | Coordinator
Donna Tenfelde | Coordinator

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