THE MOORINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

791 HARBOUR DR, NAPLES FL 34103   (239)  261-1487

Program Staff

Reverend Dr. Douglas A. Learned

Pastor/ Head of Staff

 

  Phone: 239-213-5223

  Email: pastor@mooringschurch.org (administered by and copied to Madi Cona)

 

  Pastoral Emergency Phone Number: 239-213-1582.

  When calling this number, your call will be answered by the pastor on call. Please use for pastoral emergencies only.

 

 

  Doug Learned has served in ministry for over twenty years, and began his service as the Senior Pastor of The

  Moorings Presbyterian Church in 2012.  Before coming to Naples, he worked as the Executive Pastor of The

  National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching, and has a

  wide range of mission experience in the United States and other countries including Cuba, South  Africa,

  Guatemala,Thailand, Myanmar and Poland.

 

Doug has a special interest in Christian visual arts, and he encourages the work of all artists in the congregation.  He is known for his biblical preaching and sense of humor, as well as the anecdotes he weaves into his messages concerning the natural settings and culture of Southwest Florida.

 

Favorite Scriptures:

 

      “Go therefore and make disciples…”

 

                             —Matthew 28:19

 

      “The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your

       requests be made known to God.”

 

                             —Philippians 4:5b-6

 

Favorite teachings:

 

          Question:       What is your only comfort in life and death?

          Answer:             That I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

                             —First Question and Answer of The Heidelberg Catechism

 

        Question:      What is the chief end of man?

           Answer:        …to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever!

 

                             —First Question and Answer of The Shorter Westminster Catechism

 

 

 

 Reverend Jaci Smith Patman

 Associate Pastor

jpatman@mooringschurch.org

239-213-5240

 

Jaci Smith Patman has been engaged in vocational ministry for over twenty years, including five years as an overseas mission field worker, ten years at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, and five years at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, in Bellevue, Washington, where she was ordained in 2013.

 

Although she came to Naples from her hometown of Seattle, Jaci has lived elsewhere for 25 years - on the West Coast, the East Coast, and overseas.  She received her B.A. from Willamette University in Oregon, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a second M.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Washington, and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

Jaci married Keith Patman in 2011, and instantaneously stepped into grandparenthood. Keith’s daughter and her husband have four children, and his son and his wife have started their married life with three dogs.

 Dr. Thomas Goetz

 Director of Music

tgoetz@mooringschurch.org

239-213-5246 or ext. 246

 

Thomas Goetz has extensive experience as a college and seminary professor, conductor, organist, and pianist. He has taught at universities and seminaries in Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky, and has served churches as music director and organist in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and Texas. Dr. Goetz taught church music courses, directed the Seminary Choir, and was Seminary Organist at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for twelve years, and comes most recently from Houston, Texas, where he was Director of Music at St. Philip Presbyterian Church. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, with MM and DM degrees in church music, and earned a BA magna cum laude in organ performance and music education at Florida International University in Miami.  He holds the Colleague certificate with the American Guild of Organists (CAGO).

Tom is married to Paulette, and they have two adult children. Both Paulette and Tom are Wisconsin natives, but were married in Fort Lauderdale, and settled in Miami for their first eleven years of marriage. Paulette is a language arts teacher, and has also directed children's choirs in schools and churches. The Goetzes are thrilled to be back in south Florida, this time on the gulf coast, and eager to get to know everyone at Moorings Presbyterian Church.

 Reverend Nancy Peterson Stewart

 Parish Associate

nancystarlite@aol.com

239-431-6593 (home)

 

Reverend Nancy Peterson Stewart has been assisting in the worship life of Moorings Presbyterian Church for  7 years.  Her love for Jesus and her desire for others to know Him were key factors in her call to the ministry in 1985. Her years  at Moorings have opened a new and rewarding phase of ministry for Nancy. She was ordained in 1993 by the vangelical  Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.  From 1992 to 2005 she  served as a Staff Chaplain at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD. There she was responsible for patients in the maternal end pediatric areas of the hospital, as well as emergency call to all units as assigned 24/7. She was Board Certified by  The College of Chaplains in 1995. Nancy received her Master of Divinity, Cum Laude, from The Wesley Theological  Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1989, near where she grew up. Honolulu, Hawaii was her place of birth.

 

Nancy is married to Steele F. Stewart, Jr., M.D. The Washington, D.C. area was home for most of their married lives and where they raised their three children. They are blessed with the lives of their children and their spouses and nine wonderful grandchildren. The Stewart's permanent home is now beautiful Naples, Florida.

 Reverend Dr. Herbert B. Anderson

 Parish Associate

239-213-5240 or ext. 240

 

Moorings Church is blessed to have Herb as one of our ordained volunteer clergy staff. Dr. Anderson has a distinguished pastoral service of 49 years to Presbyterian churches, including The Brick Presbyterian Church in the city of New York, 1st Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, IL, Southminster Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, OK, and the 1st Presbyterian Church in Harrison, AK.

 

Herb is a graduate of the College of Wooster and McCormick Seminary in Chicago, and he also holds 3 honorary degrees. Herb was active in the broader field of Presbyterian governing agencies, including Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation, Chair of McCormick Seminary, and Chair of the Board of Pensions, Presbyterian Church (USA).

 

   With his wife Mary Lou, they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Herb's hobbies include golf and etymological acquisition and he is blessed with

   a humorous personality.

Joy Newton

Director of Children and Family Ministries

jnewton@mooringschurch.org

239-213-5222

 Nanette Rathbun

 Preschool Director

nrathbun@mooringschurch.org

239-213-5250 or 239-649-1811

 

Mrs. Rathbun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Special Education from Ashland University and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Akron. Mrs. Rathbun has  resided in Naples for 20 years and has been the director of the preschool for eight years. She is married and the mother of three sons.

 Alicia Rowland

 Director of Youth Ministries

 

arowland@mooringschurch.org

239-213-5208

 

Alicia is our Director of Youth Ministries and currently our Interim Director of Children and Family Ministries.  A true native to not only Naples but Moorings Presbyterian, she grew up attending Moorings and now she and her husband Scott are raising their two daughters in the church. She received her BS from FSU in Child Development and Human Relations and did masters work in Education at Mercer University in Macon GA. Alicia has a true passion for teaching children and youth about the love of Christ, and has been sharing that passion for over 10 years through her involvement in Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, Wednesday Connection and Family Ministries.

 Jennifer Hand

 Business Office Manager

jhand@mooringschurch.org

239-213-5232

 

Jennifer Hand is married to Terry and is the mother of Stephen (25), Lauren (23), Madison (23), Caroline (13), and Trey (12).  She is a native of Texas, but has lived in Naples since 2003.

 

She and her husband are also active foster parents and the founders of an international mission organization, Youth 4 Orphans, Inc.  Their mission exists to train and connect U.S. youth to mission service at orphanages in the Bahamas and Haiti.

 

Jennifer has previous church administration experience and has earned the Church Business Administrator designation through Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA.  While she believes that administration is a call to serving in the ministry of the church, she also enjoys writing and leading Bible studies.

 

Favorite things Christ said: “Love God, Love Others”, “Follow me” and “Feed my sheep”

 

Things to remember:  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  James 1:27

 

 Support Staff

Madi Cona

Assistant

 to the Pastor

239-213-5225

mcona@mooringschurch.org

Jennifer Donohue

Finance

Administrator

Leigh Tahirovic

Marketing and Communications

239-213-5201

ltahirovic@mooringschurch.org

 

Steve Tynski

Bldg. & Grounds Admin.

Maintenance Technician

 

 

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