Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Timothy Boggess
Rev. Dr. Timothy BoggessPastor/Head of Staff
Eric Robinson
Eric RobinsonDirector of Christian Education
Steven Phillips
Steven PhillipsDirector of Music Ministries and Congregational Care
Clare Carter
Clare CarterPreschool Director
Rachel Martin
Rachel MartinOperations Manager
Lisa Garcia
Lisa GarciaFinance Manager
Cheryl Track
Cheryl TrackFaith Community Nurse
Jim Camastro
Jim CamastroTech Team Leader
Darwin Goldsmith
Darwin GoldsmithSexton

Contact Our Staff

If you would like to reach any of our staff, please feel free to contact the church office at (941) 955-8119 or by emailing info@firstpressarasota.org.  This email will then be directed to the appropriate staff member.

Other Leadership


The Session is the church governing body made up of elders, church members elected by the congregation for three-year terms to guide and direct the ministry of the church.

Elders chair various committees and ministry teams in which any member may participate. Meetings for all committees and ministry teams are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. They include:

 Business Affairs
†  Finance & Stewardship
†  Property

Congregational Nominating

Education & Formation
†  Adult Education
†  Children’s Ministry
†  Spiritual Formation
†  Youth, College & Young Adult Ministry

†  Fellowship
†  Membership Development
† Public Outreach

Mission & Justice
†  Missions
†  Peace & Justice


Worship & Music

Our Elders

Class of 2023
Dick Clapp – Church Officer Nominating
Sue Hargis Spigel – Membership & Fellowship
Carol Papa – Personnel
Bob Wrobel – Business Affairs

Class of 2024
Jeff Bartell – Worship & Music
Frank Fry – Worship & Music
Karen Olson – Nominating Committee
Emily Weitekamp – Education and Formation
Mary Willis – Business Affairs

Class of 2025
Beth Byron-Reasoner – Personnel
David Householder – Mission and Justice
Marvin Miller – Mission and Justice
Carrie Mills – Education and Formation
Sue Nurczyk – Membership and Fellowship

Michael Brown – Clerk of Session


The Board of Deacons is a group of church members elected by the congregation and called to serve as the primary assistants to the staff for pastoral care. Deacons serve for three-year terms; five are elected each year.

Deacons provide home communion, transport members who need a ride to church, deliver flowers, create and deliver “We Care” posters, send cards for special occasions, provide assistance for memorial services, and comfort families and members.

Our Deacons

Class of 2023
Pat Feeney              Moderator
Mariah Martin
Susan McDonald
Dick Wigton

Class of 2024
Bob Bittner
Steve Fantauzzo
Tom Singleton

Class of 2025
Susan Beach-Carter
Beth Knopik
Pam Mathes
Marcia Schaper
Denver Stutler

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