Pastoral Search Completed

The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) was elected by the congregation on January 26, 2020, and has been meeting regularly (and remotely) throughout the spring.  Members are:

  • Donna Barber
  • Jacqueline Cruz
  • Sarah Fixel
  • Holly Hohmeister
  • Douglass Seaton
  • Tip Tomberlin
  • Aide Whitaker

On this page you can find:

The Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) Executive Summary,

The CAT provides information compiled by Holy Cow! Consulting based on the survey of the FPC congregation.  This summary was pepared by the Session's Pastor Transition Ad Hoc Committee.

A summary of the presentation given by Emily Swanson, President of Holy Cow! Consulting, regarding the CAT.

This is a PowerPoint presentation prepared by the Pastor Transition Ad Hoc Committee.

The Ministry Information Form (MIF)

The MIF contains essential information about First Presbyterian Church and its mission and sets out the leadership, organizational, and interpersonal qualities the congregation seeks in its next pastor. The MIF has been approved by the Committee on Ministry of Florida Presbyery.  It is posted on the Church Leadership Connection website of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 

On July 19, 2020, the congregation received the report of the Pastor Nominating Committee and called the Rev. Ms. Margaret Fox to be the next pastor of First Presbyterian Church.  Margaret's pastorate will begin in November. 

The congregation has requested the Presbytery of Florida to dissolve the pastoral relationship between Brant Copeland and the congregation, effective November 1, 2020, and Brant has requested the Presbytery to grant him the status of Honorably Retired on the same date.

To learn more about Margaret, please see the links below:


Personal Information Form


Letter to the Congregation from Rev. Fox





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