Supply Preachers

Greetings!

This is our current list of teaching and ruling elders available for supply preaching in the Presbytery of St. Augustine.

Please click on the person’s name to send an email request to him or her.  Phone numbers are also supplied.  For additional information or to report any updates for the list, please email the Stated Clerk.

Note: The presbytery’s approved minimum guidelines for compensation of supply preachers/worship leaders are: $150.00 for one service and $225.00 for multiple services, plus mileage reimbursement at the current Internal Revenue Service rate.  The requesting church and the supply preacher are encouraged to discuss compensation at the time the invitation is made.

PDF listing from Presbytery Connect Online Directory – Updated February 16, 2022

Name & Phone
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Additional Information  

Davies, Craig (Rev.)
(352) 212-3065 (c)

  • Has served as interim pastor and temporary supply
  • Honorably retired from the Presbytery of Tampa Bay
  • Has 43+ years of pastoral experience
  • Willing to preach at any congregation in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area
Elswood, Ruth (Rev.)
(352) 278-0757 (c)
  • Honorably Retired
  • Experience as lead pastor, chaplain, and parish associate,
  • Before ordination, a longtime educator.
  • Based in Gainesville, but happy to travel throughout the presbytery with enough notice.

Green, Ricardo (Rev.)
(901) 786-2577

  • Has services in Southside Jacksonville at 11:30, but available for earlier services in Jacksonville area
  • Validated Minister / Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministry at a United Methodist church  

Hedrick, Sandra (Rev.)
(904) 612-9766 (c)

  • Presbytery Stated Clerk since 2012
  • Former pastor of Kirkwood and First Jasper Churches
  • Will preach in all areas of presbytery
  • Scheduling only two times a month for now
  • Also leads retreats and trainings

Hoff, Bill (Rev.)
(904) 384-3482 (h)
(904) 923-2966 (c)

  • Just retired after 10 years as Associate Pastor at Riverside and prior to that 14 years as Pastor at Kirkwood
  • 20 years of youth ministry in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, etc. and 33 years in this Presbytery
  • Trained in mental health counseling and mediation
  • Love to preach, teach, lead retreats

Leak, Sid (Rev. Dr.)
(251) 600-9699 (c)

  • Honorably Retired member of Flint River Presbytery
  • Lives in Valdosta, GA
  • Married to Becky, 38 years
  • Distinguished Military Graduate, Spring Hill College (received commission in Army Quartermaster Corps)
  • Div. Columbia; D. Min. McCormick (parish revitalization track)
  • 39 years experience, 3 installed pastorates in Sandersville, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; and Manchester, Tennessee. 2 transitional pastorates in Jackson, Alabama and Laurel, Mississippi
  • Main focus of ministry now: preaching and teaching.
  • Served 21 years as an Army National Guard Chaplain  to include 7 years with Special Forces (Senior Parachutist – very familiar with Camp Blanding!)
  • Graduate, U. S. Army War College 

Lukefahr, Jerie M. (Ms.)
(904) 624-7210 (h)

(314) 406.8460 (c)

  • Ruling elder at First Presbyterian, Fernandina Beach
  • Completed three year CRE training in Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, including two internships at solo pastor congregations
  • Led worship regularly at skilled nursing facility, Wildwood MO; did supply preaching for churches in St. Louis MO area (Hillside, Hillsboro, Affton, Ferguson, Mehlville, Old Argo) before moving to Florida January 2014
  • Will drive approximately 30-50 miles each way to assist

McCrosky, Jess  (Rev.)
(904) 651.4286

  • Grew up in the Orange Park Presbyterian Church and was ordained as a Teaching Elder in 1982
  • Has served several congregations as a full time pastor and as a part-time stated supply
  • Since 1998, has been a hospice chaplain with Community Hospice of Northeast Florida
  • For occasional supply work, can travel within the presbytery, assuming appropriate compensation
  • For longer periods,  would prefer to stay within about a 35 mile radius from his residence in Orange Park

Menzel, Dick (Rev.)
(417) 742.2061 (h)

(417) 848.9043 (c)

  • Taught high school business education and English
  • Called to U.S. Army active duty from Reserves
  • Enjoyed participating in Kiwanis and Rotary
  • During full-time ministry, served four active, faithful and fun congregations in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri
  • After retiring, was Stated Clerk of John Calvin Presbytery
  • Trained for interim (transitional) ministry
  • Nurtured by travel experiences in Europe, Israel, Egypt, South Korea, the Philippines, and throughout the U.S.

Mossa, Don  (Rev.)
(508) 688-7414 (c)

  • Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior
  • Preaches from the heart
  • 2nd career pastor with 20 years real life experience
  • Honorably retired pastor in 2013, US Army Veteran
  • Princeton Seminary Graduate
  • Temporary Shepherd to four St. Augustine churches
  • Will travel

Shettler, Robert  (Rev.) (Dr.)
(352) 256-4598

  • Loves preaching and teaching and available for special projects
  • Honorably retired from First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville (2005-2019)
  • 14 years as a member of this presbytery
  • 46 years of ministry in the Church of Jesus Christ
  • Specific work with college students, confirmation, pastoral care, funerals, and studying in the area of Sacred Rhythms

Smith, Ronald R.  (Rev.) (Dr.)
(904) 992-0571 (h)

(904) 614-5017 (c)

  • Honorably retired from Central Florida Presbytery.  Most recent calls: First Presbyterian Church of Maitland, Maitland FL (2009-2013); St. Johns Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville (1987-2009)
  • Doctoral Dissertation: “Preaching Biblical Narratives”
  • Preach from the Text doing Biblical Exegesis and practical application
  • Available for pulpit supply, renewal events, leadership, marriage or mission retreats
  • Live in Jacksonville Beach with my wife of 40 years, Cheryl
  • Have traveled to over 70 countries on all seven continents, teaching on five continents
  • Continue to travel to third and fourth world countries several times a year to preach, teach and mentor emerging church leaders in order to provide a theological education
  • Available to serve Jesus as needed

Stewart, A. Dale  (Rev.) (Dr.)
(352) 209-5349 (c)

  • An honorably retired member of the presbytery
  • Currently preaching once a month in Marion, Lake, and Volusia Counties

Weimer, Bill  (Rev.) (Dr.)
(904) 246-1892 (h)

(904) 322-2022 (c)

  • Grew-up in First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville FL
  • Honorably retired PCUSA minister from Presbytery of SE Virginia; current member of our presbytery; now lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida, with wife Eathel, gifted leading/teaching Bible study-discussions
  • Enthusiastic preaching, teaching, and doing seminars – Bible text to life situations; teach how to lead small group Bible study-discussions and to share one’s faith; Teaching Asst in Ch History (2 yrs) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • 14 yrs parish minister (Assoc., Senor Minister, and College Pastor); 26 yrs Navy Chaplain (shipboard, shore, Europe, combat, USN, USMC, USCG); Cmd and Sr Chaplain at USCG Academy; taught course “Bible as Literature”; Temp Sr. Pastor and Chief of Staff (1st Pres, then 3rd Pres – 6 mos each) Norfolk VA
  • Doctoral Thesis (Bible studies & talks): “Working for Bad Boss: Saul & David”