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: $125.00 for one service and $200.00 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.

Name & Phone
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Additional Information

Black, James

(904) 400-0810 (c)

  • member of presbytery for 35 years
  • large and small churches served in six states
  • senior pastor and advanced interim training
  • hospital and hospice chaplain experience
  • published author
  • work with State Attorney’s Office

Comee, Les
(904) 347-3665

  • Training Director – Young Life in Florida – 30 years
  • Married to Marilyn, son John
  • Currently work with blind high school students from Florida School of Deaf and Blind
  • Teaching Youth Ministry at Flagler College
  • Loves to preach from the gospels
  • Is willing to travel up to an hour outside of St. Augustine/Jacksonville

Dalton, Norman
(904) 310-6527 (h)

(904) 710-2407 (c)

  • Honorably retired in 2008 after 21 years as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church of Deerfield Beach, FL
  • He and his wife participate in Amelia Plantation Chapel where he guest preaches and participates in worship leadership
  • PRN chaplain with Community Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Lives on Amelia Island and prefers to travel no more than 50 miles

Davies, Craig
(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

Emery, William (Rev.)
(904) 744-5204  (h)

(904) 382-8212(c)

  • An honorably retired member of the presbytery

Graham, Dan (Rev.)
(904) 797-8783

  • An honorably retired member of the Presbytery of St. Augustine
  • Have Bible, will travel

Harland, John
(503) 708-2636 (c)

  • Honorably retired member of the Presbytery of St. Augustine, recently returned to Fernandina Beach
  • 50+ years of pastoral experience in various capacities, including positions in Tokyo and Germany
  • Willing to preach at any congregation within 50 miles of Fernandina Beach

Link-Cummings, Rhonda
(352) 875-3002 (c)

  • Member of Presbytery 24 years
  • Will travel anywhere in the Presbytery
  • Completed Interim Training
  • Presbytery Moderator 2007
  • Been Commissioner to Synod and GA
  • Preached in 30% of the churches in the Presbytery
  • Have sermon will travel
  • Area 2 Coordinator

Lukefahr, Jerie M.
(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

McCroskey, Jess
(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
(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
  • Blessed with a wonderful wife, two great kids, and two beloved grand-daughters
  • Nurtured by travel experiences in Europe, Israel, Egypt, South Korea, the Philippines, and throughout the U.S.

Mossa, Don 
(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

Myers, Dothlin
(352) 861-3802 (h)

(917)803.3167 (c)

  • Certified to be commissioned as a pastor in our Presbytery
  • Available in Ocala (Marion County)
  • Works full time

Pitts, Linda
(850) 345-0634 (c)

  • Ordained Teaching Elder, 2017
  • PRN Chaplain at Baptist Health System Jacksonville, after completing two years as Chaplain Resident
  • Member of the Presbytery of Florida, serving outside the bounds

Rose, Susan
(479) 445-2064

  • 9 ½ years experience as a Campus Minister.
  • Over 10 years experience supply preaching in small and mid-size congregations.
  • Stated supply preacher for a small federated Presbyterian church for 3+ years.
  • DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation at Portland Seminary (George Fox University) in process.

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.)
(386) 218-4578 (h)

(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 (48 yr-marriage), 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”