Rev. Dr. G. Timothy Womack
Tim and his wife Stephanie Womack reside in Vero Beach, Florida. The past twenty years, Dr. Womack has served as Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. Tim is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (M. Div.) and Chandler School of Theology, Emory University (D. Min.). Both Tim and Stephanie received their undergraduate degrees from Eckerd College (Florida Presbyterian College) in St. Petersburg.
The Womacks' have served congregations along the east coast of Florida and have enjoyed their ministries with Trinity Presbyterian Church (Palm Coast, FL), Fort Caroline Presbyterian Church (Jacksonville, FL), and First Presbyterian Church (Vero Beach). They have two children, Savannah and Jonathan.
Tim and Stephanie actively support the ministries of Habitat for Humanity and the Children’s Home Society. The Womack family enjoys the outdoors (fishing, sailing, and the beach). They also are avid golfers.
Dr. Jacob Craig
Director of Music & Arts
As Director of Music and Arts, Jacob is responsible for conducting, leading, and overseeing all worship, music, and arts programs. These include the Chancel Choir, Youth String Orchestra, PRIMO School of Performing Arts, Galleries at First Pres, Concert Series, and Special Services. Jacob received his Bachelor of Music Education and Piano Performance degree from Shorter University in Rome, GA before moving on to Tallahassee, FL to receive his M.M. in Choral Conducting and Literature under Dr. Andre Thomas at Florida State University. As of 2019 Jacob completed his Doctorate of Sacred Music in Performance at the Graduate Theological Foundation and Oxford University. He serves as Director of the Vero Beach Choral Society, ACTS Choristers, Sea Oaks Chorus, John’s Island Singers, and Silver Tones community choirs. Jacob is also a competitive highland Bagpipe player and Pipe Major of the Vero Beach Pipes and Drums.
Rev. Russell H.Feroe
Assistant Director of Music
As assistant music director, Peter is responsible for the adult handbell choir, youth handbell choir, youth choir, and the FPC Worship team. Peter received his Bachelor of Music Education from Grove City College and his M.M. in Choral Conducting from Messiah College. Peter also assists with the Quest program and other musical endeavors at the church. Before moving to Vero, Peter taught K-8 music and Middle and High school choirs for eight years in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Minister of Congregational Care
Russ is originally from Pennsylvania. He studied at Union Theological Seminary in NYC and went on to serve five churches in the northern NY suburbs, including Ossining and Christ Church on Quaker Hill in Pawling, NY. Following training in Interim Ministry, Russ served three more churches including New Rochelle and Yorktown Heights, NY, and Hartford, CT. After 40 years of ministry, he retired to Tarrytown, NY. In 2019 Russ and his wife Louise moved to Vero Beach as full-time residents. They have two grown children and five grandchildren living in Tarrytown, NY, and Cleveland, OH.
Children's Ministry Director
As Director of Children's Ministry, Carie enjoys teaching the youngest among us how to apply Bible lessons to everyday life. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University. Carie is pursuing her Certification in Christian Education. She loves the opportunity to interact with children and families through Sunday School, Quest Kids Club, Vacation Bible School, and other Family Fun Nights. Carie, her husband, and son spend their time together riding bikes, going to the beach, and just about anything that gets them outdoors.
Ginny Bauer is the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Pastors. She has been on staff for 10+ years and enjoys working with the staff and all the members of First Presbyterian Church.
Lorie Rudolph is the Director of First Presbyterian Preschool. As an experienced educator in early and elementary education she brings innovative curriculum and instructional tools to benefit our children in a Christian environment.
Kimberly Ball is the Financial Administrator for the church. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and has 30+ years of administrative, accounting and business experience.
Dr. Sam Rutland
Theologian in Residence
Dr. Rutland is a retired Presbyterian minister (PCUSA) who served congregations in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Florida. He retired from the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church as Senior Minister and currently volunteers as Theologian in Residence at First Presbyterian, Vero Beach—where he and his wife, Mimi attend. He serves on the Board of Columbia Theological Seminary and various church committees. He has two adult daughters, Meredith, and Sarah, and in 2020 celebrated the birth of a first grandchild, Leo Samuel! For leisure he enjoys golf, diving, classic films, and sailing his DragonFlight 95 radio-controlled sailboat with friends.
Lisa Jeffra is the Administrative Assistant for First Presbyterian Church. She manages memberships and events in Realm database. She earned a degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida.