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Rev. Dr. G. Timothy Womack
Dr. Jacob Craig

Senior Pastor

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.

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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.

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Peter Mahtani

Associate Director of Music

As associate 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. 

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Rev. Holly Adams

Minister of Congregational Care

Holly acknowledged her call to ordained ministry after a productive history in the academic and corporate worlds.  Her earlier years included teaching, academic administration, corporate management and counseling.  She’ll tell you that it was through her singing with church choirs and an auditioned chorale in CT that she found her faith, and through her vocational life that she learned how to practice her faith.

Born and raised in Providence RI, she lived in NYC, Hong Kong and Rowayton CT before she and her husband came to Vero Beach in 2015; they came to visit friends for a weekend, and ended up buying a condo on their first day.   Before moving full-time to Vero, she served CT churches as an intentional interim senior pastor and as a settled senior pastor.   Once in Vero, she served as the Pastoral Minister of a local church. 

Her three adult children are scattered from upstate NY to DC, and four almost-adult grandsons, are also scattered.   They, her many friends in Vero Beach, and the musical groups she sings with in Vero, and the support groups she has led have sustained her since her husband, Dan, died in 2020.


She has a BA from Smith College, an MSW from Fordham, and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, and is a full-time resident of Vero Beach with her mini labradoodle, Phoebe.

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.

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Janine Jones

Director of Christian Education

Jessica Russell became a member of First Presbyterian Church in the spring of 2021. Her work with our church family began with both the youth music program and contemporary worship team. She became the FPC youth group leader in August of 2022 and was later invited to join the FPC staff full time as Director of Christian Education. She is active in our community schools, continuing to lead the youth group as well as overseeing our early childhood to adult education programs. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Ohio State University and a Masters Degree from Florida State University and worked in the public school system for seventeen years.

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Director of Primo/Children's Choir

As the Children's Choir Director, Janine is responsible for overseeing and conducting the First Presbyterian's Children's Choir, and also for Pre-K - 5th grade music instruction in the Quest program, which meets Wednesdays after school.  Janine is the Administrative Director for Primo School for the Performing Arts at First Presbyterian, and is a flute instructor for Primo. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, and her Master's degree in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University.  She completed her Orff-Schulwerk teaching certifications, Master's Level, at Memphis State University.  She is currently the music teacher at Osceola Magnet School, where she has twice been named Teacher of the Year. At Osceola, Janine directs a choir, 2 Orff ensembles and a ukulele ensemble. Her students participate in all-state ensembles on an annual basis. Janine is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

Ginny Bauer

Senior Administrative Assistant

Lorie Rudolph

Preschool Director

Kimberly Ball

Financial Administrator

Lisa Jeffra

Administrative Assistant

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.

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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.




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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.



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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.

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