Staff
Pastor

Reverend Kenneth L. Goodrich, II

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About Ken

Ken is a second career pastor.  He received his Bachelor's degree in economics from Villanova University and a Master's in Credit and Financial Management from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.  In his first career, he served as an executive in financial management for a major oil company.

From his earliest memories, he was always involved in church.  As a kid, he was active in his youth group.  He met his wife, Joan, in church.  As a young executive, he and his wife moved to Philadelphia, where they joined Flourtown Presbyterian Church.  Their three children grew up in the congregation and the whole family was very active in its ministry.  There Ken served as a ruling elder and many leadership roles including Stewardship chair, Mission Outreach chair, Clerk of Session, taught Sunday School and started the Junior Church program.  He also sang in the choir and, on occasion, was the soloist.    He will tell you that over many years the Spirit nudged him, whispered to him, and finally "hit him over the head" with the call to ministry.

He then attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where he completed a Master of Divinity degree. [Lutherans share reciprocity with Presbyterians].  Ken's statement of faith follows PCUSA doctrine and creeds, including God as a triune God, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the atonement of our sins, and the Holy Spirit always present in our hears to comfort and sustain us.  He accepts the scriptures as inspired by the Holy Spirit and the final authority ruling our faith.

Ken was ordained in 2012 and faithfully served the congregation of Providence United Presbyterian Church in Scranton, PA for four years prior to coming to Lake City.

Ministry

Ken sees himself as a "sheep dog pointing the flock in the direction of the Good Shepherd" and realizes the awesome responsibility  he has in keeping the flock pointed toward the Good Shepherd.  Ken knows the capapbilities of today's technology and uses them to extend the ministeries of the church and worship service outside of the four walls of the church.


Music Director/Worship Coordinator

Tim Redding

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Tim started playing piano at age 7, and started singing with choirs at age 13. In high school, he was a member of the vocal ensemble, band, and All-State Reading Choir. As a student at Florida Gateway College, he was a member of the college choir, consort, and chamber singers; with these groups, he had the privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall three times.

Tim began attending First Presbyterian Church in 2006 as the keyboardist for the contemporary service praise band, then joined the church in January 2009. After stints as church musician at two other churches, Tim returned as church pianist in 2012, and has been the music director/worship coordinator since July 2014. He is also the staff accompanist at Florida Gateway College, where he plays piano for the college choir and voice students. In his free time, Tim is a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, a 200-voice volunteer choir that sings major classical works with the Jacksonville Symphony.

 


Administrative Assistant

Kathy Johnston

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Accounts Specialist

Grace Moore

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Grace Moore is the account specialist which is a fancy name for bookkeepers. Grace is retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and after staying home for six months, began working for the church for ten years this coming January.  Grace was born in the neighboring Suwannee County, married and had three wonderful daughters.  Currently, she lives nearby and is blessed to have her granddaughter and great granddaughter living with her.  They all attend the Presbyterian Church and enjoy participating in some of the activities held at the church.  Although she considers herself a “people person”, she also says “Numbers are my thing.  I love it when everything balances!”


Sexton

Luke Stanziani

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Luke joined the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City in August of 2007. He ensures the house of our Lord is neat, clean, orderly and operational.

Luke was born and raised in New Jersey. He met his wife Leslie after moving to Lake City. They have been married since 1997 and have four children. Two girls and two boys.

When not at work Luke enjoys spending time with his family, camping, ATV riding and photography.


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