Rev. Stephen A. Mock
Rev. Stephen "Steve" Mock is the pastor for our church. Steve began his ministry here in July,
2003. His dedication to his faith and to the church is a strength that we all benefit from. Steve is married to Joan and has
two adult children, Sarah and Jason. Steve enjoys his family, sports, reading, classical and contemporary Christian music.
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is a longtime Steelers fan. He is a graduate of Westminster College, New Wilmington,
PA and received his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Masschusetts in 1980. Ordained that same
year in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Steve has served congregations in Ohio, Kansas and Clearwater, FL. His passion is sharing
the good news of God's love in Jesus Christ to the world.
Rev. Larry Yerger
Rev. Larry Yerger recently came on staff as our volunteer assistant pastor in November 2013 to help provide
leadership in Discipleship and assisting Pastor Mock in preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Larry is married to Andrea
and they have one adult son, Jay. Larry was a pastor in Minnesota, Florida and Texas. He is currently teaching our Wednesday
morning Bible study. More information on Larry will be forthcoming.
Randall Curtis, Director of Music, Organist
Randy comes to our Church with over 23 years of Church music experience as an Organist, Pianist, Choir
Director and Worship Leader. He is married to Diane and they have three teenage children, Jill, Daniel and Michael. Randy
was born and raised in Greenville, Pa and is also a graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. He presently works
full time as an Engineer for FPL, a company he's worked for the past 21 years. Like our Pastor, he yearns for the glory
years of his beloved Steelers. Randy has a love of all Church music from classical to contemporary and regularly performs
around the County as leader of the Grace Notes Singing group. Randy has previously served in various capacities in Baptist,
Presbyterian, UCC, and Methodist congregations.
In Memory of
Our sweet Elizabeth went home to the Lord on December 26, 2014 after a long battle with COPD. She is greatly
missed by the staff and members of First. Elizabeth moved to Florida in 1997 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and to Port Charlotte
in November of 2005 from Clearwater, where she worked for an Episcopal church. Elizabeth had 4 children,
7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She grew up in Forest City, Pennsylvania (a small town in the
Northeastern part of the state, at the end of the coal mines). Elizabeth loved to photograph nature, read, and sit on her
lanai watching the birds, turtles, and alligators in the canal below.
Joe Cherny, Treasurer
Joe was born and raised in Kingston, New York. He is a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force for
eight years. He retired from IBM Corporation and moved to Florida in 2000. He has five children and three granddaughters.
Joe enjoys fishing, playing golf, and volunteering at the hospital. He's a Stephen Minister and a Bereavement Team member.
Gail Thornton, Office Volunteer
Gail moved here in 1997 from Montgomery, IL and joined the church in that same year. She has been a volunteer
office assistant since September of 2002. Gail has 4 children, 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great,great-grandchild.
She enjoys photography, reading, and playing on her computer but her favorite things are going to visit her friend Mickey
Mouse at Disney World and pin trading there.
Dianne Sizemore, Office Volunteer
Dianne came to Florida in February 1959 from
Coshocton Ohio and settled in Sarasota. She moved to Port Charlotte in 2001 and is a sitting elder, Sunday night
prayer warrior, mission chair and also helps with fellowship dinners. She has a passionate heart for Mission, especially
Immokalee and the farm worker community. She is involved in several Bible study small groups and Presbyterian Women. She has
6 children, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dianne lives in Port Charlotte with her little black toy poodle Maximillian
of Troy, who is the" Neighborhood Inspector." She enjoys collecting angels and dolls, reading, sewing, painting,
needlepoint and crocheting