Our Pastors and Staff

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 
 

Pastor Steve Schoof

Senior Pastor
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Steve trained at Covenant College and received both a masters and doctoral degree of ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary. They have spent the past 26 years serving in Australia and just arrived back into the US this year. While in Perth, he planted and was senior pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Those who know Steve’s work describe him as a Churchman and Statesman held in high esteem by pastors and elders, and is humble with a gracious spirit. “He listens and loves well.” Steve is a teacher and trainer for EE (Evangelism Explosion) and XEE. He was a ministry leader not only in Australia, but in Indonesia and Malaysia as well. Beth is described as “uncompromising in her spiritual convictions, universally loved and sought out as a Bible study leader and encourager.” Beth and Steve enjoy reading and having a time to enjoy devotions together. In addition, they search for wild orchids together and both love chocolate.

 

 

Pastor Jan Werson

Associate Pastor
 
Jan and Dottie joined MPC in April 2012. They were married in August 1977 in Pensacola, FL. After serving in the Navy for 12 years as a flight officer, Jan and Dottie found themselves moving to Jackson, MS in August 1984 to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. After a wonderful ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, they returned to a naval career – this time, Jan would serve as a Naval Chaplain (June 1990 – June 2001).When they received their last set of orders to the Naval Hospital at NAS Jacksonville, FL, they went church “shopping” and found the perfect church: Christ Church. The senior pastor was Bill Lyle. Jan joined the staff of Christ Church as associate pastor from June 2001 – June 2007. Since June 2007, he has served as associate pastor at Christ Community in Walnut Creek, CA and Cross Creek Church in St. Johns, FL.

A few things that have marked Jan’s ministry over the years have been a passion to fulfill the Great Commission through local and world missions, connect people in vibrant small groups, and see the church provide care, not only, to those in the church, but in the community as well.

If there was a single event that proved God’s eternal love and sustaining grace over the years of ministry, it would be the death of their daughter, Jana, in a traffic accident on July 31, 2005. The verse that rings so true now is Philippians 1:21 – “to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Their son, Matthew, his wife, Michelle, and grandson, Carter, reside in Jacksonville, FL. They also have the privilege of caring for Dottie’s Mom.

 

John Stein

Director of Music
Music has always been an important part of John’s life. He taught music in the public schools for 31 years with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education. Originally from Ohio, his last nine years of teaching were at Lely High School in Collier County.
John began attending Marco Presbyterian Church in July of 2004 and began to participate in various musical activities in 2005. He sees music as a magnificent tool to continue to build the foundation for people to follow Jesus Christ, strengthening believer’s faith and to bring others to accept Christ as Savior.
John and his wife Sandy were married in 1983. Sandy is an elementary music teacher in Collier County, sings with the praise team and directs the choir here at Marco Presbyterian Church. They enjoy playing tennis, walking, and all types of music. The Steins and have one son, Richard, a student at the University of Central Florida.
 

Paul Flores

Director of Mercy

Mercy is one facet of the gospel of God’s love to us in Jesus. Our new Director of Mercy, Paul Flores, will help equip individuals, families, small groups, church leadership and the church as a whole, to see needs, identify needs and communicate needs so that through our combined efforts, mercy is shown locally and internationally so that people come to know Jesus.
 
Paul has a background first as a husband and father, married to his high school sweetheart, Linda, they have two sons, Matthew and Bryan. Paul has been a member of Marco Presbyterian Church since moving to Marco in 1994. The first half of his life had a business focus as owner of several businesses engaged in the service of boats.in 2005 Paul returned to school to earn a degree in Christian Ministry and the next step was to obtain a certification as a Biblical Counselor.
Serving MPC and the body of Christ has been an important focus, being evidenced by working with the children and youth and serving first as a deacon and then as a ruling elder.
 

Dena Hatt

Children’s Ministry Director

Our Children’s Ministry Director, Dena Hatt, is ministering to our children and youth by helping the next generation become fully devoted followers of Christ. Teaching them the word of God, and discipling them to serve in their church and community.
 
Dena has been in the children’s ministry for the past twenty years; she has received training from the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, MO. For the past ten years she has served as the Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship where God blessed her to open Good News Club’s in local schools here in Collier County. She is happiest when she is able to teach and be with the children, but also enjoys creating new and exciting ways for the children to learn about God and how to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
She and her husband Jon, have been happily married for 29 years and have two sons, Glenn and Jonathan, both attending College at Pensacola Christian College where they will graduate in the spring of 2016.
 
 

Judy Roberts

Office Manager/Treasurer

Judy Roberts has been part of the Financial Management Committee since 2004. She currently serves as Treasurer and oversees all aspects of the Finance Office. Prior to moving to Marco Island in 2001, she had 17 years of non-profit accounting experience at a Christian school and as treasurer of First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford, IL. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Kids Around the World. She and her husband, Loren, have two daughters and now seven grandchildren.
 
 

Melissa Brown

Administrative Assistant
 
 
 
 
 

Dawn Sheldon

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
 
 
 
 
 

Mike Seigfried

Facilities Coordinator