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Interim Associate Pastor

Cheryl Gans

 

I am thankful to be here at First Presbyterian. I come to you during this time of change in the middle of change in my own life. I am a new empty nester. Daughter Ashley is a Freshman at Southern Methodist University studying Mechanical Engineering. Daughter Catey is a Sophomore at Furman University studying Public Health. My husband Andrew (Andy) of almost 27 years is the new Sr. Pastor at Pines Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX and awaiting my arrival. We moved to Ocala nine years ago from Atlanta.  I graduated with an M.Div from Columbia Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2015. I have been serving as co-pastor stated supply at The Presbyterian Church at Marion Oaks for the past five years

 

My passion for spiritual formation has been nurtured over the years in various churches, camp settings and educational pursuits. I studied recreation and business administration and hold a Master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in this field as well. I have been on team for several Presbyterian Pilgrimage weekends. I have a passion for pastoral care and spent a year as a Hospice Chaplain seeing God's presence in many family situations. I am currently reading a book by John Muir which is opening my eyes to the beauty of wild America. I love to teach, play the guitar, spend time in nature and explore Scripture in new and exciting ways. I look forward to our time together.

 

511 S.E. Third Street, Ocala, FL 34471

The Rev. Dr. Davis Ronald Watson, Senior Pastor

Cheryl Gans, Interim Associate Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Ray C. Ruark, Jr., Pastor Emeritus

Phone:  (352) 629-7561  Fax:  (352) 629-8066