WHO WE ARE
~ The Rev. Dr. Cynthia M. Benz
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia M. Benz
We welcome our interim pastor—Cindy Benz!
The Interim Search Committee has completed its work and our Session has approved hiring the Rev. Dr. Cynthia M. Benz as our Interim Pastor. Dr. Benz is a PC(USA) Teaching Elder with extensive experience as an Interim Pastor. She possesses a natural, graceful approach to life and ministry. Cindy lives in South Jacksonville with her husband Steve Benz, the Transitional Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of St. Augustine. They have two daughters, Julie, 37, who lives in California and Bethany, 34, who is the Pastor of Peace Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. Cindy received her Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and her Doctorate from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has 16 years of ministerial experience—most of which has been spent helping churches move through the searching process as they sought new pastoral leadership.
Dr. Benz began her service among us on Monday, June 20, 2016. Her primary duties include preaching and providing pastoral care, but she also helps guide us during the selection of a PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee), help us gather information as we move forward in the discernment process in calling a new pastor and provide spiritual support and leadership among our church staff.
511 S.E. Third Street, Ocala, FL 34471
The Reverend Dr. Cynthia Benz, Interim Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Ray C. Ruark, Jr., Pastor Emeritus
Phone: (352) 629-7561 . Fax: (352) 629-8066