791 HARBOUR DR, NAPLES FL 34103   (239)  261-1487

Program Staff

Reverend Dr. Douglas A. Learned

Pastor/ Head of Staff


  Phone: 239-213-5223

  Email: (administered by and copied to Madi Cona)


  Pastoral Emergency Phone Number: 239-213-1582.

  When calling this number, your call will be answered by the pastor on call. Please use for pastoral emergencies only.



  Doug Learned has served in ministry for over twenty years, and began his service as the Senior Pastor of The

  Moorings Presbyterian Church in 2012.  Before coming to Naples, he worked as the Executive Pastor of The

  National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching, and has a

  wide range of mission experience in the United States and other countries including Cuba, South  Africa,

  Guatemala,Thailand, Myanmar and Poland.


Doug has a special interest in Christian visual arts, and he encourages the work of all artists in the congregation.  He is known for his biblical preaching and sense of humor, as well as the anecdotes he weaves into his messages concerning the natural settings and culture of Southwest Florida.


Favorite Scriptures:


      “Go therefore and make disciples…”


                             —Matthew 28:19


      “The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your

       requests be made known to God.”


                             —Philippians 4:5b-6


Favorite teachings:


          Question:       What is your only comfort in life and death?

          Answer:             That I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.


                             —First Question and Answer of The Heidelberg Catechism


        Question:      What is the chief end of man?

           Answer:        …to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever!


                             —First Question and Answer of The Shorter Westminster Catechism




 Reverend Jaci Smith Patman

 Associate Pastor



Jaci Smith Patman has been engaged in vocational ministry for over twenty years, including five years as an overseas mission field worker, ten years at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, and five years at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, in Bellevue, Washington, where she was ordained in 2013.


Although she came to Naples from her hometown of Seattle, Jaci has lived elsewhere for 25 years - on the West Coast, the East Coast, and overseas.  She received her B.A. from Willamette University in Oregon, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a second M.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Washington, and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary.


Jaci married Keith Patman in 2011, and instantaneously stepped into grandparenthood. Keith’s daughter and her husband have four children, and his son and his wife have started their married life with three dogs.

 Dr. Thomas Goetz

 Director of Music

239-213-5246 or ext. 246


Thomas Goetz has extensive experience as a college and seminary professor, conductor, organist, and pianist. He has taught at universities and seminaries in Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky, and has served churches as music director and organist in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and Texas. Dr. Goetz taught church music courses, directed the Seminary Choir, and was Seminary Organist at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for twelve years, and comes most recently from Houston, Texas, where he was Director of Music at St. Philip Presbyterian Church. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, with MM and DM degrees in church music, and earned a BA magna cum laude in organ performance and music education at Florida International University in Miami.  He holds the Colleague certificate with the American Guild of Organists (CAGO).

Tom is married to Paulette, and they have two adult children. Both Paulette and Tom are Wisconsin natives, but were married in Fort Lauderdale, and settled in Miami for their first eleven years of marriage. Paulette was a language arts teacher, and has also directed children's choirs in schools and churches. She now serves as Assistant to the Director of Music. The Goetzes are thrilled to be living and serving in Southwest Florida.

 Reverend Nancy Peterson Stewart

 Parish Associate

239-431-6593 (home)


Reverend Nancy Peterson Stewart has been assisting in the worship life of Moorings Presbyterian Church for  7 years.  Her love for Jesus and her desire for others to know Him were key factors in her call to the ministry in 1985. Her years  at Moorings have opened a new and rewarding phase of ministry for Nancy. She was ordained in 1993 by the vangelical  Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.  From 1992 to 2005 she  served as a Staff Chaplain at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD. There she was responsible for patients in the maternal end pediatric areas of the hospital, as well as emergency call to all units as assigned 24/7. She was Board Certified by  The College of Chaplains in 1995. Nancy received her Master of Divinity, Cum Laude, from The Wesley Theological  Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1989, near where she grew up. Honolulu, Hawaii was her place of birth.


Nancy is married to Steele F. Stewart, Jr., M.D. The Washington, D.C. area was home for most of their married lives and where they raised their three children. They are blessed with the lives of their children and their spouses and nine wonderful grandchildren. The Stewart's permanent home is now beautiful Naples, Florida.

Joy Newton

Director of Children and Family Ministries

 Nanette Rathbun

 Preschool Director

239-213-5250 or 239-649-1811


Mrs. Rathbun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Special Education from Ashland University and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Akron. Mrs. Rathbun has  resided in Naples for 20 years and has been the director of the preschool for eight years. She is married and the mother of three sons.

 Alicia Rowland

 Director of Youth Ministries



Alicia is our Director of Youth Ministries. A true native to not only Naples but Moorings Presbyterian, she grew up attending Moorings and now she and her husband Scott are raising their two daughters in the church. She received her bachelor's degree from FSU in Child Development and Human Relations and attended graduate school at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Alicia has a true passion for teaching children and youth about the love of Christ, and has been sharing that passion for over 10 years through her involvement in Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, Wednesday Connection and Family Ministries.

 Jennifer Hand

 Business Office Manager



Jennifer Hand is married to Terry and is the mother of Stephen (25), Lauren (23), Madison (23), Caroline (13), and Trey (12).  She is a native of Texas, but has lived in Naples since 2003.


She and her husband are also active foster parents and the founders of an international mission organization, Youth 4 Orphans, Inc.  Their mission exists to train and connect U.S. youth to mission service at orphanages in the Bahamas and Haiti.


Jennifer has previous church administration experience and has earned the Church Business Administrator designation through Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA.  While she believes that administration is a call to serving in the ministry of the church, she also enjoys writing and leading Bible studies.


Favorite things Christ said: “Love God, Love Others”, “Follow me” and “Feed my sheep”


Things to remember:  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  James 1:27


 Support Staff

Madi Cona


 to the Pastor

Kristi Bruggeman



Leigh Tahirovic

Marketing and Communications


Bldg. & Grounds Admin.

Maintenance Technician



 William Jordan

 Pastoral Intern



William Jordan is the Pastoral Intern at Moorings Presbyterian Church. He will be at the church until July 2018. William is a student at Princeton Theological Seminary and will return there this fall for his final year of theological studies before ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). William grew up in Wilmette, Ill. and attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. During his time at seminary he has served churches in New York City and Madison, Wisc. In his free time William enjoys playing tennis, running and reading history.




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