KNOW the love of God in Jesus Christ, GROW as disciples of Jesus Christ, GO share the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Reverend Scott Andrews, Pastor
Linda grew up in Auburn, Maine. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ/Church Music at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and her Master of Church Music degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. She continued with pre-doctoral work for a year while at Southern Seminary. After spending a summer in the UK, she holds a certificate in choral studies from Cambridge University. For twenty-six years, Linda served as an Associate Minister in three American Baptist churches- in Iowa, New York and Connecticut. She also taught private piano and organ students during those years. Wanting to experience a career in a “corporate America” she took a position with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Groton/New London, CT as an Executive Associate In Clinical Development. At the same time, she served as Organist/Choir Director in Noank, CT. After nine years at Pfizer, she decided to return to full-time music, teaching Middle School music in a private school in Stonington, CT as well as continuing as Organist/Choir Director (handbells, youth and adult choirs) in Noank, CT. Linda now resides in Venice, FL. Besides being “mostly” retired, she is the Organist/Director of Music at Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood. In her free time, she is a chauffeur, maid and butler to a very silly, but adorable shepherd-mix dog.
Colleen was born and raised on a farm in southwest Ohio until her parents retired and became snowbirds spending a good portion of their time living in Englewood. They attended CPC and fell in love with it. Colleen was active in the church community outreach activities and choir throughout her junior high and high school years until she returned to Ohio to finish her last year of high school and college. She graduated as valedictorian and received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. She continued to visit her parents and CPC every chance she got and sang with the choir again each time. Colleen taught 4th grade in Ohio for years before moving to Englewood full time where she taught 4th and 5th grade for the Charlotte County Public Schools. When her twins Malori and Whitni were born, they were baptized at CPC and Colleen became active as a Deacon and leading the BLAST youth program at church. She loves being a part of our church and looks forward to her new chapter as the Finance Secretary. Colleen is also the proud dog mom of 2 dachshunds Gus and Otis. Her family keeps her busy and brings her so much joy. She is truly blessed.
Michelle has lived in Florida since 1979, when her family moved from Illinois to Englewood. Michelle graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 1984 and continued her education at SCF. Michelle has worked at CPC since 2000. Michelle has been married to Adam since 1986 and they have three sons, four grandsons, one granddaughter and two dogs, Fergus and Maggie.