First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, FL

First Presbyterian Church is a Stephen Ministry Congregation

Presbyterian Church

206 Washington Avenue

Inverness, FL 34450

Office: 352-637-0770

Fax: 352-637-6326

Pastor and Staff

Pastor Ron Pfeifer was born and raised in Southern California. He grew up in a Christian family, and accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 10 years old.

In high school and college, he became increasingly involved in youth ministry, and gradually he began to sense God calling him into a life of vocational ministry. Following that calling led Ron to San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.

He was ordained a teaching elder in 1997, and his first pastorate was serving a yoked PC(USA)-UCC parish in rural Illinois. In 2005, God led him to the First Presbyterian Church of Othello, Washington - a congregation which he thoroughly enjoyed leading and serving as Solo Pastor for 10 years, prior to accepting our call to the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.

Rev. Ron Pfeifer


Head of Staff

Karen Medrano


Music Ministries

Karen joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church in November 2007.  She lived in Ventura County, CA for 46 years where she began to study music at age 8.  A music major in college, Karen moved to Inverness in 2005 with her husband, Benjamin, a guitarist.  Since coming to FPCI, she has formed the "Summer Spirit Singers", a summer woman's choir, and the "Raise the Roof Festival Choir." These seasonal groups promote friendships throughout the community, as well as raise funds through love offerings for our Habitat For Humanity washer/dryer fund.

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Rick Dahlinger


Rick joined our staff the first week of January 2016. He is from Massachusetts, went to college in Boston, and was most recently the organist at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness.

Rick is also a jazz musician with his own performing jazz trio, and teaches piano, arranging and improvisation. His wealth of experience in many facets of music will bring a lively freshness to our worship service.

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Karen Dallas

Office Administrator

Ralph Bedford



Daniel Sullivan

Facility Manager

Dorothy Stanton


Ron Shotwell


Keitha Stoney

Wedding Coordinator

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Steve Gardner

Music Leader

Steve joined us in October 2012 as the music leader for the 9:30 blended contempory worship service.

Kristin Handley


Christian Education

Kirstin joined our staff in January 2016. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1989 with a degree in theater and  early childhood education certification. God took her down several career paths before  she returned to school in 1995. In 1997 She graduated from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education with a Master's degree in Christian Education. In the early years of her ministry, she was  the youth director at Christian Community Presbyterian Church in Bowie, Maryland, ultimately becoming the staff liaison for their children's ministry. After moving to Florida to be closer to her family, she was employed in Sanford, Florida as the Director of Christian Education.

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Dallas grew up in Inverness and graduated from Citrus High School.  He joined First Presbyterian Church in 2010. Dallas has served in the church as a Deacon, and most recently an Elder where he held the position as Christian Education Committee Chair. As an Elder, he also served on the Communications Committee. Dallas has been actively involved in the Youth Group since 2010 and currently teaches 5th and 6th grade Sunday school including Confirmation Class. As the Youth Director, Dallas is responsible for leading all activities involving the 6th grade through 12th grade youth.

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Dallas Evans


Youth Ministry