LEadership

CHURCH STAFF

PAUL PEPIN

Interim Lead Pastor 
Paul planted Crossroads Community Church in Columbia, SC and was its lead pastor for 28 years before retiring in 2018. He is now with Equipping Leaders International, which helps develop future spiritual leaders of the faith.  Paul and his wife were married on July 30, 1983 and live in Charleston, SC.  They have three grown sons, two of whom also live in Charleston while one lives in Boston, MA.

Randy Thomas

Worship Director
Worship Director Randy Thomas grew up in Southern California in the Jesus Movement. After touring with Sweet Comfort Band, Randy helped form the band Allies. Randy and Lori were married in 1986 and relocated to Franklin Tennessee in 1990, founding Radio Ranch recording studio. Some of Randy’s best known songs are Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle), Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That? (Dolly Parton), and I Want To Praise You, Lord. Randy and Lori were called to Westminster in 2007. Their grown children are Crystal, Randall and Sarah.

TINA JOHNSON

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Tina Johnson is a native Floridian and has lived in the Fort Myers area for 25 years. She shares her time between Westminster Presbyterian Church and Summit Christian School.  Tina is an avid traveler and likes to garden. She has two daughters who also live in the Fort Myers area.

ELDERS

Charlie Dumas

Charlie Dumas has previously served as a Deacon and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady, NY. Upon his retirement from the General Electric Company in 2002, Charlie and his wife, Diane, established residency in Florida in 2004. He now serves as an Elder in Westminster. His principal ministry has been Summit Christian School where he served as President of the Summit Christian School Board for 7 years and currently serves as Elder Ex-Officio on the same board. Charlie and Diane have two daughters, Nicole and Christine, both married, who live in Winfield , IL and Wayne, NJ respectively.  They have three grandchildren; Amanda, Kate, and Sam.

JIM LEE

Jim Lee has served as a deacon and now serves as an elder. He helps with various ministries, including as chair of the Pastoral Search Committee.  Jim retired from Procter & Gamble in 2006 and then spent 12 years as a 401(k) advisor.  His wife, Terri, retired from AT&T, also in 2006. They have one son, Matt, who lives in Chicago.

BRUCE STANLEY

Bruce Stanley began serving as a deacon in the early 1990’s and later became an elder.  Over the years he helped on various committees and ministries of the Church. Pam and Bruce were married in 1984.  She has served Westminster in the leadership of the Women of Westminster.  Bruce retired in 2016 after over 40 years as a trial lawyer.   Bruce and Pam have three children:  Julie Scott, McLaren Stanley, and Charlie Stanley.  They have seven grandsons and three granddaughters.

RANDY THOMAS

Worship Director Randy Thomas grew up in Southern California in the Jesus Movement. After touring with Sweet Comfort Band, Randy helped form the band Allies. Randy and Lori were married in 1986 and relocated to Franklin Tennessee in 1990, founding Radio Ranch recording studio. Some of Randy’s best known songs are Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle), Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That? (Dolly Parton), and I Want To Praise You, Lord. Randy and Lori were called to Westminster in 2007. Their grown children are Crystal, Randall and Sarah.

Deacons

BOB BARTER

Robert (Bob) Barter has served as Deacon for approx 15 years. He and his wife, Marion, have been members of Westminster since 1991. They have three grown children, all have attended Summit Christian School. Bob previously owned and operated a hotel from 1990-2003 and has since been a contractor to present day and is semi-retired.

RANDY MERCER

Randal (Randy) Mercer has served as Deacon for five years with a primary focus on Building and Grounds Management. He has also served for two years as Westminster's treasurer. He is a founding partner at CRE Consultants and has assisted in guiding the company since 1998. He has been instrumental in developing company policies for new business development, client relations, brokerage services and asset services.

don lear

Donald Lear and wife Cindy married 39 years ago and moved to Fort Myers in 2016 from Hershey, PA.  Their three adult children are:  Christy, David and Drew.  Don began a relationship with Jesus at Camp Good News (a summer camp) while in High School.  At Penn State, he participated in various Inter Varsity small group Bible Studies.  This learning continued over the years, wherever they lived, participating in church small groups and leading Young Life in Medford, NJ.  Don’s spiritual gifts are service and hospitality.  He is active sabre fencing in Florida and nationally and he works in the snack industry.