We are currently in the search process for our new interim pastor to help lead us in this time of transition. Any inquiries about the position can be directed to the church office to be passed to the search committee.

Rev. Ron Watson – Stated Supply Pastor

Rev. Ron Watson currently lives in Ocala with his family and is a member of the St. Augustine Presbytery. Rev. Watson completed his Doctor of Ministry program in 1999 at Columbia Seminary, Decatur, GA along with a B.A. English from The Citadel Charleston, SC in 1984, and an M.Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA in 1988. Rev. Watson has worked at several churches during his career, most recently as Pastor, Head of Staff, at First Presbyterian Church, Ocala, FL, with 600 members.  He has held several positions within the St. Augustine Presbytery including moderator of the Commission on Ministry. We are very excited to have Rev. Watson join the Forest Hills family.

Irma-Louise Wright – Music Director

Irma originates from South Africa and graduated with a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. She is an accomplished violinist with extensive orchestral experience in performance and conducting. She also has served as an elder and member of the music and worship committees
in Presbyterian churches she has attended. Having grown up in the church, she considers the role of the church musician to be one of servanthood and
inspirational leadership.

David Lewicki – Organist and Accompanist
David has been in music education for more than 40 years, as a band, choir, and piano teacher. He has expertise as a performer on piano, organ, and clarinet and has been singing in choirs since he was 6 years old. And has traveled and performed in several countries and prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall.  David is a firm believer that everyone is born with the ability to make music and that it can bring great enjoyment and personal reward for the young and young at heart.

Arlene Griffin – Office Manager

Arlene has worked many years with law enforcement and because of her passion to help those in need, she opened a transition house for women who are homeless and looking for a fresh start. She has worked with many organizations to help the homeless and is happy to use her skills at Forest Hills Presbyterian.

Elizabeth (Liz) Townes Cancelliere – Finance Secretary

Has an BSBA in accounting from Florida International University and an MBA from University of Tampa. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has had a practice here in Tampa for over 20 years. Liz and her husband Chuck have been members of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church for over 10 years and they both sing in the choir. In her free time she enjoys beadweaving and watercolor painting.

Abilio Gomez – Facilities Manager

Certified as a master electrician, Abilio has become the campus “Superman,” handling all areas of church maintenance, as well as rescuing staff members with computer problems. He has faithfully served the church for eight years.