Devon Beisser Andrews has served as the pastor at Wintergarden Presbyterian Church in Port Charlotte, FL since May 2014. Prior to being at Wintergarden, she served as the redevelopment pastor at South Park and Westminster Presbyterian Churches in Charleston, WV. As a pastor, Devon has a passion for working within congregations and ministries seeking to learn where God is calling them next. She has been working with children, youth, and adults since 1993 and loves being with God’s people. Devon also works with Ministry Architects (www.ministryarchitects.com) helping churches to build sustainable ministries.
After graduating from Presbyterian College (Go Blue Hose!) with a degree in Christian Education, Devon spent a year as an Interim Director for Youth and Adult ministry (and dabbled in Children’s ministry). After this interim year, Devon attended Columbia Theological Seminary (`06) and University of Georgia (`06), where she received a MDiv and a MSW in Community Empowerment and Program Development.
Devon relocated to Englewood, FL and lives there with her husband Lamont and daughter Emma. They are enjoying being close to the beach and the rest of their family within a few miles!
Beckie Tokarski has been a member of Wintergarden since August of 2012. Since attending here, she has grown spiritually and her family has grown to include the members of the congregation. She enjoys singing with the Praise Team and being active in many other different ways. Beckie has 5 children and 9 stepchildren. She is the grandmother of 39 children AND great grandmother of 10. Beckie has 3 small minpins named of Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles. And yes, her family has a Flintstone theme in names for their dogs! Not only is Beckie active in church, but with the community also. In her spare time, Beckie enjoys camping, crafts, and being with my family..
Heather was born and raised in Cambridge Ontario Canada. She studied theology and music at Ontario Bible College and University of Toronto. She married and then moved to Pennsylvania, in 1975, where she raised 4 children who currently live in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida. She is a proud grandmother of Mackenzie and Jonas. Heather has lived in PA, NY, and VT over the last 31 years. She taught music privately and in the school systems and has been music director, choir master, and organist in various denominations over the last 45 years. Over the course of the past 12 years, she moved back to Canada to care for her aging parents and then back to the United States. Last year she moved to Florida to spend time with her children and grandchildren.