|Reverend Michael Junkroski, Senior Minister
Pastor Michael first served FCC Naples as a guest musician. Attracted to the church’s understanding of Christianity’s Jewish heritage, and its inclusive and modern theology, he began to play regularly with the Praise band. A couple of years later, Michael became a commissioned reverend in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and started serving as Music Minister. This year, Michael became Senior Minister of the congregation, and continues its progressive traditions, including thought-provoking, inspiring worship services, bible studies, and community service.
Michael is an accomplished professional musician; fascinated with quantum physics, science, faith, spirituality, religion, history, politics, economics, sociology, and the intricate interplay of each in the formation of our spiritual self-image and our world. Pastor Michael brings a unique blend of life experiences and philosophies to the congregation. He challenges us to self-reflect on our relationship with God and each other—a relationship always led by God, pulling us ever closer to a new humanity; a world unified in peace, love and understanding.Rev.
Michael is a board member of Collier Progressive Religious Voices and PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). FCC Naples supports the ministries of Grace Place, the Naples Abused Women’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and more. Jesus was a liberator, constantly fighting for social justice, and as Disciples of Christ, we do our best to follow his teachings closely, working toward both our own spiritual development, and the development of a more loving, gentle, equitable and accepting world.
|Tony DeLucia, Associate Pastor
Tony has served at FCC Naples since September of 2010 as Youth Director and was called to be the Associate Pastor in November of 2012. Originally from the Pittsburgh, PA area, Tony has worn many hats before answering a call into active ministry in 2009. He has worked mainly in logistics and operations management in the retail industry and also spent a few years as a truck driver.
His many interests include music, computers, ancient history, and is somewhat of a video game enthusiast.
Tony has participated in and led various mission trips to Costa Rica and one in Nashville, TN during the 2011 General Assembly.
Currently, Tony is a soon-to-be graduate of Columbia College with a major in sociology and plans on attending seminary at Lexington Theological Seminary after graduation.