FLORIDA The Rev. George R. Doering Jr. has joined the historic First Presbyterian Church in Florida as its new minister. Doering is a graduate of Bloomfield College with a bachelor’s degree in history and of Princeton Theological Seminary with a master of Divinity and a Master of Theology in American Church History. He was ordained in the United Presbyterian Church USA on June 11, 1965. Prior to ordination and while attending college and seminary he served as the student assistant minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Whippany, N.J. After graduation from Princeton Seminary he served as the associate minister of The First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, N.J, from 1965 to 1971. From 1971 to 1975 he was the minister of The First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, and from 1977 until 2008, he was the part-time minister of The Little Britain Presbyterian Church in Rock Tavern. From 1975 until 1984 he was the director of municipal counseling services for the Town of Haverstraw, and from 1984 until 2002 director of youth counseling services for the Town of Ramapo, both in Rockland County. Doering is a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and credentialed prevention professional both by The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Doering is currently the president of the Board of Directors of New Hope Manor, a treatment program for women located in Barryville and on the Board of Directors and chairperson of the Finance Committee of RECAP, the Regional Economic Community Action Program in Middletown. He is also on the Board of Directors and treasurer of the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State and Treasurer of the Hudson Valley-Catskill Coalition. Further information is available at www.floridapresbyterianchurch.org. Doering can be reached at 496-4866 or by e-mail at email@example.com.