Our leadership

Our leadership

Wayne Cook is our Senior Pastor. He attended the New Orleans Theological Seminary where he received a Doctorate in Theology. His career path has been wide–ranging from being a pastor in Louisiana and South Dakota, a Prison Chaplain, Director of Education at the LA Rayburn Correctional Institution, and a Seminary Professor.

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Guillermo Banuet is the pastor of our Spanish-language congregation, Iglesia Presbiteriana del Lago. He is also a member of Session as a Teaching Elder. He has his Doctorate in Theology from San Diego Christian University.

Carolyn Hansen is our Assistant Pastor of Discipleship. She received her Master’s degree from our own Lakeside Institute of Theology and was ordained on September 8, 2019.

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Victoria Smith is the Associate Pastor of our Spanish Language congregation and leads our Children and Family Ministries. She has a Doctorate in Theology from San Diego Christian University.

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Ernest Gabbard is our Senior Director of Business and Finance.

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Dean Hanson is our treasurer and the deacon who leads our Business and Finance service group along with elder Rick Cartwright.

Norm Pifer leads our Communications service group and Phyllis Jensen is the elder for the group.

Debbie Reynolds is the deacon who leads the Community Life and Events service group with elder Lynn Hanson.

Jai Cartwright is the deacon and Rossana Magana Ruiz is the elder serving our Feeding Ministry service group.

Gary Smith and Marcee Smith are the deacons of the Ministry Outreach service group, along with elder Martin Thorner López, our Senior Director of Ministry Outreach.

Julia Dieterman and Tom Emmerson are the deacon and elder responsible for our Altar Guild and Worship service group.

Donna Emmerson is the deacon who leads our Congregational Care service group, along with elder Carla VanderPloeg.

Ted Baehr (unpictured) is our deacon of Discipleship and Evangelism.

Bill Reynolds is the deacon responsible for our Building and Grounds service group, along with elder Robert Cunningham.