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.

Bill Nichols is our Associate Pastor of Discipleship. He received his Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After training in Clinical Pastoral Education, Bill became a chaplain in a hospital, a jail, and a hospice. He has served as a pastor at churches in Texas and Mazatlan. He and Mindy have four children and three grandchildren.

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

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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.

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Victoria Smith leads our Children and Family Ministries.

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 Mindy Nichols are the deacon and elder responsible for our Altar Guild and Worship service group.

Lynn Turnbull is our Parish Nurse and the deacon who leads our Congregational Care service group, along with elder Carla VanderPloeg.

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Ernest Gabbard is the deacon in charge of our Community Groups and our Senior Director of Business and Finance.

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