Our leadership

Our leadership

Ross (1024x943)Pastor Ross Arnold has been involved in Christian ministry of various kinds for almost 30 years. After graduating with a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Ross worked for several years with World Vision, Joni and Friends and other Christian ministries before settling in Seattle, Washington, in 1989. Over the next 20 years, Ross had a teaching role at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, where he was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. During this time he pursued further graduate studies in theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was ordained through Church Ministry Associates. In November 2009 Ross and his wife, Carolyn Hansen, moved to Lakeside and immediately became involved with Lakeside Presbyterian Church. After several months of teaching a Bible study for the church, Ross was invited to become the pastor in April 2010. Their phone is 376-766-1238 or email [email protected]. You can listen to Ross’s sermons online any time.

Guillermo2 (1024x1021)Guillermo Banuet is also on Session as a ruling elder and is the pastor of our Spanish-language congregation, Iglesia Presbiteriana del Lago.

Giovanni Higadera (not pictured) is the deacon in charge of our Building and Grounds service group.

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Dean Hanson is our treasurer and the deacon who leads our Business and Finance service group.

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Phyllis Jensen is the elder on the Business and Finance service group.

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Lita Guillen is the deacon who leads the Community Life and Events service group.


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Victoria Smith is a leader of our Spanish-language congregation and the elder working with our children’s ministry.



Rachel Arias is the deacon who leads our Ministry Outreach service group along with elder Marvin Golden.RAchel (1024x963)Marvin Golden





Cheryl Davis and Lidia Ramirez are the elder and deacon responsible for our Altar Guild and Worship service group.Cheryl DavisLidia (1024x1021)





Carla VanderPloegCarla VanderPloeg is the deacon who leads our Congregational Care service group.


Heather CHeather (1024x1021)Joann (950x1024)ogswell Flores is on Session as one of our ruling elders. She works with Joann Pumphrey, the deacon who leads the Communications and Promotions service group.

Ernest Gabbard is the deacon in charge of our Community Groups.Ernest (600x596)




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Patricia Henit González López is also a deacon.


Our two newest elders are Teresa Ceneviz (not pictured) and Martin Thorner López (not pictured).