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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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.

Lynn Hanson is the elder who leads the Community Life and Events service group.

Rossana Magana Ruiz is the elder serving Ministry Outreach service group, along with Martin Thorner López, our Senior Director of Ministry Outreach.

Tom Emmerson is the deacon and elder responsible for our Altar Guild and Worship service group.

Elder Carla VanderPloeg leads
our Congregational Care service group.

Elder Robert Cunningham is the head
of our Building and Grounds service group.