Pastor Mary Sue Brookshire


Pastor Mary Sue has been with us for 5 years and counting! She is a prayer warrior as well as an aspiring dancer. She and her husband, Mark LeMay, live in La Mesa and are proud parents of twins, Hannah and Issac.

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Coreen Fujinami

Office Administrator

Coreen is our awesome church administrator who has been with us for 7 years. She has a gift for organizing and has a smile that will light up any room. She and her husband Bruce are invaluable members of our church along with daughters Leann and Trish. When not at church, Coreen enjoys running and cheering for her UCLA teams.

Andy Mathews

DIrector of Music

Andy is our gifted Choral Director. He has a passion for serving God and worshipping God through music. Andy loves to share his love of music with others through teaching private vocal lessons and participating in community productions. New to California, Andy has transformed our choir with his energy and enthusiasm. 

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Sarah Howell

Faith Formation Intern



Sarah is a student at UC San Diego majoring in Physiology and Neuroscience, with a minor in Art History. Her father is the senior pastor at The First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, UCC. Sarah loves kids and is a seasoned Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School leader.  

Rick Parks



Rick is an extraordinarily talented musician who brings a wealth of experience in musical performance and teaching. He taught music in the public schools for 25 years, performed with the New York Choral Society for 7 seasons, as well as performed with Peter, Paul and Mary on PBS and Broadway.