Pastor Mary Sue Brookshire



Pastor Mary Sue has been with us for 10 years and counting! She grew up in North Carolina, attended seminary in Atlanta, and has been in San Diego for almost 20 years now. She and her husband, Mark LeMay, live in San Carlos and are proud parents of twins, Hannah and Isaac.


Head Shot of POVUCC Pastor Mary Sue Brookshire

Artcel Ruiz

Office Administrator


Artcel recently joined our staff after graduating from Claremont School of Theology with a Master’s degree in Divinity. The next goal is to pursue a Doctor of Ministry. She has been leading life groups, chairing various ministries, working with children, and occasionally preaching at her church for years. When not at POVUCC, she is spending time with family and is also the Director of Ministry with Children and Families at Mission Hills UCC.


DIrector of Music





Chad Kemp

Musical Accompanist


Chad is our amazing Accompanist who can play just about anything! Chad works collaboratively with Music Director Andy Riggs in preparing music for each service.  When he is not busy preparing and playing music for church, he spends time with his family and works a full time job.

Jim Sutherland

A/V Operator


We are pleased to welcome Jim Sutherland to our POVUCC worship team. Jim has more than 25 years experience in both installing state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and operating them.