Dan Deuel – Pastor (

Pastor Dan joined the St. Andrews team in 2006. He is known for his enthusiastic and honest preaching and teaching. He lives for mentoring and coaching people of all ages and helping people discover their God-given purpose by helping them develop their relationship with Jesus. He oversees the staff and mission development of St. Andrews. Pastor Dan serves the community as a member of the Stockton Police Chaplaincy and a handler for Comfort Dog Rahab.

PD married his childhood friend and sweetheart Miriam in 1999 and the two have five beautiful children. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors, traveling, reading, and playing games together.

Brian Muldowney – Associate Pastor (

Pastor Brian started serving St. Andrews in the summer of 2019. He grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. He lives for people, and is always willing to talk with you about your family, your spiritual life, or even just how your day went. Brian strives to spread the truth of the risen Christ with all people, no matter the cost. He helps to oversee the growth of the youth of the congregation through H2H (Confirmation) and is also involved with a cross-cultural ministry in the Central Valley (LINK).

Brian is married to an amazing wife, Marybeth, who serves as a DCE at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tracy, CA. They love to run, hike, and camp. Pastor Brian also enjoys playing soccer and collecting vintage videogames. – Revelation 21:6

Kirk Hamilton – Deacon and Care Ministries (

Kirk came to Stockton in 2016 and was Called by St. Andrews in 2018 to serve our compassion ministries as a licensed lay deacon. Deacon Kirk primarily brings Communion and a connection to Christ’s Church Body to those who are unable to attend worship services, as well as visiting those who are sick. If you are in need of Deacon Kirk’s services, you can email him or call the church office at (209) 957-8750.

Rachel McGehee – Worship Coordinator / Media Publishing Manager (

Rachel has served at St. Andrews since 2016. She coordinates service plans and volunteer scheduling for worship; plans music for the traditional service; and directs our mixed choir, bell choir, outreach choir, and instrumental ensembles. She also creates and manages content for our print- and online media. Rachel has loved music–especially singing!–her whole life. She enjoys traveling, landscaping, DIY projects, and entertaining. Her husband teaches high school in Stockton, and their two teen sons keep Rachel busy preparing meals.

Marla Rivas – Newday Preschool Director (

Marla has been in early childhood education for 29 years. She loves being a part of young children’s educational growth. She and her husband, Carlos, has been married for 23 years and have 5 wonderful children. Marla loves to watch sports, hike, bike ride, kayak, and hang out with her family. Her goal is to provide a safe, loving and fun environment for the children of Newday.

Kristin Winter – Small Groups Coordinator (

79cfc8e1-1986-4d7f-b230-295a612ef1a0[1]Kristin has been a member of St. Andrews Lutheran church for over 20 years. Kristin is married with 4 young-adult children, making her a “small group coordinator” every day! She was actively involved in MOPS at St. Andrews for many years and now is embracing her role coordinating and facilitating small groups. Prior to her role as “family coordinator,” Kristin worked as a physical therapist (now she just rehabs her kids’ injuries). Kristin enjoys running, hot yoga, and scrapbooking when not busy with the rest of life. Kristin’s goal is to get as many members as possible involved in small group ministries to help facilitate stronger relationships with one another and to grow closer to God. Currently that involves encouraging St. Andrews members to be involved with a small group; leading a college-age small group; and continuing to nurture other ministries such as MOPS, Caring Partners, and prayer groups.

Boni Hamilton – Band Coordinator (

Boni Hamilton joined the contemporary band as a vocalist in 2017, and then began as band coordinator in 2019. Boni teaches high school life sciences full-time, is a grandma to four, and loves to garden. She also enjoys singing, as well as providing scheduling and organization for the band.

Dina Bryant – Office Administrator (

Karen Belden – Bookkeeper (

Karen has been serving as bookkeeper at St. Andrews for over ten years.  She and her husband Dean have four children and she enjoys spending time with her family and eating delicious foods.

Ginger Herrera – Organist and Choir Accompanist (

Ginger is a longtime resident of Stockton, CA.  She attended University of the Pacific and earned a degree in Music Therapy. She then returned to school and worked as a school teacher for many years before retiring.  She has served as the St. Andrews organist and choir accompanist since February of 2016.

Ron Centers – Tech Coordinator  (

Ron coordinates audio and livestreaming for our worship services as well as heading up development of our website and mobile phone app.

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