Staff

Brian Muldowney – Pastor (pastorbrian@stalc.org)

Pastor Brian has been joyfully serving at St. Andrews since 2019. His beautiful wife, Marybeth, and their daughter Eilís are God’s utmost blessings in his life, as they both show him the gracious love that God has for him. Pastor Brian preaches and teaches God’s people and oversees the youth programs from middle school to high school ages. He also gets to serve on the Rahab Comfort Dog Team and helps lead St. Andrews’ homeless ministry. These, among other things, are all wrapped up in the real obligation every pastor has: To give to all people the message of Christ crucified for us!

Kirk Hamilton – Deacon and Care Ministries (kirk@stalc.org)

When Deacon Kirk and his wife Boni relocated to Stockton after five years in Ventura, they returned to St. Andrews. Kirk soon joined Bruce Kleinert in the compassion ministry of visiting and bringing communion to shut-ins, and when Bruce retired, Pastor Dan suggested Kirk become a deacon and take over the visitation duties. Kirk said, “Absolutely!” In addition to compassion ministry, Kirk often assists in leading Sunday worship and he preaches several times a year.

Rachel McGehee – Worship and Communications Director (rachel@stalc.org)

Rachel started as part-time choir director for St. Andrews in 2016. Since then, her role in worship services has expanded to coordinating service planning and volunteer scheduling, choosing and leading music for the traditional service, and directing our vocal and instrumental ensembles. She also creates and manages St. Andrews’ print- and online-communications. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from UOP’s Conservatory of Music. She met her husband Justin at UOP, and they now have two delightful teen sons. In addition to music, Rachel enjoys traveling, hiking, DIY projects, reading, and cooking for people.

Marla Rivas – Newday Preschool Director (newday@stalc.org)

Marla has been in early childhood education since 1994. She loves being a part of young children’s educational growth. She and her husband Carlos were married in 2000 and have five 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.

 

Jamie Eisenbeisz – Children’s Ministry Coordinator (jamie@stalc.org)

Jamie started working at St. Andrews in 2023. She has worked in ministry for over 20 years, training and leading short-term international mission teams for The Sending Place. She is passionate about sharing Jesus to the nations and about showing people how valuable they are in the Lord. She has worked with children all over the world and is excited to work with the children’s ministry here at St. Andrews and in the community. Jamie is married to Tim and they have a daughter, Tori, and grandson, Christopher.

Erika Kleinert – Band Director (erika@stalc.org)

Erika has been a member of St. Andrews since 2014. She met her husband Brandon at St. Andrews while participating in a collaborative concert, put together by our worship coordinator, Rachel McGehee, and Brandon’s cousin Holly. This concert led to Erika and Brandon’s marriage, which ultimately led to Erika taking on this position. She is currently the choir director at Cesar Chavez High School and occasionally performs with local community theatre and other musical ensembles. When not participating in the performing arts, Erika enjoys spending time at home with her husband, two daughters, and four fur-babies.

Pamela Farley – Office Administrator (office@stalc.org)

Pamela started working at St. Andrews in March of 2022. Although she is a certified landscape designer, she loves to exercise her administrative gifts through serving God in the local church. She is married with ten children and six grandchildren; her family has three large dogs, 11 chickens, a cat, and a turtle! In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, gardening, and sharing a meal with a friend. She also serves as an AWANA helper each week in her home congregation.

Karen Belden – Bookkeeper (karen@stalc.org)

Karen has been serving as bookkeeper at St. Andrews since January, 2004—almost 20 years. Karen was born and raised on a farm outside Westside, Iowa. After college she moved to California, where she met her husband Dean and completed her Masters in Business Administration. She and Dean have four beautiful children who are now all young adults, and two sweet dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music, traveling, relaxing at the beach, walks in nature, yoga/Pilates, and trying delicious foods created by Dean.

Ginger Herrera – Organist and Choir Accompanist (office@stalc.org)

Ginger has served at St. Andrews since 2016. She originally came to Stockton from western Pennsylvania to attend University of the Pacific where she majored in music therapy and later earned a teaching credential (she is now retired from teaching). Ginger was previously organist of the former Faith Lutheran Church. She and her husband have four sons and three grandchildren, with whom she enjoys visiting family in Pennsylvania. She also enjoys researching her family’s genealogy.

Ron Centers – Tech Coordinator  (tech@stalc.org)

Ron has been a member of St. Andrews since 1999 when he and his wife Bonnie, a lifelong St. Andrews member, moved back to Stockton to raise their family and open Music Go Round (a musical instrument store). Ron was “instrumental” in helping to start the first contemporary service at St. Andrews and was a praise band member/leader for almost 20 years. Ron joined the official St. Andrews staff in 2019 to be responsible for web/app construction and worship service sound and livestreaming.

 

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