Holy Cow Moments

Leanne Strommen, newly installed interim pastor of San Juan Capistrano Presbyterian Church, admits she was skeptical at first. “A couple of years ago we had Russel Crabtree at the pastors’ retreat,” shared Leanne. “I listened, but it didn’t really apply then.” But...

153 Fishes

Capital campaigns are rarely ‘exciting’ in the life of the church – especially not when they are for needed repairs, maintenance and upgrades. But don’t tell that to Gus Altuzarra and the other members of Laguna Presbyterian Church. “We’d been on this capital...

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Presbytery of Los Ranchos is one-fifth Korean? (9 of 45 congregations) Did you know that during any given week, more than 8 different languages are used in worship within our presbytery? Did you know that at our February 25th Presbytery Gathering...

Farfegnugen

Return to blog It started as a casual conversation, as such things often do. I’m not sure who brought it up, but I posed the, shall we say, awkward question. “Why should people give to the presbytery? In today’s world, where so many of the ‘givens’ – like ‘if we...