Westmont College, B.A.
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.A. Christian Education
Debbie became a member of Irvine Presbyterian Church as a Jr. High student and interned in congregations throughout college and seminary.
After graduating from seminary, she returned to IPC where she was ordained as an elder. After her term on session ended, she served as the Director of Christian Education at Cornerstone (a Los Ranchos New Worshiping Community) from 2010-2016, serving as their Director of Christian Education and Administration. Currently, she serves as the Director of Ministry/Operations at CANVAS, a newly chartered congregation in our Presbytery. Her extensive administrative and church leadership experience make her uniquely suited to serve at a regional level. Pastor Kirk Winslow celebrates, “You won’t find anyone more qualified than Debbie!”
She also comes to presbytery staff with experience as an event coordinator for major events in public schools, overseeing volunteers, setting up registration systems, and raising funds for multiple sports programs.
While her experience and proficiencies make her ideally suited for her new position, it is her conviction and care for God’s Church that truly sets her apart. Debbie sees her new role “as an opportunity to bring structure, peace, and joy to the process of developing churches and to presbytery gatherings.”
Debbie and her husband Joe, who have been married for 25 years, enjoy facetiming their college and young adult kids, reading good books and taking long walks.
We are blessed to welcome Debbie to our presbytery’s staff.
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