Whitworth University 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.

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 New Worshiping Community in Irvine. 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 23 years, are often found on the sidelines of a field supporting their high schoolers, Jacob and Anna, or facetiming their daughter Paola, who is student at Whitworth University.

We are blessed to welcome Debbie to our presbytery’s staff.


To contact Debbie Haley, Executive Director for Presbytery Gatherings & Ministry Support please use the form below.
Or call: 949-742-1449