Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle, Interim Pastor
Joining the Laguna Presbyterian Church staff in September, 2018, Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle is serving Laguna Presbyterian as the Interim Pastor. Dr. Icenogle has served for over 35 years in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving both large and small congregations. He has served as the Interim Pastor at three other churches, most recently as the Senior Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
Dr. Icenogle holds a Masters from Talbot Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Music from California State University, Los Angeles, and an M.Div. and D.Min. from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena.
Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet, Senior Associate Pastor for Youth and Families
At Laguna Presbyterian Church since 1992, Rev. Dr. Sweet gives leadership to our youth, families, children, men’s ministry, Christian education, mission outreach and C.E. staff development. He graduated in 1988 from the University of Southern California with a B.A. degree in Psychology. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2000, Steve earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary. Dr. Sweet was ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1992. Steve is currently the Vice Moderator of the Los Ranchos Presbytery. He will take on the responsibility of Moderator in 2020. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three sons.
Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer, Associate Pastor of Congregational Life
At Laguna Presbyterian Church since 2003, Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer gives leadership to our Deacons, Adult Education, Women’s Ministry, and Membership-Fellowship committees. After teaching elementary school for 8 years, Kathy earned the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary in the study and teaching of prayer. Before coming to LPC, she served Irvine Presbyterian Church and Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana. She has also served as the Moderator of Los Ranchos Presbytery, Moderator of the Presbytery’s Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM), member of Presbytery Council, and Commissioner to PC (USA) General Assembly in 2006 and 2012.
Her husband, Dave, is retired from 45 years of teaching math at Corona del Mar High School. Their twin children are Alison, who lives with her husband Scott in Washington, D.C., where she works in web design; and Aaron, who lives with his wife Christen and daughter Emma in Santa Barbara, where they work at Westmont College.