Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff of Laguna Presbyterian Church

Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet, Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet 2014Rev. Dr. Sweet 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.

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Beth A. Pinney, Associate Pastor Worship, Discipleship, and Care

Rev. Beth Pinney graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Beth worked for serval years in the field in Laguna Beach. In 1989, sensing a call to missions through LPC, Beth joined Wycliffe Bible Translators, seeking to work in Community Development. In 1991 Beth went on to receive her Masters of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. Beth received her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. After 25 years serving as the Director of Worship at Laguna Presbyterian Church, she is excited to be serving as a Designated Pastor at LPC. Beth loves to worship, lead small group bible studies, preach, engage with others in small groups, and spiritual formation. Beth has also received her CPE Level 1 from Hoag Presbyterian Hospital.

Beth will be ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament on August 22, 2021.

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