Staff and Leaders

Staff and Leaders

Pastor at PB UMC
Rev. Lori Leopold

Rev. Lori Leopold

Rev. Lori Leopold is the Pastor at PB UMC and is thrilled to lead a community that lives its faith through love, inclusion and service each and every day.
Sunday School Coordinator

Dart Rhoades

Dart has been a member of PBUMC for 17+ years.  She has raised her three children in our church and considers PBUMC her family’s church home.  Dart has a demonstrated a genuine love for all children.  She worked in the nursery for approximately 5 years and volunteered as a Sunday School teacher prior to that. Having been raised in a Christian home, both of her parents were ordained ministers, she provided the same for her children (whom she calls her…
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Jesse Hodge

Jesse has been part of the UMC family since childhood and specifically at PBUMC for over ten years.  He has participated in various ministries during this time including choir, Sunday School teacher, nursery, children’s choir pianist and co-director, and Stephen Ministry. He still co-leads children’s choir, started Stephen Ministry at our church in 2020, assists with Children’s Ministry, and has now officially joined our team as Director of Education. Jesse is originally from Kentucky, is a veteran of the United…
Music Director

Ron Jessee

Ron has served as Music Director here at PB UMC since 1985. On any given Sunday, you may see him playing organ and piano, directing the choir in uplifting anthems, or sharing his clear countertenor voice in a solo or duet.
Executive Chef – SD Project Grace

Ben Martinez

Ben’s a Pacific Beach local to the nth degree and has over 30 years’ experience taking charge of restaurants. Ben currently serves our Project Grace guests with well prepared meals filled with both taste and nutrition.