Pastor Bob arrived at PB UMC in July 2014, and is most recently from Grand Island, Nebraska. Bob grew up in Southern California, married Beth in 2000, and they have two gregarious boys!
Pastor Christopher joins PB UMC in an unusual capacity. While serving his full-time appointment as Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of San Diego, he chooses Pacific Beach UMC as his Charge Conference and offers regular leadership in worship, preaching, teaching, community engagement, pastoral care, and other ministry areas.
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.
Dee Baraw, Youth Ministry Coordinator for PB UMC, has been active in youth ministry for over twenty years, both as a professional and as a volunteer. Born in Santa Clara, California, Dee grew up in the Methodist church.
Malea Sandstrom, our Sunday School Coordinator, definitely has roots in Pacific Beach. She still lives in the same house that she grew up in, and she attended the same schools that both of her sons later did–from Pacific Beach Elementary through Mission Bay High.
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.