meet our team:

Program Staff

Meet our staff who lead ministries across our campus and community

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Rev. Fred Jantz

Interim Senior Pastor


Rev. Les Malakian

Parish Pastor


Becky Pombo

Minister to Children


Destiny Robles

Director of Youth Ministry


Matthew Little

Organist / Music Director

Church Staff

Meet our staff who help make the ministries on campus happen

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Rebecca Duque

Business Administrator


Trevor Stroud



Monique Bucknell

Administrative Assistant - Receptionist


Lisa Traughber

Administrative Assistant - Publications

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Denarly Reyes

Audio Visual Technician

Elders and Deacons

Meet our leadership team of elders and deacons


The Elders are given authority and responsibility, along with pastors, to oversee the spiritual health of the congregation as well as the congregation’s faithfulness to God’s mission. Elders shall be elected by the congregation. (ECO Polity, 2.02 The Ministry of Elders).


The current elders of TUPC and their area of oversight are listed below. Chair in green


Tony Ott - Mission

Kadyn Sutherlin - Formation
Burt Vasche - Worship

David Zellman - Worship


Julie Anderson - Worship
Peggy Long-Prevette - Mission

Bob McGrew - Mission

Lamar Owens - Worship

Dennis Bray - Formation

Walt Cooley - Formation

Debbie George - Formation

Terri McNabb - Mission

If you wish to contact an individual elder regarding a concern, please contact the church office.



Ordinarily, the biblical office of deacon shall be utilized by the congregation. Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation. Deacons may also be asked to preach and teach. The congregation shall determine the manner in which they are selected for service. The session shall oversee and direct the ministry of the deacons. (ECO Polity, 2.03 The Ministry of Deacons)


The current Deacons are:


Class of 2022
Diana Beal

Liz Benson
Esther Bradfield
Jeanine Monteith

Julia Swager
David Wolff
Vicky Wolff

Class of 2023
Kim Caskey

Kay Fether

Merilyn Lewis

Alan Reynolds

Patricia Reynolds

Sookie Smith

Lynda Venturini

Jenny Willmarth

Class of 2024

Sandy Bucknell

Judy Glaister

Claire Graham

Chris Ott

Mike Sherman

Paula Sherman

Abel Tagre

Terrie Tagre
Margaret Wolfe