St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Meet the Staff

 MINISTRY STAFF

 

Pastor Scott Christenson, Senior Pastor

Email: pastorc@splsorange.org 

 

"Pastor C" has been the Senior Pastor since 2014. He graduated from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois in 1992 and from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1996. Pastor C is married to Linda and they have two sons. He enjoys playing the acoustic guitar and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Cubs.

 

Pastor Eric Robinson,  Associate Pastor

Emaileric.robinson@splsorange.org 

 

Pastor Robinson has served as our Associate Pastor since 2016. He graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 2005 and from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2009. Pastor Robinson is married to Katy and they have one son. He enjoys building and flying drones, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

 

 

 


Pastor Bil Hood, Pastoral Assistant
 
Pastor Hood has been on staff since 2015. He has his B.A. Communications, University of Washington, 1991; S.M.P. Ordination, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 2013. He's married to Kim.  They have one son and one daughter. Pastor Hood enjoys music, reading, pop-culture trivia, Seattle sports teams.
 

 


Tom Bredehoft,
Worship Arts Minister
 

Tom as been on staff since 1985. He has his A.A. Honolulu Community College, 1979; B.A. Director of Parish Music, Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 1982; M.A.R. Worship Studies, Liberty University Theological Seminary, Lynchberg, Virginia, 2009. He is married to Carmen.  They have one son and 2 stepdaughters. Tom enjoys oceans, mountains, deserts, fishing, gardening and thunderstorms.

 

 

 

 


Joy Kaufmann, Director of Christian Education (DCE)

 

Joy has been on staff since 2015. She has her B.A. Education and Theology, Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 1994. She is married to Tim Kaufmann, a DCE on staff.  They have one son and one daughter. Joy enjoys sewing, gardening and entertaining friends.

 

 

 
Tim Kaufmann, Director of Christian Education (DCE)
 

Tim has been on staff since 2015. He has his B.A. Education and Theology, Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 1992. He is married to Joy Kaufmann, a DCE on staff.  They have one son and one daughter. Tim enjoys computers and technology, movies, traveling and going to the Disney parks.

 

 

 

 

 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 

 

 
Kathy Borg, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Pastors
 

Kathy has been on staff since 2001. Her college education is from Fullerton Junior College, Fullerton, California, 1975; Westcoast College, Westminister, California, 1978. Kathy is married to Ken.  They have four grown children and six grandchildren. She enjoys family, cooking/baking, scrapbooking, music, outdoors, reading and the Hallmark Channel.

 

 
Byanca Smith, Business Manager

 

Byanca has been on staff since 2016.  Byanca is a 2009 graduate of Cal State Fullerton, with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  Byanca and her husband Tim have one son.

 

 

  

 

MAINTENANCE STAFF

 

  

 
Darren Malchow, Maintenance
 

Darren is married to Priscilla. They have four children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Henry Nevarez, Facilities Manager
 

Henry is married to Anna. They have two children.

 

 

 

 

 

HISPANIC MINISTRY

 

 
Pastor Sam Gomez, Hispanic Ministry Pastor
Email: samygo4@att.net 
 

Sam is the founder and leader of Grace Latino Ministries.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Carlos Velazquez, Vicar
 

Carlos has serving St. Paul's through Grace Latino Ministries since 2015. He has his BA Law 2001 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, México City; postgraduate Studies Business Strategies Tecnológico de Monterrey, México City  2010 and is currently enrolled at Concordia University Irvine CA. Carlos is married to Erika. They have one daughter and one son. Carlos enjoys traveling, reading, sports, movies, Italian & Argentinian food.