Born and raised in San Diego, California, “Pastor G” is a proud third-generation native Californian. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego; studied at San Francisco Theological Seminary; and has his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1981, he has served churches in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and the Central Coast. His passion is for worship, spirituality and sacrament is the base from which the Church is equipped to serve the world. He is married to Rachel, has a daughter, Jennifer, in Arizona, and shares his home with three cats.
Sarah Jane Scott is a born and raised northern Virginian who moved to California in pursuit of a music education degree from California Polytechnic State University. She is very excited and eager to join the team at Trinity UMC as she approaches her first quarter at CalPoly and looks forward to being a part of the community. She grew up in the music ministry program at Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas, VA, and began singing in choirs and studying the piano at the age of five. She has also had the privilege of participating in choral concerts throughout the Capitol, some of which took place at the Masonic Temple and the National Cathedral.
In addition to her musical background, Sarah Jane has spent a great amount of time on stage. Over the past two decades Sarah Jane has performed in, accompanied, and musically directed dozens of musical theater performances around the D.C. Metropolitan area. She also had the opportunity to study drama at the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, D.C. for a year.
I absolutely love working here at TUMC where there are so many kind and welcoming people. I grew up in Boulder Colorado and moved to Yosemite National Park where my two children were born. And skipping to more recent, I retired in 2011 from the CA. Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento as an Analyst and moved to the central coast shortly thereafter. I have two amazing grown children, my daughter is a Captain/Firefighter/Paramedic in Cambria and my son is a Firefighter/Battalion Chief in Yosemite National Park. I have two fantastic grandsons that are the love of my life. I live here in the wonderful community of Los Osos with my short, stubby, corgi dog, Radar. Life is good!--
Kasey is a proud graduate of Mills College. Kasey is the one who deserves the credit for the great look of our online worship. Kasey is exceptionally creative and is an accomplished artist. She has shared this talent in our online services and elsewhere.
Kasey has her degree in philosophy and a passion for people. She is devoted to sharing Jesus' message of love for one's neighbors (and enemies) and approaches her ministry through the lens of social justice.
Before the pandemic, Kasey also facilitated our Monday Night Home Group where she encouraged the participants to consider how they can live out Jesus' teachings in their everyday lives.
Kasey has worked in education (and with special needs individuals) since 2006. In her "day job" she works as a special education paraprofessional and specializes in working with children on the autism spectrum.
I grew up in San Luis Obispo where I graduated from Cal Poly with a BS in Psychology and Human Development. I have been at Village Children's Center for the past 9 years.
I enjoy hiking in Montana de Oro and listening to live music around the Central Coast. My life is blessed!