ST. PAUL'S STAFF

The staff of St. Paul’s works hard to ensure that everyone who comes on our campus can experience the love of God in worship, in community, in learning, and in service. It is our goal to not only welcome all, but to create opportunities for people to learn and grow, through beautiful worship, great music, inspired preaching, educational opportunities for all ages, and through the opportunity to serve others.

  • The Rev. Kay Sylvester

    Rector  -  kay@stpauls.org

    Kay Sylvester has a long history with St. Paul’s. She served an internship year here in 1998, prior to seminary. She worked here in 2004 as the Welcome Minister. She began serving as a part-time associate priest in 2005, eventually moving to full-time. Upon the retirement of the former rector, she was named “Priest in Charge Under Special Circumstances” for 18 months, then installed as rector in October of 2012. She was married to Cynthia Case at St. Paul’s in June of 2014 by Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce.  When she’s not at church, Kay loves to hike, read, and make music.

  • The Rev. David Milligan

    Associate for Ministry  -  david@stpauls.org

    David has served at St. Paul's for the past 19 years.  His work here has encompassed music, youth, adult education, administration and preaching.  In his 40 years of ministry he has served in seven churches in California and Colorado.  His passion for finding meaning in life has led him to study the spiritual practices and healing modalities of many different cultures. David is an author, composer, and certified energy healer.

  • June Waters

    Parish Administrator  -  administrator@stpauls.org

    June grew up as the kid of an Episcopal priest. Prior to moving to California in 2014, June Waters' work in the nonprofit world included being the curator of education at The Hyde Collection Art Museum and the director of an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters - all in upstate New York where it snows a lot in the winter. She currently lives in Tustin, where she loves the weather, being close to family in Los Angeles, and the inclusive mission of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

  • Cassie Lewis

    Children and Family Minister  -  cassie@stpauls.org

    Cassie comes to us with a background in social work administration, managing programs that served the homeless in San Diego. She also has a lifetime of experience in serving the church, in various denominations and volunteer capacities, which inspired her to do graduate study in Religious Education at Boston College. 

  • Laura Siriani

    Welcome and Communications Coordinator  -  laura@stpauls.org

    Laura has been on staff at St. Paul’s since 2014 following twenty years of experience in the field of marketing.  She is currently a student of Diaconal Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont and a Postulant for the Diaconate in the Diocese of Los Angeles.

  • Debbie Magnussen

    Music Associate

    Debbie has spent a lifetime pursuing music. Her greatest joy is co-creating in the role of accompanist. Ever since she was a young teenager, she accompanied for choirs, soloists, ensembles, instrumentalists, and has herself been a piano soloist. Debbie has been the resident accompanist & piano soloist at St. Paul's for 18 years. She is a piano teacher and serves on the board of the Arrowhead Arts Association.

  • Sue Martin

    Music Associate

    Sue was born and raised in the North of England and grew up singing in an Anglican church choir. She moved to the US in 2002 with her husband, Wesley and has two sons, Harry and Thomas. She has a Music Education degree and is currently working as a general music teacher in three elementary schools in Huntington Beach and also is co-author and teacher of the Music Reading Program with The All American Boys Chorus. Sue has been a member of St Paul's since 2003.

  • Joyce Jones

    Preschool Director

    With over 40 years of teaching experience, Joyce Jones has been the preschool director at St. Paul's Preschool for the past 25 years. In addition to directing she is also an adjunct instructor at Orange Coast College, co-founder of the Orange County Reggio Roundtable for Educators and consultant for the Outdoor Classroom Project.