our staff

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,  until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.   Ephesians 4:11-13 (NRSV)

  • Rev. bruce lethbridge  (senior pastor)

    Pastor Bruce has been the Senior Pastor of Orcutt Presbyterian Church since October 1996. He is a graduate of Westmont College and Fuller Theological Seminary. He has a deep love for teaching the Scriptures and a passion for people coming to know the living God who is revealed to us in Jesus Christ.


    "The love of God has reached out to the world in the gift of Jesus. We as his disciples are committed to growing more like him in thought, word, and action. My hope is that we can all discover that the church is not primarily a place you go, but rather the people we are, people who has been called by God's grace into a new life, and a new community. It is my privilege and joy to lead others into this discovery."                                                               

    bruce@orcuttpres.org


  • Rev. israel gonzales   (Associate pastor)

    Israel calls himself a "presbycostal" since he was raised in a bilingual Assemblies of God church, Centro Evangelistico in Oxnard, CA. He received his undergraduate degree in Church Ministry with an emphasis on Evangelism from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK where he met his lovely wife, Ada (aka Eunice), while she earned her degree in Christian Education. They were married in 1996, moved to California in 1997, and began raising a family. Ada is a medical social worker at Marian Hospital and received her MSW from Cal State Northridge in 2013.


    Israel served as Youth Director at Wesminster Presbyterian Church where he was mentored by Rev. Dr. Tim Fearer and encouraged by the congregation to continue his Master of Divinity studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Upon completion of his seminary studies in 2005, Israel became the designated pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church which later united with First Presbyterian Church under his leadership. He enjoyed serving as a catalyst for reconciliation and renewal even all the way through selling the property to the Salvation Army and setting aside the funds for new church development.


    He has been serving at OPC since February of 2012, and he loves to mentor students, preach and teach the Scriptures, cook, and play chess. He serves on the board for "Serve Santa Maria," the Pastors' Network of the Santa Maria Valley, Casa of Hope ( a new faith-based non profit that is working toward establishing a Safe House for trafficked women), and at the presbytery level (church planting). He also loves to volunteer at our local juvenile hall through CareNet, and serves as the chaplain for Hardy Diagnostics. israel@orcuttpres.org

  • mike aguillon   (Commissioned Lay pastor)

    Mike is a longtime elder who graduated from the Lay Leader Training Institute in 2014. In October 2017, he was set apart for service as a Commissioned Lay Pastor at OPC to help provide pastoral care, preaching, oversight over Adult Education, and teaching.


    Mike was born and raised in Santa Maria. In 2010 he retired from a career in Law Enforcement. Mike and his wife Kay, a retired Social Worker who currently serves as a Deacon at OPC, live in Santa Maria and have two grown sons. Mike is a huge Chicago Cubs fan, enjoys golf, and has a passion for serving the Lord!   mike@orcuttpres.org

  • Garry grant   (Commissioned lay pastor)

    Garry is a longtime member of OPC and has been serving on staff since February 2004 as a Commissioned Lay Pastor after completing the Lay Leader Training Institute in 2003. As a CLP, Garry's primary areas of responsibility are Pastoral Care and Office Administration though you may see him involved in various aspects of the church's ministry.


    Garry was born in Arkansas and moved to California's Sacramento Valley in 1964. After graduation from Roseville High School (where he met his wife Sherry) and Sierra Jr. College, he completed his education at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He worked in Business Management for 31 years before his current staff assignment. He has lived in the Santa Maria Valley for over 35 years and can't think of a better place to sojourn. He has been married 45 years to his wife Sherry and those two grown children (Brian and Tracy) are his too.

    garry@orcuttpres.org

  • jenn malone  (Dir. of children/family ministrIES)

    Jenn has been serving at OPC since October 1, 2017, but she has already made a big impact!   She has been a Christian since she was a child, living in foster homes. She learned at a young age the importance and value of leaning on God, learning about Him, and following His lead.


    The kids call her “M.J” (short for Miss Jenn), and she is a firm believer that children belong in the church family. Jenn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Concordia University, Irvine with minors in Cross-Cultural Studies and Sociology. Jenn has always valued the importance of faith, family, prayer and togetherness. She promotes a Bible-based curriculum.


    Jenn is a cheerleader for children and leads our children’s programs including Kids Connection (Sunday School), Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, Movies and Ministry nights, our Kids for Christ (KFC) group, Annual Talent Show, Christmas Pageant AND caroling, as well as our seasonal camps like Vacation Bible School  and Lego Day Camp!  We know.  THAT's A LOT!  And she LOVES it.


    Her hopes for the children are that they have the opportunity to develop faith that “sticks”, friendships that last, confidence based on who they are in Christ, and a growing awareness of their value and place in God's world. 


    MJ also makes time to lead our Junior High Youth Ministry on Wednesday nights from 6pm-8pm called "Agape."  Jenn is married with two beautiful children.

    jenn@orcuttpres.org

  • cindy baeza   (church secretary)

    Cindy grew up in the Santa Maria Valley, and is the voice over the phone, the smile you see when you walk into the office, and the minister who prays and helps so many in our church and community. 


    She is a joy to work with and has been serving in this position since 2004.  Cindy loves spending time with her family, reading books, going on walks and road trips, and hearing people's life stories "with all the juicy details."

    info@orcuttpres.org    

  • Meredith brough   (Chancel choir director)

    Meredith filled in as our interim choir director years ago, but we soon realized that the "interim" part of her title needed to go!  She is such a blessing to us as has re-energized the choir with her creativity, passion, and love for the Lord. 


    You might also see her at Righetti High School where she works at the Attendance Office.  meredith@orcuttpres.org

  • Amy has been a key leader in our church for many years and just joined our staff in May 2018 to continue to help shape and develop our 9:00am worship service in the fellowship hall called "Celebration."


    Amy loves to play the piano, sing, pray, and lead women's Bible studies. She has led countless workshops, youth productions, and Glee Clubs. She and her husband Alfonso stay pretty busy with their four boys too.


    She received her BA in English from Westmont College, MA in English Literature from University College of Ripon and York St. John in England, and a Secondary Teaching Credential from Chapman University. 

    amy@orcuttpres.org


  • haroldine roberts   (organist)

    Haroldine has been serving as our Organist since July of 2013.  She believes the Lord clearly directed her here after growing up with the music of the Church.  


    Haroldine's earliest music memories consist of hearing her father’s quartet practicing. Her dad sang bass and she began piano lessons at the age of 4.  By the age of 8, she was playing the hymns for church, and by the age of 15, she was singing and accompanying choirs and other musicians too.  She went to college to become a nurse and earned both BS and MS degrees.  She also taught nursing and worked at other positions in the health field. She has two children and three grandchildren.


    Having grown up with church music, she finds playing for the Heritage service especially enjoyable and is thankful to be in such a welcoming church family.

    haroldine@orcuttpres.org

  • josh kerley (technical support COordinator)

    Josh began working as Worship Technical Support staff since July 1, 2018, but if you've been at OPC for some time, you'll know that he has been a huge source of help and service during his high school years.  It didn't take long for Josh to get plugged in with playing keyboard for youth on Wednesdays and the congregation on Sundays.  Josh loves music, the church, techs stuff, and running the sound system. 


    Josh graduated high school in June 2018, and is currently attending Allan Hancock College with plans to pursue a degree in computer engineering.  Josh enjoys using sound equipment to promote an atmosphere of worship by making sure the musicians are fully equipped to lead the congregation in praise, and he loves to play the keys on the worship team every opportunity he gets.

    josh@orcuttpres.org


  • Julie coolidge (wedding coordinator)

    Julie has served OPC for 20 years as our wedding coordinator.  She loves to help couples and families with their special day  and strives to make it seamless.  


    If you would like to have a wedding at OPC, please come to our church office so we can share what our process looks like.  Once you  fill out the proper forms and provide the required deposits, we will let you know if the request has been granted and will walk with you as your wedding day approaches. 

    julie@orcuttpres.org