Leadership Team





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Rev. Joshua Yee

parish associate pastor



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Lydia albert

children's assistant

Lydia is the Sunday School Assistant and a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church.  Lydia has always been active in the Sunday School program and joined the staff in 2013 as the Nursery Attendant. In addition to her work in Christian Education, she also serves as a Deacon at St. Luke’s.  Her genuine love for children and true devotion to this community of faith comes through in all she does, both in the classroom and at St. Luke’s community events.


Linda Braden




Ray Buffer

Choir Sectional Leader



Linda DeLaRosa

Office Manager



Jay Hernandez

Choir Sectional Leader



Izumi Kashiwagi




Marin Miller

Christian Education Coordinator

Marin is the Christian Education Coordinator and Lead Sunday School teacher here at St. Luke’s as well as a Los Angeles-based actor, seasoned theatre artist and a teacher with 8 years in the classroom, 15 on the professional stage and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from The University of The South at Sewanee.  


Gaspar Perez

Building and Grounds Manager



Dr. Stephen Pu

Director of Music

Dr. Stephen Pu is an award-winning music minister, choral-orchestral conductor, pianist, singer, and teacher.  Prior to becoming St. Luke’s Director of Music in 2012, he had led music ministries for ten years.  As a Music Director, he has served UCLA Romantic revival theater, Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, The Relevant Stage, and Arcadia High School, where his students won first prize at Musical Theater Competition of America.  He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Claremont Graduate University and a teaching credential from California State University, Los Angeles.


Tiggy Swallow

Nursery Attendant

Tiggy brings a wealth of experience to the Nursery with an early education degree, over 20 years teaching preschool and a decade of service in Presbyterian sunday school ministry. Tiggy’s expertise in early childhood development is complimented by her cheerful, grounded and welcoming spirit. Certified in First Aid and CPR, Tiggy is assisted by a rotation of volunteers from our congregation who, along with all our church staff, have also complete Child Safety training.


Ann-marie Wrightman

Choir Sectional Leader


Ruling Elders

Dave Sargent – Clerk of Session

Art Auerbach– Personnel

Carlos Assemany– Outreach

Evelyn Chidsey– Christian Education

Cathy Clay– Congregational Life

Paula Di Fiore– Worship

Jan Gardner– Mission

Ted Peet– Building and Grounds

Bob Saurer– Finance


Cheryl Albert-Moderator

Lori Brown

Linda Delarosa

Lee Peet