Ministers and Staff

Rev. Sian Wiltshire

When I was five years old, I asked my mother “What is God?” Since it was the 1960’s, she replied “God is Love.” That seemed to make perfect sense then and it still does today! As I’ve grown, however, I had to define for me what “love” is, as it gets overused in this culture.…

Beth Syverson

Beth Syverson has been with OCUUC since 2001, first as Pianist, and later her position broadened to Music Director. She plans and arranges the music for worship on Sunday mornings, provides piano music during services, and directs the Orange Coast Choir. She is also the artistic director of OCUUC’s concert series—Orange Coast Concerts—which features several eclectic…

Karen Magoon Pearson

Karen Magoon Pearson has been the Director of Religious Education at OCUUC since 2016. She administers our Religious Education for Children and Youth (RECY) program, managing our volunteer teachers, paid caregiving staff, Sunday morning curricula, and special programs and events throughout the year. She is especially passionate about helping families find their place at the…

Sarah Jones

Sarah has been our office manager since 1999. Sarah’s office is the hub of church activity. She coordinates the church calendar and building use, supervises distribution of the newsletter, prepares the order of service, maintains the church database, mailing list, and directory—and welcomes all with a smile! Sarah maintains office hours Monday–Thursday, 10:00–2:00; Sundays 9:00–1:00.…

David Nuñez

David began working at OCUUC in 2005, and is in charge of building maintenance and setting up for worship services and special events. David lives in Fountain Valley with his wife, Yesenia, and their children. David also works as a facilities and maintenance technician for a large property management company.

Rev. Karen Stoyanoff

Karen Stoyanoff, OCUUC Minister Emerita, was minister of OCUUC from 1998-2011. There is a lot of light shining in the world: the bright glow of love, the fiery light of commitment, the gentle, steady light of peace, the sparkling light of hope and joy. Whenever we reflect these lights out into the world by our…