Our Team

Immanuel Presbyterian Church has a committed team focused on supporting and growing our worship community that includes the Staff and Elected Leaders (Session/Elders and Deacons). Along with our Members, all of these roles contribute to strengthening our church community.

ANDREW (ANDY) SCHWIEBERT, Transitional Co-Pastor
aschwiebert@immanuelpres.org   |  213.389.3191 x302

Rev. Andy Schwiebert joined Immanuel Presbyterian Church staff as Transitional Co-Pastor in October of 2017.

Prior to that Andy served the First Congregational Church of Pasadena for 8 years as Lead Pastor of New Ministries and over the past year was a part-time faith-rooted organizer at Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice.

Andy has also served as Director of Recruitment at Claremont School of Theology, was the Director of the Interfaith Council for Economics & Justice in San Jose, was a worker and community organizer with Justice for Janitors (SEIU-USWW), and has led voter registration, worker solidarity and immigrant rights organizing efforts in Arizona and Northern California.

Originally from Arizona, Andy studied as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley before working for 3 years in Mexico and Colombia with the Latin-America-rooted, peace and justice organization Witness for Peace/Accion Permanente por la Paz. Andy met his wife, Rev. Allison Mark (a United Methodist pastor) in seminary at the Pacific School of Religion, where he completed his Master of Divinity. They have two young daughters: Kaira (3) and Amara (1).

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VIRGINIA BEABOA
Director of Operations
virginiabeaboa@immanuelpres.org
213.389.3191 x303

NIAMBY RENDON
Food Pantry Coordinator
niamby@immanuelpres.org
213.389.3191 x321

LUPE MALTEZ
Weekend Receptionist
213.389.3191 x301

ROBERTO PEREZ
Handyman
213.389.3191 x301

SEPTEMBER PENN
Interim Part-time Worship and Music Director
septemberpenn@immanuelpres.org
213.389.3191 x311

MARANTHONY APARICIO
Worship Admin & Events Coordinator
maranthony@immanuelpres.org
213.389.3191 x309

VANESSA GONZALEZ
Front Desk Receptionist
vanessagonzalez@immanuelpres.org
213 389 3191 x301

Elected Leaders

SESSION (ELDERS)

The Immanuel congregation is led by the Session, a group of Elders who oversee the spiritual and organizational health of the church. The Session is akin to a Board of Directors. The stated monthly meeting of the Session takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month, and is open to any member who is interested in attending. The Session approves the budget, reviews financial reports, interviews and receives new members, and makes decisions about the worship life and various uses of the building. Elders also serve communion, address members’ concerns and needs, and lead ministries and events in the life of the church. The nominating committee nominates the Elders, and the congregation elects them to 3-year terms during the annual congregational meeting.

BOARD OF DEACONS

The Deacons meet monthly to coordinate care for members and constituents in need. In addition to visiting members who are in hospitals, nursing homes, or are home bound, Deacons administer the Deacon Fund. The nominating committee nominates Deacons, and the congregation elects them to 3-year terms during the annual congregational meeting.

Come, and join us for Services on Sundays and Wednesdays, and explore ways to Get Involved.

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