our staff

 
 
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Steve wong // lead pastor

Having lived in Singapore and the US, Steve has cultivated a healthy appetite for all foods and a love for making spaces of belonging for everyone. He is married with two kids and if he’s not making Legos or playing with them, you will most likely find him sipping espresso, playing disc golf or trying to get lost in the San Gabriel mountains. Steve graduated from UC Davis, received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and was shaped in ministry as he served in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 13 years.

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Anita sorenson // spiritual formation

Anita is a graduate of Fuller Seminary with an MA in Theology, Marriage and Family Ministries and a graduate of Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has worked for thirty-five years in her private psychotherapy practice, Doulos, Inc. and also enjoyed offering spiritual direction. She came on staff bi-vocationally as Pastor for Spiritual Formation in 2014. When she is not at work, she is likely in her garden or lost in multiple books.

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doreen rudder // office & properties

Doreen has served several roles here at Pasadena Covenant for the past 18 years. She enjoys growing the gifts God has given this church by building relationships with our ministry partners and seeking and sharing our property with other ministries in need. Doreen has been married for over 20 years and is a mother of 4 amazing children who inspire her to be a better person! When she isn’t at work or running around with her children and attending their activities, you will find her volunteering with the Girl Scouts, Relay for Life and River Trails.

Doreen attended Pasadena City College and received her Associates in Science, Associates in Arts, and her Secretarial Certificate. She then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Business Management and minoring in Dance.

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MINDY GUSTAFSON // CHILDREN’S CHORAL

Mindy has been at Pasadena Covenant Church for 15 years and has served as the Children's Choir Director for 9 years.  Her husband and three children also attend PCC.  She has a Master of Music Education and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, both from Azusa Pacific University.  As a former public school elementary music teacher, she loves watching children experience God's love, grow in their understanding of worship, and learn musical concepts through the songs we sing and stories we tell through singing, instruments, games, and movement.  She also enjoy traveling, hiking in the mountains, walking on the beach, and reading.

Doreen attended Pasadena City College and received her Associates in Science, Associates in Arts, and her Secretarial Certificate. She then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Business Management and minoring in Dance.

 
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BRYAN MAYER // YOUTH MINISTRY COACH

Bryan grew up in South Carolina and loves living in Pasadena. He has been working in youth ministry for a while and loves mentoring and giving students the opportunity to encounter the gospel. He completed a B.S. in Biology from the College of Charleston and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Bryan cares deeply for the community and loves art, comedy, being outside, and listening to music on vinyl. Bryan is married to his amazing wife, Lynn, and they have two children who keep them very busy. Coffee and the gospel are what give him energy to keep going.

THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Children’s Ministry Leadership Team consists of highly qualified members of our church who are passionate about sparking wonder and nurturing spirits in children. The team has decades of experience in the educational sector and brings that wisdom to the program, believing that God speaks to the little ones and invites them into His Plan right from the very beginning!