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Leadership

Leadership Team

 
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Chap Clark

Lead Pastor

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is the lead pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. Until March 2018, Chap served as chair of the Christian Discipleship department and professor of Practical Theology and Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, for seven years Chap was also Vice Provost at Fuller in charge of regional campuses and strategic initiatives. He has been the senior editor of YouthWorker Journal, a contributor to Sojourner and “Red Letter Communicator,” and is currently president of ParenTeen™, a nonprofit organization helping adults understand and respond to the developmental and spiritual needs of adolescents and emerging adults. Chap is a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, as well as the author or co-author of 25 books, including the award-winning Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, Sticky Faith, Deep Justice in a Broken World, and Adoptive Church: Creating an Environment Where Emerging Generations Belong.
Before teaching, Chap was on Young Life staff for 15 years as an area and regional director; and for the last 27 years while a seminary professor, Chap has served in a variety of roles in the church and as a consulting producer for a reality television production company. Chap and Dee, an LMFT, have three grown children, and three granddaughters. They currently live in Newport Beach, CA and get away to Gig Harbor, WA when they can.

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Mari Hanson

Program Manager

Mari Hanson is an Executive Assistant at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Biola University and a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University, both in Psychology. She has 10+ years of experience working with at-risk children and families to prevent child abuse by supporting, coaching, educating and providing connection to their communities. Mari resides in Corona del Mar with her husband and two children. Outside of going on adventures with her family, she also enjoys designing jewelry and being outdoors.

Advisory Team

 

RIck Afable

 

Rick Afable has been a member of St. Andrew’s for over 13 years. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian Ministry and has participated in many activities over the years, including Young Life, healthcare services, and local and international missions. Rick is a medical doctor by training, having practiced medicine for almost 20 years. He also is the retired CEO of Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital. Rick is married to Sally Afable, a longtime leader and instructor of Christian ministries, a past Session member at St. Andrew’s, and frequent bible study instructor in Women’s Ministries. Rick and Sally have 2 grandchildren and a faithful golden retriever named Wrigley.

Jeff beck

 

Jeff Beck was born in Chicago and has lived in almost all regions of the U.S. He began work as a city planner in Baltimore, MD and moved to Florida after law school. He became one of the leading bankruptcy attorneys and trustees in the country and has managed the sale, rehabilitation, or liquidation of a number of substantial private and public companies. Over his career, he served as a board member, chair, and/or president of multiple professional and civic organizations. He and his wife, Marilyn have been married for 18 years and spend their time between Corona del Mar and Boca Raton, FL. They joined St. Andrew’s in 2015.

Marilyn Beck

 

Marilyn Beck is a southern California native. She studied and worked in the U.S. and Europe, founding a consulting business for foreign executives in France. Marilyn also oversees her family’s trust fund set up to provide scholarships for seminary students. Established in 1985, over 50 students to date have benefitted from this, including students from St. Andrew’s. Marilyn and her husband Jeff have two adult children and two grandchildren.

 

Glenn Ormseth

 

Glenn Ormseth is a retired Aerospace Engineer with over 40 years experience in mission critical programs for the U. S. Government, including the Apollo moon mission, satellite programs, and strategic
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) systems. As a Program Director, he led the development and testing of a $1.2 billion asset for National Missile Defense. Glenn and his wife Linda were founding members of Irvine Presbyterian Church (IPC) as a church plant in 1976. He was ordained as an elder the following year and has served in numerous leadership capacities at IPC and now at St. Andrew’s as he continues to grow in the Lord.

anita sherbanee

 

Anita Sherbanee has spent her professional career as a licensed attorney and registered nurse specializing in medical-legal litigation since 1988. She and her husband have owned their own business, The Turnip Rose and Elite Catering for over 40 years. She also holds a Master’s in Theology from Fuller Seminary and is an ordained ruling elder within the ECO denomination. She has served in many leadership capacities including President of the Board of Trustees at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. She and her husband live in Costa Mesa, CA and have a shared passion for international travel.