Anaheim First Presbyterian Church
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Church Staff
     
Designated Pastor    
Kim Skilling  

Reverend Kim Skilling

Kim Skilling became pastor of First Anaheim in October 2016. She is an Orange County girl who has returned to her roots after serving churches in Maryland, Colorado and Missouri. A graduate of Colorado College and Princeton Theological Seminary, some of her favorite things about being a pastor are opportunities to share stories—God’s and each others'—and to join others in recognizing the presence of God in all the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life. She finds joy and renewal in spending time with her family, traveling the world, reading, binge watching Netflix (often to make treadmill time more tolerable) and laughing with friends. Together, Kim and her husband, Steve Ranney (who is the pastor of Tustin Presbyterian Church), have three children and two grandchildren. They live in West Floral Park, Santa Ana, with their rescued Boxer mix dog, Auggie.

Kim may be contacted directly at pastorkim@anaheimfirstpres.org.

     
Music Staff
 
 
     
 

Dr. David Hughes

Music Director

David was born and raised in the Bay Area and first came to Southern California to attend Biola University after which he met future wife Carol while they both attended USC where David received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Teaching at Azusa Pacific University, says David, allows him to serve the greater So Cal church community with his traveling Bel Canto Women's Choir and the extra joy of training graduate choral conductors toward their Masters degrees in that field. Music missions to Romania, Haiti, Indonesia, England and many of the United States have also allowed David to serve the church on a world scale. Leading the choir and music ministry of Anaheim First alongside Carol is a re-found dream come true!

 

Carol Hughes

Organist/Pianist/Accompanist

Carol is a graduate of Westmont College and holds the Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California. When she is not at the organ console of Anaheim First Pres, Carol accompanies the Concert Chorus and Ensemble Singers of the Southern California Children's Chorus, the Biola University Women's and Men's Choruses, and numerous school choirs. Collaborating with her musical family is her greatest joy . . . and cats!

 

Kathy Wagner

Assistant to the Music Director

Kathy was born in Kentucky and grew up in Northern Indiana, near Chicago. Her family moved to CA in 1963 when Kathy was 15 and promptly joined Anaheim First Pres. Kathy soon became the piano accompanist for the church’s children’s and youth choir director Rachel Beeman. When Rachael died in 1977, Kathy took on Rachael’s role and has continued in it ever since. Kathy is also the church’s wedding and memorial coordinator and a ruling elder. When she isn’t busy with church work, Kathy earns a living as a histologist and professional seamstress. She enjoys singing in the choir, attending musical events, traveling, scuba diving, and two wonderful dogs.

   
 
Admin Staff
 
 
     
 

Church Administrator

Leah Wojtanowicz 

Leah was raised as a Missionary Kid/Pastor’s Daughter in the beautiful country of Thailand (Siam). She speaks Thai fluently and is the oldest of six children. Her hobbies are Muay Thai Kickboxing, Running, Hiking, Swimming, Cooking, Photography, Writing, Music and spending time with her husband, Jonathan.

     
 

Saray Dimas

Nursery & Toddler Care Coordinator

Saray grew up in Anaheim and is currently attending school to receive her teaching degree while she teaches full time at a local Montessori school. She likes doing arts and crafts and crocheting. Though she loves everything about children, some of the things that bring her the most joy are their laughter, smiles, silly jokes, and kind gestures.  Saray sees children as instigators of joy in the world, and is grateful to be coordinating AFPC's Nursery care, working with the little ones of culturally diverse churches on campus every Sunday morning!

     
 

Harvey Taylor

Security / Maintenance Supervisor

Harvey has served this role at Anaheim First for the last seven years. He is also a ruling elder. Now semi-retired, he works as a part-time Cashier and Office Manager at The Islands Golf Center driving range. Harv is a hands-on type-of-guy who enjoys working around the house, golfing, and reading non-fiction. He and his wife of thirty-two years Janet have no children but are suckers for animals. Harv’s favorite is a dwarf macaw he adopted thirty-one years ago.

     
 

Cathy Schamp

Assistant Treasurer

Cathy is a graduate of Chapman University, a retired computer science instructor (Irvine Valley College), married to her college sweetheart Jim (50 years and running) with one adult son and a 20-year old granddaughter. She enjoys traveling, gardening, PEO, attending classical music concerts and singing in the church choir and a vocal jazz group.

     
Abbott Hatch  

Rick Connor

Treasurer

Rick works for Quadramed/Harris in Information Technologies. He has been an on-site customer service representative for the patient and clinical database at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey for the past 18 years. He is married to Virginia (Ginny) and has three children, Carolee, Samantha, and Sean, who are all now married and living in the local area. His favorite activities (besides family time) include watching OCC volleyball, speech forensics, travel, as well as just puttering around the house.

     
Abbott Hatch  

Abbott Hatch

Church Sexton

General handyman and DIY guy, Abbott has lived most of his life in Anaheim and served occasionally as “that guy who sets up for events in the hall”. However, he became more frequently seen on church grounds when asked to run audio equipment for Anaheim Community Theater’s production of “Twelve Angry Jurors”. This became a regular position for all subsequent productions, and, along with a bit of notoriety for small repairs and versatility, led eventually to his current employment with Anaheim First Presbyterian.