Pastor Bill Snyder

Pastor Bill Snyder

Senior Pastor

Bill Snyder has served as Senior Pastor at Mission Lutheran Church since 2000. Pastor Bill has a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and a M.Div. from Christ Seminary. He formerly served congregations in Texas, Nevada and Arizona. Pastor Bill has also been a Bridgebuilder consultant since its inception in 1992 and is a Healthy Congregations, New Visions, Crossways, and Prepare/Enrich facilitator. Pastor Bill guides us with a clear vision.

“I believe that what God has called us to do is to look beyond ourselves… I believe we are to be a center for mission. A place where people come because they know that God is going to transform lives through his grace. As we gather we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into the world each day, so that in all we do and all the conversations we have, we bring Christ to that place.”

Pastor Bill is married, the father of two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys golf, reading, sports, and staying busy with never ending home improvement projects.

(949) 831-8820 ext. 203
Email: billsnyder@missionlutheran.org

Deb McGowan

Deb McGowan

Director of Music Ministries

Deb is Director of Music Ministries at Mission Lutheran Church. She joined us as an experienced music director in 2001. Deb leads the children’s choirs, handbell choirs and the Chancel Choir. She graduated from Carthage College with a B.A. in Music Education. Deb sees music as a way of carrying out our mission and vision.

“Music is an important part of worship. It provides an opportunity for people to grow in faith and share their gifts by being leaders in worship. This is true for children, not just adults. It’s important for children to participate in worship. I want children in front to help lead worship as often as I can get them there!”

Deb is married with two children. In her spare time, you can catch Deb on the slopes in Snowmass, playing for the Southern California Children’s Choir, or cooking a gourmet dinner.
(949) 831-8820 ext. 202
Email: debmcgowan@missionlutheran.org

Jamie Beaudry

Jamie Beaudry

Director of Christian Education

Jamie grew up in the Lutheran church and has been a member of our congregation since 1993. Jamie was called into full-time ministry in 2003 and is currently serving as Director of Christian Education for all children and youth. She has a B.A. in Communication Arts and History from University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she played for their Division I Women’s Tennis team. Jamie earned her M.A. in Education from Pepperdine University and has her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Jamie wants youth to grow up to be life-long followers of Christ.

“We are trying to cultivate mature faith in young people so they can carry with them the commandment to love God and one another and integrate their Christ centered beliefs, values, and decisions in their everyday lives.”

Jamie is married with one child. She enjoys sports, movies, walking her dog, and being with her family.

(949) 831-8820 ext. 200
Email: jamiebeaudry@missionlutheran.org

Gregory Braccio

Gregory Braccio

Communications/Worship Leader

Gregory was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. He became interested in art and music at a very early age. He studied graphic design at Fullerton University and has been putting it to good use at Mission since November 2011. Gregory is an accomplished musician and songwriter, and has traveled the world playing music and has written and recorded 2 top-20 Billboard charting singles. He leads the contemporary worship team at the 10 am service.

“I am so very grateful to be a part of the church family here at Mission. I love being able to do what I love the most to glorify God.”

Gregory has been a member of Mission since 2008 and has a wife and two sons. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, going out to dinner and playing his music at local venues.

Email: gregorybraccio@missionlutheran.org

Kimber Smith

Kimber Smith

Pastoral Care Coordinator

Kimber Smith is our Pastoral Care Coordinator.

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Lauren Murphy was recently hired as the Youth Ministry Coordinator. She has been attending Mission Lutheran since she was seven years old and was confirmed here in 2007. She recently moved back to Laguna Niguel after going to school in Chico, CA. She is excited to finish school here and work with our awesome youth. She has always felt that this is her church home and feels so honored to able to have this opportunity. She will be working with the 7th-12th grade students, please feel free to contact me with any ideas or questions in regards to confirmation and high school ministries.

Email: laurenmurphy@missionlutheran.org

Alyssa Midori Harper

Alyssa Midori Harper

Office Administrator

Alyssa was born in Newport Beach and grew up in Irvine, California. She attended the University of California, Irvine and received her BA in Art. She has gone to Mission Lutheran Church ever since she was baptized over 20 years ago and has attended ever since. She helps Lauren with our Young Adults Ministry and often volunteers with the High Schoolers as well! She is an avid tennis player and also has a small business on the side where she designs jewelry! 

Contact the church for any questions!

Email: alyssaharper@missionlutheran.org

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