R. Winston Presnall, Pastor

Pastor R. Winston Presnall has been the Head of Staff at FPCO for 14 years after serving pastorates in Illinois, Texas, and New Mexico. He graduated with his Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. Pastor Winston serves on the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos, is a member of the steering committee for Progressive Christians Uniting, active in social justice ministries, an organizer of the Sunday Night Together dinner for the hungry. He numbers among his hobbies/interests: reading, golfing (when time permits), cooking and telling humorous stories.  Contact him at: rwinston@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 109.

Caitlin Giusta, Director of Music

Caitlin earned her B.M. degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands in 2010. During her four years at the U of R she had the opportunity to study music pedagogy and the Kodaly Method at the Kodaly Institute in Kesckemet, Hungary. Concurrently, she earned her teaching credential from the School of Education. After teaching elementary music in East Palo Alto, CA and high school choir at Citrus Hill High School in Perris, CA, she has found her home teaching middle school at Ramona Middle School in La Verne, CA. Caitlin is currently working on her Masters in Music in Chorale Conducting at California State University, Los Angeles. She continues to perform with various ensembles in Southern California including: Riverside Master Chorale, Vox Femina Los Angeles and currently with Pacific Chorale. Contact Caitlin at: caitlin@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 104.

Lynn Winn, Business Secretary

Lynn joined our staff in September 1999. Her primary duties as Business Secretary include accounts payable and receivable, preparation of financial statements, accounting of contributions, payroll, insurance and a variety of other duties!  In her spare time, you will find Lynn reading or shopping!  Lynn and her husband, Tracy, live in Orange. They have two sons, Nicholas, 29 and Nathan, 28. Contact her at: lynn@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 108.

James Keniston, Director of Communications

James joined our staff in 2013 and is responsible for church communications such as emails, bulletins, newsletters, and signage on campus as well as various other administrative and operational tasks. He has a bachelors degree in fine art and has worked previously with artists, galleries and in retail providing logistical and administrative support. He has also worked as a museum guide. James is originally from London, England and is also an artist & illustrator. His interests include cycling, travel, cooking and playing the banjo. Contact him at: james@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 106.

Violet Fenton – Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries

Violet, a wife and mother of three, comes to us after 8 years of taking care of her home and her children. Violet has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, from the University of Nevada. She has recently completed her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, from Capella University. From January 2015 to the present, Violet owned and operated a small online boutique business featuring women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. Before her own business, she worked as a Pre-K Teacher creating and implementing lesson plans in language arts, math, drama, science and art. Prior to this Violet worked as Assistant to the Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church in Las Vegas. She is also a trained ballet dancer! Contact Violet at: cyfm@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 110.

Debby Lewicki – Director of Childcare, Orange Presbyterian Pre-School

Debby has worked within the preschool field for over 25 years. She holds an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelors of Science in Child Development, and a Master’s in Education. Debby has California Child Development Permits as a Master Teacher, a site supervisor, and a Program Director and is certified in Infant/Child/Adult – 1st Aid/CPR/AED, Mandated Reporter, California Child Care Preventive Health and Safety, Child Care Orientation Steps 1 & 2 as required by Title 22. When she is not working, she enjoys bike rides with her husband Roger, going on long walks with her children, Susanna, 24 and Jerry, 22, visiting her parents in Nevada, baking, playing card and board games with friends and family, and Skyping with her niece in Japan. Debby resides in Placentia with her husband and children. Her favorite Bible Verse is Philippians 4:13 (NIV) “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” Contact Debby at debby@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 112.

Teresa Bernal – Assistant Director of Childcare, Orange Presbyterian Pre-School

Teresa is the Assistant Director of Childcare at the Orange Presbyterian Preschool. She is a fully qualified preschool teacher under the educational requirements of the State of California Title 22. Teresa has worked in the Child Care field for 20 years and has been working at OPPS for 7 years. She is certified in CPR and First Aid. She says: “I love working with children and being a Pre-K teacher is my chosen career. In my spare time I like to go to Angel games, go on weekend getaways, to Disneyland, and spend as much time with my family and friends as I can.” Favorite quote: “A person is a person no matter how small” – Dr. Seuss. Contact Teresa at: preschool@firstpresorange.org or Ext. 112.

Bruce Scott – Facilities Manager

Bruce’s duties include overseeing the maintenance and repairs on both the church and Grand Street Center property. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry and has been a member of our church for 35 years, participating in the music and youth ministry programs and as an elder on Session. When he is not watching football or Nascar he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two awesome granddaughters! Contact Bruce at: bkjscott@pacbell.net.

sarahtannasSarah Tannas, Junior High Ministries – Youth Leader

Sarah is responsible for many of the activities that we provide for our youth on Tuesdays. She is a native of Orange, CA. and has a background in visual communications and advertising. She has a huge heart for middle schoolers and is excited to see what God has planned for the future of the church and its youth! Her goal is to provide a safe, fun and creative environment where middle schoolers can learn about the gospel, their special God given gifts and abilities and have the opportunity to come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A place where they are accepted, loved and heard at all times. She has 3 kids and her days are very full “just” being mom. Contact Sarah at: sarahkathleent@gmail.com.

Grace Kim – Organist / Accompanist

Originally from South Korea, Grace Hyeyeon Kim received piano lessons from the age of 5 and began accompanying for church services and choirs at 9 years of age. She eventually went to Yonsei University in Korea where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ performance and church music, while also serving as a church organist. Soon after she emigrated to the United States in 2003. She held a position as a church organist at First Presbyterian Church in Torrance, and in 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Fullerton. As a soloist, she has performed at many churches in Korea and in the United states. She featured as a soloist for North Orange County concert series in 2010. When she isn’t at the organ bench, she has accompanied many choirs, including the Pomona college choir and Fullerton School district high school choirs. She continued her studies in organ with Carey Robertson, who is on the faculty of Claremont University. She lives in Irvine with her husband, Daniel, and her son, Christian, who is twelve years old. She loves traveling with her family. Contact Grace at: hyeyeonk@yahoo.com.