Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church is staffed by a dedicated group of individuals waiting to help you, and there are a number of ways to get in touch with them. From e-mail to telephone, LNPC is set to receive your prayer requests, comments, suggestions, concerns, assistance, and more.
For specific information on how to contact LNPC, and the people you should talk to when you do send us your thoughts, please read below:
Pastor: Rev. James Szeyller
As a senior pastor, Jim has expanded on his passions of youth, missions and evangelism, to embrace both worship and spiritual formation as transformative experiences for every member of the church family. Jim maintains a strong interest in church revitalization and growth as well as exploring what church can become in our rapidly changing culture and world.In his spare time Jim still enjoys almost all sports with particular passions for the Chargers, Padres, and New York Rangers. Jim enjoys travel with his wife Becky, particularly to the Holy land, as well as reading, fishing, gardening, and anything to do with his grandchildren.
Pastoral Care Associate: Rev. Anette Rihovsky
Anette’s unique combination of her cultural background, education, and experience led her to LNPC. Guided by the Holy Spirit and her love for providing pastoral care to the community, she wants to remind everyone that Jesus is the ultimate healer for all people.
She graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena with a Master of Divinity, where she also began work on a Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis on Soul Care. She is a board-certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy and is an ordained pastor in the PCUSA. Anette has worked in many roles during her career of professional ministry and soul care, including as the staff chaplain at a local hospital.
Originally from Sweden, Anette came to the United States to earn her pilot license and single-engine certification. Anette and her husband George have three children and three grandchildren. When not at church, they enjoy flying single engine planes over the Pacific Ocean and spending time with their grandchildren—especially taking them out on boat excursions to see dolphins. Anette loves all animals, but none more than her rescue dog Grace, who is a great role model for living each day with gratitude for having been saved.
Director of Children and Adult Spiritual Formation: CM Hourigan
My family has been attending LNPC for over 5 years now. I find joy in living a Christ centered life and love seeing my daughter growing up in Christian faith.
I have worked with children nearly my entire adult life. Whether leading summer camps, teaching theater classes, after school enrichment classes, directing our LNPC Christmas Pageant or volunteering, I have been surrounded with the joy of children for decades. I was the director and owner of a Performing Arts Academy for children Pre-school age through High School where I was fortunate to see children’s confidence unfold and grow. I am thrilled to be working with our LNPC children and their growing faith!
I love music! Songwriting is a passion of mine. I enjoy spending time with my parents, my husband Patrick, and my daughter Sienna who has been joyfully learning, singing, and laughing at LNPC since she was in kindergarten.
Music Minister: Lee Lee Truong-Sawicki
Lee Lee joined LNPC in the fall of 2006. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education with a Vocal-Choral Emphasis from California State University, Fullerton and is certified in the Orff-Schulwerk Music and Movement for Children teaching approach. She has completed Master Classes in Conducting, attended numerous conducting symposiums, and is certified in the Orff-Schulwerk Music and Movement for Children teaching approach. Currently, Lee Lee follows her passion of enabling and educating children in Khoi Chorus and Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church.
Organist: Suk Choi
Suk learned to play piano at an early age. As a child, she accompanied the choir at her family’s church, where her piano teacher directed. Ever since, she got the bench of either piano or organ whenever there was one. She went on to obtain a B.A. in Piano from Seoul National University. When her children started school, she pursued her Master’s degree in Organ Performance from SUNY Buffalo with the encouragement of her husband. In 2004, she and her family moved to Southern California and she joined Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church that same year. She loves to play Mark Hayes’ piano music. She and her family enjoy Southern California living, especially the variety of ethnic food.
Office Manager: Stephanie Muck
Stephanie joined the staff at LNPC in January of 2020. After working for an iconic California candy company for almost 10 years, she feels blessed to apply her administrative skill-set as office manager and enjoys helping others to keep things running smoothly around the LNPC campus. Originally from the Bay Area, she moved to Mission Viejo with her husband, Steve, in 1998. Together, they have four adult children and three grandchildren, who all love to vacation together at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center at Lake Tahoe in the summer. Steve and Stephanie joined LNPC as members in December of 2021. When not in the office, Stephanie enjoys traveling, reading historical novels, and e-biking.
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