St. Mark UMC Staff

The staff and leadership here at St. Mark is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at stmarkunited@verizon.net.

  • Cynthia Huskey

    pastor


  • Kevin & Tiffany Kishiyama

    Worship leaders

    Kevin and Tiffany met at Westmont College and have been married since 2006. Tiffany is the lead vocalist on piano and Kevin accompanies the praise band on guitar. They have been part of St. Mark UMC’s praise team since 2005 and have been leading worship since 2010. Besides loving to spend time with one another, Kevin enjoys a great bike ride and Tiffany enjoys long walks by the beach. Kevin’s interests include computer programming and personal finance while Tiffany likes to learn about healthy nutrition, watch anime, and do various craft projects.

  • Anne Weger

    pianist

    Anne Weger was born in Indianpolis, Indiana and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She continued her education studying music at Santa Barbara City College, the Music Academy of the West, and California Institute of the Arts. She is a long-time member of the Santa Barbara music community and enjoys sharing her musical gift with her church family.

  • Mandy Abbas

    Office administrator

    Mandy enjoys assisting the friendly St. Mark community from her sunny office at the front of the church. She is a native of Northern California, a Westmont College graduate, and had a career in Christian publishing before focusing on raising her son, who just became a teenager!
    She enjoys her current Masters program through Fuller Seminary, serving on her church missions committee, encouraging people in God's work around the world, and volunteering with international students here in Santa Barbara. In her spare time she can be found teaching deep water exercise class at the Y, taking the dog for a beach walk, or doing anything outdoors with friends.  


  • Amanda Boschke

    Nursery



  • Taundra Pitchford

    pre-school director

    I’ve been in the field of early education for more than 20 years as a teacher, school owner and director. I've had the pleasure of working with St. Mark twice. It’s crazy how life can come full circle. I was the director a few years back and moved to Portland with my family for eight years. My husband and I made the decision to return to California to be closer to family and friends – and yes, we were getting a little tired of the rain. (You just can’t beat Santa Barbara weather!) 


    I love a school where I have the opportunity to connect with families and help teachers grow in the field of early childhood. A school in which, above all, I can engage the children in life-enriching experiences that help them embrace the world around them. St. Mark is that school. We learn, we play, and we enjoy what we do together. I love St. Mark so much that my own twin daughters attended and graduated from pre-k in 2004. Now they're in high school, but I’m sure you’ll see them around once in awhile working with the children. 


    St. Mark Preschool's Website