Meet Our Staff

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Pastor

Andy Rausch

Andy Rausch is a native to Salinas, and taught school in southern Monterey County before attending seminary at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.  Andy then served the First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Iowa, before returning to California where he served as the Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo.  Andy brings a vast experience in working with youth and children to his ministry at Northminster Presbyterian Church, as well as a loving heart for people of all ages.  He is single, and has one cat, Cobbler.

Tel: 831-449-2717

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Director of Music

Dana Vivit

Dana directs the Chancel Choir, the primary choir at Northminster Presbyterian Church, as well as the Chancel Bells and the F*L*O*C*K children's music program.  Dana has her BA in music from San Jose State University, and teaches music in the Soledad Unified School District as well as privately.  Dana is married and has two grown sons and four delightful grandchildren.

Tel: 831-449-2717

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Secretary

Micki Brown

Micki has been the Church Secretary of Northminster for more than 20 years.  She considers it God's greatest blessing to be allowed to serve her wonderful NPC family and our community in whatever way they need.  Micki has a passion for the Body of Christ... and for animals, especially her 16 fur and feathered children.

Tel: 831-449-2717

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Organist

Clarie Vincent

Claire has been the organist at Northminster Presbyterian Church for 30 plus years.  She teaches piano and organ privately.  Claire is married with two grown children and 4 grandchildren.

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Preschool/KinderPrep Director

Amanda Robles

Amanda has been teaching at the Northminster Preschool/KinderPrep, and is now the director. Amanda brings a great deal of energy and excitement to the program.

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Day Care Site Supervisor

Teresa Rico

Teresa brings a great deal of experience and excitement to the Northminster Day Care Center.

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Parish Associate

Bill Lane

Bill is a native of Salinas, where he attended North Salinas High School and Hartnell College. Bill graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Biology, and then from McCormick Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity.  Bill has served as an associate pastor for youth, children and families at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Riverside, California, Community Presbyterian Church in Vallejo, California, and at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bill also volunteers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and assists with the tech work here at Northminster.

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Custodian

Jesse Perez

Jesse works for California Towing as well as keeping Northminster clean and shiny. Jesse has his BA from California State University, Monterey Bay, and has been part of the Northminster family for a long time!