Our Staff


  • Rev. Paige Eaves

    lEAD pASTOR

    Pastor Paige brings to the UJMC pulpit her love of scripture, delight in storytelling, and passion for the church's mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


    She is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia,  where she received a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis on Christian Education. She also has a Masters of Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Pastor Paige has served churches throughout the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2002.  

     

    Prior to attending seminary, she was the Executive Director of the Sierra Service Project, which creates opportunities for church youth groups to serve in Native American and inner-city communities throughout the West. 

     

    She is active with Progressive Christians Uniting and the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative and connected to Orange County networks of faith-based communities working for peace and justice.

     

    Pastor Paige is married to professional musician Forrest Robinson, a partnership that enhances her ministry and ups her Cool Factor.  

     

    Pastor Paige also brings to her ministry years of improvisational acting training; a full passport with its corresponding stories of adventure and misadventure; enough Japanese language to entertain UUMC's Nozomi congregation; a guitar, a ukelele, and a trombone. 



  • Andrew Ponder Williams

    Administrator                                                                                           Director of Young people's Ministries

    Andrew is a lifelong United Methodist who has been a part of church leadership at the congregational, regional, and international levels.  Here at University, Andrew directs our marketing, publications, manages the church office and our facilities, and leads our programs for youth and for the students at our nearby universities.  



  • Joan Lundbohm

    Director of Children's Ministry

    Joan comes to us with an Early Childhood background.  Joan has served as both a Children's Ministry Director and a Preschool Director for many years.  Joan is currently serving on two preschool boards and is a Director Mentor who continues to mentor other Preschool Directors.  Joan has a passion for Jesus and children.  Joan also enjoys creating programs for parents and special events for children.  

  • John Carpenter received both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Chapman University. He joined the staff of University Church as Director of Music in the fall of 1975. From the beginning, he has led the Chancel Choir, an ensemble that has become recognized as one of the premier church choirs in Southern California. He has also directed Our Generation youth choir and Kingdom’s Kids children’s choir. John is married to Suzanne (Suzie) and is the father of Tiffany, UUMC’S currentdirector of Noiseful Joy.

  • wan-chin chang

    ACCOMPANIST

    Wan-Chin received her doctorate from USC in musical arts - piano performance. In addition to playing for UUMC worship and concert events, she serves as adjunct faculty at Soka University; Associate Faculty at MiraCosta College; and Piano Department Director at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI. Dr. Chang excels at violin as well. She joined the UUMC staff in 2014.

  • CATHERINE Evans

    CHILDREN'S MUSIC ACCOMPANIST

    Accompanist FOR Kingdom's Kids

    Cathy Evans has been a member of UUMC Irvine since she was three years old, the Noiseful Joy Children's Choir Accompanist since 2001, and a member of the ReJoySing sextet since 2014.  Cathy completed eight levels of Guild and Certificate of Merit in Piano History from CSUF, and was an Author and Editor of the Welabaethan Honors History Journal, and also enjoyed playing Tuba in the Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble.  Since 2007, Cathy has worked for Squar Milner LLP, and accounting and financial services firm in Newport Beach as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner, HR and Tax Departments, and coordinates their real estate, restaurant, and financial services industry groups.  However, one of her greatest joys is working with the next generation of UUMC Irvine's children and fostering their love of the Lord and music.  

  • Jeff Moretti was born and raised in Southern California. He has been a part of the United Methodist Church since he was 5 years old. It was in high school that he discovered his passion for computer visual arts and went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Cal State University in Fullerton. Jeff has been attending UUMC since 2007 where he both creates and runs the visual presentations for the worship services.

  • Cyndi McCormick was born and raised on a working farm in rural Indiana. She attended Purdue University and Orange Coast College as she pursued her love of teaching, first in Elementary schools and finally in the Early Childhood environment. 

  • Pastor hongyun won

    Pastor Hongyun Won (Brandon) was appointed to serve University UMC as the Associate Pastor and as the Lead Pastor for the Irvine Dream Korean UMC in 2015. He attended the Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul and the Claremont School of Theology.