Fr. John Griffin
Pastor

 

About Father John

A little about me...I began my ministry among God’s people in the Diocese of Monterey in 1977. For almost 40 years I have joyfully worked in six different parish communities. Over the past 27 years, I served three of those communities as their pastor. My style of leadership tends to be consensual; always hoping to include as many people as possible in the visioning process that takes us forward into new encounters with our loving God. I love what I do!

Mary Rose Mackenzie
Asst. to the Pastor

 

About Mary Rose

Mary Rose is a longtime parishioner and volunteer at San Agustin. She offers administrative support to the pastor and other departments and ministries, prepares our weekly liturgy plans, and offers assistance and direction to all those who call or visit our office. Mary Rose is a native Santa Cruzan and enjoys playing the cello at our Sunday morning masses. She is a mother of two and has helped managed her family business, Mackenzies Chocolates,
for over 30 years.

Paula Kiaski
Bookkeeper

 

About Paula

Paula has been in our front office since 2006. As the parish bookkeeper she is primarily responsible for all of our financial records and also serves on our Parish Finance Committee. She manages the electronic tithing, tracks the collection envelope boxes, ensures that the bills are paid, prepares all of our financial reports, and distributes year-end tax statements. She spent ten years in high tech and sixteen years volunteering here at San Agustin before deciding to join our staff. Paula frequently serves as a Eucharistic Minister and can be found near the water with her husband and her two grown sons when she is away from the office.

Debra Van Bruggen
Secretary

 

About Debra

As part-time secretary, Debra enjoys greeting visitors and helping callers over the phone. She offers administrative support to the pastor as well as to the music director and the religious education department. Other duties include editing the parish bulletin and preparing the liturgy for mass at Brookdale Senior Living community in Scotts Valley. Debra has been married for 26 years and has a son. She has taken extensive classes in horticulture and landscape design and is a Master Gardener. She also enjoys painting, drawing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Kristi Wolf
Facilities Coordinator

 

About Kristi

Kristi has been the Facilities Coordinator since 2006. Her responsibilities include keeping an eye on all the systems of the buildings and grounds to insure things operate smoothly and look as they should. This involves engaging the right professional or volunteer for each task. Additionally, for the past four years, Kristi and a team have taken on changing the church environment for each new liturgical season. The focus of this is to create an atmosphere that enhances the worship experience. Kristi first attended San Agustin in 1977 but she, her husband and their two children have called Scotts Valley home since 1997. Kristi most enjoys time with family and friends.

Antoinette Igno
Worship Coordinator

 

About Antoinette

As Worship Coordinator, Antoinette oversees, trains and schedules all liturgical ministers and coordinates our weekend services as well as all special liturgies including weddings and funerals. In addition, she ensures all the vessels and accoutrements of the mass are prepared and in place and manages the various liturgical supplies needed throughout the seasons. Antoinette has also served our parish for many years as a Eucharistic Minister, has helped as a Catechists in our religious education program and assists in our Sacramental Retreats. She is a retired firefighter and mother of two daughters.

Cindy Stone
Music Director

 

About Cindy

Cindy has been our Music Director since 2008 but has been playing the piano at San Agustin since 1988, the year she was confirmed as a part of San Agustin’s first RCIA class. Cindy brings together both liturgical experience and knowledge of the traditions of the San Agustin Community. Cindy and her husband Walt, moved to Scotts Valley in 1981 and their two sons were raised and received their Sacraments here in our parish. Cindy’s true passion is music. She enjoys playing for her own enjoyment, spent five years playing in a rock band, and feels most fulfilled being a part of Music Ministry, working with singers and musicians to enhance the worship experience for all.

Janet Gluch
Director Faith Formation

 

About Janet

Janet has been our Director of Faith Formation since 2012 and an active parishioner for more than 25 years. She oversees all faith related programs at the parish including Religious Education for Youth, RCIA and all other faith development and support programs for adults. Janet is a Master Catechist for the Diocese of Monterey and a Domestic Violence Peer Counselor. She shares her talent and love of dance with us during special liturgical celebrations during the year and also enjoys reading and watercolor painting.

Traci Pisciotta
Asst. Dir. Religious Education

 

About Traci

Traci has been our Asst. DRE since 2006. Besides general program administration, records, and communications, her main focus is to coordinate the Primary Grade Rel. Ed. Program and help prepare children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Additionally, she also now manages the parish website. Traci grew up in Scotts Valley and is one of the original parishioners of San Agustin. She spent twelve years working in high tech before joining our staff to serve the youth and families of our parish. When not at the church, Traci can be found attending school, sports and other activities in which she, her husband and three teenage children are involved.