Pastor Julie is from Glendale, CA and graduated from the University of Southern California with BA's in Journalism and English. She was nurtured in faith in Jesus Christ through Grandview Pres in Glendale, entering Fuller Theological Seminary for a Masters of Divinity and,finishing her degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1989. After 10 years as a substance abuse counselor she entered full-time ministry at Clifton Presbyterian, VA as Associate Pastor in 2001.
In January 2006 she was called as Associate Pastor at Palm Desert Pres., and after 10 years there came to St. Andrew Pres. as Interim/Head of Staff, in July 2016. She has a passion for women's spiritual nurture and understanding our changing culture. She is a Mentor Pastor in the PCUSA and has led women's retreats in Southern California. She is a member of the Presbytery of Riverside and serves on the New Worshipping Communities Committee and Partners in Ministry. She has a certificate in spiritual direction with the Transforming Center in Chicago.
A resident of Indio for 12 years, she loves to hike and has completed "The Palm Springs Tram Challenge" four times!
Bob Bruce, Office Manager
Polly Schiff, Director of Music
Karen Luoto, Director of Bell Choirs
May LeRoy, Pianist
Jeff DeBeck, Custodian