Senior Pastor

Reverend Robert Fuesler

robertfuesler.spministries@gmail.com

Pastor Robb has been Minister at St. Paul's since 2016.  Previously working in Child Protective Services and as a Deputy Probation Officer, the Reverend Fuesler has been in full-time ministry since 1993 and obtained his Master's of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology in 1996.

Pastor Robb and his wife Jen have three children: 

Andy, Abi, and Riah. 

Associate Pastor

Reverend Susan Juergensen

susanjuergensen.spministries@gmail.com

Pastor Susan was ordained the same year as Pastor Robb, also in the California - Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Reverend Juergensen earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Indiana University, and a Master's of Divinity from Drew Seminary, NJ. Pastor Susan lives with her husband Mark, their children Drew and Mara, two dogs, and various foster kittens in San Diego. 

Director of Children's Programs

(birth - 5th grade)

Jenni Nesbitt

jenninesbitt.spministries@gmail.com

Jenni was born and raised in Minnesota, and earned a Criminal Justice degree, with a minor in Community Studies, from St. Cloud State University. She went on to earn a Master's in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. Jenni brings a wide range of professional experience to this position, including experience as a police officer and preschool teacher.  She and her Naval officer husband have two children.

Director of Youth Programs

(grades 6-12)

Liz Flage

lizflage.spyouth@gmail.com

Liz was raised in Coronado and graduated from Westmont College in 2009 with degrees in Biology and Psychology.  Liz previously worked at a Christian camp near Santa Cruz, at Sea World, and with the Padres organization. She joined the staff at St. Paul's in 2015.  She and her husband live in San Diego, 

and she remains an avid Padres fan.

Children and Youth Intern

Stephen Fitch

stephenfitch.spministries@gmail.com

Born in the Netherlands, and raised in America, Stephen enjoys playing soccer, making music, hiking, and reading. He double-majored in Religious Studies / Sustainable Development, and worked for the past two years in Methodist campus ministry, at Appalachian State University, North Carolina. After Summer '18 in Coronado, working with Children and Youth programs, Stephen will begin studies at Duke Divinity School in Raleigh, NC. 

Music Director

Charlie Higgins

stpauls.coronadoumc@gmail.com

Charlie coordinates all aspects of St. Paul's music program.  A Coronado resident since 1984, he arrived at St. Paul's in 1999.  Charlie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Music & Education from SDSU and Chapman University.  He plays jazz piano professionally and also teaches piano.  Charlie and his wife live in Coronado.

Praise Band Leader

Frank Meely

stpauls.coronadoumc@gmail.com

Frank was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  He attended Spring Arbor University

where he obtained a degree in Worship Arts Leadership - Drama Concentration, and a Minor in Psychology.  

Frank has lead worship and worked in a variety of church ministries throughout San Diego.

He currently lives in La Costa and teaches

piano, voice, saxophone, theory, and songwriting

in addition to leading worship here at St. Paul's.

David is a native of Kansas and graduated from KU with a degree in Music Education.  Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and reported to Pearl Harbor, HI.  In Honolulu and San Diego, David has served as church organist and sung in opera and civic choruses.  He joined the staff of St. Paul's in 1996 and lives in San Diego.

Coordinator of

Operations and Support

Megan Pontes

Megan was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC. She majored in Business Administration and minored in Psychology at the College of Charleston, and later earned an MBA from the University of Florida. Now living in San Diego with her husband and their two dogs, Megan began attending St. Paul's in 2011 and sings in the praise band.

meganpontes.spministries@gmail.com

Facilities Manager

Marty Horvath

stpauls.coronadoumc@gmail.com

Marty grew up on the island and is a long-time member of St. Paul's.  He formerly served as Director of Youth Ministries prior to serving in the US Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions.  Marty oversees the upkeep of the church building and grounds, is an avid Padres fan, and lives with his wife in Coronado.