Senior Pastor

Reverend Robert Fuesler

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

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

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 in local schools.

Director of Youth Programs

(grades 6-12)

Liz Flage

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

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. 

Program Ministries Assistant

Jen Hoggan

Jen works in a variety of ministries at SPUMC, including Christian Education, Communications, and United Methodist Women.  Jen has served as volunteer and paid staff at various churches since 1991 and obtained a Certificate in Youth and Theology from Princeton Seminary in 1999.  She is the wife of Pastor Robb.

Music Director

Charlie Higgins

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

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 moved to San Diego in June of 2009.  Since then, he 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.

Organist

David Kay

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.

Church Administrator

Marcie Warmer

Marcie has been at St. Paul's since 1988.  Her job encompasses everything from running the church's front office to meeting guests on Sunday mornings.  Marcie moved to Coronado in 1985 from New England and raised her family on the island.  She has grandchildren in the local schools.

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.

Facilities Manager

Marty Horvath

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.