PASTORS & STAFF
Senior Pastor: Broghan Hunt
Pastor Broghan grew up in the United Methodist Church and in Southern California. She spent six years in Sacramento, studying Mathematics, Statistics, and Ethics before returning home to the Cal-Pac Conference. She graduated from Claremont School of Theology with her M.Div in 2019 and spent five years serving in Camp and Retreat ministries. Pastor Broghan is active in our conference and district Young People’s Ministries, as well as our conference council on Higher Education and Campus Ministry.
In her free time you can find Pastor Broghan sitting in the sunshine, drinking coffee, reading books and hanging out with her pup, Maggie.
Missions & Discipleship Director: Josh Shrader-Perry
Director of Missions & Discipleship, Josh has served at Placentia United Methodist Church since 2014. He graduated from Hope International University with a degree in Biblical Studies in 2015 and in 2018 from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) with a Master of Arts in Theology and a Masters of Arts in Philosophy - 2020. He works closely with our Leadership and Discipleship team to think of ways to help our church members become better disciples of Christ. Along with the Missions and Outreach team, Josh oversees all of our volunteer work at the church.
He has been married to his beautiful wife, Mollie, for over 5 years. He loves to study theology, philosophy, ethics, and church history. He enjoys reading, watching TV with his wife, playing video games, training his dog, and cooking. He spent all of his high school years learning how to play guitar and train horses.
Music Director: Laurie Cobb
Director of Music Ministries and Pianist, Laurie has served at Placentia United Methodist Church since 1998 in our music department. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of San Diego and her Master of Music in Piano Accompanying from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Laurie also works full-time with the wonderful choral students at Santa Ana High School where she has worked since 1999.
Laurie considers herself blessed to be an accompanist and vocal coach for the Choral and Musical Theater departments. She is very proud of the fact that many of her students there have gone on to finish their college degrees in Vocal Performance, Opera Performance, Music Ministry and Music Education.
Office Administrator: Izzy Velasco
Office Administrator, Izzy has served at Placentia United Methodist Church since 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has a passion for fundraising in the non-profit arena.
She is an avid reader and loves a good mystery and scary story. She loves family and friends and spends time with them as often as possible; she is a tour guide at heart and can give you adventure advice, when asked. Izzy has been married for over 20 years to Abraham.
Nursery Attendant: Stephanie DiVito
Nursery Attendant, Stephanie has been serving at Placentia United Methodist Church since 2005. Her love for working with children has been her life passion and she really shines here on our church campus. She interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities.
She prepares and maintains a warm, safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing.
She currently works serving lunches at George Key School. Before joining us she taught preschool because of her affection for children. Stephanie has been married to Frank for over 17 years and has two children, son Dylan and daughter Samantha .