About Us

St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea is a multi-generational church family of people who are living out of authentic, messy spirituality and genuine worship. We are a church where the rubber meets the road in mission and outreach.We believe that God’s love knows no limits and extends to everyone regardless of race, color, creed, gender, nationality, sexual preference or economic status. We are a church family that supports those in recovery from the struggles of life, including addiction, abuse, grief, and economic hardship. At St. Andrew’s, you don’t have to look like the “cool kids” to come to church.  Those of us with money and those of us without stand side by side in faith, fellowship and mission. Our church family is full of people willing to ask question and think, doubt and trust, try and fail, as we travel the journey of faith together.

Our Pastor

Rev. Adiel DePano, Lead Pastor


Rev. DePano was born in Manila, Philippines in 1960. He is the fourth child of nine born to Nathanael, a lawyer and former Presiding Justice of the Philippines Court of Appeals, and Aurora, a school teacher and former head of a home economics department. He is a fourth-generation United Methodist minister. After receiving his Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, Rev. DePano served his internship at Rosewood UMC in Los Angeles.

Our Staff

  • Ashleigh Roberts, Director of Family, Childrens & Youth Ministries


  • Spencer Schmitz, Sunday school director


  • Joanne Zap, Office administrator


  • Marilyn Stark,  Andrews Kids Director


  • Yasu Ichikawa, Choir Director


  • Nancy Rohr, Organist

  • Anthony Evans, Sunday Custodian