Church Staff

  • Karl Stuckenberg: Pastor

    Email Pastor Karl HERE

    Karl Stuckenberg has been a United Methodist pastor for over 25 years. Ordained in 1996 after graduating from the Claremont School of Theology, he has served churches in Long Beach, Fullerton, Corona Del Mar, and was the Lead Pastor of a multi-site church in Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.

    Ministry is one of the rare vocations where you get the chance to do so many different things. He loves to teach others about the amazing love of God through preaching, storytelling and bringing the Bible to life. He believes we learn best about God in community and for that reason, he's passionate about church camps, mission trips, Bible studies, and anything else that brings people together. Over the last 10 years, he's lead several pilgrimages to the Holy Lands where people have the chance to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the Bible through a brand new lens. And his love of music and the arts brings a creative edge to all aspects of ministry.

    Most importantly, he's a husband to Kristen and dad to Kayla and Kendal. When he's not at church, he loves spending time with them. And when they are all busy, he loves to play the drums which he's been doing for over 40 years (just ask the neighbors).

  • Emily Bredthauer, director of Program Ministries

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    Emily Bredthauer has been active in various positions in Children & Family Ministries for the past 13 years. She is currently the Director of Program Ministries at St. Andrew's. One of Emily's greatest joys is to see children, youth, and adults meaningfully connect with God and each other. She has a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis on children and families. Emily and her husband of over 20 years, Greg, have four children, ages 7-16. She loves God, reading, traveling, sewing, Vacation Bible School, and eating dark chocolate.

  • Maelynn Schlipp, Tyke Time Director

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    Maelynn began her college career at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. She later transferred and graduated from Western Michigan University finishing her degree with a Bachelors in Marketing on a Division I full-ride tennis scholarship. She has held various national roles in the non-profit sector. Becoming a mom changed her life in a very intense way. She soon learned it was much more than what people described to her. Children are such a gift and give so much hope to life that even on her hardest day, she has a great sense of peace. Maelynn has coached tennis to pre-schoolers, volunteered in schools, offered meals and helping hands to moms in need over the years, and always will lend an ear to whatever crazy story parenthood has presented her friends and family. She understands the need for parent support and focus on a child's development during the first five years and is excited to start "Tyke Time", the first child-led play space in San Clemente.

  • Jens Hurty: director of music

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    Jens Hurty has been involved in music all of his life. The son of two choral directors, he grew up singing and playing piano from a young age. In high school Jens realized his passion for choral music and decided to pursue a career in choral conducting after meaningful choral experiences in the Illinois All-State Honors choir during his junior and senior year.
    Jens graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Music Education and Vocal Performance. While attending Augustana, Jens worked as the choral director at South Park Presbyterian Church in Rock Island, Illinois and was the Worship Team Intern for Lutheran Summer Music Academy over the summer of 2014. In addition to his choral ensemble work, he was also active as a bass soloist in recitals and opera performances. For the past four years, Jens has been the full-time Associate Choir Director at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, IL teaching four choirs and piano class. He also performed with two professional choirs in the Chicago area—Cor Cantiamo and The St. Charles Singers.
    Jens is very excited to continue his education at California State University, Fullerton and begin his work as Director of Music at St. Andrew’s.

  • Karyn Hamilton

    Karyn has been with St. Andrew's by-the-Sea's children's programming for seventeen years. Karyn currently teaches Sunday School and works with the Tyke Time program. 


    Email Alex HERE

    Alex started his ministry journey in 2010 with Lazy W Ranch as a camp counselor. From there he has been a youth volunteer at University United Methodist and Newport Center United Methodist. Building on his passion for Youth Ministry he became a Dean of Jr. High camp at Lazy W and the Youth Coordinator at St. Andrews. When Alex is not here you can find him out in the waves or on a hiking trail.

  • Luis Sanchez: Custodian

  • Armando Hernandez: Sunday Custodian