Who are we?




A church with a deep love for Jesus and His message of Hope. Teaching people about Christ is our mission and passion. We have two church locations: Laguna Woods and Aliso Viejo. We also have a full-day preschool and a Christian school, K-8. We are a Christian Community for all Generations: A church of diverse ages and interests, that worships God together, studies God’s Word together and serves God’s people together.

What Are we about?




Our Vision

FOR GOD, THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT, TO SHAPE US INTO A VIBRANT CHURCH THAT TRANSFORMS OUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD WITH THE SAVING GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST.

Our Mission

WE ARE ONE MINISTRY WITH TWO LOCATIONS. OUR LAGUNA WOODS CAMPUS INCLUDES A CHURCH AND A FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL. OUR ALISO VIEJO CAMPUS INCLUDES A CHURCH AND A JK-8 SCHOOL. VISIT AND YOU WILL FIND A COMMUNITY THAT LOVES JESUS AND HIS MESSAGE OF HOPE.

What We Believe




Lutherans are Christians who have a very clear definition of what we believe and it can be broken down into five statements about our faith.

BIBLE ALONE

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the absolute and ultimate authority for our lives. 

II Timothy 3:16


FAITH ALONE

We believe we are a fallen humanity and need salvation. It is by faith in Jesus the Son of God, that we are saved.

Romans 3:19-28


GRACE ALONE

We believe it is by the Grace of God and the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ that we are forgiven of our sins.

Ephesians 2:8-9


CHRIST ALONE

We believe Jesus is the only pathway to God.

John 14:1-6


TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE

We believe we are created to serve and worship God and that all glory be given to Him.

Ephesians 2:10

Ministry Staff


Pastor Paul Finley

Paul Finley

Senior Pastor
Laguna Woods Campus


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Pastor Kevin Sheldon

Kevin Sheldon

Pastor
Aliso Viejo Campus


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Liz Travieso

Liz Travieso

Children’s Director


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Daniel Hollenbeck
Daniel Hollenbeck

Youth Director


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Pauline Lamoureux

Pauline Lamoureux

Music Director
Laguna Woods Campus


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Cory Toma

Cory Toma

Music Director
Aliso Viejo Campus


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Valerie Ellis

Valerie Ellis

Chef
Laguna Woods Campus


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Pastor Ron Michelson

Ron Michelson

Pastor


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Office Staff


Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Operations Manager
Aliso Viejo Campus


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Bonnie McKibben

Bonnie Mckibben

Office Administrator
Laguna Woods Campus


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Sarah Berg

Sarah Berg

Office Receptionist
Laguna Woods Campus


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Marlon Ramirez

Marlon Ramirez

Technology Director
Laguna Woods Campus


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School Staff


Kalyn Peterson

Kalyn Peterson

Principal
AVCS


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Meredith Arldt

Meredith Arldt

Assistant Principal
AVCS


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Joan Lundbohm

Joan Lundbohm

Preschool Director
Laguna Woods Campus


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Kerri Harris

Kerri Harris

Preschool Administrator
Laguna Woods Campus


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