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At San Dieguito United Methodist Church (SDUMC) you’ll find a community engaged in both traditional practice and relevant outreach encouraging all people in life-giving faith. Discover more about us and our open hearts, open minds, and open doors here.

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Reverend John Shaver

Rev. John Shaver was appointed to San Dieguito UMC as the Senior Pastor in July 2014. He comes to us from Valencia UMC in Valencia, CA, where he served as Lead Pastor for 6 years. Prior to that he was minister of Emerging Ministries at Bethel Park UMC in Bethel...

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Reverend Chelsea Simon

Chelsea received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the University of San Diego in 2011 and her Masters of Divinity at Claremont School of Theology in 2017. She was commissioned as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 2017 and...

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Dr. Emilie Amrein

Emilie Amrein, DMA, is an accomplished conductor, scholar, and educator, specializing in creative programming practices and community engagement. At USD, Emilie serves as the conductor of the USD Concert Choir and Choral Scholars. Prior to this appointment, she taught for six years at Lake Forest College, just north of Chicago....

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Anne Mari Buchanan

Anne Mari was born in San Diego, but raised in a small Northern CA town, deep in Redwood Country! She moved to San Diego to attend SDSU where she received her BA in Liberal Studies and attained a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD emphasis. She has since continued her...

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