Tim McCalmont, Bridge Pastor

Tim is our Bridge Pastor and comes to IPC after leaving the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa, where he served for 23 years as the Lead Pastor. Prior to that, he served churches in Seattle, Washington and Downey, California.  He and his wife Ruth just celebrated their 48th anniversary and have three children who are all married and who have given them four grandchildren.

Tim grew up in Hollywood and attended Hollywood Presbyterian Church where he was ordained after graduating from Fuller Seminary. His great loves are photography, baseball, traveling and learning the game of golf.  But his loves at this stage of his life are his family and especially his grandchildren.

Much of his time currently is working as the moderator of the Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network, where he works directly with pastors and churches in the two countries and encouraging partnerships between Presbyterian churches in the US and congregations in Syria and Lebanon.  He has traveled to both countries three times in the last three years and is planning another trip in April of 2018.  His network has helped to build six schools for elementary age children who live in the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.  The six schools currently serve 300 children.

Tim has spent his first months of retirement serving two churches as a bridge pastor and he is very excited to serve in this transition time at IPC.

Tim McCalmont
949.786.9627, ext. 201

Curtis Drever, Director of Local Missions

An active member of IPC since 1989, Curtis joined staff in October 2014. He graduated from University of the Pacific with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and spent most of his career in high-tech sales while "doing missions" on the side.

Curtis’ passion for missions has continued to grow over the past 20 years through leading and serving on short-term trips to Mexico, Africa, inner-city Los Angeles, and various places in Orange County. He sees his role simply to be an encourager and facilitator, that is, helping others get excited about living out their faith through serving others.

Curtis is married to Michelle and they have two sons, Scott and Kent. Curtis enjoys mountain biking, cooking with Michelle, travel, and listening to his extensive music library. He also loves investing in and developing relationships. You can often find him getting to know people over a cup of coffee or inviting them over to share a meal in their home. 

Curtis Drever
949.786.9627, ext. 210


Lauren Knips, Director of Children's Ministry

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies and then graduated with her M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Lauren is also a licensed ordained Pastor with Next Leadership Association. She has been serving as the Children’s Ministry Director since 2010. Besides serving the families of IPC, Lauren loves to travel, cook, and play games with her family.

Lauren Knips
949.786.9627, ext. 206

Administration and Support

Christina Brantuk
Family Ministries Coordinator
949.786.9627, ext. 218

Anne Eng
Finance Manager
949.786.9627, ext. 207

Linda Maestas
Administrative Assistant to Pastoral and Worship Ministries
949.786.9627, ext. 201

Vanessa Vargas
Facility Operations Coordinator & Accounting Assistant
949.786.9627, ext. 208

Israel Cibrian, Custodian
Taylor Wilson, Custodian

Session Elders

Elders are active members of the church who serve in government, leadership, and ministry. They formally participate in the church's governing body, the Session. Elders take part in planning committees, assist in worship, and help the pastors nurture, teach, and encourage the congregation. 

Mark Armando
David Boyd – Treasurer
David Cheng – President
John Ho – Vice President
Mark Kasperowicz – Secretary
Paul Park
Jenny Thibault
Bud Thoreen
Zandra Wilson


Deacons are ordained officers of the church who have pledged to care and meet the needs of their congregation. Learn more about our Deacon Care Ministry.

Jan Armando
Eun Beenen
Pamela and Matt Foss
Wayne Francis
Amanda Geddes
Sam Niu
Susan Wei