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Our Church Leadership


Our Church thrives because of the energy and commitment of the people who lead it. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:


Pastor Steve Jacobsen

Rev. Steve Jacobsen, Interim Pastor

Rev. Stephen E. Jacobsen became the Interim Pastor at St. Andrew’s in January 2019. Steve grew up in San Bernardino and attended UCSB in the early 70s. He earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Seattle University. Following his ordination in the Presbyterian Church in 1981 he served congregations in Santa Paula and rural Washington State before becoming Senior Pastor at Goleta Presbyterian church in 1992. In 2008, Steve became Executive Director of Hospice of Santa Barbara, and in 2013 he became Director at La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference center in Montecito. After things had stabilized following significant damage in the January 9, 2018 mud and debris flow Steve retired from La Casa in the spring. Steve enjoys Dodger baseball, opera and classical music, history, golf and travel. He is married and has three daughters and three grandsons.


 SMalloyRev. Suzanne Malloy - Parish Associate (Community Ministries) 

Rev. Suzanne Malloy entered the ministry after completing a 31-year career in law enforcement.  Her long service in the crisis field prepared her for her current ministry as an on-call hospital chaplain. In addition to serving the hospital population, Suzanne serves locally as the Coordinator of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Santa Barbara County VOAD  (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), and Disaster Spiritual Care Supervisor for the American Red Cross Central California region. Nationally, Suzanne is a member of the National Response Team for Presbyterian Disaster assistance, and has offered a ministry of presence at a variety of disasters, both natural and human-caused. Suzanne maintains connections with the UCSB campus community as a clergy mentor with Progressive Christians at UCSB. Suzanne has called St. Andrew’s her spiritual home for almost twenty years, and feels blessed to serve as Parish Associate. She is the grateful mother of Garrett, who is preparing for his own servant career in the field of medicine.  When she isn’t deployed, you can find Suzanne on the local hiking trails with her canine companion, Tory, or cheering on her beloved Green Bay Packers.



 mullerRev. Judith Muller - Parish Associate (Pastoral Ministry)

Judith holds an MDiv degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in  New Jersey and a BA in Psychology from Muskingum College in   Ohio. She comes to St. Andrew's after serving as Associate Pastor in Parish Visitation at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara since 1983 and as Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, New Jersey where she was first called to serve in Parish Ministry. Judith works closely with Suzanne Malloy in Pastoral Visitation and resourcing the Board of Deacons in their ministries. She enjoys sailing and beach walking, theater and historical novels.








Scott Eschbach - Church Business Administrator

Scott works in conjunction with the Church Secretary to administer the general business needs of St. Andrew's. Working with various ministry teams of the church, he facilitates leadership development, information systems/computers, personnel and church records, property and office management, and legal recordkeeping. In addition, Scott currently serves as the church's Treasurer. Scott is a retired business executive with broad administrative experience. He and his wife, Barbara, are longtime members of St. Andrew's.






DAVIS CHRISTOPHER_Staff72Dr. Christopher Davis - pianist

Since moving to Santa Barbara in 2008, Chris has immersed himself in its vast music community. He completed his DMA in piano performance at UC Santa Barbara in December 2013 and served as house manager for the Music Academy of the West and production associate for the Camerata Pacifica for many years, meanwhile collaborating independently with several of their musicians. In recent years, Chris has worked for Westmont College, Santa Barbara Music Club, Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, and the Ojai Music Festival. He has also released two CDs featuring his own solo piano compositions, many of which can be heard during Sunday worship services:





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Erin McKibben - Choir Director

Erin is an active performer, teacher and director based in Southern California, originally from Portland, Oregon. Locally, she is the Owner and Director of the Santa Barbara School of Music, Music Director of the Santa Barbara Revels, Music Director for the Santa Barbara Youth Opera, Co-Director of the Music Academy of the West's Sing! Program (after spending 5 years as Choir Director for the el Sistema inspired music program, the Incredible Children’s Art Network), a Teaching Artist for the Santa Barbara Symphony, and performs as Principal Flutist with the Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra. Erin is Principal Flutist for the Los Angeles-based experimental classical ensemble wild Up, whose performances LA Times music critic Mark Swed has described as “impressive both technically and for their unabashed spirit.” The group's New York City debut was listed in the New York Times’ “Best Classical Music of 2015.”


As a soloist, Erin has given acclaimed performances with several orchestras across the country. She has also appeared as a soloist at the National Flute Association Convention as a prize-winner of the Orchestral Excerpt Competition in New York City and, in 2015, performed as a soloist alongside renowned flutist Claire Chase at UCLA in a project for 104 flutists, and performed an alto flute solo by Andrew Norman as a main character in Hopscotch, a mobile opera for 24 cars, profiled by Alex Ross in the New Yorker magazine. Erin has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Colburn’s Zipper Hall, Warner Brothers Studios, and as soloist at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. wild Up has performed alongside the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


As a chamber musician, Erin participated in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and has been heard on Santa Barbara’s classical music radio station as a featured artist. Erin was also engaged as the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Pacific Northwest Chapter Conference of the College Music Society, held at the University of Puget Sound. She holds a BM from the University of Puget Sound and a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Amy Porter as a fellow.


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Nancy Boger - Church Secretary

Nancy attended Cal State University at Los Angeles, majoring in Radio/TV Broadcasting with a minor in Journalism. She was born and raised in Alhambra, California. She has been married to her husband, Scott (who was born and raised in Glendale, California), for 21 years. Nancy and Scott have 2 children: a 19-yr old son who is a sophomore at Westmont College, and a 17-yr old daughter who is a senior at Dos Pueblos High School. Nancy was previously a preschool teacher for 8 years in Santa Barbara. She enjoys literature, crossword puzzles, swimming, and going to the movies.