Clergy & Staff

Meet Our Clergy & Staff 
THE REV. CANON BRIAN SCHULZ, RECTOR
 
The Rev. Canon Brian Schulz, his wife Julie, and son Simeon have joined us at St. James.  Pastor Brian was born in Indiana but raised in locations over five states. Although his family did not attend church, Brian gave his life to Jesus as a teenager and in college, his faith became meaningful and life-changing. He was a teacher before his ordination as an Anglican Priest 2007. He has most recently served as the Church-Planter, Lead Pastor and Rector of Christ’s Church in Yucaipa. Pastor Brian also serves the Diocese of Western Anglicans as the Canon for Church Planting. Rejoice with us that our search is now complete and that Pastor Brian will soon be with us as our pastor, teacher, leader, and brother-in-Christ!
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FRANCISCO MESQUITA, DIRECTOR OF CHURCH OPERATIONS
 
Francisco has served as Director of Church Operations at St James since 2011. He comes with an extensive background including sales, banking and mortgage, administration.  He is also involved in multiple church ministries, Christian school administration, funding, rescue missions, and consulting services for churches, and nonprofit organizations. He specializes in taking big-picture organization goals and turning those into action based on strategic objectives. He enjoys start-up operations, thinks globally, uses his intuition and likes to problem solve to get the job done. He loves a challenge and is highly inquisitive. Francisco holds both an MBA and Masters of Divinity, a BA in Business Administration and certifications including MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Practitioner, and Studies in Law. Francisco resides in Orange County with his wife who is a teacher at a Christian Elementary School. They enjoy time together and time with family, including their three grandsons.
 
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MARIAN MICHAELS, ASSISTANT FOR PARISH LIFE
 
Marian has served on St. James staff since 1975. She assists in the planning and coordination of church events, baptisms, weddings, and funerals. She is also a member of the St. James Flower Guild and finds it very therapeutic.
 
 
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CHARLES MAGGS, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC ARTS
 

Charles Maggs has served as choir director, organist, worship leader, accompanist and handbell choir director at a number of churches in the Orange County area for over 30 years. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors degree for Music  in 1983. He also has a music teaching credential he got in 1984. He was honored and privileged to assemble teams of musicians and direct the music for the consecration services of the first and second bishops of the Diocese of Western Anglicans. Mr. Maggs has been working with handbells since 1974, and has more than 80 pieces of handbell music in print for beginning choirs and small ensembles.  He currently directs the handbell groups that are part of the All American Boys Chorus in Costa Mesa. Mr. Maggs has been married to his wife Jill since 1992, and they have two sons.

MIRANDA HICKMAN, WORSHIP LEADER 11:15 SERVICE
 
Miranda, a born-and-raised So. Cal. desert rat, joined the St. James family in October of 2017 after graduating from Vanguard University in 2017 with a BA in Musical Theater. She began her journey in worship leadership ten years ago and is so excited to continue it through St. James. Other than leading worship and serving God, Miranda can also be found meandering through various coffee shops or working with after school elementary theater programs. She is always ready for a cup of coffee and some good conversation!
 
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JANET CORONEL, LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
 
 
Janet has been our Graphic Designer since 2012. Graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a Bachelor of Arts in Art/Graphic design and a minor in Computer Art. Her love for God and desire to pursue her career in Graphic Design has brought her to this point in life. She loves the fact that she can be creative and bring Glory to God in all she does.
CHRISTIAN HUERTA, GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT
 
Christian is a Vanguard University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. He has always had a heart for ministry, and plans to continue to learn how to reach and love others for God.
 
 
 
 
ROYA DARAIE, MARKETING ASSISTANT
 
Roya was born in the Netherlands, raised in Orange County, Ca. After working with many ministries and churches in her past, she has joined out team with great knowledge and experience. She has an open heart for God and plans to grow and promote St. James. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE REV. CATHIE P. YOUNG, RETIRED PRIEST
 
After 25 years of Service and Ministry to the Congregation of St. James, Rev. Cathie along with Her husband Philip have retired.
 
More information about Rev. Cathies ongoing cancer ministry or her book, “Gold in the Road”, you may contact her through her non-profit foundation Twelve Eleven Ministries (Websites:  www.TwelveElevenMinistries.com and