Meet the Staff

Our Interim Stated Clerk, Rev. Bob Davis

My name is Bob Davis. I live in Chula Vista, California (San Diego Presbytery, Synod of Southern California and Hawaii). I am married to Jennifer. We have three girls, Kaley, Brooke, and Abigail. My formal education includes a B.A. in American Studies from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1986 and a J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law -- Indianapolis in 1989. I received an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary in 1999. I am a lifelong Presbyterian. I grew up in Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania. When I moved to Indiana for law school, my membership was transferred to Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. At Second Presbyterian, I was ordained as a Deacon. It was during my time at Second Presbyterian that I discerned a call to pursue ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. While at Fuller, I served as intern and assistant to the pastor at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church from 1996 to 2000. In 1996 and 1997 I was a staff member of the Genevans, an organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) dedicated to helping commissioners to General Assembly understand the process. From 1997 - 2004, I served as the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Forum, a renewal organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2001, I accepted a call to serve as an associate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California, where I was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in 2001. Since July 1, 2006, I have been serving as the senior pastor of Chula Vista Presbyterian Church in San Diego Presbytery.   

Our Executive Presbyter, Rev. Michael Mudgett

Rev. Michael Mudgett was ordained by San Diego Presbytery in 2007 after a career in law in which he served first in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) followed by an extended civil law practice with a local San Diego firm.  In his first call, Michael served as the associate pastor for Malibu Presbyterian Church for nearly seven years. Six months after arriving in Malibu, the church facilities were completely destroyed in the 2007 Malibu fires, which made for a most interesting and challenging call.  Michael then served for two years as interim solo pastor at St. Mark’s in Lomita, CA, before assuming the interim executive presbyter position with the Presbytery of San Diego on November 1, 2015.  He was installed as the permanent EP on May 16, 2017.   Michael is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Georgetown Law Center, University of San Diego Law School, and Arizona State University (B.S. Civil Engineering). As part of his continuing education, Michael participated in the “Walking in the Footsteps of Paul” study tour in Turkey and Greece (2012); a biblical tour of Israel through the adult/pastors’ program at the Jerusalem University College (2009); and mission trips to Haiti, Uganda, the Amazon River, and several Mexico home building missions.   Michael is indebted to his beautiful wife Karen, his son John, daughter Sarah, and his wonderful grandchildren.  He likes playing the guitar (a self-taught novice), reading, walking, working out, and appreciating the life with which God has blessed him.  

 

Our Bookkeeper, Kari Shenk

Kariheadshot As an Independent Contractor, Kari provides small business owners with bookkeeping services, tax preparation, and HR support. Kari brings this experience to the Presbytery along with many years of general office administration. She and her husband live in the Point Loma area with their two children. They are parishioners at St. Agnes Church in Point Loma and have been part of the local Catholic community for more than 25 years. Their children attended St. Charles Borromeo Academy, Academy of Our Lady of Peace and St. Augustine High School where Kari and her husband were active volunteers on campus and various committees. Kari can be found serving the Presbytery Monday –Thursday mornings.

Our Office Manager, Jennifer Sedgwick

Jennifer grew up in Los Angeles, CA and first came to live in San Diego to attend UCSD. While there she started attending La Jolla Presbyterian Church where she met her husband, Jim. After several more years in the Los Angeles area they returned to San Diego with their two daughters in 2012. She continues to be active at La Jolla Presbyterian playing handbells, assisting with the Sunday service AV, and going on short-term missions. She is also the class coordinator for the Community Bible Study La Jolla class. Outside the church she keeps busy helping at the girls’ schools, leading a Girl Scout troop, kayaking, swimming, and relaxing with a good book or her knitting. She is in the office Monday-Wednesday.