Care Resource Guide

a guide for care, visitation, deacon support and more

Pastoral Care

  • Individual Counseling 
  • Pre-Marital Counseling 
  • Pastoral Visitation 
  • Weddings 
  • Pre- Planning for Memorial Services 
  • Memorials/Funerals 
  • Graveside 

For information or to schedule any of the pastoral services listed contact: Karen La-Haise, Coordinator of Care Ministries or 858-509-2580 x 1221 

Pastor of Visitation - Home & Hospital

Homebound, pre-surgery visits, and hospital visits during convalescence & rehabilitation.

John Illian, Pastor of Visitation, 858-509-2580 x1210; 

Karen La-Haise, 858-509-2580 x 1221; 

Wellness Ministry - Adults, Children & Families

Resources and information about emotional, physical and spiritual health.  

Melissa Bolt, Director of Wellness ; Assistant Director Children’s & Preteen Ministry 858-509-2580 x 1410; 858-314-9616; 

Karen La-Haise - 858-509-2580 x 1221; 

Grief Ministries

Grief Support - Understanding Your Grief - Spring & Fall Groups

For information contact Karen La-Haise,; 858-509-2580 x 1221 

Service of Remembrance

Annual Fall Event, November 2, 2024, 10:00AM 

Remembering and honoring those who have passed away. 

Karen La-Haise;, 858-509-2580 x1221 

Deacon Board

Moderator Diana Ambrose,

Secretary /Communication Anita Power, 

Board Members - 2024 

Ahlia Biondi, Phebe Doig, Julie Huebner, Cindy Johnson, Jean Morgan, Cheryl Murray, Suzie Pegel, Kim Peterson, Stephanie Richards and Ann Siemens 

Pastoral Advisor 

Cindy Wright,; 858-509-2587 

Deacon Care Ministries

Encouragement Cards & Notes Encouragement in times of loss, illness & personal difficulty. 

Meals Preparing and delivering meals to the ill, recovering, grieving & childbirth.


  • Friendship Visitation - Regular visits to assigned homebound “friend”. 
  • Convalescent or Home - Short term visitation during convalescence & rehabilitation.

Welcome Baby - A new ministry to parents with newborns 

Cheryl Murray, Ann Siemens, Cindy Johnson

Deacon Prayer Ministries

Prayer Chain Prayer Chain Team prays confidentially for all needs & requests submitted via email & worship connect cards. Jean Morgan,

Prayer Teams One-on-one prayer is offered after Sunday worship service in the Sanctuary and on the Patio.

Weekly Prayer Focus Providing prayer gatherings/opportunities and resources in 

response to needs/events in our congregation, community, nation & world.

Anita Powers,

Deacon Service & Support Team

Communion Preparation Preparation, set-up, and clean-up of communion for worship services and home communion. 

Stephanie Richards, 

Ahlia Biondi,

Home Communion Administering of communion in homes, hospitals, and care facilities to those unable to attend worship. Suzie Pegel, 

Medical Supplies - Equipment to loan. Check-out available at Church Office receptionist desk. Call 858-509-2580 

Transportation to Sunday Worship - Cindy Wright,; 858-509-2587 

Memorial Receptions Baking, staffing and on-site coordination of receptions.

Julie Huebner, Phebe Doig, Kim Peterson: 

Deacons of Hispanic Ministries / Diaconos del Ministerio Hispano

Serving our members and community for prayer, home communion, family crisis, financial crisis and pastoral care. 

Sirviendo a nuestros miembros y a la comunidad para oracion, comunion en hogar, crisis familiar, crisis financiera y cuidado pastoral. 

If we cannot help, we can refer. 

O le podemos ayudar la podemos referir. 

Noemi Garcia-Sanchez, 760-402-3048,

Filomeno Jimenez, 619-381-1919; 

Jpetul J’ernantes, 619-813-4503; 

Cruz Saldivar, 858-847-0509 

Additional SBPC Resources

Addiction Recovery Ministries SBPC refers to NCCC. 

Facilitator: Larry Erickson, 


Karen La-Haise - Coordinator of Care Ministries 

858-509-2580 x 1221