Dr. Stan Smith comes to Downey Memorial Christian Church as our Intentional Interim Minister. Dr. Smith comes with over 40 years of ministerial experience, positive energy, and a warm and caring personality.
Stan retired from full time ministry in 2011 after 19 years as Senior Pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Orange, California. A native of California, he has served churches in Glendora, Whittier, and Lafayette (No. Calif.), has been an Adjunct Faculty and Supervising Pastor for Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, and has led communication, training and spiritual life retreats for various churches, staffs and parish councils. A graduate of Chapman University (B.A. - Philosophy) and Claremont School of Theology (Doctor of Religion - Pastoral Psychology and Counseling), he has served on numerous denominational boards. Other involvements include Habitat for Humanity, Clergy for Choice for Planned Parenthood, the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Chapman University. He has traveled extensively, with Chapman’s World Campus Afloat, Europe, the Mediterranean, China, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and has led tours to Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Europe. He is currently doing interim ministries and congregational consulting. He enjoys the beach, racquetball, sailing and reading.
Pastor Annica Terrones
English and Spanish - Inglés y español
Hello! I’m Annica Terrones and I’m the Associate Pastor of our church. We are a New Beginnings Church
which means that we have started a new ministry within the church, reaching out to the new generations of Downey. We meet on Thursdays at 7pm and we have a great time studying Scripture and worshiping. We just started our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 12 noon!
Something about me... I was born in and grew up in Sweden. My husband Haller and our two daughters Rebecca & Alexandra moved here to California in 2002. Before that we lived some exciting years in the jungle of Peru and in cold but beautiful Sweden, working together in Christian ministries and also with "normal" jobs. I earned my Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. When I'm not here at church I love spending time with my family, I enjoy baking and cooking, hiking and playing instruments at the house.
Please come in and see me in my office someday. I'm usually here on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. When I'm not here, please don't hesitate to call me at 626/329 7664. God Bless!