Rev Clark Brown was installed as pastor at St. Timothy on July 23, 2000. Pastor Clark is a native of California, growing up in San Anselmo (near San Francisco) and then in Orange (south of LA). He graduated from University California, Berkeley in 1989, with a B.A. in biochemistry. Clark worked in an academic research lab and in a small business remodeling homes before returning to school at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
“Rosa, Sofia , and I have been so happy to come to Monterey and be part of this loving and welcoming congregation. It is exciting for me to be part of the process of renewal for this congregation and it is wonderful to see St. Timothy growing in so many ways. It is my prayer that we can continue to grow especially in our relationships to God and to one another and that we will be known as a church that knows, proclaims, and lives God’s love that we know in Jesus Christ. I want to help people follow Jesus and know the extravagant and abundant love of God.”
Carolyn Hawes joined St. Timothy in November of 2014. Carolyn is a retired high school Teacher Librarian with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State University.
Carolyn loves the outdoors and you will find her and her dog, Vida, in a kayak on the Monterey Bay or Elkhorn Slough most weekends as well as camping and exploring the many lakes in the state of California. Carolyn was born in Carmel and raised in Redding, California so is a native Californian and returned to Monterey in 1984 after living in New York and London pursuing her former career in Fashion Buying and Merchandising.
Desma Johnson, Music Director
Desma Johnson joined St. Timothy in March 2005 and enjoys working with such a warm and friendly congregation and staff. When she’s not playing for St. Timothy, she teaches Spanish at Pacific Grove High School and Chorus at Pacific Grove Middle School. She has worked with the Monterey Peninsula Choral Society as accompanist and assistant director, and served as musical director for the Saltshaker Theater in Salinas. Previously she worked as musical director for the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater in Monterey directing such shows as The Pirates of Penzance and My Fair Lady.
Desma is a native of Lakeland, Florida. At age five, she began playing the piano and singing in her church gospel choir, and the rest, as they say, is history. She majored in music and Spanish at Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina and returned to Florida where she taught chorus, show choir, and Spanish in secondary public schools. Her love of language teaching brought her to the Monterey Institute of International Studies where she received her Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Jesse, Nursery Attendant
Jesse started as the assistant Nursery Attendant in the Fall of 2009. She earned her child care certificate at the Cabrillo Center in Seaside in June 2008 and completed the Carmel Fire Department Safesitter program in July 2005. Jesse serves at the lead attendant caring for infant through Kindergarten children.
Jesse attends Monterey Peninnsula College and hopes to become a writer someday. Jesse enjoys reading (especially fantasy and anime), traveling and spending time with her friends.