Staff

Pastor Cassie Carroll

Rev. Cassie Carroll started as the Head Pastor at Palisades Presbyterian Church, in San Diego, California on July 1st, 2022. She has been ordained in the PCUSA since June 18th, 2022. Cassie graduated from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, with a Master’s of Divinity in 2016.

Cassie’s desire is to help people see the Divine in the midst of life – especially when it feels as though the Divine is not present. She believes that a church community encourages each other in their growing faith and to show God’s love to the neighborhood.

She is so excited to start the next chapter of her life here in San Diego with her dog Emma and with her fiancé Andrew. They are happy to have moved back to Andrew’s hometown and be closer to his family. All three of them are looking forward to what is next for them as they make their home at Palisades Presbyterian Church.

Parish Associate

Rev. Dr. Robert W. Mentze volunteers his service to Palisades and was formally welcomed as Parish Associate by action of the Session. Pastor Bob hosts Tuesday at 10 weekly Adult Bible Study and has preached and moderated Session on occasion. We are blessed to have him share his passion for Christ, intellect, talent, and years of professional wisdom with us.

A native San Diegan and graduate of Crawford High School, Bob is the son of two public school music teachers, and is an avid musician himself. He received his B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University, while writing, producing and announcing for Family Radio. Bob then received his Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary (San Anselmo, CA), while serving as Director of Youth Ministries at Marin Covenant Church in San Rafael, CA. Bob earned his Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) from Westminster Seminary, California. His book, Music Magnifies the Message, is based on the research for his dissertation. Called in 1977 as Associate Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Escondido, Bob served a youth program that increased 10-fold. He then served as Pastor of the Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church from March, 1984 until his retirement on October 1, 2018. Bob co-founded the Lakeside Christian HELPS Center and was Adjunct Professor of Reformed Worship at Bethel Theological Seminary for 10 years. He is now a Professor of Worship at the new Pacific Theological Seminary and serves committees of the Presbytery of San Diego. His hobbies are photography, gardening, hiking and music.

Rev. Dr. Robert W. Mentze

Communications Coordinator

rebecca

Office Administrator

Assistant Organist 

Steve Parker

Audio/Visual Technician

Erina Mesquita
Erina Mesquita

Nursery Supervisor

Annalisa Sands

Custodian

Domingo Carpio

Bookkeeper

Flor Rivera