Stephanie Cleye

Describe your job in 10 words or fewer.
Fulfilling, inspiring, ever-changing, loving, always crazy & silly, but mostly a calling!
What’s your favorite Scripture?
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Where’s your favorite place in California?
The beach! I also love Forest Home!
Where’s your favorite place NOT in California?
Hawaii – the “Big Island” is my favorite – so many things to do!
One thing you’ve always wanted to do?
Swim with dolphins
What makes you laugh the most?
My teen kids, always an adventure with them!
What are your top three favorite movies?
The Hundred-Foot Journey, Love Actually, any musical movies like Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Chicago, etc.
What’s something surprising about you?
I am an extreme night owl – love enjoying the quiet after everyone else has gone to bed.
What’s your favorite family tradition?
Extended family Christmas dinner and celebrations on December 26th
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Princess Diana – would love to hear her side of the story and see in person the work she did with land mine recovery
What do you love most about church?
Unconditional love, family community and feeling like part of God’s story.
What year did you start working here?
Stephanie is a California native, who grew up in Los Alamitos and spent quite a bit of time in Seal Beach and surrounding beach communities. She attended Biola University and spent two months in the summer of 1988 as a missionary to India with other Biola students. She transferred to Cal State Long Beach and graduated with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development.

After spending 15 years in corporate Human Resources, Stephanie felt called to ministry. She began teaching all ages at Geneva Presbyterian Church and then spent 7 years here at PCOM serving in all areas of Children’s Ministry. After working as Director of Children & Family Ministries for 3 1/2 years at Shepherd of the Hills UMC, she is now back home here at PCOM.

Stephanie and her husband have two teen children, Josh and Cheyenne, and have lived in Aliso Viejo for 22 years. Stephanie and her family love attending Christian music concerts and going out to dinner (much easier than cooking!).