Lakeside Presbyterian Church is rooted in loving God, loving our neighbors, and living our lives in a manner befitting the Lord. This is the best and only way we, as followers of Christ and good citizens, can fulfill our mission. For seventy-five years, Lakeside has been a beacon of light to the Ingleside and Stonestown communities, as well as to the city of San Francisco. We celebrate our faith through worship, education, mission, and outreach. Everyone who wishes to worship the Lord God Almighty is welcome here!

We belong to a denomination of 1.4 million members with historical roots in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Presbyterian comes from the Greek “presbuteros,” elder, reflecting our belief in a representative form of church government under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Presbyterian Church is a representative democracy governed by individuals elected from and by the congregation. Authority in the Presbyterian Church resides with the duly elected representatives of the congregation in the appointed church governing bodies. Lakeside Presbyterian Church is governed by the Session.

The session is made up of the pastors of the church and all elders elected and installed to active service. It guides and directs the ministry of the local church, including almost all spiritual and fiduciary leadership.

The Session

  • Dan Anderson
  • Joel Bruxvoort
  • Jaki Fielding
  • The Rev. Chris Gelini Ex-officio
  • Jesse Medlen
  • Beth Phipps
  • Will Robison
  • Sharon Thomas
  • Andrea Thurston Clerk of Session
  • Sandra Tye

The deacons are a congregational-level group whose duty is "to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith."

The Deacons

  • Margaret Colfer
  • Jim Coppfer
  • Kristine Doyle
  • Eugene Thomas
  • Sharon Mayo
  • Elaine Padian
  • Patty Quach
  • Beverly Wong

WHO WE ARE