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Lauren McGunigale

Lauren McGunigale


What do you do at Calvary?
I am the Worship Associate Pastor. I work alongside everyone in the Worship Department to invest in the Worship Team Community at Calvary. I also have the privilege of leading worship and investing in the next generation of worship leaders at Calvary. 

How did you become a follower of Jesus?
I accepted Jesus into my life when I was 4 years old in the parking lot of my preschool after listening to Chuck Smith on the radio! Something clicked as he was talking and I knew I wanted to experience whatever it was. After that, I remained actively involved in the church and was deeply involved as a young person and college student. I worked in Full-Time ministry beginning in my early twenties as a Communications Director and as an Adult Ministry Program Director. I left in 2020 to go into the nonprofit world, but knew my calling to serve the Lord with my gifts would always be something I pursued in my life. Our family moved to Tustin and made Calvary our home shortly after - I am blessed to be back in vocational ministry with the Worship Department!

Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
Education / Training: Vanguard University (BA in Communication Studies), Talbot School of Theology (MA in Theology) 
At Calvary Since: 2019
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:9-21
Children: Two amazing step-kiddos - Seth and Sophia
Married to: Sam
Married Since: 2020 (got married right before the pandemic!)