Michelle has been the Parish Administrator since 2009 and has lived with her family in Cambria for over ten years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal Poly–SLO where she earned a B.S. in Social Sciences-Cross Cultural Studies and a Minor in Sociology. Prior to joining the St. Paul’s family, she spent twenty-five years in human services, working within the public safety and community education fields. Michelle has always been interested in social justice and environmental issues, so she is delighted to be working for a parish that is active in those areas. Her favorite way to worship is through song and some of her favorite hymns are Morning Has Broken and Holy, Holy, Holy; Lord God Almighty.
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In her spare time Michelle enjoys beach walking, gardening, traveling, collecting local art, snapping photos and chasing waves with her grandkids! She is a big fan of the UCLA Bruins and Cal Poly Mustangs and of the book To Kill a Mockingbird, which she reads every 3 - 4 years.
Michelle is an active volunteer for several organizations and counts among her most memorable experiences a home-building mission trip to Mexico, serving as a women’s shelter advocate and teaching at the California Youth Authority. She also previously served on the Executive Board of University Women of Cambria.