Council & Staff

Thomas Guzman

Council President
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PEACE Lutheran Church is led by a volunteer council of 12 members who are elected by the congregation and guided by by-laws. The council is responsible for all aspects of running the church, including overseeing finances, staff, building and grounds, worship life, church policies and long-range planning.

Our council President is Thomas Guzman. He can be contacted through the church office or (530) 273-9631.

Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan

Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan

Experience in youth, hunger advocacy

Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan is an ordained Lutheran pastor who was previously at Nativity Lutheran Church in Reading, Penn. She graduated from Luther College in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and embarked on a nursing career before turning to the ministry. She graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Penn., in 1998.

She and her congregation were included in a cover story on social responsibility in the May issue of The Lutheran. Click here to read “That Social Responsibility Thing.”

LeVan’s last act of service to her parish in Reading was to take youth to the recent ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit. She also has been active in hunger advocacy, and enjoys hiking and crocheting.

Cathy Chmel

Office Manager
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Cathy manages the day-to-day running of the church office and handles all the scheduling and facility rentals. She brings many years of experience to this position. If you have any questions, just drop her a line or give her a call and she will be happy to help.

Trina Kleist

Youth & Outreach Coordinator
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Trina Kleist (aka Mrs. Osuna) coordinates Christian education and youth & family activities. In addition, she writes news articles about and takes photos of PEACE activities for local media and for the PEACE website, and handles publicity and advertising.