church staff

  • THe rev jose poch

    senior pastor

    Fr. Jose was born in Cuba. He earned his M.T. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and has been a priest since 1983 and the Senior Pastor of St. David's since 1991.  He and his wife Maly have been married since 1976, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Fr. Jose enjoys sports, movies, and reading.


  • The Rev steve kennedy

    assisting priest

    Fr. Steve has served at St. David’s as a priest since 2009 and as a Deacon from 2006 to 2009.  Fr. Steve earned a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2005 and an MBA from Columbia University.  During the week, Fr. Steve is the Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer of Los Angeles Mission.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Christian Health Centers.  In his spare time, he enjoys movies, theater, NFL football, reading and time with friends.

  • The Rev Deacon Dianne Charves

    Deacon in-charge of pastoral care

    Born in Somerset, KY, Deacon DiAnne has been a member of St. David's Church since the 1970s. At St. David's she serves in many ministry capacities. She currently serves in Teaching Ministry, Prayer Ministry and Pastoral Care Ministry. DiAnne is widowed and has a daughter and two grandchildren. She loves reading, listening to music and on a non-crowded beach day she loves watching the lively play of the ocean.


    Administrator and treasurer

    Born and raised in Southern California, Janet has been a member of St. David’s since 1968. After attending business college, she was hired in 1985 as the Parish Secretary and over time has taken on more responsibility; serving now as the Administrator and Treasurer. Janet enjoys watching professional tennis, is an avid hockey fan, likes spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


  • tanya oldson

    Media Administrator

    A Burbank native and John Burroughs High School graduate, Tanya joined St. Jude's church in 1998 and served as the Parish Administrator there for four years until the congregation merged with St. David's in 2016.  She now serves as Media Administrator, and also participates in the worship team and sound ministry. She enjoys Kings hockey, movies, cosplay, reading, and musical theater, and values spending time with God, family, and friends.  


  • stephen rometti

    worship leader

    Having spent too many winters in the Midwest, Stephen and his wife are grateful to be raising their four active children under the California sun, where shoes are often unnecessary. Stephen loves morning walks, puttering in his flower gardens, and sharing good food with family and friends. He is especially inspired by the artistry of Jessye Norman, Annie Fischer, and Roger Federer. Stephen has been a worship leader at St. David's since 2015. 

  • cindy drennan

    worship leader

    Cindy has been leading worship since the mid-80’s. She loves the people of St. David’s and enjoys being part of the music ministry. For 17 years she served as Administrator at St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach and currently serves as the Administrator at St. John’s School in Rancho Santa Margarita.  She has a passion for short term missions and loves to read.