Rev. Brian Long, Senior Pastor

Rev. Brian Long was born and raised in Rhode Island. From an early age he has been actively involved in the United Methodist Church as a pastor’s kid. At the age of 14, Brian gave his life to Christ while on a mission trip to the British Virgin Islands. After college he went to work for A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) in various national parks around the country. While serving with ACMNP, he received his call to ministry. In 2001, Brian moved to California to attend Fuller Theological Seminary. It was there that he met his wife, Julia. They have two children. After nearly 14 years in Westlake Village, he and his family moved to Orange County to begin the next chapter in the ministry. Brian's hope in ministry is encourage and equip people to become fully committed to daily living out their relationship with God through Jesus. His passions are missions, discipleship and looking at the larger church impact in this world.  

Contact Pastor Brian by email: pastorbrian@yorbalindaumc.org

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Greg Robbins, Director of Christian Education

Since my youth I have served in local church ministry. Children and their families hold a special place in my heart and I have been blessed to have served in a few churches for a long-term impact on God’s kingdom. I received my BA in children’s & youth ministry from Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University) and have developed a philosophy of striving to reach all generations with the Good News of Jesus Christ. As I enter my fifth year in ministry here at YLUMC, I am so excited about our growing ministries which include our Kids Kingdom Sunday School, our Preschool & Kindergarten program and a Cub Scout & Boy Scout program. I also enjoy working at my part-time job with FedEx and spending time with family. Our family is made up of my wife Julie, two grown children, one adopted youngster, a couple of grandkids, along with a home full of frogs (not real ones) to help us all…F.R.O.G. = Fully Rely On God!  I look forward to serving your family and the community around us!!!

Contact Pastor Greg by email: pastorgreg@yorbalindaumc.org

Summer Langford, Director of Youth

Summer started volunteering with the youth ministry in her previous church in 2014 where she discovered that she loved working with the young people of the church. In June and July of 2015, Summer did mission work with CMF International in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. It was during this time that she first believed God was calling her to full time ministry. When she returned to America, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies at Cal State Fullerton and applied to seminary. Summer is currently attending Talbot Seminary at Biola University to obtain her Masters in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. She is learning about what it means to “walk in the Spirit” as Paul commanded and how to teach and guide others through this journey. Summer is passionate about helping youth on their journey of faith and walking alongside them in their daily lives. 

Contact Summer by email: youth@yorbalindaumc.org

Julia Long, Director of Family and Women's Ministries

Contact Julia by email: family@yorbalindaumc.org

Brent Tunac-Voit, Director of Discipleship and Outreach

Brent joined the YLUMC staff in February of 2018. During his high school years, Brent attended YLUMC and was an active part of the YLUMC youth. After two years of college Brent joined the United States Navy and served for five years. During his time in the Navy he found his calling to ministry, completed his military service in December of 2016 and was honorably discharged. In 2018 he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries at Cal Baptist University in 2018. Brent is currently attending Talbot Seminary where he is working toward a MDiv degree. Brent’s passion is discipleship and seeing the transformation of lives when we live our life for Christ.

Contact Brent by email: discipleship@yorbalindaumc.org

Donna Scales, Administrative Assistant

Contact Donna by email: ylumcoffice@yorbalindaumc.org

Angie Gunter, Preschool Director

Angie Gunter joined YLUMCPS in April of 2017. As a long-time resident of Yorba Linda, Angie is beyond thrilled to be serving in such an amazing school in her very own community. Angie has served in the field of Early Childhood Education for nearly 30 years as a Teacher, Administrator, and Director in both After School and Preschool Programs. She has served in both the public and private schools and believes that serving in a Faith based Preschool is where her God given gifts and talents can best be used. Angie holds certifications in  Early Childhood Administration and Early Childhood Education. She attended Life Pacific Bible College majoring in Biblical studies and Early childhood education. Angie has a big heart to serve and to provide the absolute best programs to the families in her care. Giving children the best opportunities and experiences in their early years is her priority and everything she does has their best interests at heart. She believes in spreading the love of Jesus to all she is in contact with each and every day. Angie is extremely blessed to lead the charge to educate, nurture, and help the children at YLUMCPS to "Grow in God's Love" each every day!

Contact Angie by email: preschooldirector@yorbalindaumc.org

Music Ministries:

Mike Christiansen, Worship Band Director

Marc Stewart, Worship Band Director

Adrienne DiLuigi, Director of Children's Music

Gwen Tang, Youth Bell Choir Director