Ministry Team


Jon Perez

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The Reverend Jon Perez

Father Jon Perez is an Episcopal Priest, serving as the Vicar for Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church in Marina and Senior Chaplain for California State University Monterey Bay. He comes to the Episcopal Church after a career in the corporate world with General Electric and Raytheon and non-profit worlds including HIV/ADIS Case Management. His congregation is the largest social service NGO facilitator serving Marina. The congregation is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-political. Has served on the Lutheran Episcopal Coordination Committee, (LECC) resolving practical and theological issues between the Lutheran ELCA and Episcopal Church in the United States and Canada. Father Jon has also, served as a board member of the Lesbian & Gay Rights Northern California Chapter of the ACLU, Advisor to DOD Military Chaplains on LGBTQ Pastoral Care He is a recipient of the Atkinson Civil Rights Award. A local native of the Monterey Peninsula and He navigates the world with the help of his guide dog Arlington, from Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Music Director

Michael Blackburn

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Michael Blackburn has been a musician all of his life and is a freelance musician on the Monterey Peninsula.  He has a passion for music, in particular, classical and choral music.  Michael plays a variety of instruments including the piano, cello, and viola.  He is excited to make music with an exciting new group of fresh faces!

Senior Warden (Episcopal)

C. Wakaba Futamura

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A midwesterner by birth (go Buckeyes!), my career and the CA sunshine brought me out to the Monterey Bay area in August of 2019. When I started attending Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church in November of 2019, the genuine warmth, remarkable diversity, and dedicated heart of service I observed among the clergy and congregation immediately attracted me to this new church home. In August of 2021, I was called to step in as the Bishop’s (aka Senior) Warden and have been discovering how rewarding it is to serve with such a supportive and thoughtful team of Lutheran and Episcopal Board members. On the weekends, you may find me hiking along the mountain and beach trails or checking out a winery in the countryside with my husband, Eric.

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