The Reverend Julia Leeth serves as the Pastor at CCC. She has served here full time since January 2016. Before serving here she served the Lord in many capacities. She was Transitional Head of Personnel at Central Presbyterian Church in Merced and the Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Stockton, where she pastored pastors and resourced congregations. Before her Executive service, she served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Lompoc, CA, as associate pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Lakeside, CA. She has earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, finished the coursework for her Doctorate of Ministry in Marriage and Family Counseling at Denver Seminary. She received a Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership in a Changing Church Context. Her dissertation was focused on helping people live out the covenant together, as they seek the shalom of God.
Julia has always been involved in the communities in which she lives, in order to build relationships across a broad spectrum of people. She volunteered as a chaplain with the local police department, served on the YMCA board and has worked on and chaired on a variety of committees and commissions. Julia tries to make a kingdom impact where she can.
Julia loves to speak with many different groups. She has led workshops, leadership retreats, and women’s retreats and coached pastors, elders, and disciples of Christ. She is a passionate but inconsistent golfer, a slightly above average cook, a sold out disciple for Jesus Christ, and favorite Auntie Ju Ju to the coolest niece and nephew on the planet.