Clergy and Staff
The Reverend George Daisa
George and his family came to the Parish of Saint Patrick in September 2016, where he serves as Rector, (or Executive Pastor in Episcopal-speak). He served a large parish in the Pacific Palisades for six years as the Associate Rector for Pastoral Care before moving to the Conejo Valley and joining the community of St. Patrick's, Thousand Oaks. Before that he helped to start an Emergent Episcopal Church in Culver City, California called Thad's.
A native of California, George was raised a Presbyterian and married a Roman Catholic, so the Episcopal Church was the via media where he and his wife, Karen, could worship God and create community together. They welcomed their daughter, Amelia, in 2005, and have been on the wild adventure of love, life and child-rearing for the last twenty years. They enjoy hiking in the Conejo Valley's gorgeous open spaces with their Golden Retriever, Evy, gardening and cooking.
The Reverend Steve Simpson
Associate for Family and Youth Formation
Steve arrived at the Parish of Saint Patrick in September of 2019, and he serves as Associate Priest for Family and Youth Formation. He is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, which is in full communion partnership with the Episcopal Church, and worked as a minister at a Lutheran church for seven years before coming to our congregation.
After graduating from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Steve moved to Southern California in 2012. He is married to Jennifer Chrien, who also serves as an ordained minister in the Lutheran church. Steve enjoys the outdoors, gardening, music, and all things having to do with pop culture.
Children's Ministry Director
Dr. Eric Kinsley
Eric is a very talented musician and St. Patrick's is very fortunate he decided to join us in 2008. Along with his own talents, he often connects with other talented musicians and vocalists to enhance our music during services or provide special music events. His connections with California Lutheran University have also often provided us with young music talents from the CLU music department ranging from vocalists to bag pipers.