Mike McKay

Partnering Pastor of Cypress Church


In 2015 Mike and the Cypress Church partnered with Evangelical Free Church of Garden Grove to create a prosperous connection of congregations, where the mission of love and service could spread in both cities respectively. Mike became pastor of Cypress Church in 2004. He lives in Cypress with his wife Kristi. All three of their kids, Jamie, Jessika and Josh, got married in 2011.  

JUDY SWENSON

Board of Directors/ Children’s Education Deaconess


Judy has been an active member of Evangelical Free Church of Garden Grove for over 42 years and is the longest active member. She has a passion to see children know the Word of God and has led Children’s Ministry for over 20 years. She loves Hymns and playing the piano, organ and autoharp and leads Hymn Nights and worship in different churches. She also is faithful to jump in when Rammi misses. Judy has been a very stable, faithful force in our church and thinks nothing of walking or riding her bike from Anaheim to Garden Grove to come to church when her car is broken—even in the rain. Judy’s passion, her 7 children and 18 grandchildren.

SHAWN THOMAS

Worship Leader

Shawn joined Evangelical Free Garden Grove in 2015 to provide worship and Biblical insight.

RON DIGAETANO

Pastor of Shepherding


Ron is a graduate of Talbot Seminary, and has previously served churches as Director of Outreach, Associate Pastor, and, in Spokane Washington, Church Planting Pastor of Christ Community Church. Ron now serves the congregation of Evangelical Free Church of Garden Grove by preaching sermons, teaching the Scripture, and blessing and caring for the community. Currently, Ron lives in Los Alamitos.  

CANDI RICHMOND

MBA-CFO/ Director of Finance

Candi was trained at Pepperdine University and has been a faithful member of our church for over 28 years. She has a passion for numbers and has extensive experience doing accounting and finances as well as running non-profits. In addition to her passion for numbers—Candi loves children. She faithfully taught children Sunday School at our church for over 20 years.