Reverend Lissa Smith, Pastor



Phone: 714.637.7660 ext 222

About Lissa:

A Southern California native, Rev. Lissa Smith is a graduate of Vanguard University and Fuller Theological Seminary.  Rev. Smith has served our church as Associate Pastor for Youth and Mission for over 20 years and now serves as the Head of Staff.  Prior to her call to Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church, Rev. Smith has served as a youth ministry director and in our Synod’s camps and conferences programs.

While serving our local church, Rev. Smith has also supported the work of the larger church serving as a core team member of the Presbyterian Youth Worker Association and small group leader and conference pastor for the Presbyterian Youth Triennium.  Passionate about supporting the community, Rev. Smith served as an elected trustee of the Orange Unified School District from 2001-2010.

Rev. Smith is married to Alan Smith, a retired local firefighter and community volunteer. They have three children, Spencer, Carter and Kelvin. As a family, they love to travel together, explore new adventurous locations and spend lazy days at the beach.

Installation Prayer

Contact Lissa:

Rev. Dr. Michael D. Landreth, Parish Associate

More information on Rev. Dr. Michael D. Landreth coming soon.

Mr. Matt Moncrief

Minister of Spiritual Formation for Students and Families


Matt Moncrief went to school at Hope International University where he recieved degrees in Psychology and Youth Ministry before before attending Seminary at the Claremont School of Theology. He has been serving youth and adults through his ministry for over 10 years. His greatest joy in life is his family, which consists of his incredible wife Kate and two sons Clifford and Merritt. 

On an average Saturday you could find Matt and his family at Disneyland or Legoland with the boys, or maybe even at the local game shop playing board games. It’s rare to see him without some extended family tagging along as Matt and Kate are both So Cal natives and grateful to be surrounded by both of their large, loving, extended families.