Our Leadership

Rev. Jane Grady

Our church pastor, Rev. Jane Grady, is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She has served the La Selva Beach community and our church for over 30 years. As the first female senior minister of the Northern California-Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ, she is an example of inclusivity and the progressive philosophy of our denomination. Originally from Minnesota, Jane resides in La Selva Beach with her husband, Ashley. Their family also includes two grown sons, Grady and Rory, and their beloved Brittany and Border Collie.

Icy Young, Office Manager

An active member of the La Selva Beach Community, Icy has served as our Office Manager for nearly 20 years. She is involved in all day-to-day operational activities of the Church, from managing the books to designing the bulletins. A professional artist, Icy lends a creative touch to all her work. For years, Icy shared her talents teaching young artists within the public, private and home school systems. Icy is also instrumental in organizing fund raising and social events for our church and the local Women’s Club. In her off time, she enjoys artistic adventures and family activities with her husband, two children and four grandchildren.

David Larstein, Music Director

David has been sharing his musical talents with the La Selva Beach Community Church for over 15 years. He is an accomplished pianist, excels at keyboards, and has composed a treasure trove of original scores to enliven Sunday Morning worship services and special events. He holds a graduate degree in music composition from San Jose State University. When he’s not playing in front of the church, David is practicing behind the scenes with the church choir. The patience and skills developed from this valuable service is leveraged nicely during his day job as piano teacher for the children of many of our members and friends.