As a Presbyterian Church, CPC is led by elders (together called a “Session”) who have been internally called by God, externally called by the church, tested and approved, and then ordained to serve God’s people as faithful shepherds under the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Our elders are accountable to one another, regionally to the other elders who serve in the Presbytery of Southern California, and nationally to the whole church in the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Andrew Canavan, Pastor
Rev. Andrew Canavan is the organizing pastor of Corona Presbyterian Church. In this role, he preaches and teaches the Bible; leads worship services; provides counsel and discipleship; and, with the overseeing session of CPC, leads and shepherds the congregation. Andrew has been the pastor at CPC since May 2019 but he and his family have been part of CPC from the very first worship service in November 2016. Andrew is married to Rebekah and they have been blessed with 3 wonderful children. Andrew received a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Theology from Wheaton College and a M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, perfecting his chocolate chip cookie recipe, and burning off those calories by running.
Dave Crum, Elder
Rev. Dave Crum has been the Regional Home Missionary of the Presbytery of Southern California since 2009. In this role, he supports and guides church planting efforts in California, Arizona, and Hawaii. Prior to his call to Southern California, Dave, along with his wife, Jane, and their four children, served for 26 years as a missionary in Baja California, México. From 2002 to 2008 he taught theology courses at the Presbyterian Bible Institute of Mexicali. He and Jane now live in Fallbrook, CA, and have been blessed with seven grandchildren.
Chris Hartshorn, Elder
Rev. Chris Hartshorn is the organizing pastor at CPC’s sister mission work, Anaheim Hills Presbyterian Church. Chris led the Bible study in Corona that launched CPC as a church plant in 2016. Prior to joining the OPC, Chris was a Calvary Chapel pastor and church planter. He lives in Anaheim Hills with his wife, Megan, and their four children.
Jason Lund, Elder
Ruling Elder Jason Lund has been a Christian for 30 years and served as an elder for 20 years. He loves to read and teach the Scriptures and, with his love for the outdoors, has provided leadership to our presbytery’s annual family camp, Blue Ridge Bible Conference. Jason and his wife, Bronwyn, have three children. Jason is an Executive Managing Director with CBRE.
Kurt Oliver, Elder
Ruling Elder Kurt Oliver joined the OPC as a college student at UC Santa Barbara. He has served as an elder for many years and provided godly leadership to several church plants in Southern California. Kurt and his wife, Johannah, have two sons and live in South Pasadena, CA.