Ministerial Staff


Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw, Senior Pastor


Where Your treasure is, there your heart will also be.      Matthew 6:21

The Spirit of God is on the move and filling UMCVista. Your passion for mission, children, families and inspirational worship is revealed every week, and I’m delighted, humble and grateful to share in God’s work with you.
Your heart’s investment is clear in this place. The building is a sacred space you built together, and your prayers are literally written on floors and walls underneath carpet and paint. You rely on one another. Children and family ministries are blossoming with creativity. This church is a treasure of this community.
Even as you take joy in your past, and celebrate those here today, we must look to the future. As you look at the pages of this directory, pray for each person by name. Pray for your staff and leadership team. Ask God to guide new people to our community so that we might continue to fulfill God’s call for us.

God bless you today and every day,
Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw
Senior Pastor’s e-mail Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw

Rev. Frank Hallock Associate Pastor of Music and Visitation



Reverend Frank Hallock has been the Minister of Music at Vista UMC since 1997.  He is a graduate of San Diego State University (BA, 1973) and Fuller Seminary (MA, 1986).  He has studied choral conducting with Dr. Charlene Archibeque, Roger Wagner, Dr. Charles Hirt, Dr. Howard Swann and John Rutter.  He was an assistant Chorusmaster of San Diego Opera, and had a 10-year singing career with that company.  “Music provides a spiritual experience to performer and listener alike,” he states. “It can serve as a language of the heart in worship and praise, providing comfort and inspiration to all.”

The program of music at UMC of Vista includes chancel choir, ensemble, handbell choir and a developing children’s music ministry.  Please feel invited to participate at any level in these ministries.

Associate Pastor e-mail Rev. Frank Hallock

Beckie Henslemeier

Beckie Henselmeier, Director of Family Ministries

Beckie is a San Diego native and lives in North County. A life-long Methodist, Beckie has worked with Children and Youth, Young Adults, and is particularly interested in multi-generational worship experiences. Beckie received a BA in Liberal Studies from SDSU (2008) and is a graduate of Iliff School of Theology with a Masters in Divinity (2013). Beckie is passionate about education and the ways that young people and families tie into the life and work of the Church. For Beckie, ministry means working well outside the walls and buildings of the Church, in the world. Beckie is supported in ministry by her partner, Jake, and their two children, Leah and Lucy.

Director of Family Ministries e-mail Beckie Henslemeier

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