Staff

Meet the parish staff of Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church. We are a family of dedicated lay employees of the Diocese of Orange. It is our goal to serve the community and the clergy of our parish, while upholding Canon Law and following the teachings of our faith. Please let us know how we may assist you on your faith journey.


“Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life.” -John 6:27



  • Delia Barajas

    Evening Receptionist

    (949) 951-8599

    dbarajas@sdccatholic.org


    Delia is our evening Spanish speaking receptionist. She was born and raised in Mexico City before moving to Southern California. Delia became a parishioner, volunteering at Vacation Bible School 18 years ago. As the Spanish community grew at Santiago, so did her role at Church. She is very outgoing and has a passion for helping others; both inside and outside of church. Delia coordinates all Spanish Baptisms, Weddings, and Quinceañeras.

  • shirley k. burgos

    Director of Finance/ Business Manager/ HR/ Safe Environment

    (949) 951-8599 ext. 224

    sburgos@sdccatholic.org


    Shirley is the Director of Finance and Business Manager at Santiago de Compostela. Prior to working at Santiago, she was the Director of Payroll department at Kaiser Permanente and worked for St. Vincent de Paul Church in Huntington Beach for over seven years. Shirley received her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting in 2009 from CSUF and her MBA with a concentration in Accounting in 2012 from UOP. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She was married in June 2015 to her long time love. Shirley enjoys traveling, boating, family time, church activities, zumba, and spending time by the beach with her husband and puppy “Gummy”. She is an active member at St. Vincent de Paul Church, her home parish, and is blessed to be a part of the Santiago family, which is now her second home. She is an active follower of Pope Francis and often identifies her career with the following quote: “Money has to serve, not to rule.” - Pope Francis.


  • angelica castillo

    faith formation assistant

    (949) 951-8599 ext. 225

    formationassistant@sdccatholic.org


    Meet Angelica, our energetic Faith Formation Assistant here at Santiago de Compostela. She was born and raised here in Orange County and has previously worked in Human Resources for over six years. Outside of work, Angelica enjoys working out, hiking, traveling, dancing Zumba, and cooking. She is always looking for fun and adventure. Family and close friends are of high value to her and spending time with them is always a top priority. As she was born and raised in Catholicism, she continues to walk in faith, building a strong relationship with the Lord. Angelica firmly believes that, "Faith can move mountains" -Matthew 17:20

  • ivan flores

    weekend maintenance

    (949) 951-8599


    Ivan Flores was born in Durango, Mexico and raised in Santa Ana. He is a single father of three currently living in Orange. Ivan is self-motivated and enjoys helping out the community in which led him to enroll in UC Irvine's Paralegal Certificate Program. He has felt the needs to be the voice and fight for what is just. 

  • Daniel Gaytan

    Maintenance

    (949) 951-8599

    dgaytan@sdccatholic.org


    Danny is a native of Huntington Beach. After working in a sales-driven job, he sought a God-centered work environment. He is married to his middle school sweetheart, and they have a beautiful son and two daughters. He enjoys any time he can spend outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing. He was confirmed through Santiago in June of 2014. Danny enjoys being a part of the Santiago de Compostela family and cherishes the servitude to God he gets from maintaining the church grounds daily.

  • gerardo gomez

    adult formation coordinator

    (940) 951-8599 ext. 231

    adultformation@sdccatholic.org


    Born and raise in Guadalajara, Mexico. Gerardo graduated from the Marist University which is a school to train Jr. and High School teachers. With a BA in Social studies, he came to California back in the year when the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union was no more. A feat in no small part thanks to St. John Paul II. Not long after that, he became involved in the Youth Group in Santa Monica, CA. From there he became a Catechist, DRE, and Youth/Confirmation Coordinator in different Parishes. As well as a Chaplain within the Detention System in Los Angeles County at Twin Towers Correctional and at the same time collaborated with the Advanced Catechetical Ministry and Deacon Formation Programs in Spanish track in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Gerardo attended Mt. St. Mary's University and Loyola Marymount University receiving certification in Hispanic Pastoral Ministry, Bible Formation Leader and Drugs and Alcohol Counselor. He is excited to be here at Santiago de Compostela as part of its tremendous leadership. 

  • Refugio del carmen Jacobo

    Parish Communications and scheduling

    (949) 951-8599 ext. 236

    communications@sdccatholic.org


    Refugio del Carmen Jacobo received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from Mount St. Mary's University, aspiring to be a teacher one day. Throughout the years, she has worked in the education field, increasing her passion to help others. Refugio is an active member of Asociación Jovenes Para Cristo/Young Adults for Christ at St. John the Baptist Parish in Costa Mesa. She has been serving in this ministry for more than 10 years, which has increased her love for Christ, deepen her faith, and met her husband to whom she married in Holy Matrimony in May 2018. Her career path has taken a different turn working for Santiago de Compostela, but her spiritual path now widens to keep growing in her faith.

  • joanne lambert

    confirmation coordinator

    (949) 951-8599 ext. 233

    jlambert@sdccatholic.org


    As the Youth Minister and Confirmation Director at Santiago since 1994, and a parishioner since 1987, Joanne has a strong sense of community and vivid faith life in this parish. Since her own family has grown up here, it shapes her commitment to all of our families. Her background as a Masters level nurse in child and community nursing dovetails with our mission in youth ministry, as defined by the diocese and the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the U.S. Joanne feels that there is no better career than helping our youth grow in faith.

  • Elena Maldonado

    Maintenance

    Elena was born and raised in Mexico City. She has been married for 28 years, has three children and one beautiful grandson. In 2011, she received the sacrament of marriage through “Bodas Comunitarias” at Santiago de Compostela Church. Since then, she has been serving as Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Her love and dedication to her family are her main priorities. She loves being a grandma and being able to spend every memorable minute with him. 

  • lyanamar medina

    Coordinator of Faith Formation and Hispanic Ministries

    (949) 951-8599 ext. 239

    lmedina@sdccatholic.org


    Lyanamar Medina was born in Caracas, Venezuela.  Her parents were both involved in Education, planting the seed for Lyana’s passion to teach and help others. Lyana is married to Leopoldo Peña and three children complete their family; Leopoldo, Luis David, and Fabiana. Lyanamar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science Engineering from Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Metropolitana University, Venezuela. She also has a Diploma of Religious Education Teacher and Catechist, from the Instituto Superior de Teología y Pastoral of the Archdioceses of San Juan, Puerto Rico and is a certified Laical Minister and Catechist from the Diocese of Orange. Prior to joining Santiago de Compostela, Lyanamar was the Pastoral Coordinator for San Luis Rey Catholic School and a member of the board of the Marist Catholic School in Puerto Rico. At Santiago, she is the Coordinator for the Hispanics Ministries and for the Faith Formation program in English and Spanish. For Lyana it is a huge satisfaction to see families and their children receiving the blessing of being integrated and welcomed into the Santiago parish family and see how each year more children receive with joy and enthusiasm the Body of Christ in their First Communion.

  • carolina meza

    Parish Secretary

    (949) 951-8599

    cmeza@sdccatholic.org


    Carolina was raised Catholic in San Felipe, Baja California, México. A long time parishioner of Santiago, Carolina is grateful to God for giving her the opportunity to serve her parish as our bilingual Parish Secretary, and for being blessed with a good family. She has been married for more than 27 years and is a proud mother of a 23 year old son who is a college student studying graphic design.

  • Andre Rossignol

    Music Director

    (949) 951-8599 ext. 229

    music@sdccatholic.org


    Andre Rossignol is an accomplished guitarist and composer who has performed extensively throughout Southern California. He received his Bachelors of Music focusing on music composition from the Chapman Conservatory of Music in Orange, CA. Some of his compositional output include commissions to write for the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of Orange and the Ordination of the Most Reverend Timothy Freyer as Auxiliary Bishop. As a classical guitarist, Andre has been fortunate to perform as a soloist and with some of the finest musicians and ensembles around. After serving for many years as a liturgical musician by playing guitar and singing at several churches in the Diocese of Orange, God opened the door for him to join the community of Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church. He currently lives in Santa Ana with the love of his life, Diana, and their two children, Stella Maris and Joseph.