This event was a potluck dinner after the Sabbath Service followed by personal accounts, highlights and the movements of the Church around Orange County. Seven persons spoke at the 50th anniversary of the Church in Garden Grove, CA. The speakers were: Jean Updegraff, Knute Josifek, Wayne Dunlap (letter read by Dave Wallauch), Dan Salcedo, LeeAnn Luker (audio), Robin Webber, and Mario Seiglie.
Mr. Seiglie was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States when he was a child. He found out about the Church when he was 17 from a Church member in high school. He went to Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, and in Pasadena, California, graduating with degrees in theology and Spanish. He serves as the pastor of the Garden Grove, CA UCG congregation and serves in the Spanish speaking areas of South America. He also writes for the Beyond Today magazine and currently serves on the UCG Council of Elders. He and his wife, Caty, have four grown daughters, and grandchildren.