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- Rev. Dr. Mark BrewerInterim Pastor
Rev. Dr. Mark Brewer is our interim pastor, and oversees leading worship at our Sunday services, as well as pastoral care.
Pastor Mark shepherded Bel Air Presbyterian Church for 12 years and also served as moderator for the Presbytery while at Bel Air. He participated in the drafting of the Essential Tenets of the Fellowship of Presbyterians that we have adopted as our Leadership Statement. After leaving Bel Air, Pastor Mark spent a couple years as President of All Saints School of Practical Theology in Denver, Colorado. In recent years, he served in an interim capacity in three different churches in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pastor Mark and his wife Carolyn have three adult children; one in Colorado, one in Italy and one here in Los Angeles, as well as grandchildren.
- Amie QuigleyDirector of Urban Mission & Community Outreach
Amie Quigley oversees the Lord’s Lighthouse, the Hollywood Healthcare Partnership, and the Hollywood Winter Refuge shelter. These ministries offer friendship, discipleship, and connections to housing and health services. Urban Mission also partners with numerous local ministries such as Youth First and Jews for Jesus.
Originally from Princeton, NJ, Amie has a background in theater. After receiving an AB in English from Duke University, she did postgraduate studies in Greek at Oxford University and recently completed an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Amie joined the staff of FPCH in 2009. She currently serves as the Chair of the Homeless Task Force for the Presbytery of the Pacific and on the Executive Board of the Faith-Based Advocacy Council for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Amie delights in spending time with beautiful and brilliant friends in our community, some of whom are in transition with housing. Sharing in life together allows the love of Christ to minister to all of us. Such abundant love fosters hope and the profound blessing of being the church.
- Terri KnoxDirector of Christian Education
Terri Knox oversees our Christian Education program for the full age spectrum of our congregation from the Nursery, all the way through Adult Education.
Terri has two Master’s degrees, in education and divinity, was previously Associate Pastor at several churches, and wrapped a 27-year teaching career in Christian schools this year. She is passionate about Jesus and the heart of the Gospel, about Bible study and memorization, and about prayerful discipleship and mentoring people to bring every care and area of their lives to Jesus. In her words, she is a Spirit-filled believer in the salvation of Jesus Christ, and her objective is to lead us to become distinct holy people who work in concert with God to proclaim Christ’s message of salvation, live lives surrendered to God, and become the hands and feet of Jesus in our church, in our community and around the globe. In this aim, she is supported by Christian Ed co-chairs Joel Russell and Bradley Campbell, together with Session Elders Jesse Corti Sr., John Safoyan and Charlotte Valentine, along with Deacons Rebecca Russell and Deni Hardgrave.
- Richard GomezYouth Discipleship Coordinator
Richard Gomez, born and raised in Los Angeles, loves writing, reading, music, and seeking all practical intersections between the gospel and culture. The church can thrive within her context, as we seek to bring creativity, innovation, imagination, and community in all cultural spheres back underneath the loving and compassionate Lordship of the ultimate Creator: God. Richard has been in youth ministry for over ten years and longs to help youth thrive and flourish by seeking their definition and identity within the loving care of Jesus, as we together learn how we can be extensions of the grace and mercy of God, now. Richard received his Mdiv. From Northwestern Seminary, and is always looking to connect with new friends over coffee.
The main office phone number for FPCH is (323) 463-7161.
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|Mark Brewer||Interim Pastor|
|270||Amie Quigley||Director of Urban Mission and Community Outreach|
|208||Ariel Quintana||Music & Worship Director & Cathedral Choir Director|
|213||Terri Knox||Director of Christian Education|
|340||Beth Becker||Global Missions Assistant|
|268||Moe Jambazi||Operations & Facilities Manager|
Children’s and Family Ministries
|225||Rocco Ambrosio||Rentals & Filming Coordinator|
|218||Jennifer Spears||Accounting AR|
|223||Tom Hartshorn||Pastoral Care Coordinator|
|323-462-8486||Karen Covell||Hollywood Prayer Network|
|323-462-8460||Kyle Montgomery||Actors Co-op|
|200||Mary Hartman-Mealey||Deacons Assistant/Internal Rentals|
|216||Mary Whittemore||Music Assistant|
|268||Richard Gomez||Youth Ministries|
The leadership in Presbyterian Churches consists of a Pastors, Elders and Deacons. Each Elder and Deacon is nominated by a group of church leaders, elected by the congregation, examined by the Session, and ordained for their invaluable role in a special ceremony before the congregation.
The Session of FPCH consists of the Pastor and the Ruling Elders and operates as our “Board of Directors.” Elders are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. As outlined in the Book of Order, Elders serving on Session (Ruling or “Sitting” Elders), together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. The Elders of FPCH each serve three-year active terms, although they remain ordained Elders for life. In addition to serving together on Session, each Elder is given a specific role, either serving as a liaison to a particular Ministry Team, or in specific tasks such as Clerk of Session.
Elders currently serving on Session are:
|Class of 2023||Class of 2024||Class of 2025|
|Susan Kanim||Bob Burbank||Brad Campbell|
|George LePorte||Phillip Horton||Jesse Corti|
|Robert Lusk||Ruth Kawamoto||Lloyd Wong Hansen|
|Phillip Olive||Rudy Mjorud||Sau-Wa Leong|
|Joel Russell||Cynthia Peterson||Robb Loos|
|Charlotte Valentine||John Wendland||Kimi Walker|
Clerk of Session: Jonathan Kim
The leadership in Presbyterian Churches consists of pastors, elders and deacons. Each elder and deacon is nominated by a group of church leaders, elected by the congregation, examined by the Session and ordained for their invaluable role in a special ceremony before the congregation.
Board of Deacons
Deacons are the caring arm for the Church of Jesus Christ on behalf of FPCH and carry out their duties in accordance with the responsibilities stated in the Book of Order. The Deacon Ministry is one of compassion, witness, and service to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. Like Elders, Deacons also serve three year active terms and remain ordained Deacons for life.
Deacons currently serving are:
|Class of 2023||Class of 2024||Class of 2025|
|Eric Belland||Thomas Clark||Colleen Cady|
|Frank Davis||Tim Farmer||Debbie Kolts|
|Robb Holt||Sheldon Gordon||Doug McAdoo|
|Wanda Penner||Brandon Malone||Adrienne Koeneke-Morales|
|Dave Valentine||Brian Reeves|
Emergency Aid Resource (EAR)
EAR is staffed by Deacons on a rotating basis and meets as needed on Sundays for the purpose of providing emergency aid to those who need it. Members of the church requesting assistance, if approved by the EAR staff, are assisted as limited by the FPCH Board of Deacons’ By-Laws.
Communion Set Up and Clean Up
Each Communion Sunday the Deacons help with the set-up of the elements that are served to the congregation. Once the service is over the Deacons collect everything, wash and dry and return everything to the closet for storage. While we are not meeting in person, congregants are encouraged to participate in communion at home during the regular church service.