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Pastoral Staff

  • Rev. Dr. David M. Watson
    Transitional Pastor & Head of Staff

    Pastor Dave earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from California State University Northridge; his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary; and his D.Min. from Columbia Theological Seminary.  His pastoral career has included pastoring churches of varied sizes in California, Pennsylvania and Aalen, Germany; teaching Biblical Hebrew at Fuller; earning teaching certification in the Bethel Bible Series and Alpha; and service on committees of many presbyteries, including time as an instructor in Church Leadership in San Fernando Presbytery.  Pastor Dave has many years' experience as a transitional pastor and feels that God has called and equipped him for transitional ministry.  His statement of faith aligns well with Who We Are as a congregation.

     

    Pastor Dave grew up at Bel Air Presbyterian Church, and as a young adult, he spent time at the Salt Company here at FPCH!  He has a heart for people of all ages and a heart for our church.  He understands and is drawn to our history as a Christ-centered, Bible-based congregation; as the son of a church organist and choir director, he also is drawn to our passion for worship.  

  • Joel Larson
    Associate Pastor

    Joel Larson has served at FPCH since 2008. Joel enjoys leading the Young Adults & Young Marrieds Ministries (20s/30s/40s), Men's Ministry, Student Ministry, and the Praise Band. He also works with our Committee on Preparation for Ministry and Fuller Theological Seminary pastoral interns. Joel has a Communications degree from Bowling Green State University and an MDiv from Fuller Seminary. He is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry at Fuller Seminary in Leading Change.

     

    Joel has been serving and leading in church ministry for over 20 years. He loves helping others in the church flourish in their gifts, connect to the various backgrounds and cultures in LA, and experience God's heart for justice in the area of human trafficking.

     

    Joel was raised in the Midwestern states of Ohio and Kentucky, and is married to Elisha. They have three kids: Claire, Will, and Finn. Joel enjoys surfing, cycling, and getting outdoors in the varied California landscape.

  • Amie Quigley
    Director 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.

  • Joletta Sells
    Worship Coordinator

    Joletta Sells recently joined FPCH as our new Worship Coordinator. Prior to this, she served as the Music Director for Calvary Presbyterian Church in Glendale, California.

     

    Joletta began regular involvement in church music at the age of 12, first serving as Assistant Pianist for her home church in Silver Lake, Indiana. She has since served in many churches across the country in a variety of ways: worship leading, worship service planning, sharing original music, directing choirs, and teaching musical skills among the congregations.

     

    Joletta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Communications and Creative Writing. She also completed the Worship Arts Seminar Series through Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.

     

    In addition to serving churches through worship, Joletta is also an award-winning Christian artist and runs her own music school, The Music Coaches. She is passionate about sharing the joy of the Lord and truth of Scripture through worship. In all her musical endeavors, she desires to bring glory and honor to the Lord.

  • Richard Gomez
    Director of Student Ministries

    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. 

 

Staff Directory

The main office phone number for FPCH is (323) 463-7161.

 

When connected to the below numbers, dial the last three digits of the numbers listed before. To send an e-mail, click on the person’s name. If you have questions or comments about this website, click here.

 

 

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NAME (email)

DEPT./POSITION

270 Amie Quigley Director of Urban Mission and Community Outreach
241 TBD Director of Global Missions
208 Ariel Quintana Cathedral Choir Director
258 Arlene Creitz Christian Education Volunteer
340 Beth Becker Global Missions Assistant
214 Moe Jambazi Operations & Facilities Manager
661-993-7708 Candi MacCulloch
Church Hostess/Weddings/Memorials
  Communications@fpch.org
Communications Coordinator
259 CM@fpch.org
Children’s and Family Ministries
242 Evelyn Herrarte Fuente de Vida
225 Rocco Ambrosio Rentals & Filming Coordinator 
218 Jenni Barry Children & Family Ministries Asst.
218 Jennifer Spears Accounting AP & AR
233 Joel Larson Associate Pastor
227 Joletta Sells Worship Coordinator
323-462-8486 Karen Covell Hollywood Prayer Network
282 Karina Recinos Nursery Coordinator
230 Kimo Smith Organist
323-462-8460 Kyle Montgomery Actors Co-op
236 Mary Hartman-Mealey Deacons Assistant/Internal Rentals
216 Mary Whittemore Music Assistant
268 Joel Larson Youth Ministries
288 Moe Jambazi Buildings & Grounds
217 Svetlana Kim Accounting
280 Tim Eichler Transitional Pastor & Head of Staff

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Tom Hartshorn Pastoral Care Coordinator

 

Elders

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. 

 

 

 

The Session

The Elders of FPCH each serve three-year active terms, although they remain ordained elders for life. In addition to serving together on Session as our “Board of Directors,” each is given a specific role, either serving as a liaison to a particular Ministry Team, or in specific tasks such as Clerk of Session.

 

 

 

Deacons

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.

 

 

 


 
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.

 

 

 

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