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Pastoral Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Tim Eichler
    Transitional Pastor & Head of Staff

    Pastor Tim is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a denomination that has entered into a covenant with the PCUSA to allow pastors to serve in both denominations. 

     

    Originally from Minnesota, Pastor Tim spent 26 years of his career as a U.S. Navy chaplain. Through his own work serving the Lord among sailors and supervising the work of numerous other chaplains, he was responsible for the spiritual care of thousands of sailors in many locations around world. Following his retirement from the Navy, he served at a handful of congregations as a transitional pastor. Pastor Tim and his wife, Cindy, a Restaurant General Manager, have three daughters: Elizabeth, a graduate of Azusa Pacific who is now a stage manager; Rachel, a senior chemistry major at UC San Diego; and Rebekah, a senior at Calvin Christian High School in Escondido.

  • 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, 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.

  • Nick Barrett
    Director of Student Ministries

    Nick Barrett and his wife, Rita, moved from Denver to Los Angeles in 2007. Before moving to LA, Nick was a volunteer youth worker for 6 years at various churches in Colorado. During that time, he also worked with at risk youth in a residential treatment center in Ft. Collins Co. After graduating from Colorado Christian University in 2007, Nick felt a calling to serve youth in the church context. In 2008 Nick joined the staff at FPCH; and during that same year, he began his MDiv studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.

     

    As a youth minister, Nick’s greatest desire is for students to develop a living relationship with Jesus Christ and find community in the life of the church. As an educator, Nick wants to help Jr. High and High School students develop a nuanced biblical imagination, so that they might discern God’s presence in both church and culture.

     

    During his time at Fuller, Nick began to sense a call to the disciplines of theology and culture. Nick has an MA in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and is currently working on a PhD in Theology and Culture at Fuller Seminary. He is a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA).

     

    Nick enjoys reading fiction, theology, and poetry. He is also an adjunct professor of Literature and Critical Theory at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, Ca. He loves art, film, and good conversation, and can be easily persuaded to have lunch or coffee with parents and students.

  • Courtney Rominger
    Director of Children’s & Family Ministries

    Courtney joined FPCH in June 2014 to serve the children and families of the community. She is passionate about the mission of God, the discipleship of children, holistic care of families, and the equipping of parents and congregation members for Kingdom-minded living. She feels called to FPCH and is thankful to be serving alongside so many incredible staff and volunteers.

     

    Prior to 2014, Courtney ministered to children and families in Arkansas, Chicago, and Pasadena. She has a BS in Theology/Youth Ministry from John Brown University, an MA in Family Science through Concordia St. Paul, and is becoming a Certified Family Life Educator. She is married to Doug Rominger who is on staff at another area church. Courtney deeply enjoys theater and outdoor activities, and spends a lot of time reading, knitting, and playing cards and board games with her husband and friends.

  • 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.

  • Anna Kerr
    Director of Global Missions

    Anna came to FPCH in 1948 when Miss Mears taught the college department with 500 active students. She started life in Texas, grew up in various California towns, and accepted the Lord on Palm Sunday when she was twelve. Anna went to Pepperdine for her BA, and to USC for her MA and teaching credential. She met Jack at USC and discovered he was a member at FPCH. They were married in 1953.

     

    Anna taught high school English and Jack, who was a champion tennis player and a pilot of B-29s, worked as an engineer. Anna and Jack were asked to be on the Missions Committee early on and participated in five overseas short-term missions.

     

    When Anna retired in 1992, she started volunteering in the Missions Department full time, and when the Session voted to adopt the Kurds as the Unreached People Group in 1992, she started a Kurdish prayer group which has been going ever since. One of her favorite memories was the opportunity to work on the "Light Up Embangweni" project that wired two hospitals for electricity in Malawi.

  • 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.

  • Dean Choi
    Fraser Fellow & Pastoral Intern

    Dean has a BA in Political Science & Psychology, MEd in Higher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is starting his third year in the MDiv program at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dean is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He identifies as a First Generation-Transnational-Korean American Adoptee. Before starting at Fuller Seminary, Dean assisted with college access work for two years in the inner city of Chicago Public High Schools as a College Advisor and four years working on college campuses helping first-generation, low income, and minority students build communities through various leadership retreats on the topics of men and masculinity, and social justice. Dean is passionate about raising the next generation of youth and young adults as Christ-centered believers, and engaging how to live missionally in a world that is ever-increasingly changing. Dean enjoys a good cup of coffee or tea, and is happy schedule a time to meet through email! 

  • Nelson Steinert
    Fraser Fellow & Pastoral Intern

    Nelson grew up in Central Kansas and has lived in Southern California for the past six years. Currently he is completing his undergraduate degree in Youth and Family Ministry at Azusa Pacific University. Prior to interning at FPCH, Nelson has interned with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes high school ministry and the youth ministry at a church in Claremont. Nelson spends the majority of time reading or spending time with his fiancé, Mandy. He is very passionate about spiritual formation, the spiritual disciplines, and studying the connections between the gospel and culture. He is specifically interested in the way that theology and gospel themes are communicated through film and hip-hop. Nelson is very excited for the opportunity to be a part of and serve at FPCH.  

 

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.

 

 

EXT./NUMBER

NAME (email)

DEPT./POSITION

270 Amie Quigley Director of Community Outreach/Deacons
241 Anna Kerr Director of Global Missions
208 Ariel Quintana Cathedral Choir Director
258 Arlene Creitz Christian Education Volunteer
340 Beth Becker Global Missions Assistant
214 Barnaby Coxon Facilities Manager
661-993-7708 Candi MacCulloch
Church Hostess/Weddings/Memorials
259 Courtney Rominger
Director of Children’s and Family Ministries
242 Evelyn Herrarte Fuente de Vida
225 James Pinedo 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 Nick Barrett Director of Student Ministries
251 Pam Tuszynski Director of HPCC (preschool)
288 Shawn Hanlon Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
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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