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 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.
Bethany Corey moved to San Diego from Rochester, NY in 1998, made her way to LA in 2002, joined FPCH in 2007 and came on staff in the spring of 2010. She has been the Director of Administration since 2016.
Bethany moved cross-country to attend law school at USD. In her last semester there she crossed paths with her future husband, Jason. His work in the film industry brought them to Hollywood. After nine years in practice, and while pregnant with their oldest daughter, Bethany left law and thought it would be more family friendly to work at her church. After many conversations and about a year later, the Administrative Coordinator position opened up and she joined the team.
The past nine years have stretched Bethany in the best ways possible. With no theological or HR background at the start of her time here, Bethany has since grown in both, receiving her HR certification in 2012 and regularly attending pastoral staff meetings and retreats. Bethany is continually awed and inspired by the way God is working in the lives of other staff members, in our congregation, and in our church in Hollywood.
Bethany sits on the board of Hollywood Young Life and her local public library in Los Feliz. An avid Red Sox fan, she has been in a fantasy baseball league for over a decade. She fancies herself a coffee aficionado and loves the ocean.
Bethany and Jason are the parents to two girls, Camden and Quinn.
After attending FPCH for 4 years, Jourdan joined the staff as the Interim Director of Spiritual Formation and Community Life in 2013. In August 2014, she was made the permanent director. Jourdan felt God’s call to ministry in her teens and has been pursuing that call ever since—attending Baylor University to study religion and then Princeton Theological Seminary for her MDiv. She has worked in Christian schools, as a hospital chaplain and is now happy to be serving in the church.
Originally from Austin, TX, Jourdan has the personality one would expect from a gal who comes from the “friendly state”! She loves cowboy boots, great BBQ and queso. She loves to be outdoors—hiking, backpacking, camping, at sporting events, or concerts. She is always up for new adventures and places a priority on relationships.
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.
Brooke Coxon has been the Worship Coordinator at FPCH since May 2016. She moved to Los Angeles with her husband Barnaby in 2015 from New Zealand, or as some like to call it, Middle Earth. She has a Bachelor of Music Arts with a major in film composition from the Ara Music Arts School in Christchurch. She worked at an elementary school teaching piano, singing, and ukulele. She also created and led a weekly after-school music program.
Brooke and her husband had no doubt that God was calling them to LA, but it wasn’t until she started her job here at the church that it became truly evident what God had planned for her.
This position has given Brooke a greater understanding and passion for worship. She loves helping others experience God and has a desire to see them grow in a deeper relationship with Him. She helps facilitate worship by planning the services, and regularly leading music.
Brooke enjoys embroidery, composing music, hiking, and finding great coffee spots. As a kiwi, she knows what a good cup of coffee tastes like so if you have a favorite coffee spot, do let her know!
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 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.
Maddie came to FPCH in 2015 as part of the Fraser Fellowship program. While she studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, this church became her spiritual home—and a hands-on extension classroom! In 2017 Maddie completed her MDiv in Christian Ethics, and in 2018 she came on staff full-time to serve the Young Adults, Community Outreach, and Global Missions ministries.
Maddie is passionate about creative hospitality and finding ways to extend the warmth of Christ-centered community, especially in a city that can feel overstretched and isolating.
Before coming to LA, Maddie lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains working as a Retreat Coordinator for Mount Hermon Camp and Conference Center. She grew up in Anaheim where she first met her husband Spencer. They have known each other since they were kids, but reconnected a few years before getting married in 2019. Spencer works as a lifeguard for Newport Beach. When not on the church campus, Maddie enjoys concerts, comedy, intellectual ponderings, and anything outdoors. She and Spencer are proud known-regulars at a local donut shop and love exploring LA together!
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.