Church Council: Barbara Eubanks - President Don Mercier - Vice President Bruce Wyatt - Treasurer Charlie Bohnhoff - Member at Large Terri Landis - Member at Large
Church Staff: Linda Keller - Office Administrator/Bookkeeper Kate Hinrichs - Accompanist Linda Moreno - Preschool Director Marcelo Martinez - Director of Music Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios - Pastor
About our pastor
Born in West Los Angeles, California, the Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios is a homegrown Californian. He has been in ministry for over 25 years, serving in cities such as Downey, Los Angeles, Palmdale, Buena Park, San Jose and Whittier. Moses received both his Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) degree and Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry (DMin) degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. His theological studies derive from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, Faculty of Theology in Montebello, CA, Hispanic Center for Theological Studies (CHET) in Compton, CA and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is an ordained clergy with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Additionally, Pastor Moses has served and volunteered as a chaplain with hospice, the police department and other similar agencies. Most notably with Fred Jordan Mission in the skid-row homeless community of Downtown LA and also with the Salvation Army and the LGBTQ community in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles. Moreover, he has been on pastoral staff with several denominations such as the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Church, the Foursquare Church, the Salvation Army, the Reformed Church in America, the Covenant Church and his current home of the ELCA. This blended background has formed a unique liturgical experience, a highly diverse approach to church planting, local parish ministry and spiritual formation.
Moses loves to talk about the unification of the church. He believes the church stands for unity, diversity, inclusivity and community. He loves the arts, enjoys musicianship, reading, traveling, follows pro sports teams such as the Lakers and Dodgers. Loves spending time with his family and working hard. He is married to Brenda and they have three kids, Penelope (17), Amelie (14) and Hansel (12), residing in Orange County.
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