Church Council: Barbara Eubanks - President Don Mercier - Vice President Bruce Wyatt - Treasurer Charlie Bohnhoff - Member at Large Rev. Pongtep (Golf) Chutimapongrat - Pastor of Thai Shepherd Nida Tumsuwan - Member of Thai Shepherd
Church Staff: Linda Keller - Office Administrator Kate Hinrichs - Accompanist Janice Mercier - Bookkeeper Linda Moreno - Preschool Director Guillermo Gonzalez - Director of Music Rev. Moses D. Barrios - Pastor
About our pastor
Born in West Los Angeles, California, the Dr. Rev. 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. He is also a theological graduate from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, Faculty of Theology in Montebello, CA, Hispanic Center for Theological Studies in Compton, CA and studied at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is an ordained clergy with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Additionally, Pastor Moses has served as a chaplain with hospice, the police department of Buena Park and other 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 experience has formed a unique liturgical experience, a highly diverse approach to church planting, local parish ministry and spiritual formation.
Moses loves to talk about ministry and theology. He believes the church stands for unity, diversity, inclusivity and community. He loves music, enjoys musicianship, reading, traveling, loves pro sports teams such as the Lakers, Rams and Dodgers. Loves spending time with his family and working hard. He is married to Brenda and they have three kids, Penelope (16), Amelie (13) and Hansel (12), residing in Orange County.
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