About

 

Our Team - All in for Jesus

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Producer of Contemporary Music

DAN BLESSINGER

Dan loves music and Jesus. See more about Dan's ministry here.

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Director, Center for Children

PAT CHAMBERS

Pat loves children and Jesus. See more about Pat's ministry here

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Interim Director, Student Ministry

AUSTIN GRANIER

Austin loves students and Jesus. See more about Austin's ministry here

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Facilities Manager

BALDO MURALLES

Baldo loves serving and Jesus. See more about Baldo's ministry here

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Lead Pastor

ANDY WILSON

Andy loves LCPC and Jesus. See more about Andy's ministry here

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Director, Children's Ministry

JESIAH BOZICH

Jesiah loves children and Jesus. See more about Jesiah's ministry here.

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Director, Spiritual Formation

LEE COOK

Lee loves students and Jesus. See more about Lee's ministry here

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Director of Media

PAUL HOFMANN

Paul loves media and Jesus. See more about Paul's ministry here

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Office Manager

NANCY THOMAS

Nancy loves organization and Jesus. See more about Nancy's ministry here

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Director of Music

GARY WOODWARD

Gary loves music and Jesus. See more about Gary's ministry here

Church Officers - All in for Jesus

Session (Church Board)

 

In the Presbyterian Church, the Session and pastors make the key decisions relating to the spiritual life of the church. You might think of the Session (which includes the ordained pastors) as the church’s guidance committee or board of directors.

Service years on Session are staggered, so that each year one third of the elders – 6 – move out of leadership and are replaced by a new class of 6. Our Session includes 18 ordained elders and generally meets monthly to discuss, pray over and make decisions about the important matters facing the church. 

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Elder

Chuck Andrew

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Elder

Geoff Bryan

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Elder

Victor Bustillos

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Elder

Nicole Elmes

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Elder

Darrell Fernandez

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Elder

Jim Granier

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Elder

Carrie Hofmann

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Elder

Frances Mencia

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Elder

Kyle Roach

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Elder

Brandon Bauer

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Elder

George Buehler

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Elder

Greg Cary

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Elder

Allie Fernandez

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Elder

Dennis Fernandez

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Elder

Christine Holmquist

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Elder

Carlo Manookian

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Elder

Evan O'Meara 

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Elder

Jon Weingarten

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Clerk of Session

Sheri Gray

Deacons (Church Care Team)

 

Deacons are church officers who also provide spiritual leadership. But the Board of Deacons focus more intentionally on the physical, material, social and emotional needs of the church family. The Deacons also address needs in the wider community.

The Deacons and pastors meet monthly. They stay in close touch with the church family- especially those who are sick, home-bound, stressed, hurting or troubled. Prayer is a big part of their ministry. They organize food deliveries, visit or call people in hospitals or their homes, mail cards and notes, assist with Communion, organize 2 annual church-wide meals, and offer friendship, counsel and prayer.

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Deacon

Isabel Adams

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Deacon

Mary Braswell

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Deacon

Amanda Granier 

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Deacon

Armineh Manookian

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Deacon

Kerry Milbrodt 

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Deacon

Janie Roach

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Deacon

Sidney Schreiner

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Deacon

Ann Wetzel

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Deacon

Valerie Andrew

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Deacon

Noel Collins

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Deacon

Bryan Lescher

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Deacon

Jeannine Marvin

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Deacon

Hilary Norton

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Deacon

Sarah Rush

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Deacon

Ann Scoggins 

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Deacon

Jeanette Woodward

 

Our Beliefs

Mission Statement:

We are a community of imperfect people, united by God's Spirit, discovering new life in Christ. Our mission is to love God with all our heart, love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and grow as disciples of Jesus, as we make new disciples.

 

We believe that apart from God we’re dead in our sin. The good news of the Gospel is that God offers us

forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus!


We receive that gift through faith in Jesus that leads to sincere repentance and joyful obedience to God’s Word.

 

We believe the Church is a community of people who've been given the gift of the Holy Spirit, through whom Jesus is building his kingdom. The Lord calls his Church to continue the work he began when he walked among us, loving others as he does.

 

 In all we do, our goal is to help people to know Jesus and become like him. We grow in his character as we

apply his teachings in our daily lives.

 

We encourage everyone in the Church family to seek intimacy with God by practicing the disciplines of Bible study, prayer and worship.

 

We believe God created us to bless others, especially those who are poor, lonely, marginalized, afflicted or oppressed. We seek to grow God’s kingdom by engaging in ministries of justice and compassion. All in for Jesus | Sent out to serve.

 

Our History

The church currently known as La Crescenta Presbyterian (we’ve been through more than one name change!) was established in 1885. Grover Cleveland had just been elected President. Mark Twain was about to publish Huckleberry Finn. It was a long time ago. It happened at a meeting between members of the Presbytery of Los Angeles and several highly motivated Jesus followers living in the Crescenta Valley.

Those eager first members taught local children to know and love the Lord. That concern and focus has been a huge theme for LCPC throughout our history. If you explore our Children’s Ministries, Center for Children and Abide Student Ministries pages, you’ll see that ministries with young people and families are still top priorities for us. Other big historical themes that continue to shape our family life are missions, where the goal is to send disciples to make new disciples of Jesus, and music, with an emphasis on joyful and passionate worship. As we build on the foundation we've inherited, doing our best to represent Jesus to the world, we honor God and those who've gone before us.

To see a timeline of LCPC's 135 year history, click here