• Synod News

    The Synod Offers a High School Summer Camp Opportunity at Zephyr Point

    Each of the presbyteries within the Synod are invited to select two high school students and one youth worker to participate in the July 22-27 high school summer camp session at  Zephyr Point Presbyterian Camp . The Synod will fully cover the costs, including camp fees and air transportation, for each presbytery's selected attendees.

    Zephyr Point  is located on Lake Tahoe, Nevada and is a related entity of the Synod.

    How to Apply
    Selection of the two high school students and a youth worker will be made by each presbytery. Please contact the leadership team of your presbytery for details of the selection process.

    zakiA Conversatoin & Lunch with Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki


    Friday,July 6, 2018
    10 am-1:30 pm including lunch
    Mideast Evangelical Church, Temple City

    Summer Workshop  & Training Opportunities

    The Kaleidoscope Institute, with workshop leader, the Rev. Eric Law, conducted the Antiracism Workshop at the Synod's recent Synod Assembly meeting. You may be interested in other opportunities offered by the Kaleidoscope Institute this summer. Their Summer Institute Flyer is HERE.

    Synod Assembly Meeting was April 14, 2018

    Synod Assembly, Spring 2018
    (PDF) All Business Documents

    Recent Synod PJC Decisions

    Three 2017 Synod PJC decisions are available; all PDF documents:
    Lewellen v PLR Decision and Order (9/8/2017)
    Ruling on Regele v PLR (12/2/2017)
    Ruling on Spitzer v POR (12/29/2017)

    REPL:  Theological Educaton Scholarship Season

    (Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership)
    WHO: Racial Ethnic persons persuing M.Div degree or Equivalent are eligible to apply for scholarship funds to assist with the expenses involved in their preparation for ministry.

    HOW: Download an Information Sheet, Application Parts I, II, and III  in either electronic format or PDF format, and Part IV (recommendation) in electronic or PDF form.

    SUBMIT by e-mail (electronic versions) or mail/FAX (PDF version)

    DEADLINE: The April 30, 2018 deadline has been extended. A closing date has not been set, but applicants are urged to submit as quickly as possible.

    QUESTIONS? E-mail The Rev. Narcissis Tucker Bishop, Coordinator (E-mail)

    Documents List
    (A complete set  of application documents consists of the information sheet and Parts I,II,III and Part IV)


    Electronic (MS Word): Parts I, II, III  (for applicant)
    Electronic (MS Word): Part IV (for recommendation)

    (PDF) Parts I, II, III (for applicant)
    (PDF) Part IV (for recommendation)


    Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC)

    The Synod's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC) is active!
    Contact: The Rev. Sunny Kang

    Mission Funding


    Please download the Partnership Grants Protocol bulletin, linked below, to learn how the Synod, in partnership with PC (U.S.A.) may be able to assist your congregation.

    PDF Partnering Grants Protocol


    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance


    PDA assistance is assisting in areas throughout California which have been devastated by the recent wildfires and mudslides.

    The Synod Makes Peacemaking Funds Available

    Every World Communion Sunday (the first Sunday in October) is an opportunity for taking the Peacemaking Offering, a quarter of which goes to the Synod committee responsible for peacemaking awareness and events, a quarter to the local presbytery (if still organized for such gospel-based witness), and half of the offering goes to G.A. In its 34th year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is surely among the finest ventures of Christian discipleship our church has been involved with.

    Application guidelines for Synod Peacemaking funds are available HERE. The contact person is the Rev. Sunny Kang (e-mail) (cell 310-987-8048).


    The Synod has allocated $240,000 for Korean ministries within its bounds. Application is made through the church's presbytery which must match the Synod's contribution.  Please see the letter (linked below in Korean and English) for details and instructions.

      (PDF)  Information Letter

    Synod Life

    Synod Committees & Commissions

    • Synod Commission of Assembly (CoA)

    • Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)

    • Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N)

    • Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership Committee (REPL)

    • Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC)

    • Polity & Records

    The Commission/Committee Contact is Business Manager Fried Wilson

    Related Entities of the Synod

    The general contact   at the Synod office is Fried Wilson (Email)

    • Monte Vista Grove Homes, Inc.

    • PCCI
    ( Presbyterian Camp and Conference)
    Centers, Inc)

    • Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Commission, Inc.

    Synod of the Nile,
    Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt

    Related to the Synod through the Commission of Assembly

    The general contact   at the Synod office is Fried Wilson (Email)

    Presbyterian Men (PM)

    • Presbyterian Women (PW)

    The PW and PM contact is Business Manager Fried Wilson

    Mission Partner

    Southern California Ecumenical Council

    Synod Leadership

    Synod Staff & Contact Information

    Phone: 213.483-3840
    FAX: 818-891-0212

    Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
    MARK HONG   ext. 109    
      (Email: markhong@synod.org)

    Business Manager
    FRIED WILSON     ext. 110
    ( Email: friedwilson@synod.org

    Full Charge Bookkeeper
    BARRY PETERS   ext. 107
    ( Email barrypeters@synod.org

    REPL Coordinator
    ( Email ntucker@synod.org)

    Synod Officers

    Contact officers through Business Manager Fried Wilson

    Moderator—RE Susan Skoglund

    Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

    Vice-Mod.— TE Joshua Yee

    Treas.—RE Bill Hughes

    CoA Moderator— RE Janice Takeda


    Churchwide Resources

    Presbyterian Mission Website

    The Presbyterian Mission website displays many new stories of mission and opportunities. Find it  HERE.

    PC (U.S.A.) Churchwide Antiraciam Policy

    Facing Racism–Vision of the Intercultural Communigy: Website and Resources

    PC(U.S.A.) Other Voices

    Presbyterian News Service
    Mission Agency

     PC(USA) Stated Clerk Statements

    PCUSA.org now files many of its news reports under "tags" that are familiar to users of social media, and the statements from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II are included in this group. These two links may be most helpful for quick retrieval:

    Recent Statements

    List of Subjects


     More PC(USA) Resources

    More resources, including items in the Spanish and Korean languages, are linked HERE.  

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