• Antiracism Promo

    Synod News

    The Spring 2018 Synod Assembly included an Antiracism Workshop

    Part 1: Antiracism Workshop

    Date: April 14, 2018
    Workshop Leader: The Rev. Eric Law,
    The Kaleidoscope Institute

    Ask the Synod Assembly commissioners from your presbytery to share what they learned!

    Part 2: Synod Assembly Business Meeting

    The Synod Assembly Business Meeting

    (PDF) All Business Documents (Parts A and B)

    Recent Synod PJC Decisions

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

    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


    REPL:  Theological Educaton Scholarship Season

    (Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership)

    WHO: Racial Ethnic persons persuing M.Div degree or Equivalent

    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: April 30, 2018

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

    Documents List:

    • 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)

    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.

    PDF Application guidelines for Synod Peacemaking funds are available at this link.


    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    

    Business Manager
    FRIED WILSON     ext. 110
    ( Email)

    Full Charge Bookkeeper
    BARRY PETERS   ext. 107
    ( Email )

    REPL Coordinator
    ( Email )

    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


    General Assembly 223


    Pre-GA 223 Video: "Hands and Feet'

    Hands and Feetfrom Office of the General Assembly on Vimeo.