Synod Contact Information

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


Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
MARK HONG   ext. 109    
  Email (

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  (ext. 110)
Email (

Moderator—RE Susan Skoglund

Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

Vice-Mod.— TE Joshua Yee

Treas.—RE Bill Hughes
CoA Moderator— RE Janice Takeda


The Synod (and Presbyteries)
in the News

Synod Employment Opportunity

The Synod has an opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper, part time, beginning in January, 2019. Please see the Position Description for details.

PDA Spiritual Care Providers Now Serving Fire and Mass Shooting Victime

While the deadliest fires ever to strike California continue to burn, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has deployed four National Response Team members to Southern California, where residents hsve enduried a mass shooting and numerous wide-ranging fires. Additional help will follow, as needed. All of the presbyteries within this synod are affected by the mass shooting and the several separate fires. .


Chaplaincy at LAC+USC Medical Center

Videos, engaging stories, and a list of involvement opportunities are HERE. This ministry is made possible by your support through Presbyteries of the Pacific, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Los Ranchos and the Synod of Southern California. Please share with your presbytery and congregations!

PW News

The national newsletter for Fall, 2018

Campus Ministry

A  1001 Worshiping Community within the Santa Barbara Presbytery is the Front Porch on the campus of Cal Poly. Read HERE how this ministry serves the student population.


The Rev. Heidi Worthen Gamble, mission advocate for Pacific Presbytery was recently featured in Presbyterians Today, You may read more HERE.

Synod Calendar Items

2018 Synod Assembly Dates

Next Commission of Assembly Meeting TBA


Recent PJC Decisions

Three 2017 Synod PJC decisions are available; all PDF documents:
Pacific Palisades church vs. Pacific Presbytery

Spitzer vs. Riverside Presbytery



REPL Scholarship Information

(Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership)

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

HOW: See information sheet

DEADLINE: "Open" at this time.

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

Documents List
(See information sheet)


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

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


Grants & Funding

Partnership Grants

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.  If you do not find the information that you need please contact Fried Wilson at the Synod office.

Partnering Grants Protocol


Peacemaking Funds

The Peacemaking Offering may be taken at any time, although most churches select World Communion Sunday as the date. A quarter of the offering goes to the Synod committee responsible for peacemaking awareness and events, a quarter to the local presbytery, and half of the offering goes to G.A.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  Business & Organization


• Committees/Commissions (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) (Contact Rev. Sunny Kang)

• Polity & Records

The Commission/Committee Contact is Business Manager Fried Wilson


COA-Related Groups
Other Synod-Related Entities
Mission Partner(s)

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

COA-Related Groups

Presbyterian Men (PM)
• Presbyterian Women (PW)

Synod-Related Entities

• Monte Vista Grove Homes, Inc.
( Presbyterian Camp and Conference)
Centers, Inc)

• Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Commission, Inc.
•  Synod of the Nile,
Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt

Mission Partner

•  Southern California Ecumenical Council


Churchwide Resources

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Presbyterian Mission Website

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

PC (USA) Churchwide Anti-racism Policy

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

PC (USA) Blogs: Other Voices

Presbyterian News Service
Mission Agency
Blogs Listing

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance


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


PC (USA) Stated Clerk's Statements 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 (Tags)

More PC (USA) Resources

More resources, including items in the Spanish and Korean languages, are linked   
Categories include:

GA 223

PC-Biz (official GA documentation)

GA 223 Site
GA Resources

General Assembly 223 ended on June 23, 2018 but resources are still on the GA 223 site.