Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
14225 Roscoe Boulevard
Panorama City CA 91402
Phone: 818-810-6137 • FAX: 818-8910212
Please note the phone number change
Introducing the Rev. Paula Mann
The Rev. Paula Mann is the new Business Manager for the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii.
Paula Mann was ordained in 2008 as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of Whitewater Valley (Indiana). She came to the Presbytery of the Pacific to accept her first call at Palms Westminster Presbyterian Church.
After completing her call, she returned to her first career of quality management and quality engineering. Paula has worked in different positions in manufacturing companies before spending about four years as a quality management consultant. Prior to attending seminary, Paula worked for General Motors and Alcoa in various quality system roles. She has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Kettering University and a Master of Quality Management from Loyola University – New Orleans.
Paula attended Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana and received her Master of Divinity degree in 2007. She is a lifelong Presbyterian and served as a deacon and a ruling elder prior to entering seminary. Paula has served on various committees and commissions in the Presbytery of the Pacific.
JPIC offers Environmental Education Series
with Dr. Tom English
The link for the February 18 session will be posted as soon as the recording is available.
Via ZOOM; enroll now via an e-mail, providing your name, email, phone, and organization. You will receive the zoom link by return email. Please see the flyer to learn more, including a list of topics that will be covered.
This weekly (Thursdays) Environmental Education series is open to all within the Synod who would like to attend. In order to engage the audience, Q&A will be conducted both during and after the presentation. This approach actively engages the audience, and ensures that they really get their questions answered.
Background: This educational series was created in response to the requests of residents of Wesley Palms Retirement Community. They wanted to understand environmental issues better so that they could have meaningful discussions with their family and friends. They were also curious about what they could do to improve the world around them.
JPIC (Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation) is a COA-related committee of the Synod.
PAULA MANN ext. 110
Full Charge Bookkeeper
JOANNE BORTFELD ext. 107
NARCISSIS TUCKER BISHOP
Synod Business Items; Synod Funding Update
Synod Funding Opportunities
This section under revision. Please check with the Synod Business Manager, the Rev. Paula Mann, if you have a concern. Thank you for your patience.
PAULA MANN ext. 110
The Commission/Committee Contact is Business Manager Rev. Paula Mannn• Commission of Assembly (CoA)
• Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)
• Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N)
• Polity & Records
The general contact at the Synod office is Rev. Paula Mann (Email)
• Global Christian Forum
(replaces Southern CA Ecumenical Council)
• Synod of the Nile
Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership (REPL) Scholarship Program
REPL provides needed spiritual and financial support for racial ethnic persons enrolled with presbytery within the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii as an inquirer / candidate for Teaching Elder (Minister of the Word and Sacrament), or with the presbytery and / or session for other professional ministry vocations.
• Priority for scholarships shall be given to persons pursuing the M.Div. degree or its equivalent, or other presbytery-approved programs, in preparation for meeting the requirements for various ministry vocations, including parish ministry:
INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)
DEADLINE: "Open." Apply at any time.
QUESTIONS? E-mail The Rev. Narcissis Tucker Bishop, Coordinator (E-mail)
Please note that applications are now accepted at any time.
Meet the REPL Committee!
A full-size version of this image is HERE.
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