The Synod of Southern California and Hawaii's statement of purpose reads, Listening to the working of the Holy Spirit the Synod serves to resource our covenental relationships with presbyteries and the greater bodies of Christ.  The synod is a mid-council entity of the Presbyterian Church USA and includes 9 presbyteries--Los Ranchos, Pacific (which includes Hawaii), Riverside, San Diego, San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Santa Barbara. Los Ranchos Presbytery website link Pacific Presbytery website link Riverside Presbytery website link San Diego Presbytery website link San Diego Presbytery website link San Gabriel Presbytery website link Santa Barbara Presbytery website link PMA's Matthew 25 website link PCUSA website link

The Synod Office 

Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
8939 S Sepulveda Blvd. Ste 110   #250
Westchester, CA 90045
(It is necessary to include the Synod's name in the address ) 

Synod Phone: 818-810-6137


Synod News

Maui Relief Efforts


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance logoPo'okela Church in Makawao, Maui,  a UCC congregation, is pastored by the Rev. Dr. Kimberly Fong, a minister-member of Pacific Presbytery.

This dedicated, secure link shares information, resources, and includes a donation portal:

PDA's Hawai'i Fires Link

PDA works collaboratively for every disaster and in this istance, PDA is supporting this church and the upcountry region of Maui, where the upcountry fire is still burning. Initially the focus is on stabilizing the residents by bringing resources to the upcountry community, which is being neglected by the media attention solely on the Lahaina/coastal area.


Assistance through Special and Restricted Funds Grants

Learn more here, on The "Grants and Restricted Funds" page, about how Synod funds can help to fund your ministries. You'll find several options!

Matthew 25 logoAlso:
The Synod is now part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency's Matthew 25 Movement. Please visit the Grants page to learn more about funding opportunities through this initiative.  The "Matthew 25 Grants" are a specialized category of the Special and Restricted Funds Grants.


The Rev. Dr. Leon E. Fanniel REPL Scholarship program continues as it has for over forty years; the REPL page is HERE.


Synod Staff

Phone: 818-810-6137

Synod Executive & Stated Clerk

Business Manager

Full Charge Bookkeeper

REPL Coordinator


Synod Officers 2024

Contact officers through Business Manager's email:

Moderator: RE   Yvonne Harmon
Vice-Mod eator:   RE Sam Roberts
Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong
Treasurer.—RE Paul Nibarger

CoA Moderator— TE John Moser CoA Chair—TE John Moser

CoA meeting dates for 2024:
3/2/2024;  6/1/2024;   10/5/2024
12/14 if needed


Related Partners of the Synod

CoA-Related Groups

The general contact   at the Synod office is Rev. Heidi Worthen Gamble (Email)

• Equity and Justice Ministries

Presbyterian Women (PW)
Presbyterian Men (PM)


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Commission of Assembly (CoA)

• Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)

• Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N)

Mission Partner(s)
Related Entities

The general contact   at the Synod office is business manager (Email)

Sister Synod Relationship

• Synod of the Nile

Related Entities

Monte Vista Grove Homes, Inc.
Presbyterian Camp and Conference Centers, Inc.(PCCCI)
• Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conf. Inc.

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