The Synod's Mailing Address

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 ) 


Upcoming Events Calendar

CoA Scheduled Meeting: June 3         o

2023 Synod Assembly: December 2


Chaplaincy Update


Synod News

Synod Resources To Include New Funding Assistance

Please visit the new GRANTS   page to learn more about these new opportunities.

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


Matthew 25 logoThe Synod is now part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency's Matthew 25 Initiative; please watch for additional information as this opportunity is developed within the Synod..



The Presbyteriah Mission Agency has partnered with the Viewpoint Project, producer of high-quality social and educational documentaries for public television, with the mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ while positively impacting our communities and the world.  Watch for the videos on PBS, or watch and share them from here:

1. The 6-minute video:

2. The 30-second promotional


Earth Care

Earth Care logo To become certified as Earth Care Congregations, churches complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. The Presbyterian Mission Agency has certified four congregations within the Synod as Earth Care Congregations for 2023. They are:

 • Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians | Kailua, HI (Pacific)

• Culver City Presbyterian Church (Pacific)

• Grace First Presbyterian Church  (Los Ranchos)

• St. Mark Presbyterian Church (Los Ranchos)

Details about the program, with project and activity guidance, application information, and stories from participating congregations are on the Presbyterian Mission Agency site


Synod Directory

Contact Information


Synod Staff

Phone: 818-810-6137

Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
  Email markhong@synod.org

Business Manager
    Email businessmanager@synod.org

Full Charge Bookkeeper
Email  jbortfeld@synod.org

REPL Coordinator
Email  ntucker@synod.org


Synod Officers 2023

Contact officers through Business Manager's email:

Moderator: TE John Moser

Vice-Mod erator: RE Yvonne Harmon  

Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

Treas.—RE Susan Skoglund

CoA Moderator— TE John Moser

CoA Chait—RE Janine Tanahuvia


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)



The Commission/Committee Contact is the business manager Rev. Heidi Worthen Gamble(Email)

Commission of Assembly (CoA)

• Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)

• Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N)

• Polity & Records


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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