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.
The Rev. Dr. Clayton Cobb
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With heavy hearts, we join friends and family in mourning the death of Clayton Cobb on Saturday, January 2.
Clayton served as a Church Consultant with the Board of Pensions for churches and presbyteries in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii from September 2011 until his retirement in October 2019. Prior to working with the Board, he served as associate pastor and then pastor of several congregations in California, most recently as pastor of St. Peter’s by the Sea in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Those who served with Clayton knew him to be a warm, and caring person. He was quick with a smile and a laugh and had a genuine desire to help others. We will miss his wit, his wise counsel, and his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Jeannie, and their families.
Rev. Kristin Leucht
Church Consultant, Board of Pensions
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!
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!
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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