synod name and statement of purpose


Synod 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 ) 

Synod Phone:

Contact information for persons in staff and leadership posions can be found in the "Contacts" section.


Rev. Mark Hong

Synod Executive and Stated Clerk
Phone: 818-810-6137 ext 1

Synod News

Turkey/Syria Earthquake

QR codePresbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support in the aftermath of the 7.8- magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks in Syria and Turkey.  PDA is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas. PDA will remain active throughout the recovery process, accompanying our partners as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for building and resilience.

Please make use of  the QR code (above) and the 2-up bulletin insert.


Now located in Redondo Beach, CA, the Pacific Presbytery is actively seeking a part-time Stated Clerk who is called to serve.
If you have the desire to minister through the power of the Holy Spirit and to lead a Beloved Community of believers, then this position could be the right fit for you.
In our presbytery, you'll find yourself in the heart of a diverse set of believers throughout Southern California with many opportunities for sharing the Gospel. Come and be a part of making progress in building a community that reflects the diversity surrounding it. This is an exciting opportunity to serve our Lord and others if this is a calling in your life.
 Please click here for the job description.

Young adults need meaningful life experiences and opportunities. HERE IS ONE!!! Consider the ZEPHYR POINT SUMMER STAFF PROGRAM!!

This program NEEDS the benefit and gift of DIVERSITY as it provides leadership, counselor and teamwork opportunities. BIPOC (and Black young people in particular) are urged to consider a summer at Zephyr Point: 

  • Seven to nine weeks of work as camp staff
  • Housing and Meals are provided
• Stipends starting at $3,250
• Pre-camp Training
• Travel Assistance and...  
•  Live andwork just steps away from Lake Tahoe.


QUESTIONS? Contact Rev. N'Yisrela Watts-Afriyie (email). 



Synod Contact Information

Synod Staff

Phone: 818-810-6137

Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
REV. MARK HONG   ext. 1    

Business Manager

Full Charge Bookkeeper

REPL Coordinator

Synod Officers 2023

Contact officers through Business Manager's email:

CoA Chair—RE Janine Tanahuvia

Moderator: TE John Moser

Vice-Moderator: RE Yvonne Harmon  

Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

Treas.—RE Susan Skoglund



Synod Documents,   Business Items & Funding Information

Synod Business Calendar2023


2023 Synod Assembly
December 2

2023 Commission of Assembly Meetings
March 4
June 3
October 7
December 9 if necessary

Synod Funding Opportunities

This section under revision. Please send an email to the Business Manager if you have a concern or question. Thank you for your patience.


Synod Structure

Please see the 2021 Synod By-laws for additional details

COA-Related Groups

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

COA-Related Groups

• 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, the Rev. Heidi Worthen Gamble (Email)

Sister Synod Relationship

• Synod of the Nile

Related Entities

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




The Rev. Dr. Leon E. Fanniel
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:


HOW ?: See information sheet

DEADLINE: "Open." Apply at any time.

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

Application Forms

These forms should be completed online, using the forms (Microsoft Word format) that you will download from the links below. Submission should be by e-mail attachment.

Electronic (MS Word)

Parts I, II, III
for applicant)

Part IV: (for recommendation)

Please note that applications are now accepted at any time.


Meet the REPL Committee


Churchwide Resources

Resources and Information

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For your convenience, most of the links below will open in a new window.

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 Assistanc

More PC (USA) Resources

More resources, including items in the Spanish and Korean languages, are linked; these options are updated and revised frequently.   
Categories include:
Recent          Popular      Korean      Spanish

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General Assembly 225

GA 225 Website

The Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace & The Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis. Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly (2022) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

GA225 Co-moderators


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