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.

Synod Executive and Stated Clerk: 
Rev. Mark Hong

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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

The Synod has established several programs to financially assist members of its presbyteries in meeting the needs of several types of projects and ministries.  Please visit the GRANTS page to learn more.

Updates  concerning the  Maui fires  and Earth Care  resources are  now on the JPIC page.

The Chaplain's Upcate for April, 2024 is available HERE; other news from the Chaplaincy Ministry is HERE

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Presbyterian Women of the Synod
Spring Gathering

June 1, 2024  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Los Ranchos Workshop Poster


Saturday, June 1, 2024  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Redlands
100 Cajon Street ; Redlands, CA 92373
Registration - $20 - Lunch Included and Payable at the Door

Download FLYER for program details and registration.


Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN)

2024 Older Adult Ministries Conference

May 29-30; San Diego

POAM Conference Poster

POAMN invites you to their 2024 conference, May 29-30 in San Diego. Join ministry leaders, chaplains, and lay leaders for fresh perspectives on older adult ministry. Come ready to be inspired with new ideas to implement. Leave with tools to deepen your spiritual connection to serving older adults in your faith community.

A flyer is available    
• Facebook Page
(Conference organizers  ask that you  "like/follow" the page to extend their program outreach. 
Learn more about the event and register 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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