Lisa Patriquin became the Director of Children's and Family Ministries in July 2007. Since February 2008, she has also served as the staff resource for Women's Ministry. Lisa has a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California. After a long career in the university and workplace in English as a Second Language, God whispered in her ear that she could have an amazing new life working for Him as a Christian educator! She is especially enthusiastic about making connections between discipleship and mission. She LOVES the way the kids come running to GPC to meet each other and God!
Jeff joined the staff of GPC in January 2007 as a youth intern in student ministry. In September 2009 - 2012 Jeff was the Director of Worship Arts for GPC. In September 2012, Jeff became the Worship Leader. Jeff graduated from Fuller Seminary in 2009 with a Master of Arts degree in Worship, Theology and the Arts. He received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in music with a minor in religion. Jeff previously served as full-time Associate Director of Music/Worship in Fargo, ND, and Golden Valley, MN. He plays piano, percussion, guitar and loves to sing. He enjoys listening to music, watching films, playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading, skiing/snowboarding, enjoying the view up in the Mt. Washington area, hearing people's stories, talk radio, and Apple products!
Jason Heppner joined GPC in the summer of 2007 as the Jr. High Student Director until the Fall of 2011. He rejoins the GPC community and family in his new role as the Director of Youth and Family Discipleship. Jason attended Fuller Theological Seminary from 2007 to 2011; graduating with his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Youth, Family, and Culture. He received his undergraduate degree from LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA in Business Management. He played college baseball for three years while attending LaGrange College. While there his team won the Small College World Series Championship, All-Conference Championship, and he was named on the All-Freshman Team. He is a native of Atlanta, GA. He met his to-be wife, Brooke J. Haverty at Fuller Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2010 while giving her a campus tour. Brooke graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with her Marriage and Family Therapy Degree. They are getting married on May 4, 2013 in Kansas City, KS. Jason has been serving jr. high, high school, and college students and families for over 12 years. Jason enjoys free coffee, eye-connected conversations, surfing, reading intriguing books, playing air guitar, working out, going to Dodgers games, and spending time with Brooke.
Gail is a recently retired PC(USA) minister of Word and Sacrament. She attended Fuller Theological Seminary, and has served churches in California, Alaska and Kansas. She is a Los Angeles native and lived many years in Glendale. Gail has experience in Community Chaplain, Director of Visitation, Director of Congregational Care and Counseling Dept., Interim Associate Pastor, Solo Pastor, New Church Development, business management and small business owner. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, all of whom she adores!
Joseph joined the GPC staff as Facilities Manager on May 1, 2010. He was born and raised in Burbank, CA. He is married to Jamie and has two children, Joseph and Desiree. He is a proud deacon and very active in several youth and adult learning programs at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank. He loves playing and coaching softball, drawing, and writing poetry.
Jannette grew up at GPC and was mentored here in the choral arts by Claire Collins and Dr. Thomas Somerville. She received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College, working with Dr. Somerville, and her Masters in Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She was on the GPC staff from 1994-2003 as Minister of Music and is delighted to be currently serving the church as the Choir Director. She is married to Cameron, who is a tenor in the Cathedral Choir, and they have two children, Carolyn and Catherine.
MacKenzie began her study of the organ at age 16 when she attended a Pipe Organ Encounter in Athens, Ohio hosted by the American Guild of Organists. Being a lover of heavy metal music, she was naturally attracted to the instrument’s potential for massive volume. She also began her piano study at this age after making the decision to pursue a career as a concert pianist. MacKenzie earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with an organ minor at Ohio Wesleyan University, which led her to fabulous opportunities to study and perform in Germany and all over the US. However, she soon discovered a deep desire to perform original works. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in September, 2010, MacKenzie found a love for composition and now creates works that blend popular genres with her classical training to create something accessible and enjoyable. She enthusiastically follows this approach when playing at GPC and is looking forward to finding fresh and meaningful ways to musically contribute to worship. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the California Institute of the Arts.
In addition to music making, MacKenzie’s hobbies include Jeet Kune Do, Asian studies, and looking for fun, new hair colors. She adores her cats, Persephone and Osiris, who always manage to keep her immense sense of self-importance in check.
Peggy has been on staff at GPC since 1995. She has been working with children's choirs for the last 40 years. Peggy has been the Director of a county-wide children's choir known as the Los Angeles Citywide Children's Christian Choir (LA4C). As Peggy got older, she felt the call from the Lord to return to working with children in music. She is a published songwriter and has written songs for the LA4C Choir and the Louis Palao Crusades children's program. Peggy teaches private piano and voice lessons. She is also a licensed Kindermusik educator. She loves to camp, walk, play ball sports and play with her grandson.
Linda is from from Burbank and grew up attending the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood where she worked for many years. She graduated from Fuller Seminary in 2007, did 2 internships at Shadow Hills Presbyterian and has been serving in different ministries at La Canada Presbyterian since 2005.She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, Edan and their 2 children, Kayla (4) and Daniel (16). Along with church she is involved in the activities of her children which right now include: school, boy scouts Troop 288, CV marching band, biking, Glendale Presbyterian Preschool, dance classes, and many kinds of fundraisers. She is excited about joining the GPC staff as the Children’s Discipleship Coordinator.
Bob has been working at GPC since 2004. He began his music career at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as a member of the group, "The Salt Company." A singer/songwriter/guitarist, he has recorded three CDs of his songs. As a praise and worship leader, Bob has led worship at retreats and churches. He also works for the Glendale Unified School District as a teacher at Allen F. Daily High School. Bob is married to Deborah and they live in La Crescenta with their two Border Collies, Pipp and Speck.
Hal has been a part-time volunteer for GPC since 1997. Hal helps Pastor Ken with hospital calls, memorial services and serving communion to shut-ins. Hal's other job is a family owned plumbing business. He is married to Louise, who is an elder at GPC. Hal has one daughter, two sons and four grandchildren. He also plays in the GPC bell choir and is a member of the Ten-Ten Sunday School Class.
Lyndsey Deane joined the GPC staff in October of 2011 as our Junior High Interim Director. Lyndsey grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio, and was awakened by Christ her freshman year at Malone College. After graduation, she enjoyed 6 years of teaching Middle School, coaching at the High School level and overseeing Jr. High and High School ministries in Painesville, Ohio as well as La Paz, Bolivia. During her 3-year stint in La Paz, God pointed Lyndsey to Fuller Theological Seminary as her next step on her journey. Within a week of her arrival to California, she quickly found GPC and a new church family. Lyndsey has served with our CYA (College-Young Adult) ministry team and also our High School ministry. It is with enthusiasm that Lyndsey steps into our Jr. High ministry.
Ashley Myers joined the GPC staff as the College Young Adult Director in the Fall of 2010. She grew up in Glendale and has attended GPC since she was in second grade, with the exception of the four years she spent attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Ashley has served in Junior High and High School ministries, and was also a member of last Pastor Nominating Committee. She is currently attending Fuller Theological Seminary, pursuing her MDiv and possibly ordination in the Presbyterian Church. Alongside her position with CYA, Ashley continues to enjoy being a high school staff member.
Jan joined the GPC staff in 1996 as the Choir Librarian. Currently, she is the Office Manager. During her ministry to GPC she has been given a variety of responsibilities including working directly with the pastor, updating the GPC website, preparing the weekly bulletin and PowerPoint presentations for Sunday worship and working closely with the the Communications, HR and Worship committees. Jan also helps with office finances. Prior to working at GPC, Jan raised her two daughters Melissa and Erin. She worked at ABC-TV Channel 7 Hollywood for 11 years. She and Ethan have been married for 35 years, and have two grandchildren.
Flo has been working at GPC as a part-time Accountant since May, 2009. Flo also works at Soliant Energy, Inc. as General Accountant. She attends Altadena Foursquare Church where she is the Treasurer and is involved with Children's and Missions Ministries. In May of 2010, Flo traveled to Guam to marry her fiance.
Ron has been working at GPC since 1993. He started his sound career working for the City of Los Angeles in 1980. Ron works with the City of LA, providing sound for all local events in the LA area. He is on the Board of Directors for the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and works for the local Ham radio events for the City of Glendale. Favorite hobbies are watching football and basketball games.
Doug completed his Master of Arts in Marital & Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992. He established Peer Counselor Ministries at at GPC in 1994 and Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena, in 1995. He served as an intern for Lay Counseling Ministry at La Canada Presbyterian Church from 1988-1996. Doug is married to Betsey and has a son, Matthew.
The Church office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. If you call after hours our automated phone answering system will direct your call. If you would like to contact a staff member, please call 818.242.8873. The extension number and email information is listed below.
Rev. Chris Harrison
Lisa Patriquin Ext. 238
Director of Children's and Family Ministries
Peggy Richmond Ext. 242
Director of Children's Music
Jeff Bonhiver Ext. 224
Jannette Carothers Ext. 253
Director of Cathedral Choir
Gail Fisher Ext. 223
Doug Faber Ext. 248
Director of Counseling
Director Youth and Family Discipleship
Lyndsey Deane Ext. 236
Director, Junior High
College/Young Adult Leader
Joseph Martinez Ext. 247
Jan Bush Ext. 225
Congregational Care Assist Ext. 226
Flo Magaoay Ext. 241
Bob Marlowe Ext. 223
Associate Worship Leader
Greg Fryan Ext. 244
Children's Ministry Assist.
Isabel and Victor Carmona