At PCC, we believe that the Bible identifies two offices in the church, elders and deacons, for leadership and service.
On Sunday, June 6, Pacific Crossroads Church members will be invited to attend a congregational meeting for the purpose of electing new officers.
What is a deacon?
The office of deacon is established in the Bible, primarily in Acts 6:1-7 and 1Timothy 3:8-13. At PCC, deacons are committed to serve the spiritual and practical needs of the church in an active and visible way. Before taking vows of service to the church, they undergo a period of prayer, contemplation, and training.
Deacons share a common commitment to serve the congregation through Sunday service roles, prayer leadership, staff-led ministries (like Community Groups, Hope for LA, Kids and Students), or deacon-led ministries (Mercy, Care, and Finance).
What is an elder?
PCC is a Presbyterian church. The word “Presbyterian” comes from the New Testament Greek word presbuteros, meaning “elder.” Elders are ordained servant leaders responsible for leading and shepherding God’s people. The biblical description of elders is found primarily in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, as well as 1 Peter 5 and Acts 20.
Our elder board, or “Session,” is charged with the executive oversight of the church, approving our annual ministry plan and ensuring its execution by staff and volunteers. The elders are also charged with the nurture and care of our congregation. Elders work closely with each of our ministries, our staff, the diaconate, and our community group leaders and coaches to know, feed, lead, and protect the people of PCC.
|Vocation||Director of Government Affairs, Ygrene Energy Fund|
|Currently Involved at PCC||Member, Greeter and CG Leader|
|Hobbies||Fitness, Biking, Hiking|
|Favorite Restaurant||Indian Cuisine- Anarbagh in Studio City|
|Most Looking Forward to||Serving our community and advancing God’s Kingdom|
|Currently Involved at PCC||community group, PCC supper club (still on break)|
|Most Looking Forward to||helping people experience Christ's goodness through connection with the church body.|
|Currently Involved at PCC||Finance Committee|
|Hobbies||Hiking, Golf, being a dad!|
|Favorite Restaurant||In N Out|
|Most Looking Forward to||Helping more with the nuts and bolts of the admin, helping the church grow after Covid|
|Vocation||Research Analyst/ Adjunct Instructor at Los Angeles Valley College. I work with data and teach stats- so some would say I'm a data nerd.|
|Currently Involved at PCC||CG Coach, Children's Ministry (pre pandemic), FPU (Financial Peace University)|
|Hobbies||I love traveling and exploring the outdoors. Hiking, biking, sitting on a bench and enjoying the sunset are some of my favorite things to do. I also love animals and have enjoyed fostering puppies while quarantining/working from home.|
|Favorite Restaurant||Too many good ones! Tsujita, Marugame Udon, Pasta Sisters, Father's Office, among many others.|
|Most Looking Forward to||As our church navigates many new realities, I look forward to helping meet the needs of our members, walking alongside them as we serve God and our city together.|
|Currently Involved at PCC||Serving on the finance committee enrolled in the gospel series and facilitating another gospel series with
|Hobbies||Hiking, scuba diving, cooking|
|Favorite Restaurant||Wood & Water (Sherman Oaks) and Margo’s (Brentwood)|
|Most Looking Forward to||Serving the church body and LA community, being more connected as PCC has become a family for me.|
|Neighborhood||West Los Angeles|
|Currently Involved at PCC||Finance Committee, Children's Ministry (pre-pandemic), Community Group|
|Hobbies||Love going to the beach, hiking, biking on my beach cruiser, learning to golf now, a mediocre
snowboarder, hanging out with my CG family and friends, exploring different types of food and love
|Favorite Restaurant||Too many! Sushi King, Hiho Burgers, Mendocino Farms, Tar & Roses, Furaibo and many many more.|
|Most Looking Forward to||To serve and to love one another as Christ loves us. I think the most practical way of demonstrating
God's love is through serving others
|Vocation||Fashion technical designer|
|Currently Involved at PCC||Eastside community group and serve in children’s Sunday school|
|Hobbies||Snowboarding, woodworking, estate sales, and cooking|
|Favorite Restaurant||There’s too many...|
|Most Looking Forward to||Getting to know the PCC community better through service|