Synod Contact Information

Phone: 213.483-3840
FAX: 818-891-0212


Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
MARK HONG   ext. 109    
  Email (

Business Manager
FRIED WILSON     ext. 110
Email (

Full Charge Bookkeeper
BARRY PETERS   ext. 107
Email  (

REPL Coordinator
Email  (


Synod Officers

Contact officers through Business Manager FRIED WILSON  (ext. 110)
Email (

Moderator—RE Susan Skoglund

Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

Vice-Mod.— TE Joshua Yee

Treas.—RE Bill Hughes
CoA Moderator— RE Janice Takeda


The Synod (and Presbyteries)
in the News

Synod News Illustration

Synod Employment Opportunity

The Synod has an opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper, part time, beginning in January, 2019. Please see the Position Description for details.

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!


Upcoming Events & Opportunities


Congregational Dialog

The Synod Committee for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation is offering small grants to churches to reach out and initiate an event or exchange with a church of different ethnic background. Please download the flyer below for details and to learn how to participate.

NBPC-SC    Give the Gift of Camp!

NBPCC-SC Camp Fund Opportunity graphic

Sponsored by the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Southern California Chapter. This is an opportunity to help make the summer camp experience possible for Synod youth, or to begin the registration process for the 2019 camp season.



Grants & Funding for Congregations

Partnership Grants

Partnership illustration

The Synod, in partnership with PC (U.S.A.) may be able to assist your congregation with a Partnership Grant. Details are here: Partnering Grants Protocol


The Synod Committee for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation is offering small grants to churches to reach out and initiate an event or exchange with a church of different ethnic background. DETAILS/APPLICATION


Peacemaking Funds

Peacemaking illustration

The Peacemaking Offering may be taken at any time, although most churches select World Communion Sunday as the date. A quarter of the offering goes to the Synod committee responsible for peacemaking awareness and events, a quarter to the local presbytery, and half of the offering goes to G.A.The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is surely among the finest ventures of Christian discipleship our church has been involved with.

Application guidelines for Synod Peacemaking funds are available HERE. The contact person is the Rev. Sunny Kang (e-mail) (cell 310-987-8048).



Funding for Korean Churches

The Synod has allocated $240,000 for Korean ministries within its bounds. Application is made through the church's presbytery which must match the Synod's contribution.  Please see the letter (linked below in Korean and English) for details and instructions.

  (PDF)  Information Letter


Synod Activity & REPL

Synod Business Calendar

graphic-Synod Business Calendar

2019 Synod Assembly Dates
       May 4
       November 2

Next Commission of Assembly Meeting TBA


Recent PJC Decisions

Synod PJC graphic

Three 2017 Synod PJC decisions are available; all PDF documents:
Pacific Palisades church vs. Pacific Presbytery

Spitzer vs. Riverside Presbytery



REPL Scholarship Information

Scholarship graphic

(Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership)

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NOTE: REPL now accepts applications on a year-round basis. There is no applicaton deadline at this time; applications will be considered upon submission.

WHO: Racial Ethnic persons persuing M.Div degree or Equivalent

HOW: See information sheet

DEADLINE: "Open" at this time.

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

Documents List
(See information sheet)


Electronic (MS Word)
Parts I, II, III
for applicant)
Part IV: (for recommendation)

Parts I, II, III
(for applicant)
Part IV (for recommendation)

Please note that applications are now accepted at any time.


Synod  Business & Organization


Diverse group in meeting

• Commission of Assembly (CoA)

• Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)

• Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N)

• Polity & Records

The Commission/Committee Contact is Business Manager Fried Wilson


COA-Related Groups
Other Synod-Related Entities
Mission Partner(s)

Diverse group in meeting

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The general contact   at the Synod office is Fried Wilson (Email)

COA-Related Groups

• Equity and Justice Ministries

Presbyterian Women (PW)
          Synod Assembly Report (11/18)
          Newsletter; Fall 2018
Presbyterian Men (PM)

Synod-Related Entities

• Monte Vista Grove Homes, Inc.
• PCCI     
( Presbyterian Camp and Conference)
Centers, Inc)

• Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Commission, Inc.
•  Synod of the Nile,
Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt

Mission Partner

•  Southern California Ecumenical Council


Churchwide Resources

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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

PC (USA) Blogs: Other Voices

Presbyterian News Service
Mission Agency
Blogs Listing

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance


pcaPDA assistance is assisting in areas throughout California which have been devastated by the recent wildfires and mudslides.


PC (USA) Stated Clerk's Statements now files many of its news reports under "tags" that are familiar to users of social media, and the statements from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II are included in this group. These two links may be most helpful for quick retrieval:

Recent Statements
List of Subjects (Tags)

More PC (USA) Resources

More resources, including items in the Spanish and Korean languages, are linked   
Categories include:

GA 223

PC-Biz (official GA documentation)
Links to Key GA Activities, including video links
(On this site)

GA 223 Site
GA Resources

General Assembly 223 ended on June 23, 2018 but resources are still on the GA 223 site.