Meet Our Staff

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Pastor

Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios

The Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios was born in West Los Angeles, California. He has been in ministry for nearly 20 years, serving in Southern and Northern California. Moses received both his Master of Arts (MAT) in Theology and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His doctoral project titled, “Confronting the Lack of Racial Unity in the American Christian Church,” is the spirit behind his ministry work.
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His other theological studies derive from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, Hispanic Center for Theological Studies (CHET) in Compton, California and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an Ordained Roster Minister of Word and Sacrament with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Additionally, Pastor Moses has extensive experience and training as an interfaith chaplain. Most notably with the skid-row homeless community in downtown Los Angeles and with the LGBTQ community of Alegria in Silverlake. 
 
Moreover, he has served on large pastoral staffs with various denominations such as the United Methodist Church (UMC), the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) and his current home of the ELCA. This diverse theological and liturgical background has created a passion to see racial reconciliation and unity in the local parish.

Moses loves to teach and speak on race, ethnicity, diversity, multiculturalism, church planting and urban ministry. He serves as an adjunct professor for a school of theology that equips Latino pastors for ministry. Furthermore, he advocates for the inclusion of our LGBTQ siblings in Christ and strongly supports the rights of immigrants and refugees.
 
He enjoys musicianship, reading, traveling, preaching, presiding and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers. Mostly though, he loves spending time with his family, Brenda, his wife of nearly 20 years and his three kids, Penelope, Amelie and Hansel. 

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Parish Secretary

Heather Davis

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Office Manager

Samuel Alvarez

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