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Deacons & Elders | Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church

Deacons & Elders

Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Board of Deacons

Our Deacons participate in a ministry of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. They promote a ministry of caring within our church and respond to food, shelter, and other needs of people in our congregation. Each Deacon is assigned a flock of members and every Palisades Presbyterian member has an assigned Deacon. Each Deacon is responsible for keeping in contact with and caring for his/her flock of members.

Deacons are elected by the congregation and they elect their own Moderator. Our Deacons are also available at times of bereavement to stay with the family in our chapel and to be available as needed.

Our Deacon Pastoral liaison for the Deacons is Reverend Grace Park.


2018 Board of Deacons:

Moderator: Janice Larson

Treasurer:  Margaret Keene

Communion Preparation:  Vivian Chen

Memorials: Pastor Grace



Class of 2019

  • Vivian Chen
  • Jan Gong
  • Jan Larson
  • Margaret Knowlton
  • Susan Blake
  • Lyla Corrales


Class of 2020

  • Amanda Davidson
  • Amy Berggreen
  • Eva Fairchild
  • Joan Kaczorowski
  • Kim Avila
  • Scottie Dealey
  • Terri Avila
  • Yvonne Burch


Class of 2021

  • Nancy Carnahan
  • Shelley Long
  • Maggie Mann
  • Evelyn Moyer


Deacon/Partners                                                 Flocks

Jan Larson                                                    Moderator

Teri and Kim Avila                                        Adams – Brown, C

Lyla Corrales & Amy Berggreen                  Brown, D – Elliott

Shelly Long, Margaret Knowlton & Joan Kaczorowski           Ellis – Howard

Vivian Chen & Jan Gong                             Hsu – Larson C

Mary Hagerth & Susan Blake                      Leonard – Novak

Yvonne Burch & Lora Caldwell                    Orr – St. Clair

Eva Fairchild & Scottie Dealey                    Steadman – Zeller

Amanda Davidson & Maggie Mann           New Members

Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Elders

Elders are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the church. Together with our ministers, they exercise leadership, government, and discipline. They serve faithfully as members of the session. It is the duty of elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge. Those duties which all Christians are bound to perform by the law of love are especially incumbent upon elders because of their calling to office and are to be fulfilled by them as official responsibilities.

Class of 2018

  • Lynn Mack Costello
  • Bill Hamm
  • Cynthia Block
  • Nancy Gillette
  • Staci Mitchel

Class of 2019

  • Kirsten Ellis
  • Tom Keene
  • Jim Palladino
  • Bill Walker
  • Michael Aragon

Class of 2020

  • Keith Nadel
  • Danielle Vallandigham
  • Shelby Rideout
  • Tony Pfannkuche
  • Karen Roswell

Committee Heads

Jim Paladino and Lynn Mack Costello – Personnel

Bill Hamm and Karen Roswell – Worship

Nancy Gillette – Adult Education

Keith Nadel – Buildings and Grounds

Bill Walker and Kirsten Ellis  – Mission and Outreach

Tom Keene and Tony Pfannkuche – Finance Committee

Danielle Vallandigham – Communications/Social Media

Shelby Rideout – Fellowship

Cynthia Block – Fundraising/Stewardship

Nominating Committee

Elders:  Nancy Gillette (chair), Bill Hamm

Deacon:  Lyla Corrales

Members:  Lynn Anderson, Bill Moran, Dave Dealey,  Karen Prough