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HEAD PASTOR, REVEREND RICK MARSHALL

Head Pastor, Reverend Rick Marshall, has a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Oregon and a Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology, where he studied process theology with John B. Cobb, Jr., and David Ray Griffin. He is the author of a confirmation curriculum and is a regular contributor to the Process & Faith Lectionary Commentary. He has served as BUCC’s minister for more than 30 years and has been active in the wider community. His special interests include pastoral care with grieving families and mortuary professionals.

Pastor Rick’s Welcoming Statement

“BCUCC is a place where people come to worship the transforming power of God in their lives, to discover a basis for a life of hope, and to form supportive friendships. There is a place for you in this growing fellowship. We look forward to the possibility of your becoming a part of the Brea Congregational Church family. We invite you to come and grow strong with us!”

REVEREND MICHAEL LEWIS

Reverend Michael Lewis has a Bachelor’s degree from Graceland University in speech communication and a juris doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He received the final year of his legal education at Harvard Law School. Michael has been active in various forms of ministry for over 30 years, originally as an ordained minister in the Community of Christ before making his way to the UCC almost 10 years ago. Michael is a lifelong student, especially of process theology, and focuses his ministry now on worship leadership and preaching.

SUPPORT STAFF

Linda Hammontree

Linda Hammontree

Music Director

Linda has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Chapman College, as well as graduate work in choral conducting at Cal State Fullerton. As a singer in the choir of the Oregon Bach Festival for 17 years, Linda had the privilege of performing and recording under the direction of Grammy award winner Helmuth Rilling. In addition to teaching vocal music in junior high and high school, Linda has been sharing her musical gifts with Brea Congregational UCC for the past 20 years.

Alice Fields

Alice Fields

Organist

Alice has a Bachelor of Music for Organ Performance from California State University, Fullerton, and was trained by Esther Jones, Norberto Guinaldo, and Justin Colyar. Skilled at playing the organ, piano, harpsichord, and flute, Alice is also a member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, leading the committee for children’s scholarship study grants. Alice has been the organist and choir accompanist at Brea Congregational UCC Church since 2004.

Jessica Cosley

Jessica Cosley

Accompanist

Jessica received her teaching credential and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Music from California State University Fullerton. Beginning her formal music training at age 4, Jessica has studied classical and jazz piano, and classical voice. She is currently teaching choir at Valley High School in Santa Ana and joined Brea Congregational UCC in 2014. Jessica and her husband, Matt, were married at BCUCC in the summer of 2015.

Kimly Hoang

Kimly Hoang

Assistant to the Pastor

Kimly has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. She recently started working at Brea Congregational, at the beginning of 2016. She has been attending Brea Congregational church for over five years. Kimly is also a songwriter, having written some songs for the church, and is actively pursuing her career in the music industry.

Randy Fredriksz

Randy Fredriksz

Custodian

Randy has been taking care of the janitorial duties at Brea Congregational since 1999. What he has enjoyed most working for the church is the opportunity to meet and work with a great group of people, including the preschool staff and the different groups that rent the hall for their meetings. He is married to his beautiful wife, Bettina, of 28 years, and has one son and one daughter. Randy enjoys gardening and dabbles in bonsai.

2017 CHURCH COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

Moderator: Michael Lewis
Vice Moderator: Ann Marshall

Treasurer: Randy Fowler
Financial Secretary: Bev Aye
Trustees: Dennis Arp, Dave This