The Rev. Matthew Redrich is our pastor and teacher. He joined us, February 1, 2016—just in time for Lent! Pastor Matthew earned his Master of Divnity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena in 2014. His undergraduate studies in Radio, Television, and Film were at The Univeristy of Texas at Austin. He has previously been on staff at the Irvine United Congregational Church, UCC; University United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX; and First United Methodist Church, New Braunfels, TX.
A native of Abilene, Texas, Matthew grew up at Elmwood West United Methodist Church where he served on the worship committee and built their first website at the age of thirteen! Since then, he has been involved in ministry one way another. He currently serves the Southern California Nevada Conference as Moderator and will be a General Synod 2017 delegate.
Matthew and his husband, Chris, live in Upland with their labramutt, Sydney. Matthew and Chris enjoy going to Disneyland, ice hockey games, and indulging in ABC’s Thursday night TV line-up.
Director of Christian Education
A graduate of Willamette University, Christina has been Youth Ministry Director since December 2003. She does a superb job supervising the Sunday School and youth program.
When not working at the church, Christina can be found at Mark’s Garden, a floral shop in Sherman Oaks.
Director of Music
Andre is our talented music director and pianist. You’ll find him at the piano on Sunday mornings leading our congregational singing or playing beautiful music to enhance our worship service.