Our Staff


Matthew Redrich


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 is the most recent past moderator of the Southern California Nevada Conference and served as a delegate for General Synod 30 & 31. He currently serves on Section A of the Eastern Association Committee on Church & Ministry.

Matthew and his husband, Chris, live in Rancho Cucamonga and enjoy going to Disneyland, ice hockey games, and spending a night in watching Netflix or Hulu.


Christina Held

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.