Pastors & Staff

The Pastors and Staff of La Canada Presbyterian Church are listed below. Our passion is to train you to be Christ’s person in the world– at church, at home and in the places where you spend the most of your time between Sundays.

Jeff Hoffmeyer

Senior Pastor

Most recently, Rev. Dr. Hoffmeyer served as Interim Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church Fort Collins in Colorado. Before that, he was a teaching pastor and ministry consultant at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.; Interim Pastor at Valmont Community Presbyterian Church, also in Boulder, and was Associate Pastor at Fremont Presbyterian Church in Sacramento.

He holds a Ph. D. in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, a Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado. He also attended Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University.

The Rev. Dr. Hoffmeyer is married to his wife of 18 years, Dr. Heather Bright Hoffmeyer, an obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice in Boulder. They have two children, Eleanore (14) and Andersen (11). The family will be moving to La Cañada this summer.


CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 221
E: jeff@lacanadapc.org

Anne Bierling

Director, Parent Education

Anne is a licensed marriage and family therapist and former high school teacher and administrator. Anne has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Concordia University (NE) and a MA in Marriage & Family Counseling from Phillips Graduate Institute (CA). Anne and her husband, Randy, have three children. Her greatest passion is helping families thrive!

 

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 214
E: anne@lacanadapc.org

Judy Brock

Director, Children’s Choirs

Judy Brock directs three praise choirs for children ages 5 – 14. She and her twin sister Janet Boggs were the founding members of the LCPC Orchestra (viola & violin) in 1997. “Boggs & Brock” are very much in demand for performing their own country-style of Christian music with guitar and mandolin and tight sibling harmonies.

 


CONTACT:

T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 222
E: judy@lacanadapc.org

Samantha Bryant

Assistant Director, High School Ministry

Samantha was born and raised in Mission Viejo, California and now lives in Monrovia. She is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University in Business Administration and is currently working on her M.Div. At Fuller Theological Seminary. After working in community life at Fellowship Monrovia, Samantha decided to pursue her passion for the youth. She feels called to help high school students become who God created them to be and mentor them through some of the most difficult years. Her hobbies include hiking, running, and reading.

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 204
E: samantha@lacanadapc.org

Connor Cipolla

Director, High School Ministry

Connor and his wife Sara were both born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, worked their way through the Arcadia schools, and now live in Pasadena. A Graduate of Westmont College with a B.A. in Religious Studies, Connor is currently woking on his M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is passionate about seeing students find their way into deep and abiding relationships with Jesus. On any given day Connor can be found in a coffee shop in the company of good friends or the works of great authors. Connor & Sara are very thankful for the hospitality and community of LCPC since their arrival in January of 2014.

CONTACT:
C: (626) 265-0857
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 228
E: connor@lacanadapc.org

Justin Fisher

Director, Drama Ministry

Justin has been working in the theatre field for over 25 years. He loves leading a wonderful team of volunteers to create moving, thought-provoking dramas, hilarious laugh-out-loud comedies and show-stopping musicals. He is pleased to serve God at LCPC where he has an opportunity to combine his passion for the arts with his love of the Lord. He is grateful for his wonderful family who serve right alongside.

 


CONTACT:

T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 304
E: justin@lacanadapc.org

 

Heather Henry

Director, Children's Ministry

Heather grew up in Petaluma, California, north of San Francisco and started her Southern California life with her Bachelor’s from UC Santa Barbara.  After working with Campus Crusade for Christ and then as the Executive Administrator of a church in Northern California, Heather found her true passion in helping children experience the love of God and his Word.  Now as a mom herself, she has experienced how crucial it is to partner with parents in that endeavor.  She and her husband, Brandon, keep busy with their 3 kids: Abby, Caleb and Elijah.

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 252
E: heather@lacanadapc.org

 

Gloria Hill

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Gloria Hill grew up in Oro Grande, California, on Route 66. She became a member of LCPC in 1989 and joined the staff as the Children’s Ministry secretary in 1992. In 1995, she became Administrative Assistant to the Director of Music, as well as newsletter and bulletin editor. In 2000, she took on the role of Senior Administrative Assistant to the Pastor and continues in that capacity as well as bulletin and website editor. Gloria enjoys time with her two granddaughters, going to Disneyland multiple times per year,  traveling, and reading, reading and more reading.

 

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 220
E: gloria@lacanadapc.org

Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou

Parish Associate

Peter was born in Greece and came to study in the United States.  After finishing Barrington College with a major in Philosophy cumma sum laude, he attended Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned his doctorate in Pastoral Theology. He has served as senior pastor in a number of Presbyterian churches including Silverlake and Fallbrook. He serves as an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary, The New Seminary of the West, and is a visiting professor at the International Seminary in El Monte. He is married to Elaine, and they have two children and five grandchildren. He is working with Chuck Osburn, Associate Pastor, in the area of visitation.

T: (626) 862-1762
E: pehintz@gmail.com

Shelley Irvine

Director, Spiritual Guidance Ministries

Shelley is a Certified Spiritual Director, retreat leader and teacher/trainer.  She has served in youth ministry and short-term missions in Mexico, Yugoslavia, Romania and Ethiopia. She is married to Dale, an information technology executive, and together they have three grown children and one beautiful grandson.  Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, backpacking and reading.

 


CONTACT:

T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 216
E: shelley@lacanadapc.org

Rev. Megan Handley Katerjian

Interim Associate Pastor of Outreach

Megan is a pastor, wife, and mother who is learning daily what it means to follow Jesus and join in God’s mission in the world. Before going into ministry, Megan spent a year volunteering for non-profits in South Africa and six years working for non-profits in Chicago serving the poor and vulnerable. Although Megan was raised by a Presbyterian pastor, she did not come to faith in Jesus until her mid-twenties. Her 10 years alienated from church, as well as her experience in secular social service work, gives her a commitment to make the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Church relevant for the under-served and un-churched.  To that end, she has focused her ministry on outreach, previously working as Director of Outreach at LCPC and as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa.  In her spare time, you can find her spending quality time with her husband, Harout, and son, David, hiking in the San Gabriel mountains, and working with women in recovery.

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 628
E: megan@lacanadapc.org

Jack Lantz

Director, Music & Worship Arts

Jack holds degrees from Yale University and Harvard University. He has conducted, written for, and performed in choral and instrumental organizations, and directed theatre throughout the U.S. and in Asia. The Jack Lantz Big Band plays for events throughout Southern California. Jack also enjoys model trains and Japanese woodblock prints. He is married to Paulette who teaches first grade.

 


CONTACT:

T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 223
C: (626) 716-1378
E: jack@lacanadapc.org

Rev. Kristin Leucht

Executive Pastor

As Executive Pastor, Kristin Leucht has oversight of the finances, property and human resources of the church. She is married to Chris, a child psychologist and they have two children. She was born in Germany and has lived in Thailand, Alaska, Indiana and California. Kristin did her undergraduate work in psychology at UC Davis and completed an M Div with a concentration in Christian Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

 

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 201
E: kristin@lacanadapc.org

Ed Myers

Technical Operations Manager

Ed has worked steadily as an audio technician for six years throughout college and after graduating from the University of Southern California in 2011.  A member of the Myers family, Ed has been attending La Canada Presbyterian Church since birth and his heritage with the church goes back to the 1950s. He has also played music since 4th grade and actively plays electric bass and saxophone. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Ed loves hiking, camping, and backpacking and sees nature as a testimony to the power and glory of God.

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 253
E: ed@lacanadapc.org

Linda Nydam

Director of Property and Finance

Linda is married to Dave and has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren with whom she loves to spend time.  Having grown up as a preacher’s kid, she feels like working for a church is a natural fit.  She attended Westmont and CSUN and has her BS degree in accounting.

 


CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 230

E: linda@lacanadapc.org

Rev. Dr. Chuck Osburn

Associate Pastor, Congregational Care & Adult Formation

Chuck  Osburn is Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Adult Formation. He oversees our Lay Counseling, Deacons, and Small Group Ministries while also being responsible for our Adult Formation Ministries. Married to Barbara, a CPA, they  have a daughter, Kendra, in college. Raised in Pittsburgh, Chuck became a Christian in high school through Young Life. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, he went to Fuller Seminary earning an M.Div and a D.Min in Marriage & Family Therapy. He came to LCPC as an intern in 1976, and was ordained here in 1980. Chuck likes golf … but just wishes it was mutual.

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 229
E: chuck@lacanadapc.org

Katie Phillips-Rector

Assistant Director, Children's Ministry

Katie was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended Michigan State University (Go Green!) and worked in both Children and Family Ministries and the non-profit sector. She and her husband Jeff moved to Southern California in 2011 so that she could attend Fuller Theological Seminary, where she recently graduated with an M.Div and MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. Katie is passionate about helping families to find healing and restoration that allows them to thrive in God’s call, and so you’ll find her spending time around our Lay Counseling Ministry, too. In her free time, she likes trying new recipes, doing yoga outside, and finding creative ways to entertain her Border Collie mix, Polly.

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 202
E: katie@lacanadapc.org

Andrew Pratt

Assistant Director, Music & Worship Arts

Andrew was born in Bakersfield, California and moved to his father’s hometown of Roland, Oklahoma at age 11. There he studied and performed on the trumpet and baritone in the Roland High School music program. After high school, he studied audio engineering, music, voice, and piano for one year at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith and graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2006.

 


CONTACT:

T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 241
E: andrew@lacanadapc.org

Kemp Smeal

Organist & Director, Exultate Handbell Choir

Kemp earned his music degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and Clinical Psychology degree at Azusa Pacific University. He is a freelance performance and recording artist throughout Southern California, on the east and west coasts of the United States, and in Europe. Kemp is a licensed psychotherapist with a private counseling practice.

 

CONTACT:
E: kemp@lacanadapc.org

Diana Urteaga

Director, Infant Day Care Center

Diana was raised in Glendale, CA and has been working with children for almost 30 years. Diana has been a part of the staff at LCPC Infant Care Center for 10 years before taking on the director role in 2010. Diana is married to Daniel and they have one daughter, Alyssa.

 

 

CONTACT:
T: (818) 790-6708, ext. 225
E: diana@lacanadapc.org