REV. RUDOLPH (RUDY) VAN GRAAN
ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE MINISTER
Rudy has been Associate Conference Minister since 2015. He is a a Coach-in-Training with the International Coach Federation. Rudy's portfolio includes: staff for Southern Association, Youth & Young Adult Ministries Conference representative, and Clergy Boundary Training coordinator.
Office: (626) 798-8082, ext. 703
Virginia has been with the Conference for over 33 years. Virginia's portfolio also includes Search and Call administrative duties. She is the primary presence in our physical office, making Virginia one of the most recognizable faces in our Conference.
Office: (626) 798-8082, ext. 700
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION CLERK
Stella has been with the Conference since 2011. She supports the work of the Conference by helping with "Connecting Voices," is Registrar for the SCNC Leadership Academy, and sends out regular e-correspondence. Stella also helps with digital archiving, and financial record keeping.
Office: (626) 798-8082, ext. 704
REV. ALFREDO (AL) LOPEZ
LEAD PASTOR, URBANMISSION, POMONA, CA
Al has been the pastor of Urban Mission, a Conference-supported new church start in Pomona since 2013.
Office: (909) 764-8054
Address and Phone
P.O. Box 1254
Claremont, CA 91711
233 Harrison Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
PILGRIM PINES PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Mary Traylor started as a volunteer with youth and young adult ministries of the conference five years ago and has supported the programming at Pilgrim Pines Camp for decades. She is now in this limited-term position to plan for and lead the fall and winter (2021-2022) camp experiences.
Office: (310) 916-8866
Kris has been called to serve as Acting Conference Minister through December of 2022. She has been the Associate Conference Minister for Central and Northern Associations since November of 2020 and the chair of the Conference Ethics Team for several years. Prior to joining the staff, she sat on the Conference Board of Directors. A second-career clergy person, Kris has 35 years of experience as an educator and educational administrator. She has advanced training in dispute resolution, conflict mitigation and mediation. Rev. Bergstrom was the senior pastor of Church of the Foothills in Ventura from 2012-2018. During that time she chaired Northern Association's Church and Ministry Committee. Her unique skills and experiences will lead us through a year of strategic planning and the search for the next settled Conference Minister.
Office: (626) 798-8082, ext. 702
Mobile: (805) 901-8308
REV. KRIS BERGSTROM
ACTING CONFERENCE MINISTER