REV. DR. FELIX C. VILLANUEVA, MCC
Felix has been Conference Minister since 2010. He is a Master Certified Executive Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation.
Rev. Villanueva is currently on Administrative Leave.
Please contact Rev. Libby Tigner or the SCNC Conference as needed.
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 is a a Coach-in-Training with the International Coach Federation. UrbanMission is a new church start project of the Conference. Al also provides leadership to UrbanMission Community Partners, a nonprofit focused on restorative justice, food justice, and community transformation.
Office: (909) 764-8054
REV. LEE YATES
Lee manages our website and currates digital content for the Conference while also developing new communication networks among congregations and providing training events to support their ministry. Lee also serves as pastor of Covina Community Church, and Managing Editor of InsideOut Camp Curriculum. Lee runs Faith Shaping, his own consulting service focused on faith formation.
Office: (502) 604-0611
Keith has played many roles for the Conference and currently serves by helping us navigate our finances. Keith also runs the Church Training Center, his own consulting service focused on church administration and finance.
Office: (626) 657-0146
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REV. Kris Bergstrom
ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE MINISTER
Kris was called to ministry after a 35-year career in education, mediation, and consulting for non-profit boards. She served as a pastor and chaplain prior to her retirement in 2018. Kris has also been a SCNCUCC board member. Her responsibilities now include chairing the Conference Ethics Team, as well as serving and supporting the churches in the Northern and Central Associations.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
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 will now be providing leadership for Youth Roundtable and Young Adult Kouncil,
Office: (310) 916-8866
Libby has rejoined the Conference staff on a part time basis. She has served as Associate Conference Minister and as a local pastor. Libby brings a pastor's heart and a mind for organization to this ministry. She will be serving as the staff representative for the Eastern Association.
Office: (626) 798-8082, ext. 705
REV. LIBBY TIGNER
ACTING CONFERENCE MINISTER