November 2, 2018
Housing justice panel set for Diocesan Convention
Highlighting how-to steps for congregations and individuals, experts in reducing homelessness and the Southland’s current crisis in housing costs and supply will address Diocesan Convention as part of a panel to be moderated by Bishop John Harvey Taylor Dec. 1 in Ontario.

Presenters are Becks Heyhoe, manager for housing at United Way in Orange County and a specialist in working with faith communities; the Rev. Clarke Prescott, a veteran priest of the diocese who now serves at All Saints, Highland Park and an innovator in social enterprise, winter housing for the homeless, and temporary housing for refugees; Tahil Sharma, one of the diocese’s interfaith ministers in residence and a film production executive who brings insights in housing insecurity among college students; Tim Shaw, a longtime advocate for our homeless siblings and former executive director of the Orange County Homeless Issues Task Force.

Bishop Taylor has designed the panel discussion to answer this question: “How can the leaders, people, churches, and other institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles marshal their unique gifts and resources to call out and help ameliorate the housing cost and supply crisis in our region, which affects every cohort -- from the homeless to the relatively affluent?”

“We are also eager to get our churches (which are often rich in real estate) to leverage all they have for the glory of God and the sake of God’s people in a way that will help enliven their congregations while sustaining them financially,” he added.

The panel amplifies the ongoing work of the 65-member diocesan Housing Justice Task Force, which next meets Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Center, 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles.

The public is invited to attend the Convention panel discussion, which will be followed by the Convention Eucharist, set to conclude proceedings at the Ontario Convention Center.
Additional pre-convention workshop will outline disaster response resources
An additional workshop has been added to the "Resource Roundup" programs to be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at Diocesan Convention at the Ontario Convention Center. Tamara Plummer, program officer in the U.S. Disaster Program at Episcopal Relief & Development, and the Rev. Michael Bamberger, diocesan disaster coordinator, will lead "Disaster Response and Recovery: God's Call for the Church," a workshop on being prepared and responding to the needs of communities following disasters. Plummer and Bamberger offer this description:
"Disasters happen in our communities and while they cause incredible loss and pain, we as the church can be present to the needs of our community in unique and life-giving ways. This workshop will help you highlight your giftedness as the church to prepare for and respond to the needs of communities after a disaster. Through interactive activities, we will explore ways that your congregation can build resilience and be the hands and feet of Christ during difficult times. Often the church is particularly poised to support and advocate for our neighbors, not just during the immediate aftermath, but for long journey towards recovery. If you want to be prepared, respond, and create a community of support, this is the workshop for you."

The workshop will be held twice, once at 9 a.m. and again at 10 a.m.

Previously announced workshops on Finance (led by diocesan CFO the Rev. Michele Racusin) and Group Spiritual Direction (presented by the Rev. Elizabeth I. Rechter) will be offered at both sessions.

Information on all available workshops is available here.
California dioceses form public policy network
More than a year ago, the bishops of the six dioceses in California began discussing the desirability of forming a California-focused public policy network. This fall, with the support of the Office of Social Justice & Engagement of The Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Public Policy Network of California or EPPN-CA was launched. Bishop John Harvey Taylor appointed the Rev. Joanne Leslie, The Rev. Greg Kimura and the Rev. Abel Lopez as the Diocese of Los Angeles' representatives. They continue to serve on EPPN-CA's formation committee.

Rathen than hire staff to lobby representatives in the state capital -- an approach used in some other states -- EPPN-CA aims to facilitate joint statements from the bishops when they wish to take a formal policy position together; to inform Episcopalians throughout the state about priority issues where Christian engagement might be effective; and to urge individuals and congregations to get involved.

Although EPPN-CA is still in the formation stages, advocacy and witness work has begun. In June, the committee helped to draft the bishops’ statements against conversion therapy (supporting AB 2943) as well as a statement against the separation of families as part of immigration policy

The bishops and the EPPN-CA formation committee are learning as they go. For the moment, they are pleased to share the foundational statement developed over the summer as a way of introducing themselves to the broader Episcopal community. Questions about EPPN-CA may be directed to Leslie at; Kimura at; or Lopez at
Diocesan Convention
Convention booklet is available online
A booklet for use by delegates and clergy at Diocesan Convention Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 is now available online here ; a link may also be found on the navigation bar of the convention website here . Printed booklets also will be available at the convention for registered delegates. The booklet contains delegate seat assignments, the convention, agenda, reports on the budget, and liturgies for Friday and Saturday worship, including the concluding Eucharist. NOTE: Election tally sheets are included; however, all candidate information is online here .

Visitors are welcome at convention, where they may sit in the visitors' gallery to observe the workings of the meeting. They're also welcome to browse the exhibit hall and attend the Resource Roundup workshops that will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. More details about the workshops are here .

A convention reminder for clergy spouses and partners
Canon Kathy O'Connor, wife of Bishop Diocesan John Harvey Taylor, writes to clergy spouses and partners: "Steve Bruce (husband of Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce) and I are really looking forward to seeing you all at Convention. We have our own space on the second floor of the convention center. Refreshments will be available. It is a great place to relax and meet other spouses and partners, as well as to share ideas about upcoming plans and activities for our group. See you there!

Interested in the Holy Land and Middle East? Tell the committee about it, and get a free ornament
Convention delegates and clergy interested in Holy Land and Middle East ministries are invited to stop by the Program Group on Global Partnership - Middle East Subcommittee table in the exhibit hall to complete a short survey and pick up a free olive wood ornament provided by Bishop John Harvey Taylor. The committee is preparing resources for congregations to learn more about the Holy Land through pilgrimages, speakers, and events in the year ahead. Watch for more information on the new diocesan website and in The Episcopal News. For more information, contact committee members Art Fisher at (for the San Fernando Valley and Ventura and Santa Barbara counties) or Randy Heyn-Lamb,, (for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties).

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2019 calendars featuring institutions to be available at Convention
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will once again be publishing a calendar for the upcoming new year, featuring institutions of the diocese. Fifty free copies will be available to each congregation and will be distributed at Diocesan Convention. For more information, contact the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija,

Due to the prohibitive cost of purchasing hundreds of accounts for use of convention delegates, a WiFi password and access will be unavailable this year in the Convention Hall. Mobile devices will operate as usual on their own cellular plans. Convention planners will work to address this issue for future annual meetings.
Brad Karelius named rector emeritus of Messiah, Santa Ana
The Rev. Brad Karelius was honored as rector emeritus of Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana at a special service on Sunday, Nov. 25. Karelius previously served for 30 years as rector of Messiah, a position currently held by the Rev. Abel Lopez. Karelius blogs at Desert Spirit Press . He is the author of two books: The Spirit in the Desert: Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites in the Owens Valley and Encounters with the World’s Religions: The Numinous on Highway 395.
The Reverend Elizabeth Ann Dumolt, deacon
1956 - November 25, 2018
The Rev. Elizabeth Ann Dumolt, deacon, died of a brain tumor on Nov. 25. She was 63. A licensed social worker, she worked for California's Department of Social Services until retirement. Dumolt earned her master of divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology, specializing in spiritual care, and was ordained a vocational deacon in May 2010. She served for at her sponsoring congregation of of Grace Church, Glendora, and most recently was deacon at St. Luke's Church in Monrovia. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. Luke's Church, 122 S. California Avenue, Monrovia 91016 (626.357.7071). Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce will preside.
The Reverend Valerie Jackson Ward, deacon
1949 - November 17, 2018
The Rev. Valerie Ward, 69, former deacon at St. Peter's Church, Santa Maria, died Nov. 17 at her home in Lamar, South Carolina, where she served at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church. A former training and curriculum specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Ward studied at various times at the University of Tübingen, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of South Carolina, and Cameron University. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Francis Marion University in South Carolina. She earned a certificate of deaconal studes at Bloy House, The Episcopal Theological School at Claremont. Bishop J. Jon Bruno ordained her to the vocational diaconate in 2014. Survivors include her son, Adam, and his family. Service arrangements are pending.
Events & Announcements
SAVE THE DATE: January 20, 2019
Law professor Devon Carbado to keynote diocese's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
The Diocese of Los Angeles will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day celebration at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at All Saints Church, Pasadena, featuring a keynote address by Devon Carbado, associate vice chancellor at UCLA and a professor at the university's school of law. His expertise includes constitutional criminal procedure, constitutional law, and critical race theory. His scholarship appears in law reviews at UCLA, Berkeley, Harvard, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, and Yale, among other places. Carbado has won many teaching awards, including being elected professor of the year by the UCLA School of Law classes of 2000 and 2006. In 2005 Carbado was named an inaugural recipient of the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship. Modeled on the Guggenheim fellowships, it is awarded to scholars whose work furthers the goals of Brown v. Board of Education. In 2016 he was named an Atlantic Philanthropies Fellow, and in 2017 he was awarded the American Bar Foundation’s Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law. Carbado has also taught at UC Berkeley Law School, University of Virginia Law School, and Harvard Law School. Professor Carbado earned his bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is connected with UCLA's Critical Race Studies Program, which focuses on racial justice advocacy, racial justice teaching, and racial justice law.
GLEAM to host holiday fundraiser at convention
The Bishop’s Commission for LGBTQ+ ministry, known as GLEAM, will hold a festive gathering with beverages and snacks at the Courtyard Grill Bar in the Azure Hotel in Ontario on Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., after the day’s meeting at Diocesan Convention has concluded. The suggested donation is $20, but any contribution is welcome.
Medical Ministry Grants application deadline is Dec. 10
Following the long-established tradition, the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Los Angeles will award its 2019 Medical Ministry Grants on or around February 10, 2019. The grant deadline of December 10, 2018 allows for time for the grant committee to make site visits and make their recommendations to the ECW board. The ECW Medical Grants are given to Episcopal Groups or Institutions helping to meet the medical needs in the Diocese of Los Angeles. These groups may be working with medical or relief organizations that are independent of the Episcopal Church. A total of $4000 is available each year and may be granted to one or divided among any number of organizations. Said grants may not be awarded for the same project more than every other year and the grants may not be used for operating expenses.
The application for the Medical Ministry Grants may be found here.
Completed applications may be emailed to, or mailed with supporting documents to: Kim Ericson, 5988 Applecross Drive, Riverside, CA 92507, Attn: Medical Ministry Grant. For additional information contact Ericson at the address above or 951.217.2660.
Eligible congregations to receive free water detectors
Insurance provider Guide One will provide two leak and freeze detectors to each congregation covered under its plan (including all mission congregations) and assist in setting up their use. Designed to recognize flooded areas, the devices will alert synchronized cell phones with the data they gather. Guide One will distribute the detectors from their booth in the exhibit hall at Diocesan Convention. For more information, visit .

Rooftop Art Show to benefit St. Athanasius
To raise funds to support programs serving its multicultural neighborhood, St. Athanasius will hold an art show fundraiser and wine tasting on the rooftop of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, a relaxing respite from the frenzy of the holiday season. Admission is $20, and there will be a silent auction for works from local artists , including Saul Renteria, who will be present to discuss his art . Contact Yein Kim at for more information. The cathedral center is located at 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles.
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Our Sister's Keeper,” an exhibit of photographs by Marie Plakos honoring the lives of girls and women around the world, will be held at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul Dec. 9 – March 3. The exhibit will be launched on Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with remarks by the artist, followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception.

Every three years The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event. The planning team is accepting applications for adult mentors to serve as members of the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) planning team. Application instructions and links are here .
The Guibord Center will host “Holy Days of Light: Roots of Hanukkah and Christmas” at the Temple Beth Shir Shalom on Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels and the Rev. Peter Rood, rector of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, will lead an exploration of the origins of Hanukkah and Christmas, how light became the symbol of hope associated with both holidays, and their relevance in today’s world.
This week around the diocese
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Abundant Table Open Farm
McGrath Family Farm
1012 West Ventura Blvd., Camarillo 93010  
The Abundant Table Farm will be open to visitors and volunteers on the first Saturday of every month. Volunteers will help tend the farm and learn about ecological justice, environmental stewardship and sustainability. Suggested donation is $5 for maintenance.

CST and Bloy House Alumni & Friends Lunch
Ontario Convention Center, Meeting Room 204
The lunch will be held immediately following the morning session at Diocesan Convention. Cost is $30; please register in advance here and indicate any special dietary needs.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7p.m. - 9 p.m.
Advent Workshop
Trinity Episcopal Church
1500 State Street, Santa Barbara
Information: 805 965.7419 or
The Rev. Elizabeth Rechter will host the first of a three-part Advent series that will be held throughout the month of December. The workshop, titled “The Body’s Role in Spiritual Transformation,” will include chant and meditation practices.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Retreat: A Morning Apart
St. George’s Episcopal Church
808 Foothill Blvd. La Canada 91011
Information: 818.790.3323 or
St. George’s Episcopal Church offers a “mini-retreat” that will explore the meaning of what “God With Us” means in terms of faith and action. There is no charge, but participants should call ahead to ensure that there is enough space.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3p.m. - 5 p.m.
Holy Days of Light: Roots of Hanukkah and Christmas
Temple Beth Shir Shalom
1827 California Avenue, Santa Monica 90403
Information: or 323.3334664
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels and the Rev. Peter Rood, rector of Holy Nativity Church, will lead an exploration of the origins of Hanukkah and Christmas, how light became the symbol of hope associated with both holidays, and their relevance in today’s world. The event is free of charge; there will also be a special program available for children ages 7 to 12, and attendees who bring their children should RSVP by Saturday, December 1 and include the age of each child. The Guibord Center works to increase understanding among Los Angeles' diverse religious communities. To register click here .

DECEMBER 8, 6 p.m.
St. Athanasius Rooftop Art Show
Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
To raise funds to support programs serving its multicultural neighborhood, St. Athanasius will hold an art show fundraiser and wine tasting on the rooftop of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, a relaxing respite from the frenzy of the holiday season. Admission is $20, and there will be a silent auction for works from local artists.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Alternative Christmas Market
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: 626.583.2733 or
Give the gift of abundance; browse and buy from over 20 local, national and international nonprofit and fair trade organizations.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Service
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: 626.583.2733 or
Join for this beautiful service of candles, roses and joyful song, honoring Virgen de Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas. Antonio Gallardo will preach. Pan dulce and antojitos will be served after the service.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5:30 p.m.
Our Sister’s Keeper
The Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
The launch of “Our Sister’s Keeper,” an exhibit of photographs by Marie Plakos honoring the lives of girls and women around the world, will begin with remarks by the artist, followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception. The event will also feature a silent auction and raffle of prints of the exhibit’s photos to benefit a new scholarship fund for women of color who are pursuing ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church. After Dec. 9, the exhibit will be open for visitors during business hours.

Homeless Memorial & Reception
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: 626.583.2733 or
Each year, thousands of homeless men and women die on the streets of our nation, without the dignity and respect they deserve. This memorial is meant to honor and acknowledge their lives and membership in the human family. Mike Kinman and Antonio Gallardo will lead the service.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Advent Poetry
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
122 S California Avenue, Monrovia 91016
In this half-day advent retreat led by Alexandra Donovan, participants will explore poetry and writing as a way to comprehend and process our own experiences. Writers of all levels, novice to poet laureate, are invited to join. Donovan is a poet, teacher, and volunteer chaplain.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Advent Workshop
Trinity Episcopal Church
1500 State Street, Santa Barbara
Information: 805 965.7419 or
The clergy of Trinity Church will host the first of a three-part Advent series that will be held throughout the month of December. The workshop will include chant and meditation practices.
This week in liturgy, art & music
Messiah Christmas Concert
St. James Episcopal Church
3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach 92663
Information: or (949) 675-0210
Enjoy an evening with the Episcopal Chorale Society and the Laguna Beach Chorale. All may sing along to the "Hallelujah" chorus at the end! Childcare provided. All are welcome. Admission is $20. Tickets may be ordered online at .

An Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.0123, ext.112 or
A seasonal favorite including works by Marlow, Archer, Palestrina, Howells, Mendelssohn, and more.

Advent Evening Service, Potluck & Wreath-Making
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: or 626.583.2733
Minisingers, Mastersingers, and Troubadors offer music, directed by Jenny Tisi. Kelly O’Phelan offers meditation. Participants in the potluck should bring a dish that serves 12; the parish will provide drinks and dessert. A $10 donation is suggested to help pay for wreath-making materials.

Advent Lessons and Carols
St. Wilfrid of York Church
18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach

Cantus Vocal Ensemble: Alone Together
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades
Information: 310.573.7422 or
The Cantus Vocal Ensemble presents “an introspective narrative on our struggles to connect with one another in an increasingly digital world.

Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: 626.583.2733 or
Meditation by Mike Kinman. Choir, under direction of Weicheng Zhao, will perform works by Foster, Cooman, Lassus, Stanford, and Mäntyjärvi. Child care will be provided.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7:30 p.m.
An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols
St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90010
Information: 213.388.3015 or
The Choir of St. James sings Advent carols and music in a style reminiscent of Kings’ College, Cambridge. Freewill offerings will be collected.

Greek Isles & Italy Cruise with Dubrovnik
June 7 - 21, 2019
Imagine sailing on the same waters of historic seas that the ancient mariners navigated. This trip begins and ends with stays in two classic Italian cities Venice and Rome. Travelers will have the chance to experience the canals of Venice and the classical beauty of Rome. However, rather than a bus, they will cruise to ten classic ports laden with history, culture and religion Kotor, Dubrovnik, Argostoli, Santorini, Mykonos, Chania, Malta, Sicily and the Italian mainland ports of Naples, and Livorno (Pisa and Florence). The cost from Los Angeles starts at $4,599 (inclusive of $600 in port fees and taxes). For more information contact the Rev. Canon Jim Newman, 310.391.5522, 888.-802.722 (toll-free), or A brochure may be downloaded here.
Pilgrimage to the South of France: A Journey of Healing   
May 16-31, 2019
Please join us for a contemplative, thirteen-day journey through one of the most beautiful regions of the world: the South of France and the heart of Provence. The itinerary includes stays in Racamadour, the medieval city that has served as a Christian pilgrimage place for more than a thousand years; Lourdes, the ancient Christian healing place, and Avignon, in the heart of Provence with special emphasis on the healing journey of Vincent Van Gogh and Cezanne; there will also be side visits to Arles, Ax-En Provence and St. Remy, plus some of the most beautiful gardens in France.                                                                                                                                      
Our theme is inner healing, and the journey will allow time for rest, free time to explore and spiritual reflection. The pilgrimage will be led by Christopher McCauley, spiritual director and teacher and host of international pilgrimages and Frank Ramirez, veteran co-host of pilgrimages throughout the world. For more information, including a detailed itinerary, fees, and registration, please go to Early registration by December 10 is strongly recommended; call 626.798.8944 or email

COSTA MESA: Music Director, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Seeking a part-time organist/pianist and choir director to serve at 10 a.m. Sunday worship service and additional special services; work with the rector to plan and advance the music program; rehearse and lead volunteer choir. A full job description and application instructions are here.

HERMOSA BEACH: Director of Music/Organist, St. Cross Episcopal Church. St. Cross seeks a Director of Music/Organist to lead worship, work with the choirs, and set a vision for the church’s music program. 20 hours a week with benefits. Choirs include one adult choir, one children’s choir, and a bell choir. Music is mostly traditional but allows for other forms of sacred music. Information is here. Deadline is December 21; please send cover letter and resume to the Rev. Rachel Nyback at

LOS ANGELES: Event Coordinator. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is currently seeking an experienced event coordinator to manage small and large events for the fund development department. The Event Coordinator oversees all aspects of event planning and management from idea conception all the way to execution to meet specific goals. A complete job description and application instructions are here.

LOS ANGELES (PALMS): Organist or organist/choir director at St. Mary's Church . Sunday services, with an hour's choir rehearsal beforehand, plus evening services for major feast days. Small, but fairly good pipe organ. The congregation can provide either modest lodgings and a small stipend, or no lodgings and a somewhat more generous stipend. Contact: Debora Shuger at

PASADENA: Assistant Youth Minister, All Saints Church. The AYM will share the transforming love of Jesus with the youth in a real and relevant way. The AYM will participate in the creation, development and operation of programs that support the spiritual formation and overall well being of all youth (grades 6 through 12) in the parish. They will foster their personal spiritual growth, ethical insight, age-appropriate theological and interfaith awareness and community engagement of the youth. They will engage in pastoral care of the youth and their families. This is a full-time position; for more, click here. Submit resume and cover letter to Christina Honchell by email at

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Organist/Choirmaster, St. John Chrysostom Church . Part time (15 hours per week). To provide organ and other keyboard accompaniment, lead the choir and plan the music program. Classical and contemporary music proficiency required. For a full job description and application instructions, click here

SANTA BARBARA: Director of Music Ministries, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church . Seeking a director of music ministries (32 hours a week) to lead the All Saints congregation at the weekend services of Holy Eucharist, the Wednesday Eventide service, as well as feast days during the year. Ideal candidate will be a skilled musician on both organ and piano, an excellent choral conductor versatile in both contemporary and traditional sacred music, and be familiar and comfortable with the breadth of Episcopal style and tradition of worship. For full job description click here.

SANTA BARBARA: Youth Minister, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church . Seeking a part-time youth minister to nurture Christian education and faith formation in youth and their families. The youth minister is responsible for coordinating programming for youth while enthusiastically seeking to involve all age groups in the on-going life of the congregation. For full job description click here.

SOUTH PASADENA: Professional tenor section leader, St. James' Church . Choir seeks a professional tenor section leader. Applicants should have excellent sight-reading skills, feel comfortable singing Renaissance and traditional Anglican music with one voice on a part, and be a responsible, professional employee. Section leaders perform solo repertoire throughout the church year as well. Having a degree in music is encouraged, but not required. Section leaders sing every Sunday morning (excluding summer Sundays), one Wednesday rehearsal a month and services for Advent, Christmas, and Holy Week. Email to for more information. 

THOUSAND OAKS: Tenor or Baritone section leader for The Parish of Saint Patrick . Choir seeks a professional baritone or tenor to lead the male section. Applicants should have excellent sight reading and musicianship skills, feel comfortable singing solo, and provide singing leadership at all scheduled Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning church services. For more information, please contact Susie Ruth at

VENTURA: The Farm Store at The Abundant Table . The farm store is looking for dedicated employees who love agriculture, farmers, food, the earth, and extraordinary community! Are you interested in helping shape the local food system? If so, the farm has shifts available on weekends and weekdays and would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and a brief statement about your interest in The Abundant Table to

VENTURA: Institutional Sales Partnerships & CSA Manager for The Abundant Table. This is a three-year grant-funded position through the USDA Farmer’s Market Promotion Program. This position will build upon our current CSA and Farm to School sales with a key focus of developing new distribution markets among local institutions and under-resourced communities (predominantly Latino/a and Mixteco), developing new CSA models, as well as incorporating produce from other local growers into our unique distribution markets. The successful candidate should have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, anticipate issues and develop solutions. Fluency in Spanish is a must. For more information, click here.