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Dan Baumgartner

Dan Baumgartner

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Dan Baumgartner has been Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood since November, 2010. Formerly, he served as  the Senior Pastor at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA for 11 years.

He received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Dan was in business for 11 years and held several senior executive positions, including Director of Marketing and Purchasing of CARQUEST Auto Parts, before being led to pursue full-time ministry. In 1996, Dan accepted his first call as an Associate Pastor at Knox Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, MN. 
 
Dan was born and raised in Seattle. He met his wife, Anne, in high school; they have been married for 36 years. The Baumgartners have three great children – sons Jesse and Nick, and daughter, Dana.  Anne is an artist and art teacher, with an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston. She is a phenomenal woman and wonderful friend and ministry partner to Dan.  They love getting to explore Los Angeles as relatively new empty-nesters!

Dan loves to run, bike, play golf, and hike. He loves sports of all kinds, both as a participant and a spectator. He is a voracious reader and is usually in the middle of 3 or 4 books of different genres. Whenever he has time, Dan also enjoys writing an occasional poem, essay, short story, and maybe a book some day.
Joel Larson

Joel Larson

Associate Pastor
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Pastor Joel Larson has served at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood since 2008.   Joel leads our young adults, young marrieds, career ages, men's ministry, and worship band.  He also enjoys working with our Committee on Preparation for Ministry and Fuller Seminary interns.  Joel has a Communications degree from Bowling Green State University and an MDiv from Fuller Seminary.  He’s been involved in church ministry since his late teen years. 
 
Joel was raised in the Midwest states of Ohio and Kentucky and is married to Elisha.   Joel and Elisha have three children; Claire, Will, and Finn. 

Joel loves to be outside enjoying the California weather and landscape.  He loves cycling in Griffith Park and surfing at Manhattan Beach and also getting to meet the many people of Los Angeles.
Jourdan Turner

Jourdan Turner

Director of Adult Spiritual Formation and Community Life
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After attending First Presbyterian Church for 4 years, Jourdan joined the staff as the Interim Director of Spiritual Formation and Community Life in 2013.  In August 2014, she was made the permanent director.  Jourdan felt God’s call to ministry in her teens and has been pursuing that call ever since—attending Baylor University to study religion and then Princeton Theological Seminary for her MDiv.  She has been serving in Christian schools and churches for over a decade.  She has a heart for scripture, spiritual growth and formation, and especially for developing and deepening communities in Christ.

Jourdan is a Texas girl through and through.  She loves cowboy boots, great BBQ and has the personality one would expect for a gal who comes from the “friendly state”!  She loves to be outdoors—hiking, backpacking, camping, watching sporting events, or concerts.  She is always up for new adventures and places a priority on relationships with friends, families and even strangers. 
Courtney Moore

Courtney Moore

Director of Children's and Family Ministries
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Courtney came to serve the children and families of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood in June 2014. She is passionate about the mission of God, the discipleship of children, and the equipping of parents and congregation members for Kingdom-minded living.
 
Courtney's passion for equipping and discipling children, families, and communities has grown out of active involvement in church and community leadership for over a decade. During this time she participated in community development teams, mentoring and tutoring programs, lead youth groups (including a season with Young Life), and dived into life with families in Arkansas, Chicago, and the LA area. Before being called to FPCH Courtney ministered to children and families at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena for five and a half years.
 
Courtney's childhood home and family are in Northwest Arkansas and her southern roots run deep. This can be seen in her love of smoked meats, magnolia and dogwood trees, summer thunderstorms, fireflies, and front-porch conversations. She can often be found "yarning in public" - knitting or crocheting in neighborhood coffee shops or on public transportation.
Nick Barrett

Nick Barrett

Youth Director
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Nick Barrett is from Denver Co. He and his wife Rita moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend Fuller Seminary and work with youth at Hollywood Pres. Nick has a BA in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Fuller Seminary in Theology and Culture and an MA in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine. He is also a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA). Nick is passionate about youth ministry and feels called to help students connect with the living, beautiful Jesus Christ. 

Nick's wife, Rita, is also a graduate of Colorado Christian University where she received a B.S. in Organizational Management and Business Administration. Rita is the Director of Human Resources at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. 

Nick loves the church and desires for students to find deep community, healing, and Christian formation in  the body of Jesus. He enjoys reading fiction, theology, and poetry, and can be easily persuaded to have lunch or coffee with parents and students.
Amie Quigley

Amie Quigley

Director Community Outreach/Lords Lighthouse
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Tom Hartshorn

Tom Hartshorn

Community Outreach/Lords Lighthouse
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