Rev. Jonas Hayes

Rev. Jonas Hayes is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Tusculum College (B.A. English) and has been ordained for ten years. Son of a Presbyterian minister and merchant, Jonas credits his parents, Clifford and Pamela Hayes, for surrounding...

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Rev. Dr. Marion Park

Pastor Marion grew up as a PK (pastor’s kid) in Jersey City, New Jersey, after immigrating from Pusan, Korea at the age of 9. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, she moved westward to serve as a Director of Christian Education in Torrance, CA and then moved to the northwest...

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Stan DeWitt

Stan DeWitt is an acclaimed conductor, songwriter, singer, guitarist and composer.  Before coming to Grace First in 2003, he was the Assistant Director and Youth Music Director at First Congregational Church, Long Beach.  He also taught at Coastline Community College, and has served on the faculties of CSULB, Long Beach...

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Sue Wright

Sue has attended Grace First since 1968 when she was a student at CSULB. Her previous experiences in CPA, law offices and construction accounting have been a good foundation for her services as our Church Administrator since 1994. Sue met her husband Lloyd here at Grace First. They have one...

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Carolyn Blocker

Carolyn Blocker has taught in the Long Beach Unified School District for over 20 years. Most recently she has been the Parent Education Teacher for the Family Literacy program. She has been a member of Grace First since 1999. She lives in Long Beach with her husband James and their...

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Eliseo Morales Jr

Eliseo Morales Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved the California when he was ten.  Eliseo likes bullet points: – He has a B.A. in Psychology from Biola University – Recently graduated from Princeton Theological   Seminary – He is Chaplain Candidate in the Navy Reserves – Has been doing youth...

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Stephanie Daniels

Stephanie grew up in California and attended Concordia University in Irvine where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has been working with young children in many different capacities since 1983. Her previous administrative experience has been shaped by 12 years of...

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Jason McNally

Jason is a Pennsylvania native and graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received a Bachelor’s of Music degree in piano performance in 2001. He received his Master’s in piano performance in 2004 from USC as a student of Lucinda Carver. Other teachers include Daniel Pollack, Daniel Shapiro,...

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Anna Ford

Anna graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Music. She began attending Grace Presbyterian Church as a young girl, and became staff accompanist in 1988. In addition to being a pianist, she is a professional violinist and freelances throughout Southern California. She teaches privately and lives...

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Russell Midomaru

Russell was born and raised in South Korea. He attended school on a U.S. military installation before attending UCLA. He graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering. He recently worked in an industrial systems engineering company prior to joining the Grace First Presbyterian Church. Russell currently lives in Fullerton and...

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