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Southwest California Synod Staff

Fernando G. Russo, MBA, MSF

Director of Finance and Administration

The Rev. Tracy Williams

Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Care

The Rev. Abel Arroyo Traverso

Assistant to the Bishop for Faith Formation & In-house Theologian

Robin Lujan

Office Administrator for Rostered Ministry

Tyra Dennis

Youth Ministry Coordinator & Organizer

Lisa Higginbotham

Gift Planner/Advancement Advisor

Claudia Lao

Administrative Assistant

TaSh Elzie

Director of Communications

Julia Morales

Project Manager for Candidacy and Mobility

Bill Nuzzo

Properties and Facilities Manager

Samantha Henderson

Mission Interpreter

June Kline


Priscilla Merlo

Welcoming Congregations Coordinator