Dr. Namhee Han, Organist
Namhee holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in organ performance and, additionally, in applied linguistics from UCLA. She has coached, among others, with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Guillou, David Craighead, Frederick Swann, Marilyn Keiser, and Paul Jacobs. Namhee has been a featured artist at National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists and performs in the major organ venues in the Southland. Constantly expanding the repertoire of her artistic expressions, she has played the harpsichord and harmonium with the GRAMMY Award winning Southwest Chamber Music, and regularly collaborates with instrumentalists, orchestras and choral groups. Her recent performance projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for the DVD “The story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ”.
Dan Redfeld, Interim Director of Music
We welcome Dan Redfeld to our WPC family and to his new role as our Interim Director of Music. Dan brings 15 years of experience directing church choirs, both in Culver City and Pasadena. Having stepped away a few years ago, Dan began to feel the “itch” to get back at it last Christmas Eve, when he realized how much he missed participating in the richness of the church’s Christmas choral tradition. Not only is Dan an experienced church musician, he is an award-winning composer, conductor, orchestrator, pianist and producer. Dan received his training at Boston’s New England Conservatory before transferring to UCLA, where he graduated with a degree in composition with an emphasis in conducting. Dan is married to renowned violinist, Elizabeth Hedman, whom we look forward to meeting someday soon. For more information about Dan, visit www.danredfeld.com.
Michael Ball, Director of Student Ministries Beginning January 1, 2018, Michael will serve as the Director of Student Ministries at Westwood Presbyterian Church. Michael is a new member of WPC, having recently moved to LA from Pittsburgh. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and brings with him a broad range of experiences in secondary and collegiate education. Mike is passionate about ministry and youth education and is thrilled God has called him to this position.
Anne Cioffi, Coordinator of Membership Ministries
Anne has served WPC in several roles over the last 20 years involving membership and lay ministry. Her institutional knowledge is put into practice by helping maintain the church membership database and coordinate the overall WPC membership process. Her primary passion is encouraging our congregation to take full advantage of opportunities for service and spiritual growth. Serving on the Membership and Lay Ministries Committee, Anne assists in planning the New Member Seminars, helps organize the new member mentor program, and leads the Spiritual Gifts Course. Anne is also a part of the planning team for the annual women’s retreat. She and her husband live near the ocean. When not at WPC, you may find Anne aboard a sailboat on Santa Monica Bay…or somewhere on the seven seas.
Gretchen Greenwood, Director of Operations Gretchen Greenwood joined the WPC staff as our new Director of Operations on January 16, 2018. Gretchen most recently served as Senior Operations Manager at the J. Paul Getty Museum Center and Villa where she liaised to the Trust organization in the areas of capital projects, risk management, office services, facilities, security/visitor services and IT, and supervised support staff. We are excited to have Gretchen join us in managing our property and office functions and in looking toward our future build with Belmont Village.
Janelle Pearson, Director of Children & Family Ministries
Betty Glick, Property Development Coordinator A member of WPC for over 20 years, Betty has served as an Elder on Session, chairing the Congregational Life and Vision and Planning committees, as well as leading small groups and serving both as Interim Director of Children and Family Ministries and Interim Director of Operations. In her role as Property Development Coordinator she assists the Session Administrative Commission and the Pastor/Head of Staff in coordinating the processes and administrative tasks associated with our joint building project with Belmont Village.
Sarah Ilger, Office Assistant
Sarah Ilger joined the Westwood Presbyterian Church staff in November, 2017. She comes to us from Knox Presbyterian Church in Pasadena. Sarah was worked as an administrator and Director of Worship Arts for churches for the past 7 years and has served at many different churches as a singer, musician, worship leader, and administrator. Sarah attended Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia and graduated with a major in vocal studies.