Pastor Rich

Pastor Rich

Pastor Rich is a native Californian, received his B.S. in Geology and Religious Studies from the College of Wooster, and earned his M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Prior to coming to Faith Pres, Rev. Poole served as a chaplain in Colorado, as pastor in Texas, and as director of a campus ministry at the University of Oklahoma.


Christian Education

The spiritual education of our children is very important to us. Sunday school is made available to all ages, and children are very involved in the worship services.

Highlights of the Christian education program include: The Christmas Pageant, Tuesday Nite Live, The Community Easter Egg Hunt, and the Rally Day Worship Service


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Our Church

We are a diverse community and we welcome all who wish to be part of this inclusive, multigenerational, and multicultural congregation. Together we seek to find God, to deepen our spiritual awareness, and to experience God’s forgiveness and grace. We seek to live out the spirit of Jesus Christ’s saving presence in the world through equipping and empowering one another for witness and service to all of God’s people here and everywhere.

Media Archives

Missed a Service or want to hear something again? Check out our media archives. Older issues can be viewed by the arrows or search function below this page.

Faith In Action

Woman’s Circle

Presbyterian Women.

The fellowship of women has been an integral part of membership at Faith Presbyterian Church. Likewise, study of the scriptures is the foundation of this fellowship and is based on programs developed by the “PW./Horizons Bible study committee” in Louisville.

In March 2010 this committee selected the Apostle Paul’s writings to the church in Corinth, specifically. focusing on the following aspects of faith: grace, generosity, forgiveness, living by faith, the image of God, reconciliation. This is the basis of the study for 2014, 2015. Study materials are provided.

Presbyterian women’s fellowship meets the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Room. Following the discussion time about the month’s lesson, fellowship around lunch provides a great time for sharing and bringing concerns for prayer.

This results in deepening relationships which enlarge life.

Miriam Skarin, coordinator.

G Force

For registration form click on the link below. Please print and bring completed forms to the church office.
Faith Pres VBS 2015 Application

4th of July at Faith Pres.

Come celebrate with us! Before heading over to watch the parade all are welcome to join us for our FREE 4th of July pancake breakfast.

CIZgxBvUkAAQHUn The event begins at 8am and goes until 9:30am, prior to the formation of the annual Valley Village Homeowners Association 4th of July Parade which gets underway at 10am.

Bring your bikes! there will be a bike decorating booth to get bikes ready to ride in the Fourth of July parade.
For more information check out Neighborhood Council Valley Village


U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. booksAfter the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Terrorists groups plaguing Nigeria and other countries on the continent add yet another level of complexity to our relationship with the various African governments. How should the U.S. respond? Be sure to read Topic #5 and weigh in with your opinion.

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Place: Fellowship Hall

Faith Presbyterian Church

5000 Colfax Avenue, Valley Village

(intersection of Colfax & Addison)

RSVP: Regrets only by June 22nd, to Ginny Hatfield 818-970-4577 or