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

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Faith In Action

Disney Movie Night

Toy Story


India Changes Course

Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country’s 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn’t stumbling, but running, to greatness.books But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.

Will this change U.S./Indian partnerships? Will it benefit our economic and political relations with one of the world’s largest democracies? What are your thoughts? Be sure to read Topic #4 and weigh in with your opinion.

Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 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 May 25th to Ginny Hatfield 818-970-4577 or

To end a tradition

April 19, 2015 (TBD) will be the final hike picnic to Skarins” primitive”, 100 year old cabin in Big Santa Anita Canyon, Chantry Flat, in the Angeles Forest.. God has blessed the many parties over many years including Girl Scout celebrations, youth choir overnights, women’s overnights, and so many more.

After worship, carpooling is the best way to make the trip to the trailhead. From the church, the route is on the #210 freeway, toward Pasadena, about 27 miles. At Santa Anita Avenue make the left turn toward the hills Parking is at a premium at Chantry Flat, which is highly used each weekend. The $10.00 fee at the Pack Station parking lot may be subsidized. but must be reserved.

Each person must bring a picnic lunch, drinking water, insect repellant, sturdy shoes and a light wrap. Please, a clothing change for the children. The stream is small,but running. A BBQ fire will be available for small items to cook.

Please,let us know if you plan to join the festivities–hiking and eating!

See Miriam for details. Maps will be available.

The Good News – March 2015

The fourth issue of the 36th volume of The Good News, released in March of 2015.

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The Good News – March