(213) 482-2040

Staff Directory

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St. Paul’s Commons

Formerly known as the Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90026
Phone: 213.482.2040
Fax: 213.482.5304


The Bishops’ Office

Bishop Diocesan
The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor
ext. 243   |   

Canon to the Ordinary, Chief of Staff
The Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy
ext. 231   |  

Bishop Suffragan
The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce
ext. 242   | 

Canon for Engagement Across Difference
The Rev. Canon Susan Russell
ext. 223  |

Executive Assistant to the Bishops
Diane Pound
ext. 243   | 

Interim Administrator, Finance Office
Canon Abigail (Gail) Urquidi
ext. 270   | 

Staff Assistant
Esmeralda Masias
ext. 241   | 

Secretary of Convention
Canon Steve Nishibayashi
ext. 276   | 



St. Paul’s Commons

Acting Receptionist
Brother Ambrose Kawata
ext. 200. |

Building Superintendent
Canon Luis Garibay
ext. 258   | 

Retreat Center Manager
Canon Anilin Collado
ext. 250    | 

Custodial Assistant
Ms. Margarita Galvez
ext. 200   | 

Custodial Assistant
Mr. Bernardo Lopez
ext. 200   | 


St. Athanasius Church

Pastor and Provost
The Rev. Canon Frank Alton
ext. 257   | 

Associate Priest
The Rev. John Kim
ext. 202   | 


Office for Formation and Transition Ministry

Interim Missioner for Formation and Transition Ministry
The Rev. Tom Quijada-Discavage
ext. 220   | 

Associate for Formation & Transition Ministry
The Rev. Norma Guerra
ext 222   | 


Common Life / Communication & Public Affairs

Canon for Common Life
Canon Robert Williams
ext. 240   | 

Editor, The Episcopal News
Canon Janet Kawamoto
ext. 251   | 

Correspondent, The Episcopal News
The Rev. Canon Patricia McCaughan


Credit Union
(Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union)

Ms. Urla Gomes
ext. 286   |   

Loan Services
Ms. Stacey Fusick
ext. 203   |   

VITA Program Administrator
Mr. Fred Zuno
ext. 203

Member Services
Ms. Margarita Mira
Ext. 254


The Episcopal News

Canon Janet Kawamoto
ext. 251   |   

Senior Correspondent
The Rev. Canon Pat McCaughan



Treasurer of the Diocese
Andrew Tomat

Interim Administrator
Canon Gail Urquidi
ext. 270   |   

Senior Accountant
Ms. Martha Macias
ext. 268   | 

Accounting Clerk
Ms. Melania Garibay
ext. 214   |   

Accounting Clerk
Mr. Ken Chow
ext. 227   |   


Human Resources

Missioner for Human Resources
Canon Anilin Collado
ext. 250   |   


Ministry Offices

PRISM Restorative Justice Director
The Rev. Dennis Gibbs
ext. 256   |   

Seeds of Hope Executive Director
Tim Alderson



Administrative Coordinator for Mission Congregations
Canon Clare Zabala-Bangao
ext. 248   |   


Office of Multicultural Ministries

Director of Multicultural Ministries
The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce
ext. 242   |   


Secretary of Convention’s Office

Secretary of Convention
Canon Steve Nishibayashi
ext. 276   |  

Convention Coordinator
Samantha Wylie
ext. 276 / swylie@ladiocese.org



Executive Director, Commission on Schools
Canon Serena Beeks
ext. 215   |   



Missioner for Youth
Gabriel Vasquez-Reyes