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 Senior Leadership

 

Albert Tate

Albert Tate

Albert Tate is the founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia. From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Pearl, Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Albert Tate has been preaching the Gospel to people of all ages and races. Hearing the call from God, Albert and his wife LaRosa planted Fellowship Monrovia a Gospel-Centered, Multi-Ethnic and Intergenerational church in January 2012.

Albert is a gifted and dynamic communicator who is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the local and global church. Albert presents the Gospel to people across the country in academic, retreat and conference settings combining humor and storytelling of God’s amazing grace and love. His unique and passionate style from the pulpit combines inspiration and challenge, laughter and tears as people are engaged at their core. His hope for Fellowship Monrovia is to cultivate a community of disciples that is unleashed to live out the Gospel by Growing in a life of worship, Gathering in community and Giving their lives away on mission.

Albert is married to the love of his life LaRosa Tate who he calls God’s gift of amazing grace in his life – together they have four beautiful children Zoe, Bethan, Isaac and Micah.

Albert serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University & Fuller Youth Institute. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Scott Hitzel

Scott Hitzel

Scott Hitzel is the Executive Pastor of Fellowship whose personal mantra is ‘you can’t become who you need to be by remaining who you are’.

Scott has been in full time ministry for over 20 years including serving for a decade on the Leadership Team of one of the largest ten churches in America, then serving on the Executive Team of another mega church prior to partnering with Albert Tate and leading the Fellowship Team.

He married his wife, Lisa, in 1996 in New York where they were both born and raised. Since the late 1990’s they’ve lived in Southern California where they have enjoyed raising their amazing twin boys, Ethan and Ryan.

Scott holds degrees in Organizational Leadership, Religious Studies, and Christian Ministry. He cycles thousands of miles a year, roots for the San Antonio Spurs and New York Yankees, and loves seeing people work together to do significantly audacious things!

Tristan Gist

Tristan Gist

Executive Assistant to Albert Tate
Christine Park

Christine Park

Executive Assistant to Scott Hitzel

Family Ministries

Lisette Fraser

Lisette Fraser

Lead Family Pastor
Caley Kelly

Caley Kelly

Family Coordinator
Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Kids Pastor
Madison Pfrimmer

Madison Pfrimmer

Kids Coordinator 
Tim Mahan

Tim Mahan

High School Pastor
Sam Kemp

Sam Kemp

Middle School Pastor
Daniel Hardy Jr.

Daniel Hardy Jr.

Kids Director of Huntington Drive Campus
Rachael Venegas

Rachael Venegas

Early Childhood Director of Monrovia High School Campus
Natalie Root

Natalie Root

Childcare Coordinator

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Experience

Brandan Spencer

Brandan Spencer

Lead Experience Pastor
Jessica Garrett

Jessica Garrett

Administrative Assistant
Leon Timbo

Leon Timbo

Director of Worship
Markay Fairley

Markay Fairley

Director of Music
Revel Day

Revel Day

Vocal Coordinator
Curt Himmelberger

Curt Himmelberger

Sound Technician 
Derek Jones

Derek Jones

Monrovia Campus Logistics
Derek Podrebarac

Derek Podrebarac

Huntington Drive Campus Logistics
Jonathan Escobedo

Jonathan Escobedo

Technical Director

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Discipleship Ministries

Michael Lee

Michael Lee

Lead Discipleship Pastor
Becky White MA, AMFT

Becky White MA, AMFT

Pastor of Counseling and Care
Areen Fakhoury

Areen Fakhoury

Coordinator of Counseling and Care
Mark Chase

Mark Chase

Lead LifeGroups Pastor
Christine Suh

Christine Suh

Spiritual Formation Pastor
Chuck Olson

Chuck Olson

Leadership Development and Men’s Ministries Pastor
Hanna Lee

Hanna Lee

LifeGroup Coordinator
Erika Chiechi

Erika Chiechi

Administrative Assistant
Annie Ludes

Annie Ludes

Administrative Assistant and Office Manager
Joy Flores

Joy Flores

Pastor of Local Outreach

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Fellowship Initiatives

John Williams

John Williams

Director of Racial Reconciliation
Michael Field

Michael Field

Pasadena Campus Pastor
Hannah Geraci

Hannah Geraci

Volunteer and Intern Manager

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Communications

Nick Shupper

Nick Shupper

Interim Director of Communications
Loyda Guadamuz

Loyda Guadamuz

Art Director
Rey Kroona

Rey Kroona

Director of Digital Media and I.T.
Amanda Patrick

Amanda Patrick

Database, Web Content & Information Manager
Yemi Kuku

Yemi Kuku

Photographer & Digital Content Contributor
Sophie Curalli

Sophie Curalli

Junior Designer

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Business

Jasmin Shupper

Jasmin Shupper

Director of Business
Ophelia Valle

Ophelia Valle

Business Assistant
Katie Mountain

Katie Mountain

Accountant
Teresa Galli

Teresa Galli

Receptionist

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