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Department: Ministry & Synod Executive
Phone: (805) 914-5511
Personal Calling: Igniting Possibilities
Kim Davis was raised in Santa Barbara, CA and attended Westmont College where she received her BA in Sociology and Communications. She has worked since graduation in church administration, children’s ministry, operations, and event management as well as many years in education. She has served as a volunteer in her local church in every capacity from youth leadership and women’s ministry, to small group leadership, and serving with her husband on her church’s elder board. She and her husband have two children, Jordan and Kelsey. As a family, they love spending time doing anything outdoors and cooking good food. Kim is the Executive Coordinator for the ECO staff and helps facilitate many of the ministry resources associated with Flourish.
Event Planner & Coach Training Coordinator
Department: Ministry & Synod Executive
Phone: (805) 273-7514
Personal Calling: Nurturing Connection
Stacia Greig was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA and now lives in Santa Clarita, CA. Stacia is the Assistant to the Executive Coordinator and provides technical support for our presbytery leaders. She is also our Flourishing Church Podcast producer. Stacia is currently in the process of completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.
Rev. Luke Parker
Director of Church Planting
Phone: (805) 979-8498
Rev. Luke Parker is ECO’s Church Planting Director. Luke formerly served as a Church Planter/Pastor in an ECO plant in Phoenix, the student ministries director at a non-denominational church in AZ, and in several other church plants in a variety of roles over the years. Before ministry in the local church he was heavily involved in Young Life. Luke attended Fuller Seminary, where he received an MDiv. He also has a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona (Bear Down). Luke’s passion to raise up young leaders and equip them to reach the lost in our time. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Jessica and their two boys – Matthew and Samuel.
Rev. Dr. Jen Haddox
Director of Global Engagement
Phone: (724) 278-3887
Personal Calling: Coordinating Movement
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Haddox was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. She has a BA in Sociology from Eastern University, where she first nurtured her call to mission leadership. She has an MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and continued to serve there as Associate Director of World Mission Initiative in her first 10 years of ordained ministry. She recently received her Doctor of Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jen loves helping churches get moving into deeper mission engagement. She and her husband, Mike, also pastor an ECO church and live in Western PA, with their two active boys and a hyper black lab. When she isn't traveling or leading mission meetings, she loves gardening and being a mom.
Rev. Lisa Johnson
Executive Director of Leadership Formation
Phone: (805) 586-3175
Personal Calling: Shepherding Transformation
Rev. Lisa Johnson grew up in Orange County, California and received her BA in Communication Studies at Westmont College. She received her Masters of Divinity at Princeton Seminary and was ordained in 1999. She has ministered at five different churches in New Jersey, Santa Barbara, Orange County, and San Diego as an Associate Pastor. She has a passion for teaching, discipleship, leadership development, and spiritual formation, and she is so excited to be a part of the ECO staff in this capacity. Most recently, Lisa was the Director of ELI (Elder Leadership Institute). Lisa currently lives in Coronado, California with her husband and two teenage children.
Assistant to the Executive Director of Leadership
Phone: (805) 979-8595
Personal Calling: Shepherding Possibilities
Taylor Woods was born and raised in Glendora, CA. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Economics & Business. She assists the ministry departments with design, processes development, and records. She also manages the many ECO email accounts and helps our churches and pastors with their application processes. Taylor enjoys spending time with her family & friends, traveling, and going to concerts.
Rev. Kendra Norton
Student and Ordination Advisor
Phone: (336) 701-6895
Rev. Kendra Norton received her BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Hope College and her MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She spent her first two years in vocational ministry serving in an inner-city church in Athens, Greece. There she had the opportunity to walk alongside the marginalized and learn how the church stands as a light in dark places. Through that season, she discerned a call to ordained ministry, and next served as the Pastoral Resident at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Kendra is passionate about replicating disciples and loves lacing up her sneakers for a run and enjoying a cup coffee with a friend. She and her husband (Tim), and their son live in Fort Pierce, FL where Tim serves as the pastor of Indian River Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Bertram Wang
Ordination Advisor & Coordinator
Phone: (805) 979-8695
Personal Calling: Integrating Potentialities
Rev. Bertram Wang grew up in Upstate New York and relocated to Southern California in 1988 to serve in Campus Ministry focusing on Asian-American students at U.C. Irvine (now called Epic with Cru). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from the State University of New York at Buffalo, then an M.Div. in Pastoral and General Ministries in 1995. Bertram served for 13 years in a non-ordained pastoral role in a congregation now part of ECO (South Bay Presbyterian in Torrance, CA) and received a call to serve as pastor of Cornerstone South Bay, then Cornerstone Orange County in 2014. Since his retirement in 2018, Bertram has served as the Ministry Partnership Team (MPT) Chair for the ECO Presbytery of Southern California and was invited to participate in ECO’s new national ordination process. He volunteered to serve at every Ordination Retreat and took a part-time position in the Synod Ordination Office in June of 2021. He now serves as the Ordination Advisor (for the Western U.S) and Coordinator. He is married with no children and lives in Torrance, CA.
Rev. Dr. Mark Patterson
President, Flourish Institute of Theology
Phone: (805) 947-3328
Rev. Dr. Mark Patterson was born in Boulder, CO but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He became a Christian through the ministry of Younglife (which was founded by his grandfather, Jim Rayburn). He attended Whitworth University where he studied theology. It was there he met his wife Linda and they were married in 1982 following graduation. After two years in youth ministry, he and Linda moved to Princeton Theological Seminary. Upon graduation he served as associate pastor in the Seattle area for eight years during which time two daughters were born. In 1995, the family moved to Britain where Mark began PhD studies in theology at King’s College in London. In 1999 the family moved to Ventura, CA where Mark served as lead pastor for twenty-two years. Mark and Linda enjoy hiking, art and drawing, woodworking, and when time allows Mark loves to fly his paraglider. They continue to live in Ventura with their yellow Labrador Mosley.