Meet the team.

James Pike

Ordained in 2005, Pastor Pike has served churches in southern California his entire ministry.  He is also a board member of Waymakers  and teaches at HBHS's Academy for the Performing Arts.

Hongsun Kim

Born in Korea and raised in Japan, Pastor Kim entered ministry after many years as a social worker.   He is also a regular columnist for, Nikkan San, a Japanese language paper in Southern California.  

Susan Skowron

Originally from Illinois, Susan raised her family in Huntington Beach and is a long-time LCR member.  Keep an eye out for Susan and her dog Rio!

Jamie Buffkin

Director, Youth & Family
In 2017 Jamie started working as the Director of Youth & Family Ministry.  Raised at LCR, she works closely with youth of all ages to get connected to God and each other.

Cassie Marquez

Preschool Director
Starting as a teacher, Cassie has been the director of Resurrection Lutheran Preschool (RLP) for four years.  5 days a week she and her staff provide a safe and loving environment for kids 2.5-5 years old.

Fumi Liang

Cultural Coordinator
Originally from Taiwan and raised in Japan,  Fumi has been a leader of our Japanese language community for decades. She also has a passion for bringing together people from different Asian backgrounds.

Nick Ross

Technical Director
When he's not working at Hoag Hospital, Nick oversees the technical aspects of audio and video, especially for worship. Nick and his team can usually be found in the LCR balcony.

James Reed

Choir Director & Organist
For almost 20 years James has led the liturgy and directed the choir at LCR. In addition to his musical education, he works building and restoring pipe organs

                       Amy Switzer

                Praise Team Director
Amy and her team are responsible for the Praise and Worship at LCR.  An accomplished pianist and singer, Amy has been at LCR for over a decade.