Meet Our Staff
Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle
Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle begins his interim ministry with our church on Sunday, April 2 at our 10:30am service. Immediately following the service there will be a meet and greet in the fellowship hall. Rev. Icenogle has degrees in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, and music degrees from the University of California, Riverside and California State University of Los Angeles. His master’s degrees are in music (voice and composition) and divinity, and his doctorate is in ministry, with a focus on spiritual formation and discipleship. Gareth has served as pastor to several Presbyterian churches around the country: Most recently in La Canada , as well as Sherman Oaks, CA: Dallas, TX; Bethlehem, PA; Washington, D.C.; and Ridgewood, N.J.
Tim Black has been part of our church for several years. He's been a volunteer in all aspects of of our church ministries and serves on our staff in the area of church finance.
Rev. K.C. Wahe
Pastor K.C. started following Jesus at a junior high winter camp at Forest Home in the early 80’s. He is the parish associate and one of the pastors as well as the Missional Outreach Coordinator. He helps Pastor Gareth by occasionally preaching on Sunday mornings and with pastoral care duties. He also provides support to our staff and volunteers to help carry out the various ministries of our church. His passion is local mission and helping our church reach out to those on the fences in coming to faith in Christ and who are outside the walls of the local church. He also serves in the larger presbytery as the chair of the Evangelism and Church Growth Committee.
Pastor Manny Flores and Betty Flores
North Valley Caring Services
Pastor Manny Flores is our Urban Minister and serves as a current Elder on our leadership team. He is the Executive Director of North Valley Caring Services in North Hills, CA and the new worshipping community leader of Oikos 4:45. His heart is all about Jesus and the belief God can transform us into who God has called us to be. He's also married to Betty who is a friend and member here at our church and also serves and works for North Valley. Betty leads the Collectivo Store at NVCS. For more information about their work with NVCS, visit nvcsinc.org.
Dr. Lisa Ham
Dr. Lisa Ham oversees the music department, including directing the Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, and ensembles, as well as playing the organ. She has been with us at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank since she moved to California in 2004 and also participates in other musical outlets. Lisa lives with her husband, two sons, and two dogs in Rancho Cucamonga.
Interim Church Communications Coordinator
Maria serves as our Church Communication Coordinator, heading up the church office operations and the various forms of communication and outreach for BurbankPres.
Katie is our current praise leader and helps lead our praise music at the 10:30am worship service. She also is a recent graduate from Azusa Pacific University and loves the Lord and has a heart for worship.
Tyler currently serves as our coordinator for Junior and High School Ministries. Tyler also is a volunteer for Young Life Burbank and Cal State Northridge.
Elder Dave Lessley
Elder Dave Lessley is our Clerk of Session, he and his wife Carolyn have been part of our church for many years. Dave is also our pastoral associate and assists in worship as needed and he and his wife have sung in the choir for several years.