Pastoral Staff and Church Council
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, Senior Pastor
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger is senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church, and is co-host of the White Horse Inn radio program, which is broadcast weekly on more than fifty radio stations.
A fourth generation Californian, Kim is a graduate of California State University Fullerton (B.A.), Simon Greenleaf University (M.A.), Westminster Seminary California (M.A.R.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) where he worked under Richard A. Muller.
Kim has served as a visiting lecturer in the graduate program in Reformation studies at Concordia University in Irvine, CA, and was the chairman of the Growing Reformed Churches Conference, cosponsored by First Chino URC and Westminster Seminary California, where he served as a member of the board of trustees. Kim also served as executive vice president of Christians United for Reformation (CURE), the forerunner of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE). Kim has also served several terms as visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California.
Dr. Riddlebarger is an ordained minister in the United Reformed Churches (URCNA), is a regular contributor to publications such as Modern Reformation and Table Talk and has written chapters for numerous books including, Power Religion (Moody), Roman Catholicism: Evangelicals Analyze What Unites and What Divides Us (Moody), and Christ the Lord (Baker), Theologia et Apologia (Wipf and Stock, 2006), Called to Serve (Reformed Fellowship, 2007), Risking the Truth (Christian Focus, 2009). Always Reforming: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey (2010), and Planting, Watering, Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century (Reformation Heritage, 2011), Reformation Theology (Crossway, 2017).
Kim is the author of four books: A Case For Amillennialism, (Baker Books, 2003/2013), and The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth About the Antichrist (Baker Books, 2006), First Corinthians: The Lectio Continua Expository New Testament Commentary (Tolle Lege Press, 2013); and The Lion of Princeton: B. B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian (Lexham Press, January 2015).
Kim is married to Micki, and has two adult sons, David and Mark. He is interested in family history and is presently writing a history of the Riddlebarger family. Kim is also a life-long New York Yankees fan.
For sermon texts, lecture notes, and other resources, please visit Kim's blog at http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/
Rev. Brad Lenzner, Associate Pastor
Rev. Brad Lenzner is the associate pastor of Christ Reformed Church where he has served full-time since June of 2016. His responsibilities center on pastoral care and counseling as well as preaching during the summer months. He also shares the teaching of the Adult Bible class.
After graduating from the University of Maryland in College Park with a B.A. in History, Rev. Lenzner attended Westminster Seminary in California (Escondido) where he earned his Masters of Divinity (M.Div) in 2007. He has been an ordained minister in the URCNA since 2010.
Before Christ Reformed Church, Rev. Lenzner served as the pastor of Emmanuel URC in Hanford, CA. He also served as a church planter for the URCNA in Rifle, CO.
Brad greatly enjoys dark coffee, learning about new computer technology, reading up about what is going on in the world, and powerlifting. Brad is married to Samantha, and they have two children, Elijah (3) and Aubrielle (1).
Rev. Chris Coleman, Assistant Pastor
Rev. Chris Coleman has served as Assistant Pastor at Christ Reformed Church since October of 2011. Before that he served at Christ Reformed as the Sunday School teacher for the High School students from 2008-2011.
Born and raised in Orange County, Rev. Coleman became interested in Biblical Studies and Theology as an undergraduate student at Biola University (La Mirada, CA). It was during his studies at Biola that he was first exposed to the Theology of the Reformers and subsequently became a member at Christ Reformed Church.
After graduating with his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola, Rev. Coleman enrolled at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, CA) to be trained as a Minister. During his time at Westminster, he became increasingly interested in Church History, especially the history surrounding the Three Forms of Unity. He also completed two summer internships, as a student at Westminster: first at Grace United Reformed Church in Kennewick, WA and second at Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia in Milan, Italy (a URCNA mission work in northern Italy). He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California in 2011 and was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Reformed Churches in North America later that year.
Chris currently works full time in Commercial Real Estate, serving as administrative support to Sales Professionals with CBRE (the world’s largest Real Estate company).
Chris lives in Los Angeles with his wife Melissa and their two girls: Clementine and Darla. They enjoy weekends out at the parks, farmers markets, beaches and other cultural activities that LA has to offer. Chris attempts to capture these family moments with his camera, a side hobby he also enjoys.
You can reach Rev. Coleman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Hogan, Choir Director
Brian Hogan is Director of Music and conducts the Adult Choir. Brian graduated from Biola University in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. While at Biola he studied Choral Conducting with Mr. Loren Wiebe and Dr. Shawna Stewart, and Vocal Pedagogy with Dr. Jeanne Robison. He began teaching at Kennedy High School in the Anaheim Union High School District in 1999. In 2010 he completed a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting with Donald Brinegar and Dr. William Belan at California State University, Los Angeles. Brian is in his ninth year as the Director of the Vocal Music Department of Oxford Academy in Cypress, CA where he conducts 275 students in six different choirs.
Aletheia and Agatha Teague, Organists
Aletheia and Agatha Teague are the church's talented organists and pianists.
Aletheia is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and a three time recipient of the Guild’s study grant program. Her involvement with the Guild has led to many performance opportunities and the privilege to work with prominent musicians such as composer Michael Burkhardt and Simon Johnson, organist of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England. Aletheia is also co-organist of Messiah Lutheran Church in Downey, where she has served for several years.
Agatha is also a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and a three time competitor and recipient of the Guild's scholarship program. Prior to becoming co-organist at Christ Reformed Church, Agatha served for four years as chapel organist at Rowntree Gardens, a senior living community in Orange County.
Both Aletheia and Agatha are former students of Dr. Pamela Compton (Christ Reformed Church's previous organist) and are currently refining their skills under the instruction of Mrs. Esther Jones, a music teacher at California State University in Fullerton.
Winona Taylor, Administrative Secretary
Miss Winona Taylor, AKA "Church Lady," is the administrative secretary for Christ Reformed Church. For a number of years, Winona served as office manager at CURE, before the merger with ACE and the move to Philadelphia. She joined the church staff in 1997, and things have never been the same! Winona is the glue that holds everything together at Christ Reformed.
Installation of Church Officers
Joshua Parsons, Bob Reeves, Mark Russell (Vice-Clerk of Council), Jeff Sikkema, Ed Silva, John Skocilic, David Szucs, Jeff Tyler (Clerk of Council), and Pat Yamada
Dr. Tony Bae, Les Connard, Thayne DeVorss, Jeff Gray, James Guan, Wes Hoffmaster, Ed Nichols, Chet Roher, John Woodward (Chairman of the Deacons)