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415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Worship God While Overlooking the Pacific

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     Our Staff      Our History      Our Property      Our Plan      Membership     

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Rev. Dr. David D. Young - Senior Minister

The Rev. Dr. Young is a native of Kokomo, Indiana where he grew up in UCC. He attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco Theological Seminary and did his doctoral work at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He has served three large UCC churches after being ordained 30 years ago: Fort Wayne, Indiana; First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, Michigan; and First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Connecticut. David has been married to Michelle for over 30 years and they have three grown children.

Mr. Michael Moorhead - Licensed Minister

Michael is both a licensed minister and a practicing attorney.  He received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1975 from Loyola University.  He completed his undergraduate work and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whittier College.  He became a Stephen Minister in 1996 at Neighborrhood Church and then a Licensed Minister serving the same church in 2002.  He is married to Judy Moorhead and they are both members of Neighborhood Church.

Dr. Karl Johnson - Pastor Emeritus


Mr. David Sateren - Director of Music

David began his service in church music singing in a children's choir directed by his mother.  He graduated to the adult choir as a freshman in high school singing tenor next to his father in a choir directed by his mother. At the age of 18 he began his professional church-music career as an organist.  Since that time, for over 40 years, he has served congregations in Southern and Central California working with singing and ringing choirs of all ages.  He is deeply committed to bringing spirit-filled worship and musical practice together.  He is a conductor, singer, and organist, and holds a music degree in voice from California State University, Stanislaus and also completed graduate studies in Choral Conducting at the University of California, Irvine.   David and his partner reside in Long Beach where they try to keep up with a house originally built in 1931 and provide for two adopted dogs that are eager to welcome them home no matter what hour rehearsal may have finished.

Mrs. Rebecca Thompson Ogle - Organist

Rebecca has been Organist at The Neighborhood Church since 1977. She attended The University of Tulsa where she received a degree in Music Education, majoring in organ. On moving to California she continued organ study with Clarence Mader of Los Angeles, and later with Ladd Thomas of USC. She is an active member of The American Guild of Organists.

Mrs. Ellen Steinmetz - Director of Children's Music

Ellen came to The Neighborhood Church in 1994 after years of teaching music and children's choirs in Maryland, Virginia, and California.  She earned her BA in Music and German at Duke University, her MMEA and her Masters of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.  Asides from the children’s choirs at the Neighborhood Church, Ellen directs children's choirs at St. Lawrence Martyr of Redondo Beach and American Martyrs of Manhattan Beach. She is also an associate director for the South Bay Children’s Choir, which is sponsored by El Camino College. She works with adults at the Space Chorale of Northrop Grummon, and the women of the South Bay Women's Chorus.

Mrs. Myra Ghabrial - Director, Children's Ministries

Myra was born in Cairo, Egypt and she speaks and writes English, French, and Arabic.  She came to the U.S. in 1971 and joined the staff of Neighborhood Church in 1987.  Myra has an A.A. Degree Cum Laude and received her B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She continued her studies in the area of Business Administration.  Myra and her husband enjoy visiting their daughter and grandchildren and Myra loves gardening and ocean swimming.

Mrs. Barbara Johnson - Wedding Director

Barbara has been the Wedding Director at The Neighborhood Church since 2000. It is her dream job! She has had the pleasure of being a gracious hostess in our beautiful church home. It is her intent that everyone who comes through our doors experiences a warm, welcoming and loving place to celebrate their special day.

Lauren R. Hardin - Marketing and Communications Manager

Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. Following receiving her BA, Lauren completed a dual degree Masters program with the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Southern California, earning an MSc in Global Communications and an MA in Global Media and Communications. She has experience working in education and the nonprofit industry and is passionate about helping others.

Setta Lytle - Business Manager

Mr. Doug Falzetti - Facilities Manager

Doug keeps everything at The Neighborhood Church in excellent shape and fine working order.  He takes great pride in our building and grounds so that members, neighbors, and visitors can enjoy our lovely location.



Visit Us

Neighborhood Church
415 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
310 378-9353

Sunday Worship

Church Calendar

General Information

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Dr. David D. Young 
Senior Minister

Michael Moorhead
Licensed Minister

Dr. Karl Johnson
Pastor Emeritus

Worship Service Schedule
Sundays: 9:00AM and 11:00AM
Child Care and Church School provided

Youth Group Schedule
(Grades 6-12)
Sundays from 6:00-8:00 PM

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