September 6, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- There was something special about Pastor J. David Appel. "You had a sense that his walk with God was personal," said Smuts Van Rooyen, senior pastor at Vallejo Drive Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glendale. "He made me feel like I wanted to emulate that," he said. A little more than two years ago, Van Rooyen asked Appel, then a seminary student at Andrews University in Michigan, to join the Glendale church as its youth pastor.
April 14, 2006
PASADENA ? A Superior Court judge sentenced former Crescenta Valley High School aquatics team aid Michael Huber to four years and eight months in state prison Thursday after Huber pleaded guilty last month to felony sex charges. Huber, who also worked as a youth pastor at the La Crescenta First Baptist Church, pleaded guilty to five counts of employing a minor for creating obscene material, Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Det. Richard Lutz said. "This case, in spite of what you think, is not some horrendous ?
March 15, 2006
LA CRESCENTA ? An aid to the Crescenta Valley High School aquatics team, who also worked as a youth pastor at the La Crescenta First Baptist Church, is facing child pornography and molestation charges, officials said. Michael Huber, 50, of La Crescenta, will appear in Pasadena Superior Court Tuesday charged with eight felony counts of using a minor for sex acts, two misdemeanor counts of possession or control of child pornography and two misdemeanor counts of child molestation, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
September 8, 2010
Donald Edward Pugh passed away suddenly in Ventura Ca on July 13 th 2010 at the age of 81. Don was born in Chicago, IL in 1929. After High School he served in the Marines for 2 years. He went on to attend Wheaton College where he met and married Marilyn Jo Graham. Don devoted his whole life to serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He received his Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He served as Youth Pastor at Whittier Baptist Church and then College Ave. Church in San Diego.
June 27, 2003
Have you ever entered into a new type of work or position feeling you could make a difference or do the job a bit better than your predecessor? Perhaps a bit of pride was involved? Maybe you had never actually worked in the field before, but you were sure you would go where no man or woman had gone before with your innovative ideas. I call this good old-fashioned rookie syndrome. My personal definition of this is someone who goes into a job, ministry or other endeavor where they have been recently educated in the field or are replacing someone else's position.
January 21, 2006
religion columnThe phone call came late one Saturday night. I was awoken by the ring and answered groggily. The voice on the other end asked if this was Pastor Kimberlie. I answered, "Yes," and what followed was a barrage of dialogue from a woman who made little sense. I was unsure if she was inebriated or had some kind of mental disorder. One thing was certain, she was confused and hurting. I spoke with her at great length, trying to calm her and discovered she was the mother of a teen who used to be in my youth group back when I was a youth pastor.
October 17, 2003
KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN This past weekend, I had the honor of performing a wedding for a couple who grew up in my youth group when I was a youth pastor. The young man has regularly attended church and the young lady was someone who knew nothing of a relationship with Christ -- until she came to one of our youth rallies. There, she met the man she would marry and found faith in our youth group. Six years have passed, and it was a tremendous blessing to pronounce them husband and wife after witnessing their struggles as adolescents.
March 24, 2006
LA CRESCENTA ? An aide to the Crescenta Valley High School aquatics team, who also worked as a youth pastor at the La Crescenta First Baptist Church, agreed Monday to serve four years and eight months in state prison for felony sex charges, officials said. Michael Huber, 50, pleaded guilty to five counts of employing a minor for creating obscene material on Monday in Pasadena Superior Court, said Richard Lutz, a detective with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. As part of a plea bargain, Huber agreed to plead guilty to five of the felony charges and accept the prison time in exchange for the state dropping two misdemeanor counts of possession or control of child pornography and two misdemeanor counts of child molestation that he was charged with in December, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
April 28, 2011
Janice Malofsky-Berlowe, regional lead social worker for Fresenius Medical Care in Burbank, will receive the Regional Social Worker Award from the National Kidney Foundation. Fresenius Medical Care North America is a network of dialysis facilities. Malofsky-Berlowe has been involved in nephrology work since 1976. Over the course of her career, she has helped define the field of renal social work and has been a major influence on other renal social workers in her area. She has been treasurer on the executive committee of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers for over twenty years.
August 15, 2009
You just have to love summertime. The days are longer, sometimes meals are simpler and outdoor activities replace sitting under a cozy blanket while watching television. I just picked up my own children from a night of summer fun at our church. They bustled into my car filled with laughter and stories and soaked in shaving cream, yes shaving cream, don?t ask. My clean car was saturated ? and I was filled with nostalgia of my years as a youth pastor. As I type tonight I have been interrupted several times ?