Jon brings a rich spirit to Thad's as our Lead Minister. He came to us from All Saints Pasadena where he served as Senior Associate for Education and Formation for the last 3 years. Prior to All Saints, Jon served for 4 years as Priest Associate at St. James', South Pasadena where he developed education programming and ministries for adults, youth, and children and where he was chaplain for the Day School. At St. James' he also composed music used in an alternative liturgy and worship community which he and others designed called “Sacramentum.”
Before being ordained to the priesthood, Jon was the director of At-Risk Youth Mentoring for Care Corps International in Pasadena. His first Master's Degree is in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in Urban Mission. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA where he received the St. George's College Jerusalem Prize, given to a student who has demonstrated commitment to interfaith dialogue.
As an avid endurance athlete, Jon has completed two marathons and numerous triathlons including an Ironman race in 2008. Jon enjoys yoga, reading, writing, hiking and any opportunity to be outdoors. Jon’s most recent endurance race has been successful treatment for a rare Sarcoma cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. A native of West Michigan, Jon has two young sons, Caleb and Josiah.
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Sarah found her way to the priesthood through her experience at Thad's as a worshipper, and is thrilled to continue to serve Thad's as the Associate for Community Formation. Her path has been a circuitous one, but she credits the unique and authentic Thad's community as instrumental in helping her see her way home to ordained ministry. She's driven by questions around what the next generation of church looks like in our modern, interconnected world and is grateful for the chance to wrestle together toward answers with a community like Thad's.
Sarah holds masters degrees in theology from The University of Chicago Divinity School and from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., in addition to a certificate in Anglican Studies from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. Her favorite ways to spend her spare time include reading and writing, enjoying the sunshine, seeing live music and baseball, cooking, and talking theology. Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley and harboring a deep love for Chicago where she lived for 6 years, she feels she's found her home in Los Angeles.
You can reach her for all things Thad's-related at email@example.com.
Michael Coulter has been with Thad's from the beginning as part of the wonderful music ministry. Growing up in Kansas City, Michael played blues guitar while listening to B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Elvis. In his 20’s he engineered live sound at the famous Grand Emporium for such greats as John Lee Hooker, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Cliff and many more. Eventually, he made it out to the west coast where he studied film-score at UCLA.
Today Michael composes score in his studio in Santa Monica and enjoys recording and producing various musicians in the Thad's music family.
One of our Lead Musicians, Hunter Perrin was born into a musical family in Texas and grew up listening to Willie Nelson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Fats Domino, ZZ TOP, and The Texas Tornadoes.
Pamela Mazoué is our hospitality coordinator. She has been an integral part of the Sunday morning setup and take-down for the past 7 years. An energetic, resourceful, and clever "Jill-of-all-Trades" with an honorary Master's Degree in coffee making.