United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Saturday, December 05, 2020

Staff

 
Reverend Anna Mulford 
  Senior Pastor
  
           
  

Rev. Anna Lee Mulford was born in Seoul, Korea.  She moved to Argentina with her family in 1971 where she spent her elementary and middle school years, and moved to the United States in 1980.  Her multicultural experience has given her the privilege of speaking Korean, Spanish and English.   

After graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she went on to earn her Master’s degree in Social Welfare from U.C.L.A.  One of the highlights of her graduate school experience was being an exchange student at the University of the Philippines while doing research on “street children” in Manila.  After graduation, she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and worked primarily with high risk abused children and youth in residential treatment centers with the goal of family reunification.  

In 2000, Pastor Anna received a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.  She was ordained as an Elder in 2003 and has served four local churches: Ventura First United Methodist Church, Fillmore First United Methodist Church, College United Methodist Church of Ventura and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Oxnard.  From 2015 to 2020, Pastor Anna served as adjunct faculty at Claremont School of Theology working with students who are fulfilling their internship requirements for graduation and ordination.  In this capacity, she has also helped students develop Cross-Cultural/Cross-Racial awareness and competency in ministry.    


She has also served as the Registrar and Co-Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry, Secretary and Vice-Chair of the National Association of Korean American United Methodist Clergywomen.  Currently, Pastor Anna is the Chair of Order of Elders.  At the North District level, she serves on the Hispanic Ministry Committee and the District Committee on Ordained Ministry.


She resides with her husband, Rev. Jonathan Mulford in Ventura.  Jonathan is a third-generation minister who serves as a non-denominational wedding and funeral officiant for non-churched persons.  Pastor Anna enjoys reading, traveling and all sorts of arts and crafts (knitting, sewing, quilting, etc.)

 

 

Contact Pastor Anna at pastorannamulford@umcto.org.

     
Jordan Duke 
  Director of Worship
 
 
 
 
Prior to joining UMCTO, Jordan was the Director of Development for We Are The Mighty, an online media publisher for-and-by the military community with a monthly reach of over 100 million people; and Marwar Junction Productions, an unscripted production shingle with a first-look at Entertainment One. Jordan has worked for State Street Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Shed Media, MTVX, and Grammy Award-winning Regenerate Music Co. And from 2010-2012, he co-produced the Schumann Liederfest Zwickau, an art song festival for American college students in Zwickau, GE.
 
The son of a Church of God minister, he’s held music director positions at Red Bank UMC and Wesley Memorial UMC in Tennessee. He is also the founding member of the Executive Leadership Council for Hollywood HEART, and an advisor to Humor For Hope. Ever an idealist, Jordan’s favorite stories are character studies of hope, resilience, and compassion. He believes life is about the quality of your community that creates a culture for success.

 

Jordan holds an MFA in Creative Producing for Film and Video, a BA in Music Business, a BA in Church Music — Voice, and a Minor in Theology.

 

Contact Jordan at jordan.duke@umcto.org.

 
 
Patty Cogles
  Director of Youth Ministries & Adult Studies
 
  
 


Patricia Cogles (Patty) is married to Ivan Perez and lives in Pasadena, California where she also shares her busy life with her dog, Bella Christina. She was born in Miami, Florida but was raised in Puerto Rico. She moved to Oklahoma in 2011 for her undergraduate studies in ministry and leadership with a focus in youth and family ministries. She also studied Theater Arts, both of these studies at Oral Roberts University.

Patricia is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Worship Theology and Arts. She is a worship and dance minister, member of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, coming to UMCTO from La Plaza United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California; is the West District representative for Camp and Retreat Ministry Council and is part of the Spanglish Design Team.

She is a foodie who loves the beach, dancing, musicals, and horseback ridding. When she's not busy, she loves to travel and learn from other cultures.  

Contact Patricia at patricia.cogles@umcto.org.

 


 

     
Amy Eads
  Director of Children's Ministry

 
 
 
 

Amy has been in Thousand Oaks for 37 years and brings 18 years of volunteer and paid leadership experience to our program.  Her experience includes Pre-School teacher, Youth Group Leader, PTA President, Girl Scout Leader, T Ball Coach, Sunday School Teacher, Involved and Board Leader of Children’s Hunger Fund LA, Relay for Life, and Action Christmas Shop.

You may have met Amy over the years as she has volunteered for UMCTO VBS, walked for Crop walk, volunteered in our Youth Program, or seen her in our Christmas Cantata program acting as Angel!

Amy brings to us a great love and compassion for children.  

Please introduce yourself to Amy!  Pray for Amy, our children and families to feel the love of God at our church.

Contact Amy at amy.eads@umcto.org

     
Rosalind Gallup
  Office Administrator
  Contact Rosalind in the church office at admin@umcto.org.
     
Mitch Schrader
   Facility Manager
 

Although Mitch was born in Indiana, he moved to Thousand Oaks in 1961, so has called California home for over 50 years now.  In fact, his first residence was on Whitecliff Road, just around the corner from the church, and he has had a close association with UMCTO since joining in the early 70’s.  Mitch and his wife, Debbie, are owners of a handmade toy company, Imagination Depot, creating charming, old-fashioned wooden toy trains that they sell online, and at arts & crafts shows locally and as far away as Kentucky. 

They have three grown children; Lisa, and twins, Candace and Miranda.  Mitch likes to tell people that he “knows a little about a lot of things”, and this hands-on aptitude, whether crafting wooden train engines or repairing a broken faucet, is what makes him the perfect Facility Manager.

 

Contact Mitch at dmsch@earthlink.net.