Our Staff


Meet the FCCLA Staff

Our staff works hard to bring you the best possible experience at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Here is a look at who is behind what makes FCCLA work!


Dr. R. Scott Colglazier

Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

As Senior Minister, Dr. Colglazier functions as the CEO of our organization. He oversees the planning and implementation of worship and serves as officiant for weekly and special worship services. In addition, Dr. Colglazier represents First Church to the greater community through his writings, interviews and public appearances.



Rev. Laura Fregin

Associate Minister

In her role as Associate Minister, Laura Fregin curates the Spiritual Life of our church working with Staff and Lay Leaders in the areas of Outreach, Membership, Education, Pastoral Care, and Worship and the Arts. She also serves as the Interim Director of Communications.


Maria Arce

First Kids First Teacher

Maria Arce is a teacher for the First Kids First infant & toddler program.


Darice Bailey

Accounting Manager

Darice oversees our financial accounting functions for the Church.


Christoph Bull


Dr. Bull plays the Great Organs for most weekly and special services, and accompanies the Cathedral Choir in rehearsal and performance. He also is involved with planning the annual Organ Concert Series.


Ian Littleworth

First Kids First Teacher

Ian works with children 3-5 for First Kids First.


Tom Eggebeen

Interim Associate Minister

Tom Eggebeen is a retired minister who first began worshipping at First Church in December 2013. He holds standing in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served churches in Oklahoma, Michigan and California


Marco Diaz

Facility Coordinator

Marco is the Facilities Coordinator.


Glenda Lopez

First Kids First Teacher

Glenda is a teacher for First Kids First.


Susan Leary

Chief Administrative Officer

Susan serves as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing Finance, Facilities and Human Resources. Susan works closely with lay leaders to provide support to ministries and programs.


Larry Dusich

Venue Supervisor

Larry Dusich assists Craig Kraynick, our Wedding & Events Manager, in helping couples plan their special day at FCCLA.


Craig Kraynick

Wedding and Events Manager

Craig Kraynick is our Wedding and Events Manager. Under his direction, the Wedding and Events team works tirelessly to bring the Church alive with weddings, concerts, and other special events.


Jose Reyes

Director of Technology

Mr. Reyes serves as Director of Technology for both First Church and Pilgrim School. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing issues related to computers, internet connectivity, phone systems and Audio/Visual equipment for activities related to the church and school.


Julianne James

Manager, First Kids First

Julianne is responsible for planning and implementing our First Kids First program. She works with other First Kids First staff, recruits and trains volunteers and communicates often with parents while ensuring a safe environment where children can grow in our inspiring community.


Emily Lenkeit

First Kids First Teacher

Emily works with preschool through 2nd grade for First Kids First.


Leo Lopez

Facilities Manager

Mr. Lopez is responsible for the day-to-day operations, general maintenance, repairs, replacement and improvements of the FCCLA campus. He is responsible for coordinating and supervising the work provided by outside contractors, vendors and volunteers. Mr. Lopez works closely with the CAO to ensure smooth operations of all the buildings and equipment.


Samantha Smith Lelliott

First Kids First Teacher

Samantha helps oversee the First Kids First program.


Rev. Onetta Brooks

Wedding Officiant

Reverend Onetta brings years of experience to FCCLA. Her passion & warmth is why our couples are incredibly grateful to have her as a Wedding Officiant at their Ceremonies.


Erica Crawford

Weddings Venue Supervisor

Erica takes the lead on all weddings, running and overseeing day-of as well as rehearsals. She also plays an integral part in the behind-the-scenes, daily administration of the department.

Eduardo Uribe

Weddings & Events Venue Lead

Eduardo assists the Weddings & Events department with their day-of needs. He brings a lot of experience and great energy to our team.