Dan Davidson, Lead Pastor    pastordan@rosecitychurch.org   Dan Davidson is the Lead Pastor of Rose City Church in Pasadena, CA; a historic Free Methodist Church he and a team reopened in 2011. Dan is also the co/founder and Executive Director of Rose City Coffee; a barista training program for homeless and transitional-aged youth.  Most recently Dan led a team to open Rosebud Coffee as a local cafe in the City of Pasadena to hire the youth trained by Rose City Coffee. As a socially minded cafe, Rosebud seeks to help the emancipated youth of our city flourish while also providing a space for community events.   He currently chairs the Faith Community Committee under the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness. Dan enjoys collaborating with the City of Pasadena, local faith communities and non-profits who share the same goal of ending homelessness and improving the lives of local neighbors. Dan believes that with such partnerships the relationships that keep communities healthy will thrive. He received his M.Div from Duke Divinity School in 2007.

Dan Davidson, Lead Pastor

pastordan@rosecitychurch.org

Dan Davidson is the Lead Pastor of Rose City Church in Pasadena, CA; a historic Free Methodist Church he and a team reopened in 2011. Dan is also the co/founder and Executive Director of Rose City Coffee; a barista training program for homeless and transitional-aged youth.

Most recently Dan led a team to open Rosebud Coffee as a local cafe in the City of Pasadena to hire the youth trained by Rose City Coffee. As a socially minded cafe, Rosebud seeks to help the emancipated youth of our city flourish while also providing a space for community events. 

He currently chairs the Faith Community Committee under the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness. Dan enjoys collaborating with the City of Pasadena, local faith communities and non-profits who share the same goal of ending homelessness and improving the lives of local neighbors. Dan believes that with such partnerships the relationships that keep communities healthy will thrive. He received his M.Div from Duke Divinity School in 2007.

  Samatha Davidson, Associate Pastor     

Samatha Davidson, Associate Pastor

 

  Ian James-Bergland, Associate Pastor   Originally from suburban Chicago, Ian moved to Pasadena in 2011 and completed his MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012. Ian have served at Rose City Church since our launch in September 2011. Ian's pastoral work is bi-vocational as he also works at Fuller as senior accountant and budget manager.  Ian is passionate about discipleship, spiritual disciplines, preaching and church administration. Through his ministry at Rose City Church, Ian hopes to bring men and women closer to God and help them live as disciples of Jesus in their everyday lives.

Ian James-Bergland, Associate Pastor

Originally from suburban Chicago, Ian moved to Pasadena in 2011 and completed his MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012. Ian have served at Rose City Church since our launch in September 2011. Ian's pastoral work is bi-vocational as he also works at Fuller as senior accountant and budget manager.

Ian is passionate about discipleship, spiritual disciplines, preaching and church administration. Through his ministry at Rose City Church, Ian hopes to bring men and women closer to God and help them live as disciples of Jesus in their everyday lives.

 
  Matthew and Lauren Meares, Diectors of Gathered Worship    Matt and Lauren moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 2008 on a somewhat last minute whim to attend Fuller in Pasadena. After Matthew graduated from the School of Intercultural Studies, they did some traveling and soul-searching, wondering where in the world we'd end up. The day after returning from a trip to Europe, we received an invitation from Dan to lead worship at Rose City through a mutual friend. That was in 2011; needless to say, we stuck around and this community has been a gift in our lives ever since.  Matthew continues to work at Hillsides Children's Home in Pasadena, a residential facility, while Lauren has spent most of her time in the coffee industry and, more recently, found her way back to Fuller working with  FULLER  Studios.  Today, they love living in Highland Park and are constantly thankful for their family and their friends who live around the country and the globe, not to mention, the friends they've made right here at Rose City.

Matthew and Lauren Meares, Diectors of Gathered Worship

Matt and Lauren moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 2008 on a somewhat last minute whim to attend Fuller in Pasadena. After Matthew graduated from the School of Intercultural Studies, they did some traveling and soul-searching, wondering where in the world we'd end up. The day after returning from a trip to Europe, we received an invitation from Dan to lead worship at Rose City through a mutual friend. That was in 2011; needless to say, we stuck around and this community has been a gift in our lives ever since.

Matthew continues to work at Hillsides Children's Home in Pasadena, a residential facility, while Lauren has spent most of her time in the coffee industry and, more recently, found her way back to Fuller working with FULLER Studios.

Today, they love living in Highland Park and are constantly thankful for their family and their friends who live around the country and the globe, not to mention, the friends they've made right here at Rose City.

  Kristina James-Bergland,   Office Assistant    office@rosecitychurch.org   Kristina grew up in the countryside of Madera, CA with a love for nature, music and God. She started playing piano when she was eight and grew up playing music in church and school. She eventually attended San Francisco State University and received her bachelor's degree in music composition.  About a year after graduating, Kristina went through a  really rough point in life and decided to move to Pasadena. It was here with her sister, her husband and the community at Rose City Church that she found restoration and healing. And she also found her wonderful husband, Ian!   Kristina likes to dabble in a lot of different things and loves the outdoors! While working at Rose City, she attends a film scoring program through UCLA extension.  Kristina's  hope that all who walk through the doors at Rose City feel welcome and find the peace and restoration that we all need in Jesus.

Kristina James-Bergland, Office Assistant

office@rosecitychurch.org

Kristina grew up in the countryside of Madera, CA with a love for nature, music and God. She started playing piano when she was eight and grew up playing music in church and school. She eventually attended San Francisco State University and received her bachelor's degree in music composition.

About a year after graduating, Kristina went through a  really rough point in life and decided to move to Pasadena. It was here with her sister, her husband and the community at Rose City Church that she found restoration and healing. And she also found her wonderful husband, Ian! 

Kristina likes to dabble in a lot of different things and loves the outdoors! While working at Rose City, she attends a film scoring program through UCLA extension.

Kristina's  hope that all who walk through the doors at Rose City feel welcome and find the peace and restoration that we all need in Jesus.

  Roxanne Morales, Children's Ministry Dierector     

Roxanne Morales, Children's Ministry Dierector

 

Assistant Pastors and Ordinands 

Clare Ferguson-Bravo - Associate Pastor  

Reed Metcalf - Assistant Pastor (Conference Ministerial Candidate) 

Daniel Morales - Assistant Pastor (Conference Ministerial Candidate) 

Michael Wiltshire - Assistant Pastor (Conference Ministerial Candidate) 

Daniel Russel -Local Ministerial Candidate

Rob Broadus - Local Ministerial Candidate

Robyn Broadus - Local Ministerial Candidate