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   Pastor Samantha has been pastoring at Rose City Church for 8 years, since 2011. She is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church, and loves worshipping and being part of this church community! Her main ministry focus is Sunday morning, Sunday night prayer, and family life groups.  As a bi-vocational pastor, Samantha also teaches full-time and has her three kids to chase after!

Samatha Davidson, Associate Pastor

Pastor Samantha has been pastoring at Rose City Church for 8 years, since 2011. She is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church, and loves worshipping and being part of this church community! Her main ministry focus is Sunday morning, Sunday night prayer, and family life groups.

As a bi-vocational pastor, Samantha also teaches full-time and has her three kids to chase after!

Ian James-Bergland, Associate Pastor   Originally from suburban Chicago, Ian moved to Pasadena in 2011 and completed his M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012. Ian has 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 M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012. Ian has 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 they’d end up. The day after returning from a trip to Europe, they received an invitation from Dan to lead worship at Rose City through a mutual friend. That was in 2011; needless to say, they stuck around.  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 they’d end up. The day after returning from a trip to Europe, they received an invitation from Dan to lead worship at Rose City through a mutual friend. That was in 2011; needless to say, they stuck around.

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.

Daniel Whipple, Office Assistant    office@rosecitychurch.org   Daniel is born and raised in Southern California. He studied Communication Studies at APU for undergrad and is a mere two classes away from completing his M.Div at Fuller Seminary.  This past August he married Julie who is also a student at Fuller Seminary. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in clinical psychology.  When they are not writing papers they enjoy going to the beach, hiking, binging shows on Netflix and planning their next trip.

Daniel Whipple, Office Assistant

office@rosecitychurch.org

Daniel is born and raised in Southern California. He studied Communication Studies at APU for undergrad and is a mere two classes away from completing his M.Div at Fuller Seminary.

This past August he married Julie who is also a student at Fuller Seminary. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in clinical psychology.

When they are not writing papers they enjoy going to the beach, hiking, binging shows on Netflix and planning their next trip.

Clare Ferguson Bravo, Associate Pastor   Clare  is an Associate Pastor at Rose City Church and an ordained elder of the Free Methodist Church. She completed an M. Div at Fuller Seminary in 2015 and has served at Rose City Church since 2013. Prior to beginning pastoral ministry, Clare’s professional experience included working in community development, professional development, and fund development for organizations such as World Vision International and Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles.  Clare is passionate about helping people connect their faith with their everyday lives and communities. Her ministry focuses include small group discipleship, preaching, and pastoral care for community members. Clare is also a certified yoga instructor and offers guided yoga practice as a means of spiritual discipleship.

Clare Ferguson Bravo, Associate Pastor

Clare is an Associate Pastor at Rose City Church and an ordained elder of the Free Methodist Church. She completed an M. Div at Fuller Seminary in 2015 and has served at Rose City Church since 2013. Prior to beginning pastoral ministry, Clare’s professional experience included working in community development, professional development, and fund development for organizations such as World Vision International and Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles.

Clare is passionate about helping people connect their faith with their everyday lives and communities. Her ministry focuses include small group discipleship, preaching, and pastoral care for community members. Clare is also a certified yoga instructor and offers guided yoga practice as a means of spiritual discipleship.

Assistant Pastors and Ordinands   

Reed Metcalf - Assistant Pastor (Conference Ministerial Candidate) 

Roxanne Morales- Children’s Ministry Director

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