Arlo with schnauzer Arlo Tysinger, Pastor.                                        

 Grace Kang SHPC Staff Page PicGrace Kang, Music Director.

Robin Sutherlin, Church Secretary.         

   Pamela Harper  Pamela Harper, Bookkeeper.




 2017-2018 Leadership Session of Elders

SHPC Session Portrait 201720170305_115540

Front Row, L-R, on Group Photo in front of Painting: Rose Kukla (Finance/Administration/Personnel), John Henken (Christian Education), Derek Tabone (Worship), Nancy Turney (Mission/Outreach), Ellen Fishburn (Finance/Administration/Personnel), Deanne Starck (Christian Education), Shirlen Montana (Congregational Care), and Rhona Lopez Nath (Congregational Care)

Back Row, L-R, on Group Photo in front of Painting: Tanisha Harper (Mission/Outreach), Armand Kohut (Buildings and Grounds), and Mary Ann Haggerty (Worship)

Pair Portrait in front of Kiddie Corner of Library, L-R:  Buildings and Grounds Elders Armand Kohut and Steve Blaich

*Click Here to learn more about what Session does for SHPC at our

“History and 2017-2018 Session of Elders” Page*

Church Weekday Office Hours:  9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Office Phone # 818-353-2500

Greetings from Pastor Arlo

Hi everyone!

I am so blessed to be serving here at Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church.

I was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up, I spent my free time on the stage, at the beach, camping, and at Church. I attended the University of California in Santa Barbara and majored in Acting and Playwriting. During summer breaks, I worked at Ecke YMCA in camp programming and volunteered at Calvin Crest. Calvin Crest is a beautiful Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center located right outside of Yosemite. At Calvin Crest, one of the leaders encouraged me to consider going into ministry.  

Arlo with vista shot

Following a year of discernment, I attended Columbia Theological Seminary near Atlanta, Georgia.  In Seminary, I spent two years serving at StandUp For Kids in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  Stand Up for Kids is a non-profit that works with America’s street kids and children who have been forced into prostitution.  I also served at Old First Presbyterian Church in San Francisco as the Pastoral Intern.


After Seminary, I accepted a call as the Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, New Jersey. While on the East Coast, I happily fell in love with Lafayette College theatre technical director Zach Tysinger and we were married in August 2014. We have a female miniature schnauzer named Bellatrix who we adore.

Rev. Arlo Tysinger with husband ZacharyArlo with schnauzer

After we were married, Zach and I felt lead to pursue a call at a Church that is dedicated to worship, mission and the community.  We found that call at Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church and are so glad to be here!

We even later on adopted another miniature schnauzer mix, a male puppy named Padfoot, here in Shadow Hills (see photo below of Bellatrix and Padfoot seated on my lap inside my office).


So, if and when you visit me during my weekday hours at the Church Office, you’ll see that our pet dogs Bellatrix and Padfoot are happily keeping me and other SHPC staff company too!

I am looking forward to getting to know you better, engaging in community outreach, preaching the Gospel, enjoying potlucks and celebrating the life of Christ with you!

            In Christ,

            Rev. Arlo Tysinger