Arlo with schnauzer Arlo Tysinger, Pastor.                                        

 Grace Kang SHPC Staff Page PicGrace Kang, Music Director.

Anne NelsonAnne Nelson, Church Secretary.         

   Pamela Harper  Pamela Harper, Bookkeeper.


mario  Mario Arvizu, Custodian.


 2017-2018 Leadership Session of Elders

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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 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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 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!

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