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Celebrate With Us!

We believe that being church is following the way of Jesus, good news that really is GOOD for our neighbors. The Bible says God is love. Every week, we choose to celebrate and live our love.

Open Minded, Open Hearted

Grounded in the love of God, we welcome all as Christ welcomed us. We are intentionally an Open & Affirming congregation, naming our LGBTQ+ neighbors as fully included at Christ’s table. We welcome those who are questioning their faith. We welcome those who want to make a difference in our world. Let’s learn and grow together. There is room at the table.

We take the bible seriously, not literally

The Bible is an ancient book made up of many books. It speaks to a time and place often different from our own, so we wrestle seriously with it but refuse to use it as a weapon to harm others and exclude them from God’s love.

Living our Passion for Justice

Justice is simply a way for us to name a reality where God is fully present. We long for a world free from the sins of violence, racism, division, hunger, and imbalance. Are you desiring that kind of world? Use your voice with our voices. May we be the change we seek.

Learn More About DOC & UCC:

Our church is a successfully aligned congregation of two denominations:
The United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ (DOC).

Global Ministries

Support and on-site helping hands for work needed beyond our national borders.
Unique projects and sustainability programs that weave our lives together with the real needs of our international community.

Leadership & Staff

Pastor Nathan Hill

Rev. Nathan Hill


Rev. Nathan Hill is honored to serve a faith community passionate for an inclusive welcome at the Table and the work for justice. Originally from Oklahoma, he comes to Foothills after serving congregations in Texas and Maryland. He is also a core trainer with Reconciliation Ministry


Rev. Kel Henderson

Minister of Family Life

Pastor Kel involves the children in hands-on learning during worship and at other times. She works with Dana and Jordan Block as child care staff in the nursery every Sunday morning. She has guided the church in its ministry to children, youth, and families since October 2014.

Marci Carey

Director of Foothills Preschool

Marci loves the children and is praised by parents and teachers alike for her dedication and skill.  She worked for several years as a teacher at FPS before she became our director in 2016.  


Tina Peterson

Director of Music Ministries

Tina came to Church of the Foothills in February of 2015. Growing up in Wisconsin singing and playing in both vocal and bell choirs, as well as directing both vocal and bell choirs, church music is embedded in every fiber of her being!


Cristina Flores

Office Manager

Cristina joined the ministry team as Office Manager in September of 2022. She has joined Church of the Foothills to assist its congregation and community. You can find her in the office on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings or you can reach her by phone at 714-544-1319 on Tuesday and Thursday.

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John Douglas


John’s musicality and skill have been a blessing to us since he was hired as a teenager in 1973. His repertoire includes classical and contemporary pieces.

Jeff Segal


Jeff has many professional gigs when he is not playing with us on Sunday mornings.  

Choral Music Intern

Choral Music Intern

This one year internship is focused on work with our choir. We will fill this position in fall 2022.

Norma Parra


Norma and her crew has maintained the campus for the many ministries we host each week for more than twenty years.  Thank you, Norma!