Staff


  • Rev. Dr. Larry Ballenger

    Transitional/Interim Pastor

    Larry Ballenger began his ministry as Transitional/Interim Pastor on Easter 2019. He is preacher, head of staff and moderator of the elders and the congregation until such time as a new pastor is installed.   Larry was ordained at Arcadia Presbyterian Church in 1977, and has since served congregations in Fresno, Irvine, and Ukiah, California.  Larry and Judy are residents of Monte Vista Grove in Pasadena. They have three adult children and five grandchildren. 


  • Andrew Ritiau

    Associate Pastor to Youth and Young Adults

    Andrew has served on staff at Arcadia Community Church for 15 years, holding positions such as Worship Leader and Director of Creative Arts. He presently serves as the Pastor to Youth and Young adults. He holds degrees from Biola University (B.A. in Music), California State University, Los Angeles (M.M. in Composition and Arranging), as well as Azusa Pacific Seminary (M.Div.). He’s a California native, husband to Amanda, an AUSD teacher, daddy to Ainsley, 18mo, and is a lover of all things creative.

APP - Preschool


  • Billie Turner

    Preschool Director

    Billie Turner is a native Californian, born and raised in Covina. She has been involved in ministry since she was born. Her parents, Rev. Fred and Willie Jordan, began taking her to Skid Row when she was 5 weeks old. She began working with her parents part time after school when she was 11 and full time after high school, at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Ten years ago she took a break from Skid Row and began working at Sonrise Christian School in Covina. She began as a teacher’s aide and moved up to director. Three years ago God moved her to Orange County Head Start. She was blessed to train and coach over 400 teachers and directors as the Education/Mental Health/Disabilities Specialist. She went back to college several years ago for Early Childhood Development. Billie accepted the Lord at VBS when she was 4 years old. She has loved and worked with children and their families her entire life! She has been married to her wonderful husband, Jim, who is also a PK, and they have 2 miracle children and 1 amazing daughter-in-law! Billie’s husband is a pastor and also works in air conditioning/heating to provide for the family. Billie has followed Jesus her entire life and just wants God to be glorified through everything she does! Billie’s father used to say: Billie has NEVER met a stranger!   

Children's Ministry


  • Maryann Gabo

    Sunday School & VBS Coordinator


    Maryann joined the ACC staff in 2017.   She was born and raised in California.  Early in her youth, she found her joys in helping with the children and worship ministries at her childhood church.  Knowing her lifelong journey of helping children would remain, her studies in college focused on child development and behavioral health. She received her BA in Psychology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa.  She is now homeschooling her 4 wonderful children,  along with her loving and supportive husband Eduardo, who has worked for World Vision International for almost 20 years.  


Office Admin


  • Sonja Woosley

    Operations Manager

    Sonja Woosley has been serving as the Operations Manager of Arcadia Community Church since 2011. She brings with her 20 years of serving as an Administrator in a local Christian School to provide leadership in the areas of Personnel, Facilities and Finance. She enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

  • Erin Cruz

    Office Manager


  • Alma Figueroa

    Accountant

    Alma Figueroa joined the ACC staff in March of this year.  She is originally from El Savador and was raised in California.  Alma received her B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.

Media


  • Shawn Halim

    Worship Leader & Graphic Designer

    Multi-instrumentalist, worship leader, singer-songwriter, and composer/arranger Shawn Halim has actively been involved in worship ministry, recording, touring, and producing since 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Popular Music with an emphasis on keyboards from the University of Southern California, studying under Grammy-nominated Jazz and R&B artist, Patrice Rushen. Known for his ability to have “done it all,” Shawn has appeared as a guest artist on the hit TV show “Glee,” helped organize benefit concerts co-featuring renown YouTube musicians, and led worship at Urbana 2018, one of the country’s largest student missions conferences sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and held at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. Shawn’s most recent collaborations include the Urbana 18 Live Worship album, InterVarsity Live! Vol. 1, and singles released by Alabaster Co., a company dedicated to exploring the intersection of creativity, beauty, and faith where he serves as an in-residence composer. Since 2016, Shawn has been Director of Music and Graphic Designer at Arcadia Community Church, maintains a private studio in Arcadia, and also teaches private music lessons at the Arcadia Conservatory of Music.

  • Amir Abdelmalek

    Videographer


  • Shady Abdou

    Sound Technician


  • Robert Hernandez

    Multimedia Intern

    Robert has been attending and volunteering at Arcadia Community Church for over 10 years before joining the staff.  He is currently pursuing his B.A. in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University and looks forward to pursuing a career in media.

Custodians


  • Andrew Tirtasamudra

    Andrew has been the custodian at Arcadia Community Church since January of 2018.  He was a Facilities Coordinator at World Vision for 10 years before joining the church.  He graduated from College of Art in Jakarta, Indonesia with a major in Theater.  Andrew's wife works for World Vision and their son is currently studying Music at Azusa Pacific University.  Beyond taking great care of our church campus, Andrew loves to cook, travel to explore new and exotic foods, spend time at the beach, gardening, and photography.

Arcadia Conservatory of Music


  • Wilis Adidjaja

    ACM Coordinator

    I was born in Surabaya, Indonesia.  I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in International Business from California State University Fullerton.