OUR TEAM






CLERGY

  • The rev. astor yelangueuzian

    rector

    Fr. Astor become Rector of Saint David's in 2021. A long-time resident of the Los Angeles area, Fr. Astor has a great love for this city and is extremely passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with his community. Soon after completing his Th.M degree in New Testament studies from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2017, he took up Holy Orders and was ordained to the Deaconate in 2018, and was consecrated as a Priest in 2020. Fr. Astor's education also includes a M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary (2011) and a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University (2007). He and his lovely wife, Narineh, are the blessed parents of their two sons, Sebastian and John-Paul. In his free time, Fr. Astor enjoys dinning at new restaurants, watching sports, listening to classical music, and reading books at local coffee shops. 


    E-mail: FrAstor@stdavidsanglican.org


  • The Rev. steve kennedy

    assisting priest

    Fr. Steve has served at Saint David’s as a priest since 2009 and as a Deacon from 2006 to 2009.  Fr. Steve earned a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2005 and an MBA from Columbia University.  During the week, Fr. Steve is the Chief Financial Officer of Los Angeles Christian Health Centers.  In his spare time, he enjoys movies, theater, NFL football, reading, and time with friends.



  • The Rev. DCN Dianne Charves

    Deacon-in-charge of pastoral care

    Born in Somerset, KY, Deacon DiAnne has been a member of Saint David's Church since the 1970s. At Saint David's she serves in many ministry capacities. She currently serves in Teaching Ministry, Prayer Ministry and Pastoral Care Ministry. DiAnne is widowed and has two grandchildren. She loves reading, listening to music and on a non-crowded beach day she loves watching the lively play of the ocean.



  • The Rev. Dcn. Ross Porter

    Dr. Ross Porter holds a M.Div. and Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary and is completing a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministry. He's a happily married father of four, and directs a non-profit organization that supports special needs families. Dr. Ross is currently a Transitional Deacon and will be ordained (God willing) to the Anglican priesthood in 2023.







STAFF

  • janet palmer

    administrator & treasurer

    Born and raised in Southern California, Janet has been a member of Saint David’s since 1968. After attending business college, she was hired in 1985 as the Parish Secretary and over time has taken on more responsibility; serving now as the Administrator and Treasurer. Janet enjoys watching professional tennis, is an avid hockey fan, likes spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

    E-mail: Janet.Palmer@stdavidsanglican.org

  • Tanya Oldson

    media administrator & Worship leader

    A Burbank native and graduate of John Burroughs High School and CSUN, Tanya joined St. Jude's Church in 1998 and served as the Parish Administrator there for four years until their congregation merged with Saint David's in 2016.  In addition to her current duties as Media Administrator, she is blessed to be one of our Worship Leaders and enjoys being able to serve in both musical and technological capacities alongside her husband Jeremy.  She is also an avid hockey fan, and other hobbies include film studies, musical theater, costuming, reading, and spending time with God, family, and friends.   

    E-mail: Tanya.oldson@stdavidsanglican.org

Saint David's vestry

Saint David's is governed by a board of directors known as the Vestry. It is the Vestry's responsibility to manage and maintain our church facilities and finances between Annual Meetings. Our Vestry is currently composed of 9 members each serving a 3-year term, plus the Treasurer of the Corporation, and the Rector who is President of the Corporation. Elections are held each year to select 3 new members. 


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