The Rev. Jon Dephouse

Jon brings a rich spirit to Thad's as our Lead Minister. He came to us from All Saints Pasadena as Senior Associate for Education and Formation for the last 3 years. Prior to All Saints, Jon served for 4 years as Priest Associate at St. James, South Pasadena where he developed education programming and ministries for adults, youth, and children and where he was chaplain for the Day School. At St. James he also composed music used in an alternative liturgy and worship community which he and others designed called “Sacramentum.” Before being ordained to the priesthood, Jon was the director of At-Risk Youth Mentoring for Care Corps International in Pasadena. His first masters degree is in Cross Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in Urban Mission. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA where he received the St. Georges College Jerusalem Prize, given to a student who has demonstrated commitment to interfaith dialogue.

As an avid endurance athlete, Jon has completed two marathons and numerous triathlons including an Ironman race in 2008. Jon enjoys yoga, reading, writing, hiking and any opportunity to be outdoors. Jon’s most recent endurance race has been successful treatment for a rare Sarcoma cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. A native of West Michigan, Jon has two young sons, Caleb and Josiah.

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The Rev. Sarah Reynolds

Formed and sponsored by Thad's and recently ordained, Sarah is thrilled to continue to serve Thad's as the Associate for Community Formation. Her path has been a circuitous one, but she credits the unique and authentic Thad's community as instrumental in helping her see her way home to ordained ministry. She's driven by questions around what the next generation of church looks like in our modern, interconnected world and is grateful for the chance to wrestle together toward answers with a community like Thad's.

Sarah holds masters degrees in theology from The University of Chicago Divinity School and from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., in addition to a certificate in Anglican Studies from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. Her favorite ways to spend her spare time include reading and writing, enjoying the sunshine, seeing live music and baseball, cooking, and talking theology. Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley and harboring a deep love for Chicago where she lived for 6 years, she feels she's found her home in Los Angeles.

You can reach her for all things Thad's-related at [email protected].

Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson blesses our community serving as Thad's Director of Children's Ministry. Growing up a military brat, Heather traveled every couple of years to new places enjoying the opportunity to meet new people everywhere she went.

Heather graduated from UCLA and had unique opportunity to work at Bruin Woods (a camp in Lake Arrowhead) where she got to be a leader in the Children's Program.

There she got to foster her love for children from small to tall. Creating games, supervising field trips, and putting on silly shows.

Heather has volunteered with kids in the Young Story Teller's Program for low income students, mentored pre-teens & teens through the Penny Foster Program and volunteered with and for children through the many different kid friendly opportunities offered through Project Giving Kids.

Heather is married to Morgan Simpson and has three children, Levi (11), Lincoln (7) & Summer (22 months) which she considers her biggest joys.

Hunter Perrin

One of our Lead Musicians, Hunter Perrin was born into a musical family in Texas and grew up listening to Willie Nelson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Fats Domino, ZZ TOP, and The Texas Tornadoes.

He is fortunate to have performed with many of his influences including Archie Bell, Roy Head, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, John Fogerty, and Billy Gibbons.
Performance highlights include:
ACL, Beacon Theater, Bonnaroo, Fuji Rock, Glastonbury, The Grammys, Montreaux, Royal Albert Hall, and Ryman Auditorium