The Rev. Jon Dephouse

Jon brings a rich spirit to Thad's as our Lead Minister. He came to us from All Saints Pasadena where he served 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 Master's 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. George's 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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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 fostered her love for children from small to tall by creating games, supervising field trips, and putting on silly shows.

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

Heather is married to Morgan Simpson and has three children, Levi, Lincoln, and Summer who she considers her biggest joys.

Michael Coulter

Michael Coulter has been with Thad's from the beginning as part of the wonderful music ministry. Growing up in Kansas City, Michael played blues guitar while listening to B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Elvis. In his 20’s he engineered live sound at the famous Grand Emporium for such greats as John Lee Hooker, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Cliff and many more. Eventually, he made it out to the west coast where he studied film-score at UCLA.

Today Michael composes score in his studio in Santa Monica and enjoys recording and producing various musicians in the Thad's music family.

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.

Pam Mazoué

Pamela Mazoué is our hospitality coordinator. She has been an integral part of the Sunday morning setup and take-down for the past 7 years. An energetic, resourceful, and clever "Jill-of-all-Trades" with an honorary Master's Degree in coffee making.

She is a lover of the great outdoors and a Northern California native who has now lived half her life in Southern California. If she ever took a Sunday off, you would probably find her riding bikes at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or sleeping in! We're grateful for all she does to create a welcoming environment each week!