Meet three of our Newly Elected Elders


Josh Lushch

Josh first arrived at Knox in 2014 (Easter Sunday!) and he’s been attending ever since. He has previously served as a deacon of the church and is now getting settled in as the treasurer. Originally from Virginia, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, Josh moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue acting. Currently, he works in accounting while studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine. He has many, many stories that would connect the dots of those various careers. If you ever see him with a blank look on his face he’s probably thinking about donuts or fried chicken.




 Jarrod Phipps

Jarrod Phipps is a Southern California native with a passion for education and media. That interest both led him to earn a BA in Philosophy, and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, for the purpose of building bridges that help people connect their faith to their daily life. It also led him to join the Adult Education Committee and to teach youth at Knox. Jarrod currently works at Fuller crafting online educational experiences. He and his partner, Kenzie, have lived in Pasadena since 2014. They became members of Knox in 2015, and both serve as musicians. Along the way, they have explored Los Angeles and added two cats, Freyja & Kára, to their family.



Colby Stenzel

Colby has attended Knox Presbyterian for the past nine years. He is currently a junior at La Salle High School in Pasadena.  He has been blessed with a multitude of opportunities to serve his community through his school’s service programs. Colby is a member of La Salle’s Service Team and the Support Our Troops Club, and is also a volunteer at Union Station and St. Francis Center with teams from La Salle. He has enjoyed participating in Mock Trials and Academic Decathlons. He will be competing in the Global Round of the World Scholars Cup at the Hague in July.  In his free time, he enjoys politics, video games, and basketball. He looks forward to serving Knox’s community as Knox’s first Youth Elder to the best of his abilities.

The Youth Elder serves a 1 year term.





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