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The Reverend Elaine Shin-Paull,
Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park

Pastor Elaine is an ordained clergy of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. She is passionate about mentoring and helping others to grow and deepen their relationship with God. She is gifted in preaching and worship, and mostly passionate about the Torah and discovering the connection of it to the New Testament.

Prior to her appointment at First UMC of Canoga Park, she served are La Canada UMC (8 years) and Santa Clarita UMC (3.5 years).

She brings a voice as a woman, a person of color, an Asian-American, married to a Jewish-American, and both conservative and progressive Christian experiences to the table. Pastor Elaine and Gid live with Selina (20) and Aaron (13).

Education: Fuller Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity in Theology.
Israel Institute of Biblical Studies, Certificate of Hebraic Context of the Bible (ongoing).

Favorite Activities: Hiking, Cycling, Paddle boarding, and Traveling