Contact: (310) 452-1116
Kris's passion and focus is Early Childhood Education. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Art Education. She was an art educator for 3 years in the Winona Minnesota School District, before moving to California and starting a family. Her passion then changed to Early Childhood Education. In 1988 She started teaching at Mt .Olive . After receiving a credential for Child Development Program Director, She took the position as Director in 2004.Contact: (310) 452-2342.
Chris Dawson has been the 9am Music Minister for Mount Olive Lutheran Church since the fall of 2007 and was lead pianist for the Unity Church of Alhambra from 2001 - 2004. Dawson graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in Music, and in addition to teaching privately, Chris has also taught within the Jazz Studies departments of USC and UCLA. While living in Los Angeles and New York City, Chris has performed as a soloist and leader of small and large group ensembles. Contact: (310) 452-1116.
Jose' L. Zambrana, Jr.
Jose' is an organist, pianist, choral director, music composer and arranger, and liturgist originally from New York City where he worked as a church organist and choir director. He graduated summa cum laude in chemistry & music(organ) at Houghton College. Jose' is a Colleague of the American Guild of Organist and certified with the Leadership Program for Musicians at the Mercer School of Theology, sponsored by ELCA & ECUSA. In 2007 Jose' recieved a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to focus on Southwest environmental issues, and presently is a senior science advisor for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. Contact: (310) 452-1116
Jazz singer Janice Anderson is the curator for the Mount Olive Interfaith Jazz concert series. Janice has called Santa Monica home for twenty five years and has been a member of Mt. Olive for eighteen years. She received a BA in Commercial Recreation & used her skills as a YMCA Camp Director, and an Event Planner for both the Museum of Flying & the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Currently she works as a nurse aid for the Santa Monica Malibu School District. You can also see her performing jazz standards with her quintet around Los Angeles. Contact: (310) 452-1116.