1725 Flower Avenue, Torrance, California 90503  Ÿ  Tax ID # 32-0187458

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Our Staff

William Hurst

Executive Director

Bill is the Executive Director of FirstServe Community Services and Senior Pastor of First Lutheran Church and School. He is a graduate of Queens College (CUNY), and holds the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He has served on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Wartburg Lutheran Services in Metropolitan New York, and the Diakonia Lay Formation program.

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Janice Saruwatari

Secretary

Janice Saruwatari

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The Board 

David Julifs

President

David is President of the First Serve Board.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MS in Electrical Engineering from USC, and he currently works as an Engineering Project Manager at Raytheon Company. David also serves as the Vice President of the First Lutheran Church Counsel, Secretary of First Lutheran Church, is a Board member of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, and Division Coordinator for youth basketball tournaments.

Sharon Huber

Board Member

Sharon Huber was a Nurse for the University of Minnnesota Medical Center. She worked in the Pediatric and OB-GYN wards. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota and has a BS in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She serves First Lutheran Church and School as a Lay Minister by visiting the homebound.

Dean Nelson

Board Member

Dean Nelson

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Tom Pulte

Treasurer

Tom Pulte

Thom Spadaro

Board Member

Thom Spadaro

Nancy J. Ackerman

Board Member

Nancy is a Vice President of Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc. She has a B.A from Pennsylvania State University and has a Certificate in Fundraising from UCLA Extension. 

Nancy brings nonprofit management and fundraising experience in the health, education, human services, arts and faith-based sectors. Her expertise includes: capital campaigns, major gifts, prospect identification and cultivation, endowments, board development and strategic planning. Nancy is a Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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