Branden Stoltz, Senior Pastor
Branden Stoltz grew up in Central California in the Hanford-Armona-Lemoore area. He is the oldest of four brothers. Since a very young age he has been deeply interested in the study of animals, ecosystems, space, and the workings of God among men. Branden has degrees in business management, elementary teaching, religion and pastoral ministry. He caught the bug for ministry in college after serving as a student missionary in Micronesia and while working in creative ministry at La Sierra University. Branden has previously ministered in two churches: Simi Valley Adventist Church in California, and Living Springs Fellowship at the Andrews Korean Church in Michigan. He is deeply interested in building relationships and seeks to see God’s supreme interest, value, and love in each person. Branden’s goal in ministry is to help build and strengthen individuals’ and communities’ relationships with God, that they may know God’s measureless love and realize their own strengths and potential that come from Him.
Dannon Rampton, Director of Worship
The son of a pastor and a music teacher, Dannon has been involved in worship ministry for as long as he can remember. His goal is to encourage an experience with the Divine through many different avenues—music, spoken and written word, visual arts and community involvement. Dannon enjoys playing violin, mandolin and an assortment of other instruments. He is active in the Los Angeles music scene, performing at several venues around town. He also holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and runs his own design business. He currently lives in Echo Park with his wife and their beloved German Shepherd, Maisy.
Andrew Froemming, Director of Administration
Andrew Froemming comes to the Hollywood Adventist Church from Renew Community Church in Shakopee, Minnesota where he spent four years working with the worship ministries team as a worship leader and as part of the audio/visual team. When Andrew is not hard at work in the church office you might find him hiking, biking, camping, traveling, hanging out with friends, creating a piece of art or behind the lens of a camera.