Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach

An open and Affirming congregation whose primary purpose is to proclaim and extend God’s love to all people.


2088 Beryl Street
Pacific Beach, CA  92109

Phone: (619) 274-6600

Service Times

Traditional Worship Service:
Sunday at 10:30 am

Choir Practice

Thursdays at 6:30 PM
We would love new voices!

Office Hours

Tues/Thurs 10:00am – 4:00pm

Who we are:

Bridge Minister
Rev. Paula Elizabeth

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, specializing in transitional/intentional interim ministry.  She has served ten churches: six churches in the greater Boston area and four in Southern California.

Rev. Elizabeth is also a Spiritual Director having been taught in the Jesuit tradition of inclusivity and openness with over 20 years of experience. She also holds a Masters Degree in counseling with a specialty in trauma, grief and loss.  More recently she has been credentialed as a coach for leaders and clergy. She utilizes her gifts and talents for all to pursue their best self in life.

In that same vein, Rev. Elizabeth holds certifications in meditation, restorative justice, and the healing art of Reiki. She heeds the call to make the world a better place for all creation.

Music Minister/Administrator
Terry Hendricks

Terry began playing the piano at age three and was playing professionally at age sixteen. After Classical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory, Terry attended Liberty University and appeared regularly on the Old Time Gospel Hour television program. He has performed in 50 states and 12 countries including a premier performance for the President of South Korea.

In addition to his keyboard artistry, Terry is a nationally recognized producer and director in the music industry, including church music ministry. He has directed music programs at several California churches, including Los Gatos Christian Church, Shadow Mountain Community Church, and Skyline Wesleyan Church.

With over 30 recording projects to his credit, Terry has also produced and directed several theatrical productions, including the San Diego based Skyline Living Christmas Tree which was seen by 30,000 people annually. Recently, Terry has directed two shows, The Miracle and Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoatat the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, home of Dolly Parton, Dollywood, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. He is also involved with Christian Community Theater, musically directing and arranging The Senior Follies and Traditions of Christmas. Other shows to his credit are The Sound of Music, The Music Man, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Annie, AnnieWarbucks, The Fantastiks, Footloose, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, and Let Freedom Ring.

Terry is excited to be a part of the staff at Community Congregational church as Director of Music Ministries and Church Administrator.

Church Moderator
Carolyn Snelling

As a girl, I thought and wanted to be a dancer/performer.  However, God has plans for us that we never dreamed of.  All we can do is to follow His will as best as we can.

Upon reflection, I rejected more than one suitor who was in ministerial service.  Little did I know that later, I would marry the love of my life who was in this very field (can’t run away from God’s will).  Our introduction was full of surprises.  An unlikely couple we were with our age difference and cultural background, we were brought together in an unforgettable way.

For the past 33 years as a pastor’s wife, I have been always mindful that everyone is different.  In helping others, I have learned not to see their needs through my interest.  My work has been humbling, challenging, a blessing, an honor, and a privilege to serve the Lord alongside my husband.  The churches we have served are University Avenue Church for 1 year, Bostonia/El Cajon Church for 5 years, North Park Church for over 2 years, and returning to Bostonia Church for 23 years. I have taught children and teen Sunday School classes.  I have served in many jobs over the years from church maintenance, Chairperson for Women’s Fellowship, Flower Committee, Social Committee, and Church Choir.

If you should ever be interested in my personal experience as a pastor’s wife, please free to ask.  I will be as transparent as possible.

Most importantly, my role as a minister’s wife is always to support and sustain the work of the pastor.  The Lord’s work is never ending.  I will continue to serve in whatever capacity I am called to do.

Being a homemaker has come naturally for me.  I enjoy cooking and entertaining in our home.  We like to open our home throughout the year for little parties for our family and friends.

As of this writing, I will be participating in the National Mah Jongg Tournament on June 28 to 30, 2019.  Would you like to learn the game?

By the way, I have a third-degree brown belt in Shudokan Karate.


Job description for Administrative Assistant

Community Congregational Church of PB

Starting date:  January 1, 2022

Salary:  $17/hour

Hours: Approximately 10/week

Benefits: Vacation, 1 week after 6 months, 2 weeks at one year

Required Skills:


Applicant must have excellent communication (oral and written) and computer skills including word processing, document preparation, layout and printing.  Documents include:  Weekly worship bulletins, Monthly newsletter and others as needed.

Applicant must have:

A sense of spirit, and a caring, compassionate and loving personality.

Good people skills

Ability to complete work in a timely fashion

Organizational skills

Administrative Assistant will take direction from Minister and assist the minister as needed.

Administrative Assistant will communicate with staff, congregation, outside vendors and church users, UCC Association and Conference by email, US mail, and other social media, and website updates to webmaster.

Keep all needed supplies updated

Maintain Church Calendar

Be communicator for Church

Change outside signage weekly in the front of the church.

Coordinate office hours with the Minister.

Other duties as assigned by the Minister.

Please send resume to Carolyn Snelling:

Current Communicator

December, 2021 Communicator

This Week’s Bulletin


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