Pacific Southwest District Office


Russ Matteson

District Executive Minister

Russ Matteson P: 909.406-5370

Russ began serving as the District Executive Minister in January 2015, following 11 years as the co-pastor of the Modesto Church of the Brethren. Russ has served the church as a pastor and as the Director of Marketing for Brethren Press, the Church of the Brethren publishing house. Russ continues to make his home in Modesto, splitting his time between the northern and southern sections of the Pacific Southwest District and making several trips a year to Arizona to connect with the churches there.
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Dawna Welch

District Youth Advisor

Erik Brummett, our interim Youth Advisor can be reached at:

The search to fill our Youth Advisor position started July 14, 2017 contact Russ Matteson (above) to apply.

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Joe Vecchio

Administrative Assistant

Joe Vecchio P: 909.406-5368

As the Pacific Southwest District’s Administrative Assistant, Joe supervises, coordinates, and maintains the office functions of the district. A key function of the office is providing administrative assistance to the District Executive Minister. Under the District Executives’s direction, Joe arranges for meetings and administrative assistance to the district’s boards, commissions, committees and task teams. Joe also manages the content of the district web site and newsletters, where he uses skills from his junior college degree in Photo Lithography.
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