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MABa The Very Rev. Canon Michael A. Bamberger, Rector (mab@ascension-sierramadre.com)Michael Bamberger has served at the Church of the Ascension since 1985 and as Rector since 1986. Educated at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at Nashotah House, a seminary of the Episcopal Church in Wisconsin, he previously served as a mission vicar based in Needles, California with congregations along the Colorado River. Married since 1979 to Debbie, he has two sons – Christopher and Matthew. The rector serves the Diocese of Deanery V, Los Angeles as chair of the Commission on Ministry and as a trainer for making the church a safer place. He is a retired Battalion Chief with the Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Department.
DEACON_ED Deacon Ed Sniecienski. Ed’s professional career encompasses forty years of diverse experience in the fields of Education, Business, and Non-profits. In 2001, he joined the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles as Chaplain to the Bishop. In January, 2005, Ed was ordained a Deacon and named Canon in 2007. In 2011, he launched Discern with Me, an interactive web site sharing personal journeys through the “in-between” places of our lives….from brokenness to wholeness.  (www.discernwithme.com) Ed is also a motivational speaker, retreat leader, and spiritual director. He sits on the Boards of Hillsides and Holy Family Services. His ministry is deeply grounded in a desire to stand at the edge of his knowledge using all his capabilities to meet the broken and poor, never forgetting that he is one of them.
Dr. Huffman  Dr. Debora Huffman, Director of Music and Organist (drdhuffman@msn.com)Dr. Debora L. Huffman has been affiliated with Church of the Ascension since 2000; previously she served churches in Pasadena, Arcadia, Gastonia, N.C., and Oak Brook, IL. Her responsibilities at Ascension complement her position as Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. A graduate of Wheaton College, Northwestern University, and the USC Rossier School of Education, Dr. Huffman is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Assisting Clergy

Father Wood The Rev’d Canon Roger Wood

Other Staff

Kim Lumino 1 Parish Administrator, Ms. Kim Lumino(Parish@ascension-sierramadre.com)
Jobi Harrell Minister for Younger People, Ms. Jobi Harrell(Jobiharrell@gmail.com)
Childcare, Justin Hernandez
Wedding Coordinator, Lynne Holl
Funeral Coordinator, Nan Dougall
Jose Groundskeeper, Jose Aguayo