The Red Carpet Team

The Red Carpet Team is made up of all the teams that extend a warm welcome to everyone who comes to our church campus, especially on Sunday mornings. Under Red Carpet, we have the:

  • USHERS: Greet and welcome people, help seat them during worship services, get the Sanctuary ready for worship services.
  • HOSPITALITY TABLE GREETERS: Attend to first-time visitors of the church, make them feel welcomed, and help them find their way around the campus.
  • SHUTTLE VAN DRIVERS: Use the church vans to give complimentary rides from specific pick-up points in town to the church campus and back for Sunday morning worship services.
  • PARKING VOLUNTEERS: Attend to the needs of guests in our parking lot.
  • COFFEE BARISTAS are trained to make espresso coffee for guests at our Sunday Coffee Bar. 

Red Carpet Team members create the first impression of the church to guests. We’re looking for team members who are naturally friendly and are passionate about making people feel welcomed and accepted at First Prez. If any of these teams seem like a good fit for you, contact these team leaders for more info:

April 4, Saturday, at 5 pm
April 5, Sunday, at 7 am, 9 am, 11 am

That’s four identical Easter services featuring a message of hope from Pastor Dan Chun, and inspiring music from soloists, our 60-voice choir, and orchestra. Let’s invite family, friends, and strangers to this celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 

FREE SHUTTLE VAN SERVICE TO THE CHURCH AVAILABLE FOR THE APRIL 5 EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES ONLY. HERE ARE THE PICK-UP TIMES AND PLACES:
7 am SERVICE

  • 6:20 am at Ala Moana
  • 6:20 am at Roosevelt High School

9 am SERVICE

  • 8:05 am at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community
  • 8:20 am at Kahala Nui Retirement Community
  • 8:20 am at Roosevelt High School
  • 8:25 am at Arcadia

11 am SERVICE

  • 10:20 am at Ala Moana
  • 10:20 am at Roosevelt High School
  • 10:25 am at Arcadia

LeslieLeslie Paez

Interview questions to come… 

AaronAaron Larson

Interview questions to come…

CarolCarol Stevens

What exactly do you do at First Prez?
I enter the info from the Aloha Forms passed down the aisle on Sunday mornings

What do you like most about your job?
The people I work with are the greatest!!

Tell us about your family
My husband Duane is Prof of Meteorology (weather) at UH. Our oldest son Tim is a Test Pilot in the US Air Force and Lt. Col. and Commander of a Squadron at Eglin AF Base in FL. He is married and they have 2 children. Our youngest son Matt is a teacher for delinquent teens on the island. He is married and they have 2 children.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Pizza and chocolate…not necessarily in that order.

What is one of your pet peeves?
Vandalism

What’s the last book you read?
Chasing the Wild Goose

What is your favorite song?
Theme from Steele Magnolias

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
To fly. 

Which Hollywood film actor would play you in a movie of your life?
Kathy Bates…but she would probably hate playing a Christian.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.
2 I’m pretty predictable.

 

What is your favorite Hawaii restaurant that you would recommend?
Bravo’s and Cheesecake Factory

LillianLillian Hussein

Lillian is a part of our administrative support staff. You’ll see her bright shining smile whenever you step into the doors of our church. Her desk is in the front desk reception area. 

What do you like most about your job? 
The people I work with, the amazing view and free parking. I love the support I get here.

Tell us about your family.
I have 3 children and 1 grandson

What is your favorite comfort food? 
Chocolate

What is one of your pet peeves? 
When people don’t put things back from where they got it.

What’s the last book you read? 
Deliver me from me.   By LaToya Early

What is your favorite movie (song)?
I am redeemed – by Big Daddy Weave

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? 
Healing Powers– So people would live a more comfortable and peaceful life.

Which Hollywood film actor would play you in a movie of your life? 
Jada Pinkett Smith

Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are. :) 
6

What is your favorite Hawaii restaurant that you would recommend? 
Don’t have a favorite.

Adj LariozaAdj Larioza

Meet Adj Larioza, our new Associate Director of Worship

Describe what you do at First Prez.

I have the privilege and honor of ushering in God’s presence into the Sanctuary for the 11:11 service with a team of singers, musicians, and technicians every Sunday. I help design what the worship service will be like. I also play the percussion on the worship band.

How long have you been attending First Prez?

I started attending about four years ago and became a member in 2011.

What brought you here?

A good friend, Cory Oliveros, invited me to minister one Sunday morning.

What do you like to do outside of church?

Experience “firsts”—food, performing arts, culture, and gadgets. I enjoy exercising, riding motorcycles, and helping people look for solutions.

Your favorite movie?

Any documentary that has passion, purpose, and vision for people.

Tell us about your family.

I have four siblings, two here and two in California. My mom Estrella is also involved in ministry like me, but she serves at Pearl City Community Church. I also have three beautiful nieces and a two-year-old Bichon named Betty White.

Chevas WongChevas Wong

Chevas is the one with the hair. Yes! That one! :) Chevas leads the Tech & Production Ministries at FPC.  

What do you think you’ll like most about your job? 

The best part of my job is building teams. 

 
Tell us about your family (siblings, pets, kids, etc.) 

Kelli and I were married on the Fourth of July (2013).   We adopted a puppy from the humane society a few months later.  His name is Spartacus.  He’s a Shiba Inu/Terrier. 

 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Spaghetti w/ Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter from The Old Spaghetti Factory.   

What is one of your pet peeves?
Being locked-in with people who are SO anxious that I become anxious too. 

What’s the last book you read? 
The last book I read to the end is a comic that I had bought via Kindle.  

What is your favorite Hawaii Restaurant you would recommend? 

First thing that comes to mind is: Goma Tei, for their Tan Tan Ramen.

What is your favorite song?
My favorite movie (song) is, "Main Title" from Star Wars. But at the same time, “Strangers Like Me” from Disney’s Tarzan.    

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? 

My hero superpower would be the ability to project space/time portals to travel through.  Powered by my mind. 

 

Which Hollywood film actor would play you in a movie of your life?

Paul Rudd.  Directed by Wes Anderson. (If Nick doesn’t choose Owen Wilson for his, just edit it in for him…)

Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.
Eight and a half.  

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