The San Fernando Valley chapter is blessed with a regular rotation of ordained individuals to preside at liturgy. We believe that ordination should not be confined to hetero-normative, cis-gender males:

Rev. Todd Scull, OSB is a chapter member and pastor of the Old Catholic parish of St. Caecilia in Glendale.  (You can visit their Facebook page). We are very grateful to Todd's bishop for allowing him to serve our Dignity community.  He is a member of the Benedictine Order and Todd's blog is Catholic Preacher. (And LA Pipe Smoker on YouTube!) As our unofficial "pastor" Todd presides as needed especially at special chapter celebrations and feast days like the Easter Vigil and Christmas Eve, as well as providing cantoring and spiritual direction to the chapter. 

Rev. Laura Okazaki is a member of Dignity Los Angeles.

Rev. Nori Kieran-Meredith is a chapter member and a Roman Catholic Women Priest.

Rev. Peter Canavan is a former Franciscan and an active therapist in Long Beach.

Rev. Jim Maier is a member of Dignity Los Angeles. He is a former Jesuit.

Rev. Kevin Steen is a member of Dignity Los Angeles. He is a former Benedictine.

Rev. Dylan Littlefield is a chapter member and a Franciscan Friar with the Companions of Francis.  He is Episcopal Vicar and Archdeacon with the Apostolic Sacramental Church and serves at the Chapel of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Pasadena, CA, ministering in addiction and recovery.

Rev. Mr. Jim Cummings is a chapter member and assists as DEACON at special liturgies. He is the liturgical coordinator, social media coordinator & webmaster, assistant sacristan, and occasional cantor for DSFV. He provides spiritual direction and religious education opportunities for the chapter so that our members gain faith enrichment. He'll preside sometimes at member-led liturgies.

Other "guest" priestly presiders are occasionally scheduled.


A note about Member-led "Liturgy of the Word with Communion" Once a month, usually on the final weekend of the month, members of the chapter will preside at liturgy in the absence of a priest.