Greetings colleagues and friends!


Please join me in celebrating a new era of leadership for Hatchery LA. It has been my great pleasure to work alongside Maria French who is stepping into the role of Director as I rotate off PSWR Regional staff. As the ministry of Hatchery LA continues, spurring innovation and being an incubator for Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Maria brings leadership skills that will take Hatchery LA to new levels of scalability and sustainability. I commend our Region for not only developing and supporting existing churches, but also having the foresight and desire to explore strategic programs to reach the next generation in their own language. A big thank to you and our Region for its continued support!

For me, this isn’t “goodbye.” I continue as an ordained Disciples of Christ minister. I will be focusing on and pursuing my personal passion in developing Common Cause Communities in the Pacific Southwest Region and beyond. Let’s keep in touch – visit my website at I covet your prayers and continued support for the amazing work that Hatchery LA is doing, and I look forward to seeing what the next few years hold for each of us and the Region.

Rev. Spencer Burke

AuthorAlisa Mittelstaedt