We Seek God.

Include All. Serve Others.



Our Church and Preschool leadership provide a

solid foundation for our organization to build upon

both spiritually and educationally.





Rev. Samuel Pullen


Rev. Samuel Pullen was born in Minnesota and grew up in Iowa, where his parents provided an ecumenical Christian upbringing as members of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.

Since his teenage years Samuel has been putting his faith in action and seeking justice as a student activist, union & community organizer, and a Christian minister. 


Pastor Sam brings a variety of gifts to his calling as pastor at Community Congregational United Church of Christ of Los Alamitos. Building community is essential for churches, a skill that Sam has developed while working as a faith-based organizer for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) and the PICO National Network (People Improving Communities by Organizing). Progressive evangelism is key to Sam’s vision for ministry, which he practiced while helping to launch (a)Spire ministries at First Congregational Church of Pasadena. Music brings people together and stirs the soul, so don’t be surprised if you see Pastor Sam singing songs at Mayflower Pre-school or playing guitar or violin during worship.


One of the greatest blessings in Samuel’s life is being married to Elizabeth González, who works as a bilingual teacher at a public school in Culver City. Samuel is fluent in Spanish and plays violin with mariachi groups, where he is commonly known as “El Mariachi Gringo.”Rev. Samuel Pullen is engaged in a ministry of transcending borders as a community organizer, musician, and spiritual practitioner.



Noel Estrada

Mayflower Preschool Director

Noel Estrada, the designated director at Mayflower Preschool, graduated from Cal State University

Long Beach with a BA in Liberal Studies and an Elementary Education Teaching Credential. She

has been a teacher at Mayflower since 2009. Previous to teaching at Mayflower she was a corporate sales executive for FedEx. Noel has been married for 16 years to her husband Mark, who is a LA City Firefighter/Paramedic. They have two boys ages twelve and eight. In her free time Noel loves to

workout and go camping with her family.


Elizabeth Kuyper

Community Outreach Coordinator






Bookkeeper - please email: ccuccbookkeeper@gmail.com






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Rev. Sam Pullen

Noel Estrada


     CCUCC Lay Leadership


     Moderator: Jennifer DeWitt 

     Vice Moderator: Leigh Ann Tipton
     Past Moderator: Silvia Estabrook
     Treasurer: Renette Heaslet

     Christian Education: Jo Anna Aubel

     Facilities: Fred Greene



Elizabeth  Kuyper

Elizabeth Kuyper