PASTOR TOMMY and FATIMAH FORESTER
Tommy Forester is originally from Fresno, CA and attended the University of California at Davis where he received a BA in Religious Studies and eventually completed his MDiv in urban leadership from Biblical Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. After spending over a decade in campus ministry in both Los Angeles and in Philadelphia, he was ordained by the elders of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia under the Leadership of Dr. Eric Mason where he served as the college connect pastor. It was during this season where the Lord eventually confirmed the call to plant a church back in Los Angeles.
MARISSA L. SIMMONS, ESQ.
MINISTRY IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATOR
Marissa Simmons is originally from Somerset, NJ and received her Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA. It was while getting her undergraduate degree at Temple University and living on the same block as the church that she started attending Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia. Upon graduation from law school, Marissa felt God calling her to Los Angeles in order to be a part of a church planting team, not knowing that the Foresters were flying in two weeks later to start Epiphany Fellowship Los Angeles. Marissa connected with the Foresters and understood that this what God had planned for her. She has been officially working as the Ministry Implementation Coordinator for the past year.
HUNJA KOIMBURI and ELLIE HUNJA
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Hunja Koimburi is the Director of the Children's Ministry at Epiphany LA. Hunja and his wife Ellie Hunja have extensive experience working with kids from different backgrounds. Ellie is currently a big sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program of Los Angeles and works as a fundraiser for a non-profit that provides support and resources to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. She is also a trained social worker and has worked in a juvenile facility in Detroit, MI. Hunja works as a consultant, giving reading and math intervention for youth of all ages. They are both passionate about seeing kids grow in the truth of God and become equipped to wisely deal with all the pressures they face and decisions they have to make as they grow up. They delight in bringing up Keziah, their 3-year-old daughter.