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Our Staff

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  • Rev. karen tannheimer

    Pastor Karen has been an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church since 2005.  She has served in three other United Methodist Churches in Southern California but is new to La Habra UMC.  She is excited about sharing her faith in Jesus Christ via worship,  preaching, teaching and simply sharing faith one on one.  She received her Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona.  Karen was called to ministry after a long career in Banking and finance, she is also a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain.   You may email her at pastorkaren@lahabraumc.org or call the church office at 562-691-1797.

  • edward zeliff

    Director of Music Ministry

    Edward Zeliff is a composer, conductor, professor and choral director with experience in church music and film.  We are fortunate that he has arranged many pieces for our choir so that our voices blend in praise and thanksgiving.


  • sandy cram

    Preschool Director

    The LHUMC Preschool has acquired a reputation for loving and caring guidance.  Sandy Cram has worked in child care for more than 35 years.  Under her leadership enrollment increased and we have been able to upgrade many classroom and playground facilities.

    You may email Sandy at lhump@lahabrapreschool.org or call 562-691-9615.

staff and volunteers

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So many volunteers keep our church running and beautiful!  If you spend any time around our church at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love our church family. There are opportunities to serve, both routine and creative.  And there is no better way to get to know one another as we strive together for a better campus or a better world.