church council chair:
Ginny Brideau is a Community Relations Manager for Metro. She works in Construction Relations, and is responsible for the Visual Communications and Social Media Programming for Capital Projects. Working since 15, Ginny has washed dishes, bagged groceries, answered phones, did some filing, made photocopies and a lot of lattes and mochas, and worked with planners and construction crews, all in an effort to get to where she is today: very busy.
Ginny has Masters in Public Policy, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy degrees, and a High School diploma to boot. She’s originally from Western Washington, even further west of Seattle, and moved to California after seeing an inspiring music video by Hole about Malibu. She enjoys Meet the Press and solving the world's problems over coffee.
Ginny is married to Alex Brideau III, they met when he came into volunteer for presidential campaign, while she was actually working for a senate campaign. She realized she really needed him when she attempted to coordinate a state party convention all by herself. Like most days, he’s her lifesaver. Iolani Brideau who just turned 8, is a new skateboarder. In their spare time they like to camp, travel, take cruises and train trips. And, yes - they all live in a tiny apartment in Downtown Los Angeles.
Byron Hayes Jr.
Byron Hayes is a lawyer, now retired from active practice.
For many years he has actively assisted United Methodist Churches and Agencies, including especially Los Angeles First United Methodist Church, with legal and business problems. He is a member of the Lawyers Committee of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the UMC. He and his wife, DeAnne Saliba Hayes, are active in other community activities.
Byron practiced law downtown as a transactional partner specializing in real estate, business corporation and non-profit corporation law in a medium sized law firm for 40 years. Byron graduated from Pomona College (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1956) and Harvard Law School (L.L.B., Cum Laude, 1959).
Rick is a long time member of the United Methodist Church and is excited to serve on the First Church Council as Finance Chair. He Brings over 25 years of business experience having worked for companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Sylvan Learning Systems.
In addition to his activities with First Church, Rick is active in the Recovery community and enjoys the theatre, music and hiking.