Community Groups

We believe that life is about relationships. Our Community Groups are places where life-giving relationships are built upon our core values. Community Groups provide the best opportunities for people to get to know each other on a deeper level. Authentic, healthy relationships not only provide a connection into church life, but also are a source of strength, encouragement and joy throughout life’s seasons. There are several options to choose from. Whatever your stage of life, there’s a Community Group for you!

Please contact us if you have any questions:


Community Groups

Galen & Helen Lim & Dianne Kleppinger

Sunday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Chatsworth

Hello, we are Dianne Kleppinger and Galen and Helen Lim, and welcome to our Co-ed community group. We welcome all life-stages to this group. Our community group meets at church every other Sunday after second service. Light lunch and childcare are provided.

Favorite Food: NY steak and Kalbi
Favorite Hobby/Sport: guitar and golf

Favorite Food: Galen's grilled steaks and omelets 
Favorite Hobby: drinking coffee and travel

Dianne has been a member of The Garden for nearly four years. Now retired from a successful career in marketing.  She she is a KPOP, kimchi and Korean Drama fan. She finds the Garden an encouraging and loving environment in which to grow spiritually. She serves on Welcoming and has attended various CG’s. She is looking forward to co-leading this Sunday CG.


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Jihwan & Sunny Kim

Wednesday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Chatsworth

Group: Young Adult Couples

Hello! We are Jihwan and Sunny Kim. We have been married for two years and have the joy of serving on the church praise team. We share our apartment with our dog, cat, and bunny... AND we'll be welcoming a baby boy into the family in December! It's going to be an absolute zoo.

We have the privilege of leading a group mainly geared toward couples in the early stages of their relationships. We look forward growing together in faith and fellowship (and in closeness with our significant others). We meet Wednesday evenings at The Garden Church in Chatsworth, and hope to see you there for a blessed time of community!

Fav food: Buffalo wings
Fav movie: The Matrix / Inception / Fight Club
Fav hobbies: reading / video games / guitar / basketball

Fav food: Anything soup + noodles
Fav movie: Spirited Away / Howl’s Moving Castle
Fav hobbies: singing / anything crafty and art-related / loving on animals

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Jin Pak

Friday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Porter Ranch

Hi, I’m Jin Pak. Allison, my wife, and I live in Porter Ranch with our energetic 5-year-old daughter, Claire. I lead a men’s only group that meets every other Friday evening at my home. I would like us to connect and grow together in the faith, knowledge, and love of Jesus Christ.

Fav Food: Italian & anything with pasta!!!
Fav Movie: RAN (*any military related movie)
Fav Hobby/Sport: cycling, tennis, soccer, windsurfing, serving the homeless, financial market


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Jinhee Kim

Thursday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Chatsworth

Hello,my name is Jinhee Kim, and I lead a women's CG that meets every other Wednesday evening in Porter Ranch or church.

I am married to Charles Kim and have an 8-year-old son, Tyler. This is my first time leading a CG and I am thankful for the opportunity. God is truly enabling me to step out in faith to enlarge my heart and expand my territory for His work.

I hope you will find it as a blessing to be prompted by God to join our CG to connect, belong, grow and share in His love and grace.

Fav Food: Noodles/Korean
Fav Movie: Love Letter (Japanese version)
Fav Hobby/Sport: Reading (author Malcolm Gladwell), Watching HGTV


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John Lee

Saturday, 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Chatsworth


Hi, my name is John Lee and I am leading a co-ed group on Saturday nights for post-high school aged students and young professionals. My prayer is that this group will be an opportunity to connect with God and with each other. You are welcome to join us as we travel together on this wonderful journey of life!


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Kathy Wong

Wednesday, 9:30am - 11:00am | Porter Ranch


Fav Food- anything with marinara sauce
Fav Movie- Beaches & Father of the Bride (Part 1)
Fav Hobby- Reading books & watching movies with a delicious cup of hot or iced coffee depending on the weather.


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Meen & Erika Kang

Friday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Chatsworth

Hi everyone. We are Meen & Erika Kang, married almost 24 years now, and excited to see what God has in store for all of us as we take part in a brand-new CG for married couples meeting at church every other Friday (childcare provided).



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Mike Wong

Monday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Porter Ranch

Hi, my name is Mike Wong.  I'm married to Kathy with three kids.  I live in Porter Ranch and lead a Men's group that meets every other Monday evening.  Our goal will be to establish Christ based relationships and share experiences on how to be a witness at work.

Fav food - Kalbi
Fav movie - Star Wars
Fav hobbie / sport - Golf & Baseball


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