Worship Service every Sunday at 10 a.m.
All Are Welcome
Lead Chapel Minister
Rev. David Brown
We are pleased that you are considering The Wayfarers Chapel for your special service. Sponsored by the Swedenborgian Church, The Wayfarers Chapel is dedicated to the glory of God and is a national memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg, 18th century scientist, philosopher and theologian. The Chapel has no membership. All are welcome.
The Lead Chapel Minister is ordained by the Swedenborgian Church. With approval, your Minister, Priest or Rabbi may participate in your service at your expense. The Chapel seats a maximum of 100 guests. A reservation can be made in person or by calling 310-377-1650. The Reservations Office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.
The ministry at The Wayfarers Chapel is committed to encouraging inquiry, respecting differences and honoring diversity in life and religion. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Our Chapel Ministers
Rev. David C. Brown, M.Div., Lead Chapel Minister, has been serving the Wayfarers Chapel since Ordination in 2006. His hobbies include skiing, surfing, running and biking to the Chapel for his commute. In 2004 Rev. Brown received his Master of Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Rev. Brown is an Ordained Minister of the Swedenborgian Church of North America and oversees the Rites and Sacraments of Wayfarers Chapel.
Rev. Dr. Donald J. Barnes is a graduate of UCLA (‘56) and San Francisco Theological Seminary (B.D.‘60, D.Min. ’93). He retired from St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church in 1996 after 35 years as a Presbyterian minister having served churches in Seattle, Washington and Webster Groves (St. Louis), Missouri as well. He and his wife, Nancy, have six children, and fourteen grandchildren. Rev. Barnes has spent 30 years as a hobbyist beekeeper and at one time marketed a honey gift package through Neiman-Marcus nationwide. Rev. Barnes has been serving Wayfarers for more than 16 years.
Rev. Theresa Masters is a South Bay native. She is an ordained Interfaith minister and a graduate of The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California. An Associate Clinical Chaplain with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Rev. Masters is an experienced hospice chaplain and grief counselor. And lest you think she is all seriousness, she will sing at the drop of a hat. Rev. Theresa and her husband, Dee, have two adult daughters and one grandson.
Rev. Dr. Laura Krauss is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor. Rev. Krauss has lived on four continents and for the past fifteen years has served in ministry in Palos Verdes. While a graduate student at St Andrews University, Scotland she and her husband were married in the 12th century cathedral ruins. Rev. Krauss recently completed her doctorate on an interfaith exploration of art and theology. She enjoys accompanying couples, families, and individuals in their life transitions at Wayfarer’s Chapel.
Rev. Dan A. Burchett is a graduate of Global University, Springfield, MO (Ordained 1983) and Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA (1998). Rev. Dan began full time ministry in 1981, serving in a variety of ministerial positions for the past 32 years, including four years as a Hospice Chaplain in the South Bay. The Rev. is also a talented musician. In 1998 Rev. Burchett began serving Wayfarers Chapel with weddings, memorials, baptisms, and has on occasion led Sunday services.
Rev. Duane Moret was born and raised on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota. His Christian roots took him through the Reformed Church of America, Assemblies of God and then a variety of spiritual paths that formed his journey. After graduating from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, his teaching career led him to Long Beach where he later completed a Master’s degree in educational administration. A long-time desire to become a pastor led him to complete his studies to become a minister. In 1993, Rev. Moret founded Holy Spirit Fellowship which welcomes all people. In July of 2010 he retired from that position and began assisting Wayfarer’s Chapel with its ministry of weddings, baptisms and memorial services.