VESTRY BIOGRAPHY – JESSLYN COSMAN BOTHWELL
Prince of Peace has been my Church family for over 20 years. I volunteer in the Church office Thursday mornings. I have been active in the Community dinners. The Alter Guild is where I am blessed to continue to serve our Church and members for more than 2 years.
Recently I have included serving at our monthly breakfasts. And sometimes you may see me as an Acolyte.
My life includes volunteering at Oaks Christian School, taking care of animals, and growing my craft skills. I have served on the Ladies Board at Calabasas Gold and Country Club for several years. I am a retired successful Software Sales Rep.
I am honored to be considered for our vestry here at Prince of Peace. Thank you for this opportunity to further serve the Parish and the Lord.
Blessings in the New Year.
Thank you for your consideration.
VESTRY BIOGRAPHY – DIANA KAJABAGO
My names are Diana Kajabago I was raised by Christian parents, confirmed and baptized in the church. In school I served as a chapel prefect at Nyakasura School and lead the assembly each morning for two years. I was a member of the scripture union that met regularly to read the scriptures, discuss faith and share the word of God with fellow youth. At university, I represented the students at the Makerere University Tourism Association and became the speaker of the Association. I attained a Bachelor's degree in Tourism. Later on, a Master's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Development from San Diego State University 2017.
In the United States, I continued with my faith and joined St Mark Uganda community church where I participated in the choir.
My work experience is from both the health care Industry and the hospitality industry. I joined Prince of Peace when Rev Sam and Joy Magala as well as Rev Onesmus invited me at the UDI event three years ago. I stayed and continued to attend church. I am humbled to be nominated, most importantly I'm ready to learn, listen and serve our community as God leads me.
VESTRY BIO- DOROTHY SEGUIN
I was born and raised in the Episcopal church. I grew up in Thousand Oaks attending St. Patrick’s but when I was15 my mom and I started making the commute to Woodland Hills to attend Prince of Peace. I graduated from UCSB and worked for Dole Food Company for 10 years. I left Dole when my son was born to be a stay at home mom.
So many of my important life events happened in the Prince of Peace sanctuary. I was married in this church to my husband Marc in 2004. Pastor Kathie performed the ceremony, Bev Ford was my wedding coordinator and Boude played the organ. It is one of my most cherished memories. My children, Will (13) and Maddie (10), were both baptized at POP. My grandmother Dorothy had her memorial service in the sanctuary.
My family and I live in West Hills and I’m a stay at home mom. My children are both acolytes and participate in the Youth programs. For the last year I've been participating in Community Dinner and look forward to finding more ways to serve our Outreach programs. Prince of Peace has been my church home for 30 years and I’m honored to be considered for a Vestry position.
VESTRY BIO – ERIKA WIRKALA
Erika Wirkkala and her family have been proud members of Prince of Peace for the last two years. In that time, she has become more immersed in the community works of the congregation. She has helped plan some of the activities hosted by the POP Dinner Club and has also participated in the Community Dinners. Her son Daniel regularly serves as a torchbearer during the 10 a.m. service.
Currently, she serves as a vice president in Corporate Communications for a financial institution. In that capacity, she oversees external and internal communications for Branch Banking and the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
Erika loves binge watching art-related documentaries on Netflix, she and her husband David enjoy collecting the artwork of their two young sons, Daniel and Ben. She is fluent in Spanish and hopes to one day learn to speak French. On weekends, she enjoys it very much when the family dog Coco takes her out on long walks.