Music Team

Mark Abulencia
Musical Director

Mark Abulencia

Mark Abulencia was born in the Philippines and immigrated to California with his family in 1987.  14 years later, he graduated with honors from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.  Highlights include musically directing at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Rockwell Table & Stage, playing the role of Hannah Montana’s keyboardist/backup vocalist in the Disney Channel’s hit show Hannah Montana, and being the pianist for the historic wedding of Star Trek’s George Takei to Brad Altman.  In addition to serving at WeHo UCC, Mark is principal faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood.  Special thanks to his hubby Michael, their two kids Mavery & Mateo, and their dog Meeko.  To God be the glory!

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Cantor

Randi DeMarco

Randi De Marco is a Los Angeles native and proud of it. Growing up in a musically inclined family, Randi discovered her love of singing at a very young age. She was first introduced to WHUCC while her sister, Kristy Healy, served as the cantor. She proudly attended service and would sub for Kristy whenever necessary. Flash forward a few years, Randi obtained a BFA in Musical Theatre from AMDA, has a few professional acting and singing credits under her belt, and serves as the new cantor at WHUCC. When she isn’t singing or acting, Randi can be found in a fitness studio teaching Yoga and personal training. Glory to God most high.

Stefie Dominguez
Percussionist

Stefie Dominguez

Hailing from Puerto Rico and now living in California, Stefie Dominguez (she/her) has been drumming for as long as she can remember. Stefie is the daughter of worship pastors and music has been a key part of her development from an early age. At the age of 6 she asked her parents for her first drumset and by the age of 9 she was drumming at church during Sunday services.

Stefie had to reconcile her faith and sexuality during the later part of her 20s when she could no longer ignore the deafening dissonance that being a queer person of faith caused. At 27 she decided to come out while discovering the unexpected peace that came from authentically holding on to her faith and embracing her sexuality.

Stefie is a mental health clinician with hopes of walking with people through the turbulent waters of trauma and coming out, with self-compassion and acceptance as the ultimate goal. She hopes to utilize her skills as a therapist to help pastor and love our QWC community. Stefie is the percussionist for some of QWC’s original releases, a local funk band in the Bay Area called Pawn Shop Soul and an acoustic soul trio called 24/7. You can also catch her covering songs on Instagram with her beloved cajón. Connect with Stefie via Instagram or Twitter!

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Vocalist

Rayko

Rayko is a Tokyo born, Los Angeles based, bilingual vocalist, full time composer, multi- instrumentalist, and a SAG/AFTRA actress, who fronts the Los Angeles based Symphonic Rock band “Lolita Dark”.

Her life in music started at 4 years old when she was discovered by a progressive Japanese female piano teacher. At age 5, her musical journey started by composing a full length song about her mother and now her library consists of 100’s of published and ready to be published songs. The versatility in her writing ranges from ABBA to ZAPPA.

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