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Clergyman , educator

Frank McConnell Witman, American Clergyman, educator. Ordained elder United Methodist Church, 1961; certified Los Angeles Police Department Academy, Advanced Police Chaplain School. Named Young Man of Year, Rialto Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965, Citizen of Year, Rialto Chamber of Commerce, 1969; recipient Distinguished Ministry award School Theology at Claremont, 1993, Walter Teagle fellow, 1976-1977.


Witman, Frank Mcconnell was born on December 1, 1931 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin Henry and Mary Frances (Grose) Witman.


Bachelor, California State University, Los Angeles, 1956;Master of Theology, School Theology at Claremont, California, 1959;D Ministry, School Theology at Claremont, California, 1977;certified supervising pastor, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983.


Associate pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church, Pomona, California, 1959-1962;senior pastor, Rialto (California) United Methodist Church, 1962-1969;senior pastor, United Methodist Church, Simi Valley, California, since 1969. Board directors United Methodist Federal Credit Union, Montclair, California, Chairman of the Board, since 1976. Member adjunct faculty School Theology at Claremont, since 1992, trustee, 1966-1969.

Member CKW Partnership, administration and finance consultant, Vista, California, since 1988.


  • Ordained elder United Methodist Church, 1961. Certified Los Angeles Police Department Academy, Advanced Police Chaplain School.


Chaplain Simi Valley Police Department, since 1978. Guest chaplain United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1990. Sergeant United States Army, 1953-1955.

Member School Theology at Claremont Alumni Association (president 1965-1969), Rotary (board directors Rialto 1964-1965, Simi Valley 1973-1974, Paul Harris fellow 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, leading youth and adult camps, traveling.


Married Elsie Ellen McLaughlin, March 28, 1953. Children: Mark Allan, Paul David.

Edwin Henry Witman

Mary Frances (Grose) Witman

Elsie Ellen McLaughlin

Mark Allan Witman

Paul David Witman