Meet Our Staff Team

Doug Colby

Lead Pastor

Pastor Doug  enjoys surfing, swimming, running, hiking, reading, and especially spending time with family and friends. When asked to share a fun fact that most people don't know about him, he revealed, "I used to have hair!" Referring to his life today, he says, "The best thing about having adult children is that my wife and I don't need to try to find someone who is crazy enough to babysit six kids so we can go on date nights anymore!"

Scott Grabendike

Executive Pastor

Pastor Scott spends much of his free time camping, overlanding, and off-roading with family and friends. He and his wife are celebrating 30 years of marriage this year. When asked where he likes to eat in Ventura, he said, "It depends on my mood...Corrales for Mexican, Rice by Mama for Thai, I Love Sushi for Japanese...and Foster Freeze Corn Burritos when I am disrespecting my temple!"

Weekend Services Team

Josh Nordgren

Worship Director
Fun fact about Josh is that he has been in break-dancing competitions! More recently he began hydro-foil surfing ("foiling"). His favorite Ventura food spot is Corrales.

Eddie Fontaine

David Bathauer

Tech Director
Tech Assistant
In addition to spending time with his family, Eddie's favorite free time activity is working on and going out on his boat. Not surprisingly, his favorite restaurant is Yolanda's by the water.
David enjoys trail running.  Fun facts about David: he has summited Mt. Whitney in six hours and runs 20-40 miles each week! His favorite place to eat is Yolanda's.

Next Steps Team

Marci Worthy

Next Steps Director
Marci enjoys running at the beach (she used to run marathons), date nights with her husband, and rooting for UCLA basketball with her family. Lure is a favorite eating place.

Jeff Potts

Pastoral Care Pastor
Pastor Jeff likes dining at Aloha Steakhouse, and adventures with his grandson fill him with joy. He has "been blessed" to play and sing in hundreds of churches around the world.  

Elizabeth Sylvester

Groups Coordinator
Elizabeth's favorite local eatery is Lalo's. She is married with two sons and jokes that they have more dogs than kids!  She has never lived outside of a six-mile radius. 

Family Life Team

Brian Rayburn

Family Life Pastor
Pastor Brian enjoys hiking, reading and slow Saturday mornings at a local coffee shop. Fun facts: Brian was once a ring announcer for the Christian Wrestling Federation.

Parkher Murphy

Student Ministry Pastor
Pastor Parkher and his family enjoy inviting friends over for meals around their firepit. He's a sucker for good tacos and drives an '84 Vanagon that teaches him patience. 

Grace Tyner

Student Ministry Worship Leader
Grace enjoys writing music, hammocking, and spending time with friends. Most people don't know that she was on Ventura High School's Hip-Hop Team. 

Gabby Pido

Student Ministry Assistant
Gabby likes hanging out with family and friends, going to the beach and Disneyland, playing soccer, and conquering escape rooms! She enjoys eating good sushi.

Communications Team

Terri Nevlin

Communications Director
Terri loves spending time with family and friends and reading in the sun. Most people don't know she speaks Spanish and used to perform as alter-egos singing oldies with her husband.

Lacy Threloff

Communications Assistant
Fun fact about Lacy: She used to be a mascot in high school! Lacy loves hiking and seeing live music. Two of her food favs in town are Rumfish y Vino and Rice by Mama.

Operations Team

Jay Licata

Operations Director
Jay enjoys working on old vehicles, and even describes searching for replacement parts online as an entertaining quest. Two Trees Restaurant is a go-to eating place for him.

Summer Barraza

HR Director
Summer enjoys exploring new places with her husband and toddler and eating at Taqueria Tipatitlan. Fun fact: She attended eleven elementary schools.

Linda Mehle

Finance Director
Linda loves being a wife and mom, and loves being "Lolly" to her grandkids. She enjoys traveling, and also enjoys Dodger baseball because of her dad's love of the game. 

Rochelle Baldwin

Receptionist
Rochelle enjoys hiking, camping, board games and spending time with family. Cafe Nouveau is one of her favorite places to eat. Surprising fun fact: She has always wanted a pet pig!

Todd Hicks

Facilities Director
Todd and his wife enjoy hiking God's creation and often vacation near or in National Parks. Todd enjoys eating at Black Angus..."you can have a conversation without shouting!"

Greg Campbell

Assistant Facilities Director
Greg likes to play golf and watch supercross. Fun fact from the past: He used to watch the Dallas Cowboys practice in Thousand Oaks.  

Troyce Reynolds

Safety & Security Officer
Troyce likes eating at La Cabana, spending time riding horses and motorcycles, and learning to play guitar. Fun fact: Troyce traveled with a rodeo  in the circus for three years.

Tony Stringer

Safety & Security Officer
Tony enjoys watching and attending sporting events with his sons. He also loves being a big teddy bear. Anyone who has met him would definitely say, "True that!"