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!"
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Children's Ministry Director
Clara likes to watch ice hockey (go Kings!) Fun Fact: Clara's pug, Blanche (named for a "Golden Girl") has her own Instagram page and is Miss April in a Pug Calendar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 enjoys exploring new places with her husband and toddler and eating at Taqueria Tipatitlan. Fun fact: She attended eleven elementary schools.
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 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 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!"
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.
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.
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!"