Our staff in alphabetical order.
- Facilities Lead
- Married to Harriet with four kids, ten grandkids and three great grandkids
- Contact Chuck
Harriet and I have been members of the Sunridge Family for 25 years. We have seen many changes and are enjoying the growth that is presently taking place. As the Facilities Lead, I make sure that our facilities are warm and welcoming so those attending will desire to be a regular part of our family, where they can find and follow Jesus. The facilities includes the landscaping as well as our building. It is my desire to develop teams of volunteers who have this same desire and will work together to accomplish this goal.
Outside of Temecula, for many years Harriet and I have also volunteered at Hume Lake Christian Camp. We realize the importance of camping ministry and have enjoyed working with college students as they serve as summer staff.
- Women’s Ministry Director
- Married to John with a son Conor, and daughter Kylie
- Contact Pam
I love that my job is to provide the women of Sunridge different avenues for studying God’s Word, because I get to watch their lives change as they come to know Jesus better!
In my spare time (when I’m not shuttling my teenagers from one activity to the next!), I’m a reluctant runner and an enthusiastic reader. I also love to cook and admit that I’m obsessed with watching the Food Network!
- Children’s Minister
- Married to Anthony
- Contact Haley
We are so thrilled to be living out our ministry calling here in the Temecula Valley! Anthony and I are passionate about serving, giving, hosting, and being a part of a Christ-centered community.
I am currently a student at Hope International University, majoring in Church Ministry, and minoring in Biblical Studies. Before beginning my time here at Sunridge, I had the opportunity to be the High School Ministries Associate at Friends Church in Yorba Linda where I grew up. I have always served in Youth Ministry, and was able to gain valuable ministry experience under my mentors at Friends. God used my time volunteering – prior to going on staff – to create in me a love for teamwork, creativity, organization, and interestingly enough, MAKING MESSES (the bigger the mess, the bigger the fun)!
Working in Children’s Ministry was never something that I thought I would be doing, but God called me and Anthony into a new and surprising role. We are excited to use the gifts and know-how that He has equipped us with in a way that allows children to feel safe, known, and loved. I am extremely honored to be able to share my love of Christ with our children and volunteers, as well as walk alongside the sweet, awesome families here at Sunridge.
- Midweek Childcare Director
- Married to Erich with 2 kids, Michael and Emily
- Contact Theresa
I am truly blessed to be able to work with kids in Sunridge’s midweek programs. I love using my gifts and passions to help foster safe environments where children can learn more about Jesus. On Sunday mornings I also help welcome families at the Children’s Check-In counter. Look for me to help get you and your family plugged in!
We like camping, reading and watching movies during our spare time. Erich and I are very involved with our kids’ activities. He is a Scoutmaster and I am a dance teacher. One of my favorite things is going to the beach and watching the sunset.
- Rooted Facilitator
- Married to Nate with two kids, Olivia and Brennen
- Contact Heather
It has been such an honor to join the staff at Sunridge and to work alongside this amazing family! I find joy in watching God’s people thrive in relationship with Him, growing in an understanding of who He is and who we are in Him. As the Rooted facilitator, I love that this study is a way for us to connect to God, His church, and our purpose.
I am a San Diego native, so the beach is my happy place! I love to read, organize, and hang out with friends and family, but my passion is being a wife and mama to my two growing kids.
- Communications Director
- Married to Ellie with a daughter Thea
- Contact Michael
I love serving here at Sunridge by doing worship tech, graphic arts, video production, and more! I’ve always had a passion for the arts, and I’m enjoying the church setting as a place I get to utilize those gifts. I grew up in a little town in North Carolina and traveled out here with a band in 2011. I loved it so much I came back for the summer, interned at Sunridge, and was hired that August.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, woodworking, playing music and drinking an ice cold Cheerwine, a North Carolina soft drink.
- Operations Coordinator
- Married to Chip with a son Colby and daughter Camden
- Contact Gigi
I get to encourage Sunridge members to use their gifts to love and serve their church. It’s a privilege to walk alongside so many people to accomplish everything from keeping our building clean to volunteering in the front office. There are many opportunities to be part of a serve team and I would love to help you find your special place.
Chip and I grew up at the beach, so naturally we love anything to do with the beach. I enjoy watching Chip surf and taking long walks in the wet sand. We also love driving up the coast to San Luis Obispo to visit our college students any chance we can get.
- Facilities Lead | Men’s Ministry Associate
- Married to Rebecca with two daughters, Jet’aime and Remmington
- Contact Tony
My family and I have made Sunridge our church home since 2005. Since retiring after 30 years of service in the United States Marine Corps in 2014, I have found a path I’m equally passionate about. As I embark upon serving and being a part of teams that are dedicated to furthering the Lord’s Kingdom, I pray for direction and clarity in my service.
As the Facilities Lead, the flesh and bones of our campus is my number one priority. The job entails all aspects of keeping our campus in tip-top shape. In order to carry out the myriad of tasks necessary to accomplish this, I will be cultivating a team of staff members and volunteers who take pride in the upkeep and presentation of our church home.
My wife, Rebecca, and I enjoy camping, hiking, and kayaking. We have a long-term goal of accomplishing all three activities in every state in the union!
- Pastor to Young Adults and Family
- Married to Mallary, with two sons, Thadden and Titus
- Contact Jedley
I’m excited to serve as Sunridge’s Pastor to Young Adults and Family! I trace my calling to the faithfulness God showed me as a teen when I struggled with my mom’s passing, and my heart is for students to find fulfillment in following Jesus.
I earned a Youth and Family Ministry degree from Hope International, and left college with a wonderful wife, Mallary. Prior to Sunridge, I spent four great years in student ministries at Friends Church of Yorba Linda. Mallary and I love our sons, Thadden, born in 2012 and Titus born in 2015.
- Connecting Pastor
- Married to Debbie with a son Brian, and a married daughter Sarah
- Contact Ken
My wife Debbie and I knew Sunridge would be our church home soon after we began attending services in 1994. Now that I’ve retired from a 26-year career as a firefighter, I feel blessed and honored to serve on the Sunridge staff, and I’m trusting God to lead the way for me to serve him.
Connecting pastor is a new position for Sunridge, and we see my role ranging from attracting visitors, to welcoming those who are visiting, to helping members connect who want to be more involved in the Sunridge community. This is perfect fit for me because I love meeting new people, especially those who are searching for a relationship with God or are new to Christianity.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my wife and playing the bag pipes with a fire department band
- Local and Global Partnership Directors
- Married with three children, Jonah, Moriah, and Olivia
- Contact Lisa
We are passionate about connecting the body of Christ at Sunridge with God’s universal mission of redeeming and reconciling all of creation to Himself. What an unfathomable grace that we, as God’s people, get to participate in His work here, near, and far away! Our work centers on exploring ways to inspire, equip, and engage the people of Sunridge with the mission of God in the world and the work of God in the wider body of Christ, both locally and globally.
Matthew spends most days teaching middle school math in Murrieta and Lisa studying for a degree in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. Definitely guilty of wanderlust, we are most happy when heading out of town with our kids to explore new places and see what God is up to in this great big world of His.
- Married to Ken with a son Kenny and 2 daughters, Morgan and Faith
- Contact Teresa
It is a great privilege to be a part of the team at Sunridge, and I really enjoy serving alongside the wonderful staff here. As a bookkeeper, I find joy in making sure that everything is in balance and kept in order. It is truly a blessing to be a part of what our Lord is doing at Sunridge in furthering His kingdom.
We live in Fallbrook and are enjoying a busy season of life including being involved in our kids’ many sports and having our oldest child in college. We also enjoy relaxing at La Jolla Coves and catching a movie whenever we can.
- Director of Care and Help
- married for 25 years with 2 adult children
- Contact Marla
Sunridge has been our family’s church home since 2001. I have had the privilege of playing a part in starting the Church Counseling Ministry at Sunridge and teaching and supervising our wonderful team members. I have degrees in psychology from UCLA, Biblical Counseling and Biblical Studies from International School of Theology, and Counseling Psychology from Cal Baptist. After 20 years as a licensed therapist, I am grateful for God’s grace to bring me back to my first passion. Other activities I enjoy are hanging out with my husband watching college sports or going to plays. I also love to be active playing tennis or volleyball or hiking.
- Maintenance Technician
I’ve been attending Sunridge since 2011 and feel blessed to be able to use my skills to serve my home church. Serving is important to me, and while I was working on my degree in theology from Calvary Bible College in Murrieta, I had the life-changing experience of serving for three semesters in Lima, Peru. In addition to my part-time job with Sunridge, I have a construction job where I do everything from electrical work to landscaping.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me listening to music, reading, or watching a movie. My favorite movies are documentaries, especially on the topic of creation vs. evolution, but I also enjoy movies with lots of action. Speaking of action, I love sports, but I’d much rather play sports than watch them!
- Pastor of Business and Finance
- Married to Diane with 2 daughters, Samantha and Mattie
- Contact Bob
I am humbled that I get to use the practical gifts God gave me to oversee the finances and facilities at Sunridge. It is my desire to use our resources to share the Good News of Jesus throughout this Valley and beyond.
As a husband and father of two daughters in college, I have my hands full. However when time permits, I like to unwind by playing basketball or an occasional round of golf.
- Lead Pastor
- Married to Cindy with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren
- Contact Britt
I’m the “new guy that’s been here for twenty years!” Since 1994 I’ve pastored at Sunridge in some form, while also working as a career firefighter. I am now serving Sunridge full time as the lead pastor. It is inspiring and rewarding to be able to help lead others in following Jesus and teaching the Bible in a practical, uncompromising way. I feel really fortunate to be a part of the team at Sunridge and am thrilled to join this great church in our next new adventure!
When I’m not on campus, you’re likely to find me surfing, mountain biking, or just hanging out with friends and family. On days when all of these can happen simultaneously, I am a very happy man! Cindy and I have been married for 36 years and are fortunate to have our kids and grandkids close by. Life is good!
- Global Outreach Trip Coordinator
- Married to Stew with 3 kids, Brittny, James and Brooke, plus 3 grandchildren
- Contact Lisa
I recruit, train and lead Sunridge members on mission trips outside the U.S., where we assist established churches in sharing the Gospel and planting new churches.
On Sunday mornings I serve as Sunridge’s prayer coordinator. In addition, I work for e3 Partners Ministry as a church planting coordinator and Nepal country director.
I love hanging out with my family and friends, taking long walks, and learning new things!
- Middle School Pastor
- Married to Nicole
- Contact Danny
I am excited to have the opportunity to serve at Sunridge! When I was 17-years-old, I felt called to pursue an occupation in youth ministry. I left my home in Sacramento to attend Hope International University in Fullerton, where I received a degree in Biblical Studies. As youth pastor at Sunridge, I get to spend my time discipling, learning from, and hanging out with our middle school students.
- Event Coordinator
- Married to Rob with a daughter Hannah and a married daughter Emily
- Contact Teresa
I have a passion for entertaining and cooking, and feel blessed to be able to use the gifts God has given me to serve at Sunridge as the event coordinator.
Our married daughter Emily is in graduate school, and Hannah is a student at Azusa Pacific University. We love to travel and spend time with family and friends. I also love the beach, doing all kinds of crafts, playing games, and just having a good time laughing.