Our Team

We’re grateful for our staff who help guide and serve our church. We hope you’ll get to know our team, as we think they’re a pretty great group of people!

Jon Field

Lead Pastor

Danny Bowers

Executive Pastor

Jacob Wood

Worship Pastor

Kelly Hanighen-Lynch

Director of Communications & Women’s Ministry

Austin Gray

Pastor of Student Ministries

Gloria Needham

Director of ENCOUNTER Kids

Evan Link

Creative Director

Lindsey Lopez

Director of Care & Events

Robert Warren

Director of Facilities & Men's Ministry

Michelle Anthony

Director of ENCOUNTER Preteen & Childcare Programs

Leslie Lewey

Director of ENCOUNTER Kids Sunday Program

Judy Fahlman

Accounting Manager

Shelli Birdwell

Director of Global Outreach

Alex Link

Director of ENCOUNTER Preschool

Teri Rogers

Assistant Director of ENCOUNTER Preschool

Victoria Carpenter

Staff Accountant & HR Representative

Joy Leong

Graphic Designer

Kellianne Hern

General Ministry Administrative Assistant

Denise Sokoloski

ENCOUNTER Youth Administrative Assistant

Bonnie Galindo

ENCOUNTER Kids Administrative Assistant

Lori Borrajo

Executive Administrative Assistant

Samantha Smith

MomCo Administrative Assistant


Sunday Services at 9AM & 10:45AM

(805) 656-7766  |  6950 Ralston Street, Ventura, CA 93003

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We have ASL interpretation available for the 9 AM service