Our Staff Team

Our staff team is passionate about the work we get to do and making a difference in our community! We love God and we love others as we learn and grow and progress forward pursuing God’s vision for our church. Our staff is listed below. Feel free to contact us – we would love to hear from you!

Pastoral Staff

  • Ron Thompson - Lead Pastor

    Ron has been our fearless leader since the very first services back in 1991. Originally from Oklahoma, he loves the ocean, and living out here in California gives him pretty easy access! Most people don't know that Ron is quite a good cook, absolutely hates cheese, and can't hold a tune in a bucket (ok, we all know that one).


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  • Dave Bollen, Worship Arts Pastor

    Dave joined our staff team in 1996 and brought with him his wonderful gifts in music and leadership. Dave has been known to flyfish on a quiet stream now and then, and he also has a thing for classic Volkswagen Bugs. Need a good conversation starter for Dave? Start off with anything about tennis, bicycling, or the Los Angeles Lakers!


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  • John Fairchild - Reach  Pastor

    Originally from Southern California, John joined our staff team in 2003. He brought with him his love for his “Big G God” and his passion for sharing Jesus with others. As the father of five kiddos, John is constantly on the run – literally, because he loves to run and race and even does the occasional marathon! If you want to find John but don’t know where to look, look down – the brightest pair of shoes you see probably belong to him!


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  • Mark Hadley - Spiritual Growth Pastor

    Mark is also originally from Southern California and joined our staff team in 2005. Mark loves to see people experience true biblical community and a growing relationship with Jesus. Mark and his wife Teri have two daughters, and they all love outdoor adventures and water sports. He’s known for his hearty laugh, big heart, and corny dad jokes.


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  • Brett Malech - Serve & Operations Pastor

    A kid at heart, it will not surprise anyone who knows Brett that he served for many years as a volunteer in our Junior High Ministry. Joining our staff team in 2009, it’s a bit ironic that he now serves in a “serious” position as our Operations Pastor! Brett is an amazing servant, always willing to step in and help someone in need. Brett loves to be outdoors and works on his disc golf game regularly. Having a library of jokes in his arsenal, we think Brett’s great sense of humor might be a necessary survival technique, as he is also a devoted San Diego Padres fan.


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  • Bobby Breaux - Children's Ministry Pastor

    Bobby joined our staff team as the Children’s Ministry Pastor in 2003. Originally from Texas, he will be the first to admit that he didn’t even know that kids existed until his second year of college at Biola University! It was there that he discovered his passion for kids and he has been serving them ever since! Bobby loves the snow and activities related to it (skiing, throwing snowballs, building igloos). If you want to get Bobby talking, ask him what he thinks about – anything! We love Bobby’s heart for service and his contagious laugh!
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Support Staff