Todd grew up going to church but didn’t really meet Christ until his early twenties. Since then he’s been on an ever increasing joy-ride with Jesus. Besides Jesus he loves his wife, his kids and the folks they've married, and his grandkids. He sees himself as a guy that gets paid to enjoy God, and help others discover the delight that inevitably accompanies walking with God. He is convinced there is no better life.
Pastor of Adults & Life Groups
David was born and raised in the beautiful state of Hawaii. At 18, he left the islands to attend Biola University, graduating with a degree in business management. It was during this season in college when David’s understanding of the beauty of Christ and the joy of pursuing Him grew. Despite loving his corporate job, David realized that he was happier working with students. In 2008, he changed direction and enrolled at Talbot Seminary. Shortly after graduating, he and his wife, Casey, were sent by RCC to Kosova to work with a local church in Pristina. In June 2012, they returned and David has been serving at RCC ever since. David and Casey currently reside in Yorba Linda where David enjoys browsing Amazon for new titles as well as participating in the occasional game of pickup basketball.
Pastor of Children
Christy grew up in California and started pursuing a relationship with God in her late teens. She became a mom earlier than expected and went to night school to get her degree in childhood development. She's taught preschool for many years, worked at several churches, and married the man God saved for her. Looking back, it's clear that God used this whirlwind adventure to instill in Christy a passion for children and the way they are introduced to Christ. At RCC, Christy creates an environment that's engaging, fun, truthful, and age appropriate to maximize a healthy curiosity at these children begin their lifelong journey toward Christ.
Pastor of Care & Outreach
Apparently Keith has a great fear of faraway places. He was born in Placentia, went to college in Fullerton, attended to seminary in Brea, and is now on staff at RCC here in Yorba Linda. He committed himself to Christ in his first year of college and studied to pursue ministry as a Bible translator – something he could do from home perhaps? Since then, God has led him on a wild ride of occupational opportunities from musician, to case manager, to crisis counselor, to Army chaplain, to Pastor of Care. All the while, drawing Keith to the task of extending Christ’s offer of grace through faith to those who are hurting – both within the church and without.
Pastor of Worship
Todd is constantly singing, humming, whistling, and generally making instruments out of furniture in his office; that and thinking about his next cup of coffee. Todd has had a role in leading worship since he was a young teenager where he began leading his youth group band with his favorite instrument: the bass. Todd and his wife, Kate, visited RCC while searching for a vibrant Young and Married Group in the fall of 2005 and they never left. Since then, Todd has spent less and less time golfing and more time enjoying playtime with his two adorable daughters: Presley and Hadley. He’ll be the first to tell you that he’s having the time of his life on staff here at RCC, digging into the limitless ways in which we can corporately come together and experience the awesome presence of God.
Pastor of CoMMUNICATIONS
Brian's life changed when he arrived at RCC 10 years ago and through this community's encouragement, he finally started reading the Bible for himself. His subsequent journey created a more accurate picture of God's plan and a fire for Jesus that led him to pursue a full-time role in ministry as a pastor.
Along with his continued pursuit of our all-sufficient God, Brian's life is also heavily influenced by his lovely wife, Janelle, and their two daughters - who always keep dad on his toes.
Spend a few minutes with Brian and you'll see that his experiences prior to his role as a pastor - including sports teams, rock bands, and 15+ years of marketing - have sharpened his desire for collective success, his dry sense of humor, and his understanding that grace from an Almighty God is the most important thing anyone could ever "buy".
PASTOR OF STUDENTs
Will started his college career playing basketball but ended up at Chapman University as a key member of the football team. Upon graduation, Will enrolled at Talbot School of Theology. He also started coaching basketball and football and founded a non-profit organization… while also maintaining a part time position with a different non-profit geared towards assisting homeless veterans in downtown Los Angeles. You'll notice a pattern with Will: Will makes plans and God points him to better things. In fact, as a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Will had no desire to ever go to church let alone become a Christian. God has most recently pointed Will here, to RCC, where his wisdom, diverse experience, and warm heart made him the perfect person to Pastor over our Students.
PASTOR OF STUDENTs
Jonny may be the only pastor in town that doesn’t drink coffee...but he does play golf (and baseball) so that covers part of the basic requirements for being a pastor. Most importantly, half-way through his work toward a degree in education at Biola University, Jonny discovered his two main passions in life: God’s Word and people. These two passions drove him straight into seminary, where he received his Masters Degree from Talbot. For years, Jonny has been connecting with middle school and high school aged students through his roles at Forest Home, coaching baseball, and interning at RCC. With the privilege of watching him up close as he connects with this crucial age group, we believe Jonny's passion and proven skills wonderfully equip him to fight for young people as they grow toward a Christ-filled life of joy in pursuing God.
Pastor of Senior Adults
Jim grew up in North Dakota, but spent his adult life here in (warm) Southern California, primarily Orange County. He understands life and church through the lens of different "tribes" over several decades of ministry. Sometimes serving bi-vocationally, he also has a background in financial services. Both individually and together, he and his wife, Patty, understand the immensity of God's love and grace and His capacity to provide life "in all its' fullness". They have two adult children and three very lovable and enthusiastic grandchildren. Jim provides direction for Outreach - along the spectrum from global to local and Assimilation - helping cultivate a sense of belonging for guests and newer attendees to the RCC Fellowship.
Pastor of Adults
Austin was born in Minnesota, but grew up in the sweltering state of Arizona where he spent most of his childhood escaping the heat. Growing up, he was always told that he was good at arguing so at 18 he decided to pursue a political science degree at the University of Arizona with the hopes of becoming a lawyer. After experiencing many of the joys of college - from classes to playing lacrosse to enjoying the outdoors with friends - he realized that nothing made him happier than talking with others about Jesus. So naturally, he moved to California to attend Talbot Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity. He still likes to think of himself as a lawyer and has no problem showing you those skills when “discussing” all Minnesota sports teams or creating lists of the best music. But let's be clear...there is nothing that makes him happier than Jesus.
Pastor at large
Dennis was born a good Baptist boy who wanted to be “bad”. Being a social insider, he failed his freshman year in college. Dennis and his wife, Joy, served in Germany with CRU for 22 years where their three children were born and raised. During that time, Dennis studied theology and worked with churches in Germany. The family returned to California in 1989. Since then, Dennis has been a pastor with the last 18 years spent at RCC as Care Pastor and then Outreach Pastor. Dennis and Joy have six grandchildren whom they visit and enjoy immensely. Dennis’ major hobby is gardening and backyard entertaining. He looks forward to heaven and taking as many as possible with him!