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Showing You the Way

Get away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts…
Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Our Leadership

Senior Pastor

Tara VinCross

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tara felt God calling her to pastoral ministry while serving as a group leader for Youth Challenge, a summer canvassing ministry over 25 years ago.

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Leadership

Our Pastoral Team

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor

Tara VinCross

Pastor Tara felt God calling her to pastoral ministry while serving as a group leader for Youth Challenge, a summer canvassing ministry over 25 years ago.

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Administrative Pastor

Administrative Pastor

Steve McHan

Pastor Steve loves pruning and harvesting fruit trees and shares the same passion with growing churches.

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Worship and Media Pastor

Worship and Media Pastor

Bryant Taylor

Pastor Bryant has been in ministry for 29 years using his passion to share the gospel.

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Children and Family Pastor

Children and Family Pastor

Samantha Peralta

Pastor Samantha's journey to ministry was not a straight path, but it was a faith journey of choosing to follow God.

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Community and Discipleship Pastor

Community and Discipleship Pastor

Mike Leno

Pastor Mike has been in ministry for more than 40 years. His love for studying scripture led him to naturally choose ministry.

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Patriarch Pastor

Patriarch Pastor

Pastor Salim Elias

Pastor Salim Elias was a Pastor at Azure Hills Church from January 15, 1978 to December 31, 2014. After his retirement he continued to serve this church as a greeter. He is still a widely beloved member of our church family.

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Member Care & Integration

Member Care & Integration

Starla Stephan Leno

Starla enjoys music, singing, nature, birdwatching, and playing with her grandson. She especially enjoys connecting people with Christ and one another.

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Office Staff

Office Manager

Office Manager

Nanette Pittenger

Nanette loves running and all things Disney and combined both by recently completing the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World.

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Treasurer

Treasurer

Janet Bottroff

Janet has been the church treasurer for nearly 30 years! She was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley.

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Church Board

Chairperson – Arthur Blinci
Vice-Chairperson – Liesl Acquistapace
Finance Chairperson – Sam Butarbutar
Finance Vice-Chairperson – Dennis Shogren
Co-Head Elder – Ernie Medina
Co-Head Elder – Keturah Reed
Safety Committee Chair – John Lorenz
Nominating Committee Chair – Chris Johnston
Adventurer Directors – Brandy & James Farley
Pathfinder Directors – Franz & Jannet Sanchez
Children’s Center Director – Tasha Garnett
Pastor Jessie López Abdul-Karim
Claudia Benggon
Deb Chong
Natalie Johnston
Pastor Mike Leno
Pastor Starla Stephan Leno
Benny Lopez
Dalton Mastrocolla
Jenn Maxwell
Jan Michaelis
Marcus Mitchell
Ed Motschiedler
Pastor Samantha Peralta
Pastor Bryant Taylor
Edward Siahaan
Pastor Tara VinCross

Finance Committee

Chairperson – Sam Butarbutar
Vice-Chairperson – Dennis Shogren
Church Board Chairperson – Arthur Blinci
Patience Bledu
Janet Bottroff
Scott Carlton
Daniel Injo
Natalie Johnston
Carolyn Marovitch
Ed Motschiedler
Verlon Strauss
Vince Tieri
Pastor Tara VinCross

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