Lead Pastor

I am the Lead Pastor of Serve Community Church and I am deeply passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus, because there’s no one like Him. I believe all of us are on a spiritual journey, and I enjoy walking alongside people as their story unfolds. I’m regularly in awe that the creator of universe loves me despite my brokenness, and I believe Jesus invites all of us to experience God’s radical love.

As any good Southern California native, I love all things outdoors especially baseball, surfing, and hiking. I’m also a bit of a foodie so let’s grab a bite to eat! I graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in History, and I received a Masters of Divinity from Azusa Pacific University. Last thing about me…I’m crazy about my amazing wife, Karissa and our wonderful little guy, Luke!!!

Kids' Community Director

My name is Karissa, and I am the Kids’ Community Director (oversee Birth through 5th Grade) at Serve Community Church (SCC). I’m passionate about children coming to know their Heavenly Father’s extravagant, unconditional love for them and what it looks like to follow Jesus. I believe it takes a community to raise a child and so at SCC we want to partner with parents to help them spiritually form their children. I’m also passionate about mobilizing our church beyond its walls on Sundays. So, I will be working to catalyze our local and global partnerships.

I graduated from the University of Missouri with my BS in Medical Dietetics, then completed my boards to become a Registered Dietitian. I work part-time as a RD. I received my MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

I have been married to my husband, Morgan, lead pastor of SCC, for 5 years and we have a high energy, joyful 1-year-old boy, Luke! In my free time, I love being outdoors, doing crafts with Luke, playing sports, playing board games with my competitive husband, and cooking new recipes!