Our Lead Pastor, Roger Barkley, had hardly stepped foot into a church until he was in his late thirties — this following a conversion experience that eventually led him to leave a lucrative corporate career and enter seminary. Roger’s passion is the life-changing, healing experience Christ offers to each of us. He seeks to lead us into experiences of the mysteries of faith, and then to practical applications of faith to life, parenting, marriage and career. As our own lives and relationships are healed, out of joy and gratitude we respond by serving others in the name of Jesus. His teaching and style — while firmly grounded in Scripture — don’t quite match any of the conventional models of church; he says that he is “evangelical, progressive, traditional, radical, biblical, spiritual … and deeply caring”.
Members of our ministry team combine real-life experience with their faith and training.
Michael is a sixth-generation Californian who joined our congregation in 2007. His lay career includes over 40 years of service on the library faculty at CSUN. Michael has completed a two year Certificate of Ministry Studies program through the Pacific School of Religion. A long time social activist, Michael has focused on providing care and support for the chronically ill (especially people living with AIDS) and those in grief, as well as, supporting justice and peace efforts.`
Tim is the leader of our Music Team and brings passion and a wealth of musical experience to our worship. Tim has been involved in movies, TV and bands for many years, and has taught both children and adults on multiple instruments including drums, keyboard and guitar.
Cynthia is our office administrator. In addition to her responsibilities here, Cynthia works part-time as an adjunct professor of finance and as a part-time accountant.
Kerstynn has a long, active involvement in our church. She is working toward a career in law enforcement.
Kerstynn was recently married to Matt Payne, who is a former Marine who is now enlisted in the US Army.