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Monday – Thursday:  7:30am – 3:30pm

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Lake Gregory Church is home of Worship, Bible Studies, Service opportunities, and so much more!

Staff

Dan Stipp

SENIOR PASTOR

Dan grew up in the Midwest and entrusted his life to Jesus Christ in 1980.  He has been involved in starting churches, leading turn-around churches, and helping growing churches to be more effective in their mission ever since. He received a Masters of Divinity degree with an emphasis in missions and evangelism in 1986. 

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He has been married to Cindy since 1988 and they have three adult daughters.  He has been passionate about facilitating LGCC’s life and work together since 2008, creating a culture in which we can multiply disciples, leaders and groups.  He enjoys weekly dates and special trips with Cindy, being connected with his family, staying fit, exploring California through seasonal camping trips and outings, and enjoying a variety of experiences with the LGCC family.

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Shell Pate

WORSHIP DIRECTOR

Shell Pate grew up in the Pacific Northwest.  She received a mathematics degree from Portland State University and worked in the corporate world for about 15 years.  Shell and her husband, Mike, were part of a leadership team starting two new churches.

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Helping people connect to God through worship has been a theme of Shell’s life.  She has served on the worship teams for several churches, and also led worship at Christian camps.  Shell and Mike have four children and two adorable grandsons.  She’s had the unique opportunity to travel, visiting over 35 countries.  Currently, she loves living on the side of a mountain and tending to her garden in her free time.

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Page Blankenship

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Page grew up in Riverside, California and has been on the mountain and at LGCC since 2007.  Page is a “Peter Pan” type with a heart for kids since childhood.  Her passion to lovingly influence children led to her career as a teacher, administrator and children’s ministry leader.

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The greatest joy she receives is seeing kids meet Jesus through our weekly lessons and special events.  Page loves the ocean, tap dance, music, and has been married to her best buddy since 1991.  She is the proud “Meowmie” of two kitties and the best Auntie in the world to 6 amazing kids.  “I am humbled and ever-so-grateful that God has chosen me to partner with kids and their families in learning about and growing in the Lord Jesus.”

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Keith Yoshimura

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Keith was raised in Hawaii, and was “Born Again” in Southern California in 2003 and baptized at LGCC in August of 2003.  He is the father of a daughter and has two grandchildren.  Keith has served LGCC in many volunteer capacities through the years.

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In his staff role, Keith oversees day to day Church administrative operations.  He has a Master’s in Counseling in Psychology (MFT) and a Master’s in Counseling in Ministry both from California Baptist University.  Keith is a former Deputy Sheriff with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and achieved the rank of sergeant before retiring after 21 years.

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Laura Pumford

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR 

Laura moved to the Mountains in 2000 from Riverside, with her husband Bill of almost 40 years.  They love the mountain and have been blessed with four wonderful children and seven grandchildren.  Laura started volunteering in the church office in 2007, which has now become a part-time career.  

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“God used my job to grow me and draw me and my family closer to Him.”  Laura has also served on the hospitality team, helped with Toddlers on Sunday, served with Woman’s Ministry, and presently enjoys working with the Youth Group.  Laura enjoys her family, getting to know people, and entertaining.  She loves to quilt, scrapbook, make cards, and share her God given talents with others.

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Katrina Williams

SUMMER INTERN

Katrina grew up in Crestline, graduating from RIM High School in 2014.  She is presently a student at Azusa Pacific University, majoring in Journalism. 

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Katrina enjoys playing piano, building relationships with all ages, and being outdoors.  She has served LGCC in a variety of ways through the years and is now completing her 3rd internship with children’s, youth and audio-visual ministries.

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Jeff Bradford

MAINTENANCE FACILITATOR

Jeff came to Lake Gregory Church in 2010.  As a retired fireman and Ranger, Search and Rescue, and National Ski Patrol (Nordic Division), Jeff brings a diverse experience and talent to the Church. 

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Jeff has been on mission trips to Russia along with the Firefighters for Christ International organization and Calvary Chapel Church Planting missions. He is married to his precious wife Denise and together they have 8 children and 6 grandchildren! Jeff and Denise have a passion for marriage ministries and for younger adults ages 18 to 35.  Jeff would like to expand The MTX Trex ministry as time allows which targets these younger adults with more extreme outdoor activities.

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Jeanette Nelsen

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Jeanette was raised in the mountain community.  She accepted Christ at the age of 7.  She has been attending LGCC since 2001 and started volunteering in Children’s Ministry in 2005. 

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She now serves in both administration and in coordination of Children’s Ministries.  Jeanette enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, going on day hikes, reading and traveling.  You can find Jeanette on Sundays teaching the 1st/2nd grade class.

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Denise Bates

JANITOR

Denise has lived on the mountain with her husband, Chris, for many years.  She has two daughters.  Denise loves gardening, animals, and spending time with her family. 

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She blesses all of us by her bright countenance, her caring spirit, and her eagerness to help the Church in any way she can.

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Dave Tarbox

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Dave has lived in Crestline for close to 20 years and has been a member of LGCC for almost as long.  Dave has also been on staff for close to 19 years and has seen many changes with the Church throughout that time. 

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“This is my Church Home and will always be…”  Dave is a widower with 2 adult sons – the oldest in Maine and his youngest at home in Crestline.  Dave is fascinated with computer technology and digital art. He loves cats and has been a core member of the Worship Team for many years.

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Brandon Van Dyk

YOUTH PASTOR

Brandon grew up in the Inland Empire, receiving his Associates degree in 2009, and a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta in 2012.  He has lived on the mountain since 2013 and loves everything outdoors. 

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He is passionate about discipleship and leadership development.  Brandon sees his role as a Christian to multiply disciples and his Youth Pastor role as an encourager, equipper, and supporter of parents.  He firmly believes parents are on the front lines and his role is to support parents as they disciple and raise their children in the Lord.  During day to day tasks at LGCC, Brandon focuses on getting people in the Church out in to the community, and people in the community in to the Church.  Brandon and his beautiful wife, Taylor, married in 2015.  If you are new to the Mountain, considering LGCC, or a Millennial, Brandon and Taylor would love to meet you and hear your story!

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