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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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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

We are committed to developing a healthy kids and family ministry that helps whole households, and the next generation of young people in them, to connect, grow and serve God’s purposes.  We are currently receiving applications for persons interested in our NEW Children’s Ministry Director role.

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We are looking for someone with proven leadership ability, team building skills and sufficient knowledge to train others for effective service with kids and their families.

This will be a full-time staff role.  Job Descriptions and employment applications are available upon request.  Contact the Church office.

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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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Stephanie Morris

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR 

Stephanie grew up in Pomona, the youngest in the family of six girls.  She met Jesus as a youngster, and remembers fondly the day she and her father were baptized together.  Stephanie’s volunteering in the Church office has now led to her bringing value to the Church through her staff role.

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In 1984, Stephanie became a licensed Cosmetologist, a position she held for 14 years.  After the birth of her daughter, she went back to school and graduated from Victor Valley College, where she discovered a love for writing.  A wearer of many hats, she worked in the Accounting Department of TRL Systems in Rancho Cucamonga for 13 years.  She was also hired as a Staff Writer for H. D. Living Magazine in 2008–a position still held today.  She has also became the author of a children’s book in 2016.

Stephanie married Wayne, the love of her life in 2010, and they soon found themselves buying a home in Crestline.  Nudged by Our Father, they began attending Lake Gregory Community Church where Wayne met Jesus and was born anew.  “LGCC taught us what a valuable blessing it is to Connect, Grow, and Serve.”

Wayne and Stephanie began serving as Greeters, and became members of the Branches LIFE Group.  Stephanie finds the Christ-centered relationships, growth, and encouragement that LGCC inspires, invaluable.  When not serving or writing articles, Stephanie cherishes time with her beloved family and pets.

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SUMMER INTERN

We have interns regularly involved in our work together.  We are presently receiving applications for a summer intern in Audio Visual ministry.  Interested persons may contact Pastor Dan for more information.

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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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