Ps Jurgen Matthesius . Lead Pastor
*My first job was...door knocking for the Red Cross winter appeal when I was twelve. I got 10 cents for every bag of clothes I filled up.
*My childhood ambition was...to be on television.
*My proudest moment was...when Jesus found me.
*My most embarrassing moment was...too many to remember! At the first funeral I did I was so nervous I forgot the name of the deceased person and then got it wrong.
*My favorite thing about America is... Everything...I LOVE AMERICA!!!
Ps Leanne Matthesius . Lead Pastor
*My first job was…McDonalds
*My childhood ambition was…to get married and start a refuge for stray and abandoned animals.
*My soundtrack is…legally blonde.
*My proudest moment was…beating Jurgen in an online IQ test.
*I collect…little boys (my three sons).
*My most embarrassing moment was…falling over badly while rollerblading in front of a big group of people at Manly beach in Sydney.
*My favorite thing about America is…the people, the fact that people are encouraged to succeed and celebrated when they do. I love how patriotic Americans are.
Ps Mark Peterson . Pastor
*My first job was...paper boy.
*My childhood ambition was...to be a sports star.
*My soundtrack is...Iggy Pop…I’m a real wild child.
*My proudest moment was...seeing my wife Summer rap “Get Back” and blitz the Karaoke Party to win the grand prize!
*I collect...movies and music.
*My most embarrassing moment was...diving over what I thought was the opposition goal line celebrating when it was actually the half way line.
*My favorite thing about America is...free refills, now that’s America!
Ps Summer Peterson . Kidz Church pastor
*My first job was...at a clothes store.
*My childhood ambition was...to be an animal trainer.
*My soundtrack is...James Blunt.
*My proudest moment was...watching my sister being born.
*My most embarrassing moment was...falling up some stairs and flashing my underwear in 9th grade in front of twenty seniors.
*My favorite thing about America is...the five lane freeways.
Ps Stacy Capaldi . Director of Operations
*My first job was...teaching English in Ecuador. I was 13 and made my parents buy me a woman's briefcase so that I could look professional.
*My childhood ambition was...to be an acrobatic clown in the Barnum & Bailey Circus. I was taking gymnastics lessons to make it happen.
*My soundtrack is...anything I can sing along to.
*My proudest moment was...at age 15 I had the opportunity to scrub up for surgery to interpret Spanish to English for the surgeons in a local Ecuadorian hospital. It was not the interpreting I was proud of, it was taking part in bringing two cultures together.
*I collect...nothing. My interest chages too often to keep up with a collection.
*My most embarrassing moment was...leaning back on my chair in a high school chemistry class and having the Bunsen burner catch my hair on fire.
*My favorite thing about America is...coffee shops on every corner.
Ps Andrew Bennett . Worship + Creative Arts Pastor
*My first job was…KFC: $3.86 an hour!
*My childhood ambition was…I must confess, to be a rockstar.
*My soundtrack is…Stand Inside Your Love, Smashing Pumpkins.
*My proudest moment was…being asked to be part of Ps Jurgen’s team!
*I collect…guitars and different kinds of toilet papers from around the world.
*My most embarrassing moment was…peeing my pants in elementary school.
*My favorite thing about America is…the people’s bigness of spirit, generosity and belief that anything is possible.
Audrey Churchward . Pastor
*My first job was...picking cherries in Germany.
*My childhood ambition was...to be a flight attendant.
*My soundtrack is...any and all 80’s.
*My proudest moment was...winning a huge debate in school over polygamy. Yes, men. I was “For” it.
*I collect...dust on my guitar lately.
*My most embarrassing moment was...in college, I was late for a vocal recital and I ran into my crush. After exchanging a few words, he looked down and pointed out that I had two different shoes on.
*My favorite thing about America is...7 eleven slurpies.
Alicia Williams . Finance Manager
*My first job was… At Hollywood Video as a sales clerk.
*My childhood ambition was… To grow up and have a successful career. I always wanted to dress up in business suits and high heels.
*My soundtrack is… Anything from the classics, alternative rock, mellow indie music , to dance music. Depends on the moment and the mood. I like it all. Music keeps me going.
*My proudest moment was… When I married my knight in shining armor; Sir Lancelot.
*I collect… Nothing…I don’t like to much of one thing. I like to many things to have just one thing that I collect.
*My most embarrassing moment was… Walking out of the girls bathroom in the 7th grade with my skirt tucked into my underwear…in the middle of lunch time recess.
*My favorite thing about America is… The variety. You get a little bit of everything living here.