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David Fandey Pastor/Elder

Where did you grow up?

In Southern California, a mile from the beach, in the South Bay area.

What's your family like?

Life is one big adventure for us! I've been married to Wilma for 23 years and we have six kids, ages 6 thru 20! We have a lot of fun. Wilma and I are both Cal Poly SLO engineering grads but we consider it a compliment when people tell us, "You don't seem like engineers".

What are your hobbies?

Travel, wrestling with my kids, coaching my kids, surfing, dating my wife, people, growing things, time outdoors.

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

Verses: Romans 5:8, Mt. 16:24, 2Cor. 5:21, Mt. 28:19-20

Quotes: "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." -Jim Elliot, and "Wilma!" -Fred Flintstone

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

My wife, a couple of long term friends (2 pastors and 2 former roomates), The Fields elders.

What was the last book you read?

Go Dog Go and Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss, A Gospel Primer for Christians by Miton Vincent and The Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Bridges.

Who is your favorite author?

Michael J. Wilkins, C.S. Lewis, John Stott, Wayne Grudem, C. John Miller and Jerry Bridges.

What's on your iPod?

A mix of Jack Johnson, Lecrae, U2, Fernado Ortega,  Foo Fighters, Weezer and Matt Redman.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

Before I got married, I back packed around the world by myself for six and a half months going from Europe to the Middle East to Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Wilma and I lived in New Zealand for awhile and traveled both islands extensively. We drove from California to Washington, D.C. twice with four kids in our van (why in the world do it twice!).

What's your favorite indulgence?

Watching a movie or sitting in the jacuzzi with my wife, spending the day at the beach, surfing in warm water.

What's a surprising fact about you?

I have a shy side.

David Martinelli Pastor/Elder

Where did you grow up?

Aurora, Illinois, just outside Chicago

What's your family like?

I have a fantastic wife and 5 sweet little critters! Diane and I have been married for 14 years. Isabella is 12, Lucca is 10, Anteo is 8, Sofia is 5, and the newest, Talia, is 2.

What are your hobbies?

I'm a musician. I love to play piano and sing. Also, I enjoy working out and eating great Italian food!

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

Verse: Philippians 1:6

Quote: He is no fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. -Jim Elliot.

What was the last book you read?

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

Who are your favorite authors?

A.W. Tozer, Mark Buchanon

What's on your iPod?

Love to listen to great sermons! Favorite song right now is, “The Goodness of God.”

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

One was spending the summer in Rome on a missions trip 9 years ago. Loved it! Then going to Hawaii for our 10th anniversary with my wife! Just her and I for 8 days! Incredible!

What's your favorite indulgence?

Any carb! Like a good italian boy!

What's a surprising fact about you?

I like to dance!

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Forrest Weiland PASTOR/ELDER

Where did you grow up?

Redding, California

What's your family like?

Awesome. My wife is very outgoing, loves to cook and practice hospitality, plays piano, and loves most anything to do with business. My son Ben loves surfing here is southern CA. He also likes to discuss theological topics from the Bible which I enjoy also.

What are your hobbies?

Skiing, hiking, playing guitar and learning piano, reading, kayaking.

What is your favorite bible verse?

Most all of Psalm 139

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

In the past it was a pastor of the first church I attended. I have enjoyed John MacArthur's teaching (via radio), though I don't hold to his view on limited atonement. I believe that Christ really did die for everyone.

What was the last book you read?

Mutiny on the Bounty and Men Against the Sea

What's on your iPod?

Music :) Beatles, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, Cold Play, Led Zeppelin, Phantom of the Opera, Wagner, Sheryl Crow, Assorted Christian worship songs, Tom Rush, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Death Cab for Cutie, Cat Stevens, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Andrea Bocelli, Michael W. Smith, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Rod Steward, Delerious, Darry Worley, etc. etc.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

Sailing through the Panama Canal, on a boat with my family at night, snorkeling off the coast of Costa Rica, and taking jungle hikes.

What's your favorite indulgence?

Lobster, Prime Rib, with a baked potato and sour cream etc. and cold draft beer (micro brew), followed by a dessert of ice cream covered with whipped cream and walnuts, ending with an espresso. 

What's a surprising fact about you?

I was a completely non-churched wild teenager until I came to faith at 23, also I used to be a ski instructor.

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Patrick Crandall Pastor/Elder

Where did you grow up?

All over the place. I was born in Texas, was raised mostly in Michigan and Kentucky, and went to college in Alabama. There was a little bit of Iowa, North Carolina, and Virginia mixed in along the way.

Please tell us about your family.

I met my wonderful wife Susan here at the Fields and we have been joyfully married and since 2011.  I married up- she is amazing! Her side of the family is mostly local to southern California, while mine is primarily over on the east coast..

What are your hobbies?

I love sports- playing them, watching, them talking about them.  Thankfully for me, Susan does too! Football and Basketball top the list. We love hiking in the hills and beach cruising on the coast.  We love the bit of traveling we've done.  We enjoy drinking tea and reading together, and exploring local places to get a good bite to eat.  We love spending time with friends- playing games or just hanging out.  

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

Impossible question.  All of them?  But I do love Exodus 34:6-7

Quote:

"The Cross of Christ is the most revolutionary thing ever to appear among men."  A.W. Tozer

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

My dad. Olan Stubbs and Joel Brooks, who mentored me in college. David Fandey, David Martinelli, and Forrest Weiland at the Fields.  Other authors/thinker/pastors/leaders who had a big impact: Julius Kim, Michael Horton, David Hunter, John Calvin, Kevin DeYoung, and my Infantry Officer's Course instructors.

What was the last book you read?

Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller

Who are your favorite authors?

This is tough. C.S. Lewis,  Leif Enger, Tim Keller, J.R.R. Tolkien, Steven Pressfield, Jerry Bridges, etc.

What's on your iPod?

Depends on the day... I have diverse musical tatses.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

Washington/Vancouver with Suz- beautiful area, cool city.

What's your favorite indulgence?

Football and good food with friends.

What's something people would be the most surprised to know about you?

I served as an officer in the United State Marine Corps before coming on staff at the Fields

Brad Robinson    business admin

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in La Puente CA, in L.A. County and went to the same high school my dad attended.

 

What's your family like?

I married my best friend, Connie, January 10, 1981. Our life's journey has taken us from California to Florida, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Texas (again), Georgia (again), and now back to California. We have two sons, Eric, who is a Lutheran Pastor and is married to Katy with our four year old grandson Nash, and Marc who is a Doctor who divides his time between Chicago and Haiti and is married to Candice with our one year old granddaughter Hazel.

What are your hobbies?

New found hobby and passion is surfing.

 

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

1Peter 3:15 "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect".   Favorite quote "Love God, Embrace Beauty and Live Life to the Fullest" Kyle Lake

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?  

My wife first.  Connie has supported me throughout my business career and ministry passions. Also Dan Hauser, Pastor in Little Rock Arkansas who has lived ministry and life with me for many years in Texas.

 

What was the last book you read?  

The trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne.

What's on your iPod?

Country Music and Third Day.  What a combination!

What's a favorite trip you've been on?  

Connie and I spent three weeks in Italy. It was wonderful.  Plus I must mention the many mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala our family has experienced together.

What's your favorite indulgence?

Chips of all kinds.  Can't just eat one!

What's a surprising fact about you?  

Before my career with Coke, I managed my parents flower shops.  I designed flower arrangements and even presented my floral designs for large conferences / conventions.

Kia Grine Administrative Assistant

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Salem, Oregon- the beautiful Northwest!

What's your family like?

I have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband, Trevor, for six years. We have a beautiful little girl, Alaia, and a sweet baby boy, Monroe, who bring us so much joy each day! 

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy spending time outside walking by the beach or hiking with my family.

What is your favorite bible verse?

II Corinthians 12:9

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

There are many women at the Fields who I highly respect and look to for counsel and encouragement. They have helped shape me as a Christian, wife, and mother.

What's on your iPod?

A very wide range of music from worship to alternative rock.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

We recently took a trip to Panama and Costa Rica. This was our first big adventure with a baby and we had blast exploring a new part of God's creation!

What's your favorite indulgence?

Coffee!

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Erika Bonham Children's Ministry Director

Where did you grow up?

Born and raised in Vista, California.

What's your family like?

My family consists of my wonderful husband, Shane, our son Ethan, and our daughters Tegan, Paige, and Wren. They keep my very busy! In my free time, I work as a nurse at Palomar Hospital.

What are your hobbies?

Spending time with my family, reading, quilting, sewing, crafting, traveling, and sleeping.

What is your favorite bible verse?

John 6:68, Isaiah 53:4-6

What was the last book you read?

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. One of our favorites. We all love to read in our family and there are books everywhere. I just finished reading Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. It was amazing and I am trying to get everyone I know to read it.

Who are your favorite authors?

L.M. Montgomery and Jane Austen

What's on your iPod?

Several sermon podcasts, Bon Iver, Birdy, and one of my all time favorites, the Decemberists.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

The best one was when Shane and I took an eight week trip to Europe in the summer 2003. France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, and England. Very memorable. Can't wait to do it again someday!

What's your favorite indulgence?

Reading and sleeping!

What's a surprising fact about you?

I had my daughter Tegan at home on the bathroom floor on accident!

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Bret Theis  STUDENT MINISTRIES and Music

Where did you grow up?

 I grew up all over the place: Yucca Valley, Tucson AZ, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, and finally San Diego. San Diego became home for me during my Junior High years.

What's your family like?

My wife is my absolute best friend in the world. It doesn't matter what we do; we simply enjoy being together, though we really enjoy watching movies and playing board/card games with our friends. I enjoy a great relationship with my mother and father, who have been married for over 30 years. I have a sister, a brother-in-law, and two nieces who are the most adorable kids in the world (until I have children of my own, of course). We’re all a bit crazy in our own ways, but that’s just how it goes with family.

What are your hobbies?

Mainly and most frequently: studying/learning my wife, watching good movies, spending quality time with friends and family. Occasionally: I love playing basketball, I know a few good card tricks, and (my guilty pleasure) I grew up playing video games.

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

Verses: 1 Timothy 1:15,  1 John 1:9,  1 Peter 3:7

Quote:

"If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be."  -  Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

“Preach the Gospel, die, and be forgotten.” - Zinzendorf

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

My wife, who continually helps to soften my edges, and Pastor Brian Day, who has helped shape my views on ministry in the healthiest and most practical ways. Theologically speaking, Pastors David Fandey, Forrest Weiland, and Patrick Crandall have influenced me tremendously - for which I am extremely grateful. Also, Pastor Aaron Ivey of the Austin Stone Church has helped me to grow as a leader and a musical theologian.

What was the last book you read?

Side by Side by Ed Welch and Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt

Who is your favorite author?

Greg Forster, Wayne Grudem, John Piper, Francis Chan, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Jeff Vanderstelt

What's on your iPod?

A rather eclectic mix of all kinds of music, as well as two translations of the Bible, audiobooks and a trove of great sermons. If you're looking for some awesome music, check out: The Reign of Kindo, Austin Stone Worship, Chris Stapleton, and St.Paul & the Broken Bones.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

I HAVE to say my honeymoon, right? Definitely my honeymoon. Seeing Hawaii with my wife and her seeing it for the first time with me : priceless. Now we just can't wait to go back!

What's your favorite indulgence?

Nerding out on Star Wars or Lord of the Rings movies. Doesn't matter which one, or at which point I start watching...once it's on - I'm in. 

What's a surprising fact about you?

I used to be a pretty shy person. But I repented of that.

 

John Duarte     Ministry Staff

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Santa Clarita, CA, north of Los Angeles.

What's your family like?

My wife, Bethany, and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage this summer.  She compliments me well, by virtue of her astounding attention to detail, thorough preparation for any activity, and the degree to which she ensures that our family has everything that we need.  She and I have been blessed with three amazing children.  Faith is 9 years old, is extremely inquisitive and loves to read.  This summer, we saw her grow in her love for science, in particular, geology.  I think the quote of the summer was, "I think it's igneous, because I don't see any metamorphic of sedimentary formations."  Yes, my 9 year old said that.  JJ is 6 years old, loves trains... and loves trains.  Did I mention that he loves trains?  Reagan is 3 years old, and she is definitely our spirited child.  While the other two would generally be compliant over the years, she is the one that is always looking for her own way.  She keeps us on our toes with high highs, and low lows.  All of these kids are full of joy, and we have so much fun with them.  

What are your hobbies?

I actually enjoy running... usually.  But, last year I had ankle surgery, and I probably should back off a bit.  Because of that, I took up golf and have enjoyed learning the game with my oldest.  Hit me up if you want to play! 

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

Romans 8:18-25

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

David Fandey has been extremely influential, simply through the manner in which he has modeled the gospel to me personally in the last 7 years of partnering in ministry.

What was the last book you read?

The Surprising Grace of Disappointment, by John Koessler

Who is your favorite author?

John Piper

What's on your iPod?

A little of everything, but I think I really get my jam on with some 80's music.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

Last summer, we took a 36 day road trip with a tent trailer as we moved from Kansas back to North County San Diego.  Throughout the trip, we followed parts of the Oregon/California Trails and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The highlights for us, though, were Glacier National Park and Yellowstone; simply beautiful!  We would love to go back to both of those places when the kids are older and are able to do some hiking.

What's your favorite indulgence?

Diet Dr. Pepper

What's a surprising fact about you?

I've been in the Navy for over 16 years, but I've hardly been at sea.  Feel free to ask me how I managed that.  

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Jeremy King  BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in San Clemente, California 

What's your family like?

I have a wonderful wife who I dearly love. She is my best friend and I want to spend all my time with her. 

What are your hobbies?

Surfing & Reading

What is your favorite bible verse or quote?

Verses: 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 3:18, John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 

"Of all I would wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach Christ, always and evermore.  He is the whole gospel.  His person, offices, and work must be our one great, all-comprehending theme." Lectures pg. 79
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?

Jesus, My Wife, Charles Spurgeon, David Brainerd, John Piper, Mark Driscoll, John MacArthur, Trevor O’Keefe 

What was the last book you read?

King’s Cross, Tim Keller

Who is your favorite author?

Charles Spurgeon & Tim Keller

What's on you iPod?

Bon Iver, Ray LaMontagne, Miles Davis, Page CXVI, and a lot of sermons

What's a favorite trip you've been on?

Honeymoon to Kauai, relief trip to Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina & a trip to London to visit friends and see Metropolitan Tabernacle  

What's your favorite indulgence?

My Wife, Bible, books, both old and new, and surfboards.

What's a surprising fact about you?

I’m adopted, though I look very similar to my younger sister who is not adopted.