The Team

DOMINIC BALLI

PASTOR / ELDER – Vision & Worship Life

FUN FACTS:  I was tone deaf until I met Jesus at age 16. I see the world in perpendicular lines and patterns. My band and I once (unintentionally) started a church among a bunch of Rastafarian drum makers in Ghana, Africa who had never even heard the name of Jesus before and only listened to me because I had dreads.

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BILLY HUNTER

PASTOR / ELDER – Community Groups & Men’s Ministry

FUN FACTS: I love the outdoors and adventure (hiking, backpacking, family road trips, etc). my family illegally immigrated to North America from England in 1620. I once worked for Dreamworks SKG where I spent much of my time there interviewing and cataloging testimony of Holocaust Survivors for a documentary series.

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CHAD AMICO

PASTOR / ELDER – Marriage, Global Missions, & Prayer Team

FUN FACTS: My birth name is Chadwick William which is much too proper for those who know me.  My first concert was seeing KISS in 5th grade (my dad dropped me and my friend off while he waited in the parking lot). I worked on the O.J. Simpson case (ask me “If he did it”). My kids say, “I’m kind of a Big Deal”, although they say it sarcastically.

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KEVIN CASTAÑEDA

YOUTH DIRECTOR

FUN FACTS: I’m a full-blooded Guatemalan baseball fanatic who has traveled to ten countries and counting.

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ANNA HERRING

KID’S DIRECTOR

FUN FACTS: I have battled cancer five times (not so much of a “fun” fact), genuinely love public speaking, and can solve the Rubix Cube in four minutes.

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KELLY AMICO

WOMEN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

FUN FACTS: I write poems. I am a very terrible singer (for real) BUT I love to pretend I can sing opera and am known by my kids to break out in sudden bursts of operatic singing (mostly to annoy them). And I’m Irish but I cook like an Italian, says my family and friends that gather for our “Spaghetti Sundays”

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LEIGH ANNE TSUJI

WOMEN’S MINISTRY CO-DIRECTOR

FUN FACTS: When I’m not helping women discover who they are in Christ, I’m coaching business executives. I was also once a part of the team that created “Jack” of Jack In the Box. And I really hate bats.

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JENNIFER WEIR

GLOBAL MISSIONS COORDINATOR

FUN FACTS: I swing dance for my cardio. Spanish is my second language. I spent my high school and college years filing up my passport with missions trips. My family and I often find ourselves hiking with grizzlies and occasionally being rushed by moose.

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ELAINA BUFFON

YOUTH AND MINISTRY ASSISTANT

FUN FACTS: I was a competitive gymnast growing up and then coached for 8 years. I love traveling and have been to more places than I can count on two hands. I am also a freelance makeup artist who got her start learning from, and assisting, artists in the film & tv industry.

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JOHN HUGHES

ACTING DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

FUN FACTS: I enjoy being goofy with my wife and four kids. I am a national award-winning homebrewer and am passionate about bringing a smile to people’s face through good food and drink. I spent five summers on staff at Hume Lake Christian Camps during my college years, and six years on full-time staff as the Chief Financial Officer.

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CHRISSY HIRSH

BOOKKEEPER

FUN FACTS: Mary Queen of Scotts (Bloody Mary) is my ancestor. However, being from Oklahoma, I have more redneck in me than royalty. I also play the trumpet (well, kinda).

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