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Pastoral Staff


  • Ryan Holleman

    LEAD PASTOR


    Ryan casts vision for our church, serves as our lead preacher, oversees our Group Ministry, and provides leadership to the Staff Team.

  • Chancellor myers

    YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PASTOR


    Chancellor leads our ministries to students (Jr. High & High School) as well as our Young Adults.  In addition to all of that, he oversees our Connections Ministry to help everyone find their fit here at Friends.

  • taylor holleman

    FAMILY PASTOR


    Taylor oversees our Children's Ministries (Birth - 6th) as well as leads our ministries to women and moms.

MINISTRY & SUPPORT STAFF


  • Jared Reiter

    WORSHIP LEADER


    Jared leads our Worship Ministry teams and is responsible for creating an atmosphere of worship for the congregation at our Sunday Worship Gatherings.  

  • CHRIS OROZCO

    PASTORAL INTERN


    Chris serves to advance our evangelistic outreach into our local community.

  • DAVID SPARKS

    OUTREACH COORDINATOR


    David partners with our Compassion Ministries to help connect those in need with resources as well as leads outreach efforts throughout Garden Grove.

  • DAVID DAVIS

    FACILITIES MANAGER


    David oversees all maintenance and repairs for our facilities and grounds.

ELDERS


  • DIANE PARRA

    CLERK OF THE ELDERS


    Diane serves as the lead for our Elder team, which means she provides leadership for our Elders and is the chief partner to our Lead Pastor.  In addition to her role as an Elder, Diane serves in our Children's Ministry as a teacher.

  • Nancy HATCH

    CLERK OF THE MEETING


    Nancy serves as the Clerk of the Meeting, meaning she oversees our congregation meetings and serves on our Pastoral Relations Team.  She also serves in our Preschool Department as a teacher.

  • WAYNE ELSAESSER

    Wayne serves as a teacher in our Children's Ministry as well as a leader for one of our Men's small groups.

  • DARLENE GOLDING

    Darlene serves not only on our Elder Team, but also on our Finance Committee to help ensure our church remains good stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us.

  • BRETT HOLLEMAN

    Brett serves on our Preaching Team as well as serving as a leader for one of our adult small groups.

  • SCOTT HATCH

    Scott serves as a volunteer in our Student Ministries, on our Sound A/V Team, and leads an adult small group.