Meet the team!
Ron came to Chico as the teaching pastor in the summer of 2002. He spent a decade as a youth pastor in the Pacific Northwest and is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University. He has a lovely wife, Susie, two adult daughters, two adorable grandkids that he spoils rotten, and a delightfully neurotic dog named Tater.
Teaching & Family Pastor
Jeremy (aka the Archbishop of Minors) joined the team in 2016 and has been wrangling teenagers for Jesus ever since! He graduated Azusa Pacific University in 2002 and got his Masters from Western Seminary in 2018. Jeremy has a stunning wife, Elizabeth, two and half teenagers, a stand-up bass, and an addiction to Marvel comic books.
Worship Leader & Design
Kimie has been beating the grand piano into submission and belting her heart out here at East Ave Church for the past 12 years. She has a hunky husband, John, and 3 spicy little girls. When she's not at church, you can usually find her planning her next super nerdy cosplay or dreaming about Disneyland.
Kids Zone Director
Chanel loves on our kiddos so well and has been running the entire children's department without breaking a sweat for the past 3 years. She and her husband Chris have their hands full - 3 teenage boys who keep them on their toes, and a sweet little girl (who we know is actually the boss of that whole posse!)