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Get to Know the Team

Our leaders are servants who follow Jesus Christ as they
set the vision and direction of our church.

Eric Turbedsky

Senior Pastor |

Eric’s primary responsibilities include preaching, vision casting, leading the pastoral team, and developing new leaders. He grew up in Pennsylvania and served as a pastor in San Diego before coming to Orange to plant our church in 2009. Eric and his wife Kirsi have five children and live in Santa Ana.

Dustin Smetona

Pastor |

Dustin’s primary responsibilities include worship leading, service planning, small groups, and administration. A native of Orange County, he grew up in San Clemente, joined our church as member in 2011, and became a pastor in 2017. Dustin and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Old Towne Orange.

Mike Davis

Pastor |

Mike’s primary responsibility is biblical counseling. He works full-time for the city of Irvine and serves as a bi-vocational pastor. He’s a native of Idaho and served at our sister church in Pasadena before relocating to Orange County in 2006 to help plant our church. Mike and his wife Lois have four children and live in Tustin.

We Don't Do This Alone

Our pastoral interns, deacons, and administrative staff are instrumental in carrying out the mission and values of our church.

Les Card

Deacon |

Les is a retired civil engineer and business executive who lives in Tustin with his wife Sue. In addition to the normal responsibilities of a deacon, he leads our Money Management Class and Law Committee.

David Christensen

Deacon |

David is an accountant who lives in Irvine with his wife Anna and their son. In addition to the normal responsibilities of a deacon, he leads a small group, leads our Finance Committee, and serves as the church’s accountant.

Zac Davis

Deacon |

Zac is an electrical engineer who lives in Tustin. In addition to the normal responsibilities of a deacon, he leads our Sunday operations team and serves as a member of our Finance Committee.

Bob Gnewuch

Deacon |

Bob is a business coach and consultant who lives in Orange with his wife Diane. In addition to the normal responsibilities of a deacon, he leads a small group and serves on our Sunday operations team.

Melissa Goins

Administration |

Melissa’s primary responsibility is to serve as Pastor Eric’s assistant. Her role includes serving our church and our denomination. Melissa grew up in San Diego, but also lived in Maryland and Kentucky before coming to Orange in 2020.

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