INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @jonathonmurillo
Jonathon grew up in six different states across the Western United States. He made his way to Southern California to attend Vanguard University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Currently, he is pursuing a Master's of Divinity Degree at Azusa Pacific University where he also works doing campus ministry with college students. Jonathon is passionate about discipleship to Jesus and innovation, especially when those two spaces meet. He aspires to encourage people to live well-curated lives of purpose and passion. You can find Jonathon living in his beloved city of Costa Mesa, California with his amazing wife, Cyndi. Oh yeah, and he is a HUGE Raiders fan.
Trevor grew up in a small desert town in Southern California and graduated from Vanguard University in 2013. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 2014 where he currently lives with his beautiful wife, Ashlee, and enjoys of reading, writing, city-life, hiking, and investing in close friendships. Trevor is passionate about bringing the Church to the world and crossing the great divide between Christians and non-Christians that usually leaves both sides scratching their heads. He currently works at a small, Portland-based Christian university named Multnomah University as a Social Media and PR Specialist. He has spent some time in a couple different seminaries but is now getting his master's of English at Portland State University.
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @aizaiahyong
Aizaiah is a licensed minister, international evangelist, and local missionary who is passionate about joining God's renewing work in the world! Throughout Aizaiah's ministry, he has served as an associate pastor of a local church, adjunct professor, an author publishing on spirituality, and a peace activist. He currently serves full-time as an administrator for Intercultural Student Programs at Vanguard University in Southern California and is completing coursework for a PhD in Practical Theology: Intercultural Education and Spiritual Formation. Aizaiah is blessed with a beautiful wife of five years, Neddy, and also a daughter, Serenity Joy, who is two years old.
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Lane grew up in Southern California and graduated from Vanguard University in 2013, where he met his wife, Jayna. They are currently living in Beaverton, Oregon, where Lane is the Assistant Worship Pastor at Beaverton Foursquare Church. Lane and Jayna welcomed their first child, William, in October 2016. He loves the local church and has plans to attend seminary to earn his Master's of Divinity.
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @jmfieldson
Josh is a thoughtful and passionate leader. Currently, he is serving with Azusa Pacific University as the Assistant Director for Mobilization, where he leads marketing, educational programming, and on-going research and assessment for the Center for Student Action. Josh resides in Long Beach, California with his wife Stephanie of two years, where they enjoy outdoor adventures and the eclectic mix of cultures. In 2012, Josh earned his Master's in Public Health from Long Beach State University and just started his Master of Arts in Leadership at Azusa Pacific University.
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Beto was born in Sonora, Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of 10. After studying at LABI, he transferred to Vanguard University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently pursuing his Master's in Leadership Studies. He is married to Caitlin and they just had their first son, Malachi, in March 2016. Beto is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Faro Church in Lake Forest, California and loves a good cup of coffee.
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Noah is a drummer and percussionist with many years of experience teaching, performing live, and recording in the studio. In high school, Noah fell in love with music and decided to study classical music at Vanguard University. After college, Noah moved to Los Angeles and continued to stay busy working professionally in a variety of musical settings outside of the university environment. Apart from working as a percussionist, Noah enjoys surfing, craft beverages of all sorts, hockey, and spending time with his cute golden retriever.
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @DAVIDBEAVIS
Eating lots of food and looking at pictures of puppies are couple of ingredients to David's perfect day. The driving passion of David's life is walking alongside people as they figure out what it means to follow Jesus today. David holds a B.A. in Psychology from Vanguard University and an M.A. in Theology from Talbot School of Theology. He currently works at Mariners Church in Irvine on the High School Ministry team. David lives in Costa Mesa, CA, with his amazing wife Laura.
Jonathan grew up in Chula Vista, California up until he was 15 years old. He then moved to a small town in the High Desert called Barstow where he spent his high school years. He graduated with a degree in History/Political Science from Vanguard University in 2014. He is currently working as a Resident Coordinator at Vanguard, while he is completing his Master's degree in Organizational Psychology.
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Abraham grew up in the middle of California before he made his way to Orange County for Vanguard University. He graduated with a degree in Biblical studies and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. More recently Abraham has relocated to San Diego to be a Middle School Director. If there is people, coffee, and good conversation that is generally where you will find him.
Jon is a trained Spiritual Director from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot Seminary. While he was completing his Master's degree he also worked at Vanguard University overseeing the student recreation programs and coached at a local CrossFit gym. Although these three roles may seem very different, they greatly impacted the way Jon approaches wellness. He views well-being through a wholistic lens that sees the interrelated natures of spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational wellness. Jon is a fan of sports (particularly San Francisco based teams), camping, coffee, and reading.
The middle of three brother, Nehemias was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from LABI in 2009, then obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Vanguard University in 2011, and a Master’s in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2015. He currently works at LABI as Chief of Staff and as an adjunct professor teaching courses such as New Testament, Old Testament, among others. He married Gaby in December 2015 where they live in Pasadena, California. They both serve as worship leaders and Sunday school teachers at New Life Church in Mid City Los Angeles.