Birthday: November 19th Hometown: Orange County Family Info: Married to my beautiful wife, Denise. We have three great kids - Aaron, Amy, and Amanda, who are all married. What do you do for fun? Go to the beach, hang out with my wife! Spend time with my kids, ride a bike, and watch sports. A few favorite books? Christ Indwelling and Enthroned, The Making of a Man of God, The Grace of God, whatever I am currently reading. Favorite place to visit? Maui. Favorite indulgence? Ice Cream; College Basketball and Football. Who has influenced you the most in ministry? Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and Jon Courson.
Birthday: August 3rd Hometown: Encinitas Family Info: My wife is Jeannine. We have 2 kids, Joe and Cheree. They are both married and we are blessed with two granddaughters, Evangelene and Eisely, and a grandson, Isaac. What do you do for fun? Spend time with Jeannine, go camping, kayaking, off-roading Favorite books? Spiritual Leadership, anything Chuck Swindoll writes Favorite place to visit? Disneyland Favorite indulgence? Building things What person has influenced you the most in ministry? Jon Courson, Warren Wiersbe
Birthday: October 2nd Hometown: Southern California Family Info: Married to my wife, Dawn. We have 2 boys, Austin & Ethan and 3 girls, Emma, Bella, & Jessy, and one daughter-in-law. What do you do for fun? Camping with my family, playing in the snow, pinochle, golf. Favorite books? Psalms, books by Warren Wiersbe or J Vernon McGee. Favorite place to visit? Hawaii. Favorite indulgence? Popcorn and a movie. What person has influenced you the most in ministry? My wife
Birthday: December 12th Hometown: Cleveland Ohio Family Info: Married to my multi-gifted wife, MaryAnne, and we have one daughter, Ashley who is married to our son-in-law, Sebastion. We are blessed with our amazing granddaughter, Audrey, and our grandson, Declan. What do you do for fun? Hang out with my wife, motorcycle and bike riding. Favorite books? In His Steps, Making of a Man of God, Christ Indwelling and Enthroned, 50 People Every Christian Should Know. Favorite place to visit? Monterey, CA Favorite indulgence? Ty’s Burger House-Western BBQ Burger and onion rings. What person has influenced you the most in ministry? Men I first served with at Calvary Vista, like Bob Brown and John Hofland
Birthday: October 16th Hometown: Oceanside, California Family Info: Married to my beautiful wife, Lisa Viveros! I have two wonderful kids, Corina of Louisiana and Teddie. We have one grandchild named Trace from Louisiana! What do you do for fun? I love to work around my home and go places with my wife.
Birthday: August 29th Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA - Oceanside, CA Family Info: I am married to my beautiful wife and best friend, Rachel. We have 2 amazing sons, Wesley and Shepard. What do you do for fun? Hang with the fam, good food, great friends, soccer, surfing & music Favorite movies? Quiet Man, Indiana Jones, The Power of One Favorite place to visit? Mexico Favorite indulgence? Teri Cafe + Banzai Ramen + Sriracha = Yum Happy Good Time // Sade What person has influenced you the most in ministry? My wife, my 2 sons, and my older brother, Brett Urbina.
Birthday: January 3rd Hometown: Huntington, New York Family Info: Wife passed away in 1991 after 21 wonderful years of marriage. God gave us two children. Jessica is married and lives in Bend Oregon with the two best grandchildren in the world. My son Jonathan is married and lives here in Oceanside. What do you do for fun? Go to the beach or the mountains. Listen to Christian music, garden, read a good book. Favorite books? The Bible is #1 especially now seeing the stories as movies and thinking about what the characters in the story and God show about their character and spiritual situation. After that: Cliffs of Opal by F. W. Borham (and anything else by the same author), With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray (and anything else by the same author), Disciples are Made Not Born by Walter A. Henrichsen (and anything by the same author, Christ Indwelling and Enthroned by J. Oswald Sanders, Gladys Aylward by Sam Wellman (and other biographies by the same author), Heaven by Randy Alcorn ( and If God is Good by the same author), and One Minute Answers to Skeptics Top 40 Questions by Charlie Campbell (and anything else by the same author). Favorite places to visit? Adirondack Mountains, Kauai, Sierras, and home here in Oceanside Favorite indulgence? Ice Cream Who has influenced you the most in ministry and why? Bob Hoekstra – Introduced me to grace. Rob Salvato – Inspires and encourages me with his humble heart before Jesus. Charlie Campbell – His friendship and support personally in my life, and his servant heart coupled with diligent, self-sacrificing, hard work to take the truth of God and put it on the lower shelf so all can understand.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA. Family Info: Married to my beautiful wife, Debbie. We have 3 daughters, 5 awesome grand kids and 300 lizards around the house. What do you do for fun? Kayak; a weekend in Big Bear Favorite books? Fearless by By Eric Blehm; Heaven by Randy Acorn Favorite place to visit? I like the mountains but I would love to visit Italy Favorite indulgence? Coffee and ice cream Who has influenced you the most in ministry? Randy Tucker, who was a home group leader here at Calvary Vista. Randy spent a lot of one on one time with me when I was a baby Christian. To this day I still remember many situations where he demonstrated Gods love by putting my situations before his needs. It took me years to realize how blessed I was to have such a Godly mentor in my life.
Birthday: February 1st Hometown: Spent a few years in Oregon as a kid, but from 2nd grade on I have been here in Vista. Family Info: I have an amazingly awesome wife and best friend, Brooklynn. Then there is my mom & dad, sisters Amy & Amanda. My grandparents and cousins live nearby, and I've got another set of family members in Oregon, and now some in-laws in Maine and Oklahoma! What do you do for fun? Spend time with my wife is #1 on that list. As far as hobbies, I enjoy artistic films, long walks and music, video games (hey, I gotta stay up to date with what the youth are in to), a good book and a cup of tea, and creating comedy videos. Favorite place to visit? York, England, the wondrous land I met my lovely wife in. I want to go back and visit so badly! Favorite indulgence? My one weakness… Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. It's like my kryptonite. What person has influenced you the most in ministry? Evan Wickham… he was a really amazing youth pastor. He loves the Lord, loves the Word, loves his wife & kids, and loved the kids in his youth ministry. I am still blessed by his heart and example. Close seconds are Jason Yetz, Trevor O'Keefe, Ole Turley, Danny Williamson, & Jason Duff. Amazing people who helped me so much on this road.
Birthday: October 6th Family Info: Married to my best friend, Aaron. What do you do for fun? I like to go on dates with my husband, explore new places, take pictures, and cook. A few favorite books? Redeeming Love, Bruchko, The Heart Reader, Jane Eyre, Mandy Favorite place to visit? Oklahoma and Maine to see my family, and England. Favorite indulgence? Chips and salsa with a Dr. Pepper. Who has influenced you the most in ministry? My youth pastor growing up, Aaron Dudley, Ken Graves, and my amazing husband, Aaron Salvato.
Birthday: April 14th Hometown: Vista, California Family Info: Married to my beautiful wife, Bryn What do you do for fun? Hang out with family and friends. Play sports. A few favorite books? Enders Game, Discipleship, and John. Favorite place to visit? Lake Havasu Favorite indulgence? Firehouse subs Who has influenced you the most in ministry? My parents, family, and youth leaders all influenced me to become a man after God.
Birthday: June 10th
Family Info: Cathy and her husband Tom have been married for 26 years. They began teaching 3-4 year old children here at Calvary Vista when they were first engaged in 1989. They have 3 grown sons - Joel, Aaron and James who all grew up attending Calvary Vista's Children's ministry. The Lord recently blessed them with a wonderful daughter-in-law, Jessica, who also serves in the toddler class for Moms and kids Thursday Bible study.
Favorite books? Really the Bible is my main reading these days. I tend to get engrossed when I read other books and don't have time for that right now!
Favorite places to visit? Italy!! Oregon too but mainly because my family is there.
Favorite indulgence? Pedicures!
Who has influenced you the most in ministry and why? Of course we are so blessed to have so many Godly women to look up to in ministry but I would have to say Yvonne. She has been a constant encourager to me and she has always been so real in all areas, as a wife, a mother in ministry etc. I know I can go to her and always get solid, Godly advice and prayer. She is amazing!
Birthdate: December 22nd
Family Info: Married to Albert Salvato, with two children - Anthony and Alina
Favorite place to visit? The beach
Who has influenced you the most in ministry? Cathy Frazee has influenced me the most.Cathy 's love for teaching children God word in fun creative ways has taught me so much.Watching children learn and grow in there relationship with Christ is what keeps me coming back for more
Birthday: January 11th
Birthday: December 8th Hometown: Orange County, California Family Info: Married to my best friend, Dave. Our children are Rachel, who is married to Jamie, Meagan and Hannah, and 2 amazing grandsons. What do you do for fun? I love to spend time with my family, bike ride with Dave, laugh with friends, and I really enjoy reading! A few favorite books? Christ Indwelling and Enthroned, most of the Thoene’s series, Joel Rosenberg’s books, and a good clean legal thriller. Favorite place to visit? Hawaii—Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. Favorite indulgence? Chocolate! Who has influenced you the most in ministry? John the Baptist—his humility to decrease, the teachings of Paul, Lew McFarland and Paul Melton---2 men who were selfless, great examples to me of washing the feet of others as Jesus calls us to.
Birthday: October 4th Hometown: Morongo Valley, CA What do you do for fun? Hang out with the Like Minded Singles, spend time with friends, serve the Lord, bike rides, walks by the beach, crochet, read, watch classic movies. A few favorite books? God's Word, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, In the Arena by Isobel Kuhn, A Man in Christ by J. Hudson Taylor Favorite place to visit? Love to travel, so most anywhere Favorite indulgence? Hagen Daas Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter or French Fries Who has influenced you the most in ministry? Besides Jesus, so many wonderful men and women have poured into my life, it is hard to say who has influenced me the most but if I have to name names: Eddie Hill.
Birthday: September 25th Hometown: Costa Mesa, California Family Info: Married to my wonderful husband, Mike for 31 years and counting! We have one amazing daughter, Emily and a awesome husband, Roger. What do you do for fun? Ride on a motorcyle. A few favorite books? The Strategies of Satan; Forgotten God; of course, the Bible which is the best book ever written! Favorite place to visit? Kawaii, Mammoth Favorite indulgence? Chocolate chip ice cream Who has influenced you the most in ministry? My late mother-in-law, Betty. Her love for others was contagious. She loved as our Jesus loves. That's my heart.
Birthday: July 8th Hometown: Encinitas, California Family Info: Married to Steve. We have two grown children, Joseph and Cheree. They are both married and we are blessed to have two granddaughters, Evangelene and Eisley, and a new grandson, Isaac. What do you do for fun? Date nights with my husband. A few favorite books? Indwelling and Enthroned, Fresh Wind Fresh Fire, Living Water Favorite place to visit? Disneyland! Favorite indulgence? PIZZA & Chai Lattes Who has influenced you the most in ministry? My husband Steve. I love his heart for the body of Christ. He loves to see the best in everyone (such an optimists!) but also stands firm in the truth of Christ.
Birthdate: November 30, 1945
Family Info: Grew up in Long Island, New York (went to 19 different schools from Kindergarten through High School) Widowed twice; three sons, Bob (Amityville, LI,NY), Matt (Oceanside, CA), Tim (Charleston, SC), four step children and 5 grandchildren and 3 step grand children.
What do you do for fun? fish, beach-comb, read and travel.
Favorite Books: Bible, Pilgrims Promise, and Historical and Biblical Fiction,anything by CS Lewis and J R R Tolkien
Favorite Place to Visit: Wherever my grandchildren are first, and Charleston, SC second. And I would love to visit Hawaii!!
Who has influenced you the most in ministry? The life of Jesus and the people who have showed me his love and grace. My Mom who first took me to church(Sunday School). Pastor Paul when I was 12 and became born again and he told me how to have a relationship with my Savior. My Dad, later on in life, by his godly example. My Home-fellowship back on LI and my Home-fellowship here, at CCV. And many pastors, brothers and sisters since then. I serve at the pleasure of my Jesus.
Name: MaryAnne HommelBirthday: October 1Grew up in: Southern CaliforniaFamily Info: Married to Dave, mom of Ashley who is married to Sebastion, and Gigi to Audrey and DeclanWhat do you do for fun? Besides family time, read, ride motorcycles, watch the Raiders, go to car races and crochet. Oh, and color!Favorite books: Are you kidding? How many can I list?Favorite places to visit? Anywhere off a back road.Favorite indulgence: Anything made with potatoes.Who has influenced you the most in ministry and why? Three people and an author-My husband, who led the way, John Hofland, who believed a former heretic could serve the Lord and poured truth and good books into me, Denise Salvato, who gave me opportunities I never dreamed to ask for, and author/pastor Alan Redpath. Oh yes, and the book of Nehemiah.