Meet the Staff


Rick Talcott
Business Administrator

Rick has experience as a real estate developer, homebuilder, and Certified Public Accountant. Rick has served on a number of non-profit boards, overseeing several building and expansion projects. In addition to the management of Finance and Accounting Departments at Compass, Rick is active in providing leadership in several ministries throughout the church.

Rick is married to Debra and has four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Lester Preston
Accountant

Lester was born and raised in Indonesia and China as the son of missionaries. Returning to the States for college, Lester graduated with a degree in accounting from The Master’s College. Before serving at Compass, he worked in public accounting for two years where he received his CPA license. Lester is married to his beautiful wife Katie and they live in Laguna Niguel with their daughter, Aeva.

Julie Studebaker
Accounting Assistant

Julie is a native Californian, born in Los Angeles and raised in La Mirada. Before taking the position of Accounting Assistant, Julie worked part-time as the High School Ministry Assistant. Prior to working at Compass Julie enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and also worked at a law office and as a licensed manicurist for many years. Julie and her husband Jim love to fellowship and serve at Compass Bible Church. The Studebakers live in Laguna Hills and have three kids, James, Hannah and Natalie.