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High School Ministry


Rod Gomez
High School Pastor

Rod attended Biola University and a received a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Prior to coming to Compass he has served in youth ministry in various roles since 2003. Most recently, he served as High School Director at Bethel Grace Baptist Church in Bellflower, CA. Rod has been married to his beloved wife Kristin since 2008, and has two wonderful sons who are his pride and joy, Jacob and Adam.


Andrew Gutberlet
Director of Student Ministries

Andrew is passionate about teaching God’s word and discipling young people. Andrew lived in Ohio before moving to California to start working at CBC. During his freshman year of college, Andrew decided to pursue a degree preparing him for full-time ministry. As a college student, he became very involved with student ministry, campus ministry, and missions. He graduated from Cedarville University in May of 2015 with degrees in Youth Ministry & Christian Education.


Alyssa Cuccia
Assistant to High School Ministry

Alyssa Cuccia graduated from Biola in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and an emphasis in Special Education. She has always lived in San Clemente and has attended Compass since it began in 2005. Alyssa is involved in the 3rd9 College Ministry and loves serving with and investing in high schoolers in True North for the past year.