Meet the Staff

Stephanie Schwartz
Director of Women's Ministry

Stephanie earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from California State University Long Beach. Stephanie is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Talbot School of Theology. Before joining the Compass staff, Stephanie taught high school math and science and served in a variety of ministry capacities in the church. Stephanie teaches our women's Bible studies, trains our women's ministry leaders and engages in biblical counseling and discipleship.

Stephanie and her husband Richard have three children: Benjamin, Hannah and Abigail.


Nanci McMannis
Director of Women's Counseling

Nanci earned her Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College. Together, Nanci and her husband Bob, have four grown children and one granddaughter. A fourth generation Californian, Nanci has worked in a variety of occupations over the years including: writer, editor, teacher, hostess, and caregiver. She considers herself privileged to serve the women of Compass by bringing hope and truth from God’s Word. Nanci is a NANC-certified biblical counselor and represents Compass on the Biblical Counseling & Discipleship Association of Southern California.


Jennifer Hart 
Assistant to Women's Ministry

Jennifer is a native to Orange County and lives in nearby Mission Viejo with her daughter, Hannah, who is now preparing to enter college.   Jennifer’s background is largely in office and project management in the construction and insurance industry, and real estate as a licensed realtor for approximately ten years.  Jennifer, her daughter and mother have attended Compass since 2007.  Jennifer has served in the Compass Connect team, hospitality and generally in the office as a volunteer.  She is excited to be a part of the Women’s Ministry to serve and touch the lives of Compass Women and our community.