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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Pastor Mike is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church. Mike and his wife Carlynn grew up in Long Beach, California, attending high school together and then the Moody Bible…

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Pastor Lucas Pace

Lucas was raised in Southern California in a Christ-centered family. In his teenage years Lucas was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. During a missions trip to Africa Lucas…

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Pastor PJ Berner

PJ grew up in Texas in a Christian home. He graduated from The Master’s College with a degree in Biblical studies and later received a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary…

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Pastor Rod Gomez

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…

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Pastor Mark Kelley

Mark grew up in Orange County. He graduated from The Master’s College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, completed an M.Div at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently…

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Pastor Doug Atterbury

Doug is a Southern California native. He received a Bachelor Degree in Bible and Theology from California Baptist University and M.A. in Theology from Talbot School of Theology. Doug has…

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Pastor John Fabarez

John was born and raised in Southern California attending Compass Bible Church since its founding in 2005. In his freshman year of high school, he repented of his sins and…

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Pastor Hayden Thomas

Hayden grew up in the Dallas, Texas area and attended Texas A&M University–Commerce, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communications, and Midwestern Seminary, where he…

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Francesca Staggs

Francesca was born and raised in Southern California and has been attending Compass Bible Church since 2005. At a young age, she developed a great love for drawing and eventually…

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Evan Jacobsen

Evan was raised in South Orange County. He earned degrees in Accounting and History at the University of New Mexico where he also played college football. Since moving back to…

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Abby Lopez

Abby was born and raised in Southern California and has attended Compass since it was founded in 2005. God redeemed her through Compass’ junior high ministry and she served in…

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Kristyn Roush

Kristyn was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors degree in English. After graduation, Kristyn moved to Orange County and…

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Nathan Yovichin

Nathan currently attends The Masters University and is working on his undergraduate in Biblical Studies. He has been attending and serving at Compass Bible Church since the fourth grade and…

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Sabrina Lobdell

Sabrina was raised in Southern California and has been attending Compass Bible Church since its founding in 2005. In 2010, God saved her at Revival and she has been serving…

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Brandon Mellor

Brandon is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has an extensive background in digital…

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Holli Mangiameli

Holli was raised in the Midwest, and moved out to California after high school to work in the film and television industry.  After four years of working in LA she…

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Aaron Hooper

Aaron was born and raised in Louisville, KY, where he received his BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University. After graduating, he worked at a design agency focused on branding,…

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Daniel Fennell

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Danny Mayer

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Debbie Hackett

Debbie worked for 15 years as an Account Executive for an engineering firm before becoming a stay-at-home mom to raise and homeschool her son. In 1994 she had the privilege…

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Joe Spurgeon

Prior to working at Compass Joe spent 28 years working in law enforcement. He was selected as Officer of the Year on several occasions and was once named Employee of…

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David Mangiameli

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Adam Duarte

Born and raised in Southern California, Adam has attended Compass Bible Church since its inception in 2005. He began working at Compass in 2010 as a part-time member of the…

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Keegan Wilson

Keegan was born and raised in Southern California and started attending Compass Bible Church in 2008. He began working at Compass as a part-time Facilities member in 2011 and accepted…

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Rick Talcott

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…

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Julie Studebaker

Julie is a native Californian, born in Los Angeles and raised in La Mirada. Before taking the position of Accounting Assistant, Julie worked as the High School Ministry Assistant. Prior…

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Kellen Allen

Kellen is a graduate of Long Island University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. During his collegiate years, Kellen…

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Luisa Hughes

Luisa was born in Lima-Peru and raised in Irvine, California. She has a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Luisa has managed the accounting department for companies with up to $12…

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Ruth Staggs

Ruth was born in Munich and spent her early childhood in Germany. Since moving to the United States, she has been a resident of Southern California. Ruth received her Bachelor’s…

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Linda Kavadoy

Linda is a Southern California native and a Cal State Fullerton graduate, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Marketing. Since graduating in 1996, she has worked…

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Aeriel Newton

Aeriel was born in Minnesota, but had the opportunity to live in Oregon and New Mexico before settling in California.  Prior to working at Compass, she was a Scheduling Lead/Supervisor in…

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Gail Jeffcoat

Gail was raised in Southern California and is a graduate of Corona Del Mar High School and Cal State Long Beach.  She and her husband, Steve, and their two children…

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Kellian Bielanski

Kellian was born and raised in Southern California and has attended Compass since 2010. Kellian went to The Master’s University and played 5 years of college soccer. She recently graduated,…

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Laurie Couch

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Janie Pence

Janie was raised in the Seattle area and moved to Southern California to attend The Master’s College in 1992. She graduated with a degree in Communications and worked as an…

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Lillian Francisco

Lillian graduated from UCLA with a degree in Physiological Science and a minor in English and earned her Masters degree in Public Health from CSULB.  She considers it pure joy…

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Angela Heckler

Angela is a graduate of Biola University with a BA in Christian Education and a minor in Bible. Angela has been part of Compass since its beginning in 2005.  She…

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Maddie Morales

Maddie has attended Compass since 2012 and has a passion for teaching children about God and the truth  of his word. She has faithfully and zealously taught children since she became…

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Aimee Cowell

Aimee is a native Californian who received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to working at CBC, Aimee taught Jr High and High School…

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Kim Vrzal

For the past 20 years, Kim has worked with kids in a variety of roles including coaching, campus supervisor, instruction, team manager and PE teacher. Kim’s passion for teaching kids…

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Greg Petersen

Greg is a native Californian, living in San Clemente, with his wife Stacy, and, two daughters, Tinsley and Jaycee and son, Asher. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo…

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Bianca Cannavo

Bianca is a school-based Speech/Language Pathologist. She graduated from Westmont College with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree/ K-6th Teaching Credential and from the University of South Carolina with a…

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Scarlett Voris

Scarlett is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree at Laguna College of Art and Design for Illustration with an emphasis in entertainment. She has been at Compass Bible Church since the…

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Joseph Lopez

Joseph grew up in Orange County and is currently working on a degree in Worship Arts and Ministry at California Baptist University, with the goal of attaining a Master's in…

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Keith Hancock

Keith grew up in the Long Beach/Orange County area and completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education, Choral Conducting, and Education from Chapman University. In addition to his…

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Stephanie Schwartz

Stephanie has been with Compass since the church began. Her role as director includes teaching at women’s Bible studies and events, training women’s ministry leaders, engaging in biblical counseling and…

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Evie Mayer

Evie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. She was born and raised in Southern California and has been married to her husband Danny since January…

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Mike Mierau

Mike has degrees in Electronic Engineering and Recording Arts and began working at Compass in 2016. In total, he possesses over 25 years of experience, encompassing most aspects in the…

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Christopher Heh

Christopher was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Georgia for a short time before moving to Buena Park, California. He later moved to South Orange County with his…

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Diego Morales

Diego was born in Houston, Texas, grew up in Costa Mesa, CA. He has been attending Compass since 2009 and has always had a passion for tech. Diego began serving…

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Isaac Garrido

Isaac was born and raised in Orange County. He’s been attending Compass since 2012 and got saved during his 8th grade year. If you asked him to get coffee with…

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Daniel Chimenti

Daniel was born in Santa Ana, CA and has lived in Tustin, California for his entire life. Daniel and his parents started going to Compass Bible Church Aliso Viejo in…

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Matthew Bates

Matthew was raised in Aliso Viejo, CA and started going with his family to Compass Bible Church in 2010. He served on the tech team in the True North high…

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