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LEAD PASTOR
IAN DIORIO

I became a christian in my twenties after spending my younger life in the underground music scene in Los Angeles as a DJ. I’ve shared my story and the message of God’s love all over the country. Before becoming the Lead pastor of Active Church I served as a teaching pastor at RockHarbor Church & Eastside Christian Church in Orange County, California. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies, my Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and my Doctorate from Azusa Pacific University. I’ve been an adjunct professor at Hope International University and a founding member for the Center of Leadership at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics of Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California. I was featured by Christian Standard Magazine as one of the top 40 Christian leaders under 40. I am married to my partner in life and ministry, Julia, and I’m thrilled to be the father of three incredible children, daughters Semeia and Asha, and son Zion.

PASTOR
MIKE FRISCH

Hi, my name is Mike and I serve as the executive pastor at Active Church. I've been on staff since 2001 and have the privilege of serving those who are new around here. I enjoy meeting new faces and making new friends. The best part of my job is helping others take the next steps needed so they can develop in their relationships as a leader, a friend and a follower of Jesus. I've been married to my wife Tiffany since 2002. We have three kids: Abi, Gavin and Rylie.

WORSHIP PASTOR 
JAMES RENSINK

I have been a Worship Leader and Pastor in Southern California since 2006 and have led at Christ Church of the Valley, Crossroads, & Saddleback Church as well as church planting in Orange County and Los Angeles. My experience and stylistic range as well as a deep desire to see all people engage in passionate life changing worship has brought a fresh life and new fire to Active Church. I’ve have written and released multiple albums and EPs through the local church as well as solo projects. I am a lover of film, music, and coffee. I currently reside in Yucaipa, CA with with my wife Julia and sons, Everett and Owen.

ASSIMILIATION & EVENTS COORDINATOR
SHAWNA FRENCH

Hi my name is Shawna French, I've been on staff since January 2017 as Assimilation and Events Coordinator. Originally from Yucaipa my husband and I moved to Texas in 2006 and we are thrilled to be back in our hometown as of 2016. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Jeremiah French and have 3 beautiful daughters, Kylee, Kali and Korhyn "KoKo".

YOUTH PASTOR
CASEY DICKERSON

I have been on staff since 2014. I serve in the Next Gen department as one of our youth pastors for Jr. High and High school, as well as the Elementary Pastor (grades 1st - 5th). Originally from Corona CA, I relocated to Yucaipa in 2015 with my wife Kaitlyn.

CHILDRENS PASTOR
HEIDI HUTCHESON

My name is Heidi Hutcheson and I have been on staff since 2010 and am currently serving as one of the children’s pastors I have been happily married to my college sweetheart since 1997 and we have 4 beautiful kids, two of which we’ve had the privilege of adopting. Been on staff since 2010 and am currently serving as one of the children’s pastors.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
KRISTEN FRISCH

My name is Kristen Frisch and I'm the Business Adminstrator here at Active Church. I've been on staff since 2009. My husband Dave and I live here in Yucaipa where we are raising our three sons tyler, Tommy, and Trenton.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
ALEX VERDI

My name is Alex. I've been involved with the church since 2016. I'm the biggest nerd on staff. If you love computers and technology come say hi!



MEDIA DIRECTOR
JAMES CHRISTIANSON

I have been leading the video and photo content production to build our online video presence and strategies since August 2016. I am grateful to train and teach volunteers here in visual productions, building all new structures for media outreach. I lead a startup product development company and teach 3D CAD and 3D Printing in Riverside as well.

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