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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. Contact me at jchristianson@activechurches.com if you are interested in learning and serving on our media teams! 

YOUTH PASTOR / OUTREACH
JOSEPH VALENZUELA

Hi my name is Joe Valenzuela and I’ve been a part of the Active Staff as the Provide Hope and Youth Pastor since the Fall of 2017. I’ve been serving in the local church since 2011 in various roles, with a relentless passion for people to experience the same love of Jesus that I encountered when I was 17. I graduated Hope International with a B.A in Biblical Studies and currently pursuing an M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Beyond my love for Chick-Fil-A, coffee and rap music, I am deeply motivated to see students come to see their potential unleashed upon the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
DESIREE RAMIREZ

Hi my name is Dez, and my husband Ricardo and I have called Active Church my home since January 2015. We have been baptized here, spiritually raised up and recently married here in Fall 2017. I am witty, passionate, and very energetic. Always looking for new ways to distribute fresh organic content that is innovative and creative. I have been on staff since 2017 as Active's Social Media Strategist. I have the privilege of sharing the vision and passion of Active Church through digital marketing. The ability to express Active’s mission and online persona through various social media outlets. I have over 3 years of experience in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Fashion and online digital marketing all across LA to IE.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, YOUTH WORSHIP PASTOR
JOSHUA ESTRADA

I've been a Worship Leader and Speaker In Southern California since 2008 and have led at Riverside Community Church, La Sierra University Church, Orange Coast Church, and a church plant in West Covina. I’ve written and released a worship EP and currently working on a full-length album. I do freelance work in graphic design, and have helped brand ministries in Hawaii, for Pacific Union College, and worked as an Experience Designer for La Sierra University. I really dig, minimalist spaces, millennial pink, and good Kombucha with friends. I currently reside in Riverside. Follow my journey on IG: @Joshua.Estrada

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