I was lost. Now I am found. And this journey of being transformed by the love of Jesus has given me a passion to help others become His followers. As lead pastor I get to communicate the big picture of what God is doing through The Journey, while equipping people to experience and share His love in their everyday lives.
God blessed me with Cathi (my amazing wife), and together we’ve been serving with Jesus since 1981. Along the way He gave us two incredible kids who, coupled with the school of marriage, have provided some of my deepest learnings about God’s love for me. (Hope International U also equipped me with an M.A. in ministry.)
I grew up here, so I’m hooked on encountering God in His creation-from hiking to offshore fishing. But more than anything, I’m in awe of His handiwork of changed lives. God transformed my broken life, and wants to do the same for you. So come follow Jesus with us at The Journey–where everyone is welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything can happen. The best part of the journey is yet to come.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ COMMUNITY LIFE
Joey Ross came on staff in Spring of 2009 working on our Student Ministries team. He and his beautiful wife Allison loved working with our junior high and high school students. Recently Joey, transitioned into working with small groups, outreach, and teaching ministry at Journey. Allison and him have two boys (Elias and Asher) and third child on the way. In his spare time he enjoys any and all outdoor activities, watching the Red Sox and the Patriots, going on dates with Allison, reading. Joey’s has his undergrad and Masters degree from Biola University/Talbot School of Theology in Biblical Studies.
Jeromy joined the Journey staff in January of 2014 after spending 20 years forming and leading a band he named FFH, Far From Home. He and his wife Jennifer traveled the world with their band before putting down roots in Southern California. FFH has sold more than two million albums, garnered seven number one radio hits, and has an additional fifteen top ten singles. Jeromy and Jennifer now live in Irvine, California with their two children, Hutch and Sadie and their dog Fritz. Journey is blessed to have Jeromy and Jennifer leading worship each week and shepherding the community of Southern Orange County. When Jeromy is not leading worship you can likely find him at Laguna Beach, or atop of a hill somewhere being reminded by nature how big God is and how small we are.
STUDENT MINISTRY PASTOR
Andrew Wood came on staff in Spring of 2017 to work with in our Student Ministry Team. Andrew met his wonderful wife Bri at Azusa university where they both went to school, and two got married in the Spring of 2016. Together they are both very excited to get involved in Journey Students lives, and point them to Jesus.
Cathi is passionate about families and kids growing in Christ! Avid shutterbug, scrapbooker, loves to walk outdoors and explore O.C. beaches! Crazy about her husband of 30 years and 2 kids! Has a B.A. in Children’s Ministry from Hope International University! Addicted to chips and salsa! (loves exclamation points, because life is best experienced with enthusiasm!)
Patsy manages the church office and in her spare time takes care of everything else. If you need to know anything about anything go to Patsy. She is devoted to her husband and two children. She hates Brazilian nuts.
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