WHO HE IS: Jason has been on staff at Saddleback Church for more than 13 years serving in a variety of roles. He finally landed on the HSM team, where God has wanted him all along, and he couldn’t be more thrilled! He loves Jesus, his wife, all things San Diego, and his three kids – but not necessarily in that order!
WHAT HE DOES: Jason is the head of our team and the pastor to our students. He handles the vision for our ministry, the care of the team and our students, and teaching on many weekends.
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WHO SHE IS: Heather fell in love with youth ministry when she did a summer internship with HSM as a college student. She got her degree in communication studies from Biola University in 2014 and has worked at HSM ever since! #bestjobever. She loves finding typos, imitating singers, and drinking coconut lattes.
WHAT SHE DOES: Heather handles the details of our small groups ministry, including what students study, the resources they receive, and the events on the Life Group calendar.
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WHO HE IS: Travis has been involved in youth ministry for over 8 years! He has a heartfelt passion for photoshopping his friends' heads onto things, scoring game-winning shots, and teaching his tiny son Dane important things, such as why The Emperor's New Groove deserved an Oscar but was cruelly snubbed.
WHAT HE DOES: Travis plans our weekend services, including the message theme, the games that help students enjoy church, and the graphics and videos.
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WHO HE IS: Jono (pronounced John-O) graduated from Trinity International University in 2014, where he played football and served at his church’s youth group. After getting a taste of high school ministry in college, he came on staff with HSM in 2015 and loves seeing high school students fall in love with Jesus. He loves the San Diego Chargers & playing Uno.
WHAT HE DOES: When students or their families are hurting, Jono makes sure they are cared for. He helps them get connected to help and hope through the resources our church has to offer.
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WHO SHE IS: Growing up, Christine found Wildside & High School Ministry as her second home. She recently graduated from Pepperdine University and is living the dream being able to hang with high school students! Her pastimes are Grey’s Anatomy, Golden Spoon and any type of board game.
WHAT SHE DOES: Christine runs our most popular event of the year, summer camp! She also organizes Winter Retreat and fun weekend events to help students connect deeper into the HSM community.
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WHO SHE IS: Before joining HSM staff Brittan worked at the Rancho campus. She graduated from Chapman & while she had no plans to go into ministry, God clearly did & she’s enjoying every minute of it! She loves iced coffee, country concerts, car karaoke & helping connect students to Jesus through serving.
WHAT SHE DOES: Brittan dreams up ways to help students put their faith in action by going on local and global mission trips.
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WHO HE IS: Cody is a Chicago native looking for an endless summer. He was previously a youth pastor in the Windy City and has made it his life’s mission to hang out with high schoolers! He loves his wife Rachel, his dog Bella & playing the guitar...but the real key to his heart is coffee and tortilla chips.
WHAT HE DOES: Cody runs our Student Leadership ministry, empowering tons of students to serve at HSM and their schools!
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WHO SHE IS: Emma is a home grown who LOVES this church. She has been doing youth ministry in different capacities for over 6 years and feels lucky to be able to serve on the HSM team. When Emma isn't at church she loves hiking, eating tacos, and buying things she doesn't need from Target. Also, heads up, she's an identical twin!
WHAT SHE DOES: We have about 200 adult volunteers who care for our students, and Emma ensures they are screened, trained, and informed!
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WHO HE IS: Trent is a senior at Biola who is our year-long intern! He has attended Saddleback since 1st grade and this is his third Saddleback internship (second with HSM). Trent loves seeing high school students encounter Jesus! When he isn’t interning he can be seen watching hockey or soccer, reading a good book, or eating chips and guacamole. He runs on cold brew and kombucha.
WHAT HE DOES: Trent does a bit of everything, from weekends to Life Groups to volunteer care!
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