MEET THE HSM TEAM

PASTOR JASON POGUE @jasonpogue  Jason has been on staff at Saddleback Church for more than 15 years serving in a variety of roles from Resources to Refinery staff. He finally landed on the HSM team in 2016, and he couldn’t be more thrilled! He loves Jesus, his wife, all things San Diego, and his three kids, Abby, Hunter, and Savannah – but not necessarily in that order!  Jason is the head of our high school team and the lead pastor to our students. He oversees the vision for our youth ministry, the care for our leaders and students, and teaching on most weekends.

PASTOR JASON POGUE
@jasonpogue

Jason has been on staff at Saddleback Church for more than 15 years serving in a variety of roles from Resources to Refinery staff. He finally landed on the HSM team in 2016, and he couldn’t be more thrilled! He loves Jesus, his wife, all things San Diego, and his three kids, Abby, Hunter, and Savannah – but not necessarily in that order!

Jason is the head of our high school team and the lead pastor to our students. He oversees the vision for our youth ministry, the care for our leaders and students, and teaching on most weekends.

EMMA AUNGST @emmaaungst  Emma is a home grown who loves this church. She has been doing youth ministry in different capacities for over 6 years and feels privileged to finally be 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 so if you see her in public there’s only a 50% change you’re right!  Emma is the HSM Director. In addition to supporting Jason and the Lake Forest Campus, she ensures all 200 of our adult volunteers are screened, trained, and informed to care for HSM students the best they can!

EMMA AUNGST
@emmaaungst

Emma is a home grown who loves this church. She has been doing youth ministry in different capacities for over 6 years and feels privileged to finally be 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 so if you see her in public there’s only a 50% change you’re right!

Emma is the HSM Director. In addition to supporting Jason and the Lake Forest Campus, she ensures all 200 of our adult volunteers are screened, trained, and informed to care for HSM students the best they can!

TRAVIS PROUTY @travisprouty  Travis has been serving in youth ministry at Saddleback for over 12 years. He has a heartfelt passion for photoshopping his friends' heads onto things, scoring game-winning shots, and teaching his sons Dane and Tristan the “important things of life”, such as why The Emperor's New Groove deserved an Oscar but was cruelly snubbed.  Travis produces our weekend services and is a master at graphics and video production that help make our services awesome!

TRAVIS PROUTY
@travisprouty

Travis has been serving in youth ministry at Saddleback for over 12 years. He has a heartfelt passion for photoshopping his friends' heads onto things, scoring game-winning shots, and teaching his sons Dane and Tristan the “important things of life”, such as why The Emperor's New Groove deserved an Oscar but was cruelly snubbed.

Travis produces our weekend services and is a master at graphics and video production that help make our services awesome!

 
JOSHUA QUINTINO @therealjoshuaquintino  Joshua has been serving in youth ministry for over 5 years. In his free time, you will find him playing soccer, destroying people on Smash Bros, or watching a movie! He believes God’s favorite soccer team is the LA Galaxy and is praying for the glory days to return!   Joshua helps out with the weekend services and oversee’s social media!

JOSHUA QUINTINO
@therealjoshuaquintino

Joshua has been serving in youth ministry for over 5 years. In his free time, you will find him playing soccer, destroying people on Smash Bros, or watching a movie! He believes God’s favorite soccer team is the LA Galaxy and is praying for the glory days to return!

Joshua helps out with the weekend services and oversee’s social media!

JULIE SAHYOUN @juliesahyoun  Julie began her HSM journey in 2016 as a summer intern and has now been on the HSM Team since the summer of 2018, after graduating from SDSU with a degree in Psychology. She grew up attending HSM and feels privileged to work for the ministry that greatly shaped her own faith. Julie’s ideal day includes doing yoga and being outside, spending time with her people, and trying new restaurants. She is also on a mission to find the world’s best açai bowl!  Julie oversees Student Leadership as well as next steps including baptisms, PEACE trips, and follow-ups!

JULIE SAHYOUN
@juliesahyoun

Julie began her HSM journey in 2016 as a summer intern and has now been on the HSM Team since the summer of 2018, after graduating from SDSU with a degree in Psychology. She grew up attending HSM and feels privileged to work for the ministry that greatly shaped her own faith. Julie’s ideal day includes doing yoga and being outside, spending time with her people, and trying new restaurants. She is also on a mission to find the world’s best açai bowl!

Julie oversees Student Leadership as well as next steps including baptisms, PEACE trips, and follow-ups!

 
AJ BORLAND @ajborland  AJ grew up going to HSM and he is super pumped to be serving this community that has given so much to him over the years. He has served in youth ministry for about 4 years in a few different roles but being back home at Saddleback is so exciting. AJ has been married to Alexis (who also went to HSM in high school) since July 2018. He loves the beach, baseball, eating dessert, and re watching The Office and Friends over and over.    AJ helps oversee Life Groups, adult volunteers, and Student Leadership in HSM.

AJ BORLAND
@ajborland

AJ grew up going to HSM and he is super pumped to be serving this community that has given so much to him over the years. He has served in youth ministry for about 4 years in a few different roles but being back home at Saddleback is so exciting. AJ has been married to Alexis (who also went to HSM in high school) since July 2018. He loves the beach, baseball, eating dessert, and re watching The Office and Friends over and over.

AJ helps oversee Life Groups, adult volunteers, and Student Leadership in HSM.

NIK ROMERO  Nik is a Saddleback native, having grown up through SSM, and serving with HSM for over 4 years. He loves spending time with his fiancé, his dog Gunther, and his motorcycle he’s nicknamed “Lady Liberty” (yeah, he rides a Harley…). When he isn’t at work, you can find Nik at the beach, the movies, or Handel’s.  Nik recruits and trains adult volunteers in HSM. He is also involved in guys life groups!

NIK ROMERO

Nik is a Saddleback native, having grown up through SSM, and serving with HSM for over 4 years. He loves spending time with his fiancé, his dog Gunther, and his motorcycle he’s nicknamed “Lady Liberty” (yeah, he rides a Harley…). When he isn’t at work, you can find Nik at the beach, the movies, or Handel’s.

Nik recruits and trains adult volunteers in HSM. He is also involved in guys life groups!