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 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 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 videos production that help make our services awesome!

TRAVIS PROUTY
@travisprouty

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 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 videos production that help make our services awesome!

JULIE SAHYOUN @juliesahyoun  Julie began her HSM journey in 2016 as a summer intern and since then, hasn’t been able to see herself anywhere else except right back here pouring into our high school students. After graduating from SDSU in 2018 with a degree in Psychology, Julie joined our team full-time! Her ideal day includes being at the beach, doing yoga, and eating a large Açai bowl (all at once in a perfect world).  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 since then, hasn’t been able to see herself anywhere else except right back here pouring into our high school students. After graduating from SDSU in 2018 with a degree in Psychology, Julie joined our team full-time! Her ideal day includes being at the beach, doing yoga, and eating a large Açai bowl (all at once in a perfect world).

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

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 family, 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 family, 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!