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Elders 2017/18

ric-webRic Rodeheaver PhD
Senior Pastor
Email:     pastorric@ccclh.org

Ric Rodeheaver (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a native of the Hawaiian Islands who has been living on the "mainland" since 1991. Moving to Los Angeles to establish himself in the music industry (translated: Ric wanted to become a rock-star) God dramatically changed his plans and in 1994 he enrolled in L.I.F.E. Bible College in San Dimas, CA. Upon graduation in 1998 with his B.A in Biblical languages, Ric went straight into seminary at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. He graduated with honors in 2001 with his M.A in New Testament studies. Most recently Ric earned his PhD from "Southern Seminary" in 2017.

Ric took his first pastorate in Columbia, Missouri for six years at Compass Evangelical Free Church. He then returned to Southern California to pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada for seven years.

Ric has a passion for preaching and pastoral ministry. He loves God's Word and desires to see the gospel transform people's lives. Ric gives thoughtful attention to the cultural context where he's ministering so that the gospel can be heard and understood. Ric is also a certified Biblical counselor with CCEF (the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) and has overseen counseling ministries in the past.

Ric has been married to Lori since April of 2000 and they have three wonderful children together affectionately called "the A-team": Asher, Asa, and Anna.

jared-webJared Burke
Associate Pastor
Email:     pastorjared@ccclh.org

Jared began serving the local church as a junior high intern at Cornerstone Bible Church of Glendora, CA in 1996. Since that time he has served as a youth director, youth pastor, and currently serves as our associate pastor. He has earned Bachelors degrees in Christian Ministries and Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University and a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. Jared is also an AWANA Citation award winner. He, his wife Melissa and their daughter Quincy reside in Mission Viejo, CA.

adam-webAdam Green
Pastor of Worship
Email:     pastoradam@ccclh.org

Adam began his ministry involvement as a music intern at Grace Bible in Arroyo Grande, CA from 2001-2004. He completed his B.A. in Music with an emphasis in trumpet performance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2003. In the spring of 2005, Adam was called to serve at Christ Community Church. In addition to serving at Christ Community Church, in 2006, Adam completed his Master's Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting from Cal Baptist University, Riverside, under the direction of Dr. Gary Bonner. Adam has served and participated in the Gary Bonner Singers and the Praise Symphony Orchestra. Adam and his wife, Kami, reside in Mission Viejo with their son, Evan, and their Boston terrier, Yoda.

tim-webTim Thetford
Associate Pastor
Email:     pastortim@ccclh.org

Born and raised in Southern California, Tim has been serving in Orange County churches for over 20 years. Studying science and music, Tim earned his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Chapman University in 1997. As a worship and ministry leader for youth and adults, Tim developed a passion for God’s word, theology and apologetics. He has taught and ministered as a co-pastor for Rising Tide Church since 2007, and is excited to serve the body at CCC and the surrounding community for God’s glory. Tim lives in Lake Forest with his wife Michelle and children, Hannah, Katheryn, and Logan.

Herb-AllisonHerb Allison
Elder 
Herb has been attending Christ Community Church since 1999. He brings a business background - a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and over thirty years in the financial services industry - to his current offices as Treasurer and Elder. In the past, Herb has participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoe box gift program. Presently, Herb serves as a team leader in the Usher Ministry and is a participant in two small group Bible study classes. He and his wife, Dianne reside in Lake Forest, and have two grown children and two teenage grandchildren. According to Herb, "This stage of life is all about worshiping my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, serving the church body, and enjoying non-stop youth sports programs with my grandchildren."

Randy-webRandy Brown
Elder
Born in Long Beach, California and a SoCal native ever since; Randy was saved by God's grace and mercy in 1977. "God met me and convinced me that I was a sinner and that God alone saves sinners - by Christ's work alone and NEVER mine." Randy has a grown son, Patrick, and Patrick, Randy's parents and lots of cousins all live in the general SoCal area. Randy loves vacationing in Hawaii and to afford this luxury works as an insurance agent/broker. Recently called as an elder, he has been very active in Choir, Worship Team and the Community Group he meets with regularly. He and his son offer free summer guitar classes at CCC and currently Randy serves on the Missions Committee. Before recently rejoining CCC in 2015, Randy had previously been a member at a newly established church - Restoration Church Long Beach where he was joined by his son, father and stepmother. Randy enjoys tennis, jogging and truly believes that the Anaheim Angels will have a winning record; some day. As time passes and as God works in his life, Randy realizes how great is God's love, mercy and forgiveness. "Part of the wisdom that God has imparted to me includes the truth of how holy, pure and sovereign our God is and how helpless, hopeless and powerless I am without Christ - it is wonderful to see God at work in His Kingdom." Randy lives in Irvine and has zero pets.

Scott1Scott Craycraft
Elder

 

 

 

Mike-DavisMike Davis
Elder Chairman
Mike and his family have attended CCC since 1986 when he and his wife, Melody first moved to the Saddleback Valley. Over the years, Mike has served in a plethora of ministries, including the Awana program for about eight years, the sound ministry for over 20 years, and the children's and youth drama ministry for over 20 years. In addition, Mike has served as a high school small group leader, and chaperoned many beach trips and retreats/backpacking trips. Mike is a seasoned elder, having served multiple elder terms during his many years at CCC. Mike and Melodie's children grew up in the church. Their daughter, her husband, and 2 children still attend CCC, while their son and his wife live in Ohio.

David Erickson
Elder
David has attended CCC along with his wife Leann and four children since 1997. He and Leann teach K-2 Sunday school and you'll occasionally see him with his bass guitar or trombone in the worship team. David's secular vocation is software engineering, programming Linux device drivers for embedded systems. He is named on 21 patents. He rides a Kawasaki Concours 14, his favorite authors are G.K. Chesterton and Ernest Hemingway, and he is struggling to improve his double bogey golf.

alan-tonissenAlan Tonissen
Elder
Alan grew up in Northern California, where he lived until attending college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2004. He studied Architectural Engineering, and received a B.S. in June, 2009. After college, Alan moved to Orange County for a job in structural engineering, and has been working in the area since then. During his years at Cal Poly, he was highly involved with the ministry of Cru including a couple overseas missions trips. Alan has a deep passion for sharing the Gospel through relationships, and using his expertise in structural engineering to help people overseas build safer structures and recover after earthquakes.

Larry Wheeland
Elder
Larry was born and raised in Southern California. He was saved by God's grace at the age of 17. Larry and his wife Cindy have attended CCC since 1986. They have two grown sons. Larry has been involved in a wide variety of ministries including children's Sunday school, junior high, and high school where he led a number of backpacking, river rafting, and other unusual summer experiences. He also served as a junior high discipleship group leader. Larry has been involved in the planning of numerous men's ministry events and retreats over the years. In addition, he has facilitated the Men's Tuesday Night Bible Study and prayer group for over 10 years. This is Larry’s fourth term on the elder board at CCC. 

gary-woodGary Wood
Elder
Originally from upstate New York, Gary was in a serious accident at the age of 19. Having fallen 75 feet out of a tree, he spent a month in the hospital. With a lot of exercise he was able to get back into shape and join the United States Marine Corps on July 5, 1967. In 1968 Gary was sent to Chu Lai, South Vietnam with VMFA-314. It was while he was in Vietnam that a man asked him a question that would forever change his life: “If you should die, where would you spend eternity?” On June 30, 1969 Gary asked Jesus Christ to come into his life and be his Lord and Savior.

After returning to the States Gary was stationed at El Toro Marine Base on President Nixon’s Guard Duty, and was Honorably Discharged on July 5, 1971. Gary studied Industrial Engineering at Long Beach State University, where he met his wife Ethel. He and Ethel were married in 1976. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

This is Gary's second time serving on the Elder Board, and is responsible for the Men & Women’s Ministries at CCC. His life verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” One of his ministry passions is the “jail ministry.” He has served the Orange County jail ministry for the last 24 years, and is now a Chaplain.