Leadership Team

About Love Costa Mesa



Love Costa Mesa emerged from a group of leaders and pastors who had been praying for Costa Mesa for 15 years that were convicted it was time to move beyond prayer to more effective collaboration with one another as well as with other leaders in the city.  The initial gathering to share this vision included 40 leaders from throughout the city, involved mapping out current efforts and resources throughout the city by various churches, non-profits, and agencies. On the very day of that initial gathering a city employee who had received a pink slip, took his own life by jumping off the top of city hall.  As we rallied around serving the city pertaining to this tragedy, it became a galvanizing event and helped us see and experience the value and importance of engaging with the needs of our city. Providing some focus, organization and communication that would lead to more of us praying for our city leaders and officials, loving our actual neighbors, and working together to help resolve the greater challenges in our city became our pursuit and we’ve been seeing amazing results.

As coordinated efforts have improved, we have seen hundreds of people experiencing homelessness find a home. As churches have made ongoing commitments to help resolve the literacy challenges in our schools, we have seen significant improvements and some of our schools have even received awards from the state for how much they have improved. As our neighboring network continues to grow, cultural barriers are getting broken down and practical needs are being met in our neighborhoods.

These are the things everyone loves to see, however the roots of this organization are prayer. We will continue bringing focus, organization, and communication around challenges in our city, but at our core we believe that as we continue bringing more and more people together to worship and pray to a loving, merciful and grace-filled God, we believe the results will continue to expand.

Initiative Team



SCOTT ZIEGLER
Homelessness
SCOTT ZIEGLER

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Neighboring
REINA CUTHILL

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Education
Terrilee Stevenson

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Kayton Prayer Trellis
Prayer
Kayton Garcia

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Pastoral Leadership Team



Eric Wayman

Eric Wayman
Lighthouse Community
Focus: Neighboring

Christine Brooks-Nolf

Christine Brooks-Nolf
Redemption
Focus: Neighboring

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Christian Parra
Iglesia Harbor
Focus: Pastor Connections

Jesse Skinner, Presence OC

Jesse Skinner
Presence OC
Focus: Pastor Connections

Josh Harrison Pastor

Josh Harrison
Canopy
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Dave White
New Song Worship Center
Focus: Prayer

ben applebee

Ben Applebee
Watermark OC Church
Focus: Homelessness

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Dave Gundlach
Grace Fellowship
Focus: Homelessness

Drew Ross

Drew Ross
Christ Lutheran
Focus: Next Generation

Andrew Brownback

Andrew Brownback
The Crossing
Focus: Next Generation

Chris Kretzu

Chris Kretzu
South Hills
Focus: Next Generation


"It’s extraordinarily important to us to have an organization like Love Costa Mesa that we can partner with. We know that we can’t do this alone, we need community partners to help address the challenges in our city.”

Lori Ann Farrell Harrison, City Manager of Costa Mesa

Love Costa Mesa is an initiative of Trellis. Trellis is an organization that is focused on creating movements like this in cities all around Orange County. Trellis provides financial, organizational, and operational support to Love Costa Mesa. Learn more about the work that Trellis does.
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