Our Staff

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    Liz Acosta
    Campus Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I cannot pronounce the word mayonnaise.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a singer.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Fiji

     

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    Sara Borlie
    Special Needs Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I am retired from the Air Force and I love tattoos! I have many and consider them works of art that tell my life story.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to work in medicine…I used to be a respiratory therapist in the Air Force. Now I consider education and my faith as the “medicine” I now practice.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be? 
    I LOVE to travel and have a long bucket list but New Zealand tops my list! I have enjoyed the beauty of places such as Africa and Iceland.

     

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    Karla Cachiaras
    Groups Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I was a high school state hurdler.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wasn’t clear what I wanted to be, but I do remember telling my dad that I surely didn’t want to marry a preacher.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Somewhere warm with my family.

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    Sean Cole
    Student Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    Ice cream is my favorite food. I will always say yes to ice cream. Always.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I always wanted to be an astronaut or pilot. Flying is where it's at!

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Hawaii.

     

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    Candy Dudeck
    Welcome + Next Steps Coordinator
    Campus Coordinator | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I’ve been told I may be a little competitive. Anybody want to go bowling?

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    It was a toss up between a Cowboy or a First Grade Teacher.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    St. Lucia!!!

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    Frank Ernest
    Student Worship Leader | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I collect hot sauce. 

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    When I was little, I wanted to be an Architect. 

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be? 
    Hawaii

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    Linda Greene
    Groups Coordinator | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you? 
    My great grandfather was given the choice to LEAVE his home country of Germany or face charges of embezzlement.  He chose to move to New York.  

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    When I was a kid I wanted to be a lawyer – or rather my MOTHER thought I’d gravitate to that profession, because I was very persistent in trying to reason my way into changing her mind to let me do the thing she didn’t want me to do.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    If I could vacation anywhere I would go to Scotland and Ireland to see the lands of my father’s ancestors and tour the castles and countryside.

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    Tim Kick
    Welcome + Next Steps Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I used to be little.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    BIG.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Heaven.

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    Cary Machado
    Elementary Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I have a doctorate degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; I am a Christian scientist.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    When I was little I wanted to be a science/math teacher. I love to be able to simplify hard concepts and see the students' faces when they finally get it.
     
    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    If I could vacation anywhere it would be where there is access to crystal clear beaches AND I can have my family with me. Okinawa, Japan, Spain, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic are some of my favorites places I have been to already. I would love to one day be able to take my family to Hawaii for 2 weeks!

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    Zach MacLellan
    Groups Pastor 
    Welcome + Next Steps Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you? 
    I am a blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up? 
    Professional baseball player.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be? 
    Maui, Hawaii.

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    Olivia Merchant
    Preschool Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you? 
    Deep down in my heart I want to have enough land to require a zero turn lawnmower.
     
    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

    I wanted to be a dancer/ vet. 
     
    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    If I could vacation anywhere I would fly right to Perth, Australia.

     

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    Eric Olson
    Worship Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I love to play basketball and watch college basketball.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A carpenter, builder or engineer.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Hawaii.

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    Jeff Owens
    Care Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I was blonde as a kid.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Forest Ranger.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Hawaii, especially Maui.