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
    Discipleship 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
    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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    Caleb Flanagan
    Mountain Kids Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I have never been able to find a hat that fits my head, and I have come to peace with the realization that I never will.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a lawyer or an ice cream man, but one was too boring and I am lactose intolerant.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    I absolutely love traveling and have been to some amazing places, but right now Africa and Europe are on top of the list.

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    PJ Frias
    Discipleship Pastor | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I was the frontman/lead singer of a ska band in high school. Everyone else in the group was extremely talented and energetic, but I had absolutely no stage presence. Regardless, we won our school talent show and played a handful of local gigs. It was fun times!

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I think I wanted to be either a video game developer, coffee shop/diner owner, or something like a graphic artist.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    I don't travel much, so anywhere with tasty food, good coffee, and friendly people sounds fun to me.

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    Linda Greene
    Discipleship 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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    Jessica Lowe
    Mountain Kids Assistant Coordinator

    Little known fact about you?
    I married my high school sweetheart! We met when he was on the basketball team, and I was the manager.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a teacher or a cake decorator.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Either Italy, Jerusalem, or any tropical island. 

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    Zach MacLellan
    Discipleship 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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    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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    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
    Lead Worship Pastor
    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.

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    Kevin Vazquez
    Production Director | Mountain Road

    Little known fact about you?
    I play XBOX (mainly sports games) during my free time. 

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be an architect and musician.
     
    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Disney World (I’m a fan!)