District Affinity Leaders
In addition to the competent and experienced staff who receives compensation for their ministry throughout EFCA West, there are also some amazing, competent and experienced people who have made themselves available to the churches of EFCA West.
Ruben Navarrete: Director of Hispanic Ministry
Pastor Rubén Darío Navarrete lidera la Iglesia Evangélica Libre El Oasis en Tucson, Arizona. Además de su liderazgo a su propia congregación, él va servir a nuestros hermanos hispanos en Arizona, Nuevo México, El Paso, Utah y Idaho. Puede comunicarse con Rubén en el 520-272-8346 o .
Alex Rivero: Director of Hispanic Ministry
Pastor Alex Rivero lidera la Iglesia Nueva Vida en Newbury Park, California. Alex se concentrará en servir a nuestros hermanos hispanos en California. Puede comunicarse con Alex en el 805-217-3645 o .
Linda Bishop: Ministry to Women in Leadership
Linda Bishop brings more than 20 years of insights gleaned from teaching, leading and mentoring women of all ages to her role in ministry to women in leadership. She brings real-world practices and principles to women in leadership as well as encouragement, guidance and support to women who are married to leaders. Linda and her husband Ron have been married for 33 years and live in Yorba Linda, CA. They have three adult children and a daughter-in-law that they really like to hang out with, Brian (married to Rachel), Lauren and Aaron.
Cell phone: 714-745-8754
Steve Hopper: Ministry to and through Men
Steve Hopper is Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries at Porterville EFC. A graduate of Dallas Seminary and Instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, Steve is also a regular and popular instructor at “Iron Sharpens Iron” conferences around the country. His desire is to help every adult, especially men, “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 3:18). Steve and his wife, Sharon, came to Porterville in 2005 from First EFC of Austin, Texas. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Julie Kurz: Ministry to and through Families
Julie Kurz was the Children’s Director at Bethany Evangelical Free Church in
Shawn Brennan: Ministry to those who serve youth
Shawn Brennan has served as the Pastor of Sr. High Student ministries at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands California for the past eight years and has worked in youth Ministry for the past fifteen years. Shawn graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio and has a THM from Dallas Theological Seminary in Pastoral Leadership. Shawn loves spending time with his wife Ally, outdoor adventures, Ohio State Football, and keeping boys away from his three little girls. Through his role with EFCA west, Shawn strives to be a catalyst for leaders that have a heart for students and disciplemaking.
Cell phone: 909-855-8343
John Erwin: Placement and Transitions