Geoff is an apprentice of Jesus who is learning how to become more like him in thought, word and deed. His core giftedness hovers around his shepherd’s heart and his orientation as a reflective practitioner. In using these gifts, much of Geoff’s work is focused on the gospel, it’s proclamation, and it’s transformative impact in the lives of Christians and it’s subsequent renewing, redeeming and restorative influence on the world at large. This is why “Transformissional Leadership Development” is a useful descriptor of his work.
Geoff worked for Campus Crusade for Christ for 20 years, working in many capacities and all over the world, including in East Asia. He also was a leadership formation coach, conducting discipleship groups and spiritual formation groups for area pastors, professionals, and elders in San Diego County. Working closely with Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, he helped lead a missional initiative called ‘Cascade’, that later morphed and developed into him starting Flourish San Diego.
As the Executive Director Geoff aims to lead others to be apprentices of Jesus who help people and churches become who they were created to be so they may join God to help our city and world flourish. He believes that the dynamic, life-giving message of Jesus has been obscured from people who seek to find meaning and purpose in Him, and works tirelessly to help recover that message and faithfully communicate it to people today.
Martin is a San Diego native. He received his B.A. from Cal State San Marcos in 2007, and his M.A.T.S. from Bethel Seminary West in 2017. His ministry experience includes 10 years as the Area Director of San Diego North Young Life and 3 years as an intern with the Harbor Church Planting Network. His experiences groomed and led him to plant and pastor RISEN Church. RISEN was planted on April 2, 2016. Martin is married to Angela (9 years) and they have two daughters (Addison is 6 & Isabelle is 2). They live in the Scripps Ranch area.