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.
Shauna is a surrendered follower of Jesus whose core strengths revolve around an enthusiastic and encouraging nature with a yearning to learn, and wisdom in discernment of Gospel truth. Always aware of the Lord’s leading and the many ways we can hear God’s voice, Shauna’s enthusiasm for her faith and gift for hospitality spill over into a wide network of friends and community connections through which she loves to serve.
Wife to Phil, mother of 3 adult children, retired physician (dermatologist), baptized Lutheran, long time Presbyterian, Stephen Ministry Leader, who just over 4 years ago awakened to the truth of the Gospel and the possibility of formation in Christ. Passionately learning and sharing since, Shauna facilitates a women’s discipleship group, led as chair of Cascade San Diego at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, and is cofounder, board member, and enthusiastic volunteer for Flourish San Diego. She is described as an “enthusiastic and grateful kingdom dweller with a gentle spirit and a thirst for the truth”.
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.
Joe grew up here in San Diego before leaving college and many more years beyond in San Luis Obispo. There he encountered a few incredible things in no particular order… a love for the outdoors, a life with Jesus, and an incredible woman whom he would eventually convince to marry him. Together, Joe & Allison spent 15 years in the Central Coast with the majority of those years working in the ministry of Cru on the university campus. In 2009 they sensed God bringing them back to San Diego to pioneer and cultivate student movements for Christ on the college campuses. The past few years he has spent helping to develop a new space within Cru by connecting with the unengaged and dechurched twenty-somethings in the city. Allison and Joe have been married 19 years and have three children (and really a fourth if you count their emotionally needy labradoodle). Joe studied Business Management and History at Cal Poly, received teaching certifications in Education from Cal State San Marcos, and holds a Masters in Theology from Bethel Seminary.
Tim likes to say that he’s from “around.” This means that he grew up as a missionary kid in the contexts of Zimbabwe, Hawaii, and Ohio. Tim and his bride Julia came to serve an established church in National City, First Christian Church, and have been working to bring shalom to the city since 2012. Currently FCC is focusing on food insecurity and equitable childcare. Tim & Julia have three children: Eleanor, Barnabas, & Louisa. In addition to doing work with church plants, a ministry in the Philippines, and playing board games, you’ll find Tim working on his Ph.D. in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of San Diego.