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Nick & Rachel

Lead Pastor

Nick and Rachel have been married and involved in Pastoral ministry for more than 11 years. He is the founding Pastor of CityLight, and has a passion to reach Los Angeles with the gospel of Jesus. Rachel leads our Ladies Ministry and helps coordinate ladies events. She loves interior designing of commercial + residential spaces and refinishing furniture. Nick loves Dodger baseball and spending time with his family.

nick.reed@citylightla.church

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Alyssa

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa was born and raised in San Diego, California. She put her faith in Jesus in 2010, and later went to Bible College in Lancaster. She served in our ministry while in college and now works in our office as the administrative assistant. Alyssa enjoys exploring, eating out, and has her own photography business.

office@citylightla.church

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Will & Ranae

Vitalize Ministry Directors | Director of Marketing, Branding and Visual Content

Will and Ranae have served at CityLight for the past five years. Will serves in Vitalize which is our un-married adults ministry for ages 18-30. He also oversees creative marketing, events, and our online community. Ranae's ministry passion is discipling young women at CityLight, working with sex trafficked victims the jail system, in the singles ministry and serving on our Impact Team. She also enjoys cooking and blogging. Will is a content marketing entrepreneur who specialized in video & photography for brands. He also enjoys growing their non profit organization that serves artists in Los Angeles.

Visit VITALIZE LA for our Singles Ministry

will.shepherd@citylightla.church

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Josh & Georgina

Adult Ministries Directors | Impact Team Director

Josh and Georgina have served at CityLight for 7 years. Josh oversees our Impact Team, Discipleship, and Life Groups. Georgina enjoys serving in our nurseries on Sundays and spending time with their two sons Noah and Zach. Josh has managed several JPMorgan Chase & Co locations and is a Navy Veteran who served in operation enduring freedom and operation Iraqi freedom.

josh.porter@citylightla.church

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Alberto & Hanna

Spanish Ministry Directors | Children's Ministry Directors

Through the years, both Hanna and Alberto have received opportunities to serve in CityLight from time to time during their college years and are now excited to get married in October. God has now called them to assist the ministry of CityLight to reach the Latino community of the LA Metro. Alberto is from New York and enjoys critiquing the latest movies and tv shows, exploring urban environments and rooting for the best team in MLB history: the Yankees. Hanna is from Massachusetts and enjoys hiking, skiing, and cheering on the greatest franchise of all time: the Red Sox.

Visit CITYLIGHT ESPANOL on our Spanish Ministry

alberto.portillo@citylightla.church

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Joey

Worship Leader | Vitalize Ministry Assistant

Joey serves as the worship leader here at CityLight. He also serves on the adult ministries team, and assists Will and Ranae in the young adults ministry on "Vitalize Night". He grew up in the San Fernando Valley and has a passion for reaching Los Angeles with the gospel. Joey enjoys traveling, coffee, and spending time with his family. He is a diehard fan of the LA Lakers and Dodgers!

joey.tovar@citylightla.church

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Jared & Kylynn

Student Ministry Directors

Jared and Kylynn grew up on different sides of the world, but God brought them together in California where they have been loving and serving the people of Los Angeles for three years. His heart and passion is for teaching and motivating youth. Jared loves sports and can usually be found playing, watching, or discussing basketball. Kylynn loves making hand lettered signs and looking for new places to go out for brunch dates. They have been married for two years and love traveling and spending time with family.

jared.pinson@citylightla.church

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David

Addiction Recovery Ministry Director | Reformers Unanimous

David Golding was born and raised in Burbank, CA. He grew up in a Christian home but strayed away from Christ as a young man. He worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years. After a series of life struggles, including a long struggle with addiction, David dedicated his life back to Jesus in 2011 and began attending CityLight. He now serves as the Director of the RU Addiction and Recovery Ministry that meets every Friday night at 7pm on our property.

addictionrecovery@citylightla.church

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Sam

Adult Ministries Assistant | Parking Team Director

Sam assists Will and Josh in leading the church to create engaging environments where people can connect with each other and grow closer to Christ. Sam also oversees a vital role in our ministry on Sundays to make sure your have excellent experience parking in our 4 lots around the facility and taking the proper measures to ensure your safety. Sam enjoys board games, movies, and has a huge heart for our Spanish speaking community.

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David & Misty

Nursery Ministry Director | Impact Team

Misty and her husband, David, have been members at CityLight for eight years. Misty's favorite part about leading the nursery ministry is knowing that she is providing a safe and loving place for kids to play while their parents are hearing the word of God. David serves on our Impact Team enjoys the outdoors and fishing. Misty is a huge Disneyland fan and they spend as much time there as possible with her son and daughter.

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Ken and Mary

House Media Director | Ladies Ministry

Ken and Mary have been attending CityLight with his family since 2010. He has worked behind the scenes in radio & television for nearly 30 years and brings this experience to CityLight’s Media Ministry. Ken enjoys traveling with their family and exploring new technologies. Mary has been an educator for over 25 years, enjoys working with families, and has a passion for building Godly and healthy learning experiences for parents and children. Her mission is to help women find connections, growth, and encouragement at CityLight to champion their roles in their homes, their workplaces, and their community. They both love to drink coffee. Lots of coffee.

 
 
Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That’s how we’re able to make a difference, and it’s the driving force behind everything we do.
— Pastor Reed