Listed below are the elders of our community church, however their lives and ministries do not tell the whole story, for there are many men and women who have invested a portion of their very busy lives to bring this community to life. They continue to invest their lives spiritually, physically, and materially every day.
Those not listed constitute the “real” church which is made up of very real people living very real lives. They are those who work and have families, who pray and set up chairs. They clean up afterwards and they visit others. They give, help, dream, comfort, teach, and they come along side to encourage. In short, they (we) are the body of Christ endeavoring with all of our might to love one another and bear one another’s burdens fulfilling the law of Christ. Love edifies and we want to love as much as we have been loved.
For us, church is not an event or a production. It is a group of people, who believing in Jesus Christ, come together in various ways and forms, not just on Sunday mornings. You can find them in homes, at work, in restaurants, out playing, and even in a building that looks like a traditional church. In fact, the church exists where ever two or three are gathered in His name and can be recognized by their love for one another.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any one of the following elders or simply “come and see” and then ask anyone who is next to you.
Paul Sisemore III and his wife Teri have been married for 35 years and now make their home in Shell Beach, CA. While currently serving as Lead Pastor, Paul is also employed full time with PG&E as a Meter Reader. Teri spends her time assisting her family and enjoying her grandchildren. She also oversees the Sunday School Ministry planning and preparing the curriculum as well as teaching.
Their two great passions are spending time with each other and their families, which include 5 grandchildren, and encouraging the body of Christ to press on.
Jon and Jenny Malott have been married 17 years and have a 15 year old son Ian. They live in Arroyo Grande, CA. Both are self employed, Jon as a Tile Setter and Jenny as a Web Designer. In addition to his duties as an elder, Jon loves to talk to people, teaches Sunday school, and still finds time to surf with his son Ian. Jenny, who also teaches Sunday school, is the creator and editor of the magazine “Live Artfully”.
Jon can be reached at 805-481-7865
Paul Sisemore IV and his wife Stephanie have been married 7 years and have two sons, Paul V and Asher Jude, and one daughter, Brooklyn Mae. They currently live in Arroyo Grande, CA. Paul oversees the Music and Worship Ministry and is employed by PG&E as a Meter Reader. He also finds time to play hard with his children, surf, and build a custom motorcycle. Stephanie, who is a wonderful Mom, also enjoys creating unique cake designs from her home.
Paul and Stephanie, who also lived and served in Ukraine as missionaries for 5 years, have two great passions, their families and people.
Paul can be reached at 805-540-4644.
Jason and Rhiannon Schmidt have been married seven years and are the parents of three beautiful little girls. Jason grew up here on the central coast and attended Cal Poly where he met Rhiannon. Jason is a Spanish teacher at Arroyo Grande High School. Jason and Rhiannon live in Nipomo and stay busy taking care of their girls and enjoying life.
Jason can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt and Nicole
Matt Cathey and his wife Nicole have been living on the central coast for the past ten years and have two amazing little children, Cherish and Morgan. Matt grew up in San Diego and was attending Cal Poly where he met his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. It wasn’t soon after, that he met Nicole and they have been married now five years. They currently live in San Luis Obispo, where Matt works as a landscape designer and contractor. Both Matt and Nicole have a heart to see their friends, family, and neighbors restored by God’s healing love.
Matt can be reached at email@example.com
Russ and Cindy
Russ and Cindy Nelson have been married for 17 years and make their home in Grover Beach. Russ works part time for SLO County at the In Patient Mental Health Unit, and Cindy works for the County in their Drug and Alcohol Program. Russ has made a number of short term missionary trips, and loves any opportunity to pray for others. Russ and Cindy love walks on the beach and just “hanging out” with the family of God.
Russ can be reached at 805-489-6681