Meet The Gathering Team

Behind all that we do is an incredible team of full-time staff, intern staff, and volunteers. Click on each person's picture to see their responses to a fun interview we did with them.

 

FULL-TIME STAFF 

     

 

INTERN STAFF

     

     

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

Arnold Camacho - High School Pastor

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I have no middle name
2. Childhood career dream: Firefighter
3. What inspires me: Good Mexican food
4. If I could steal credit for any great pieces of work, which ones would I claim: Star Wars and Disneyland
5. Next time you see me, ask me: Something cool about my hair

 

Krista Gonzales - Small Groups Coordinator

1. Surprising obsession: Bob Ross 
2. Theme song of my life: "Anything" by Mae
3. Spirit animal: Otter
4. Childhood career dream: Rhinoceros doctor
5. Next time you see me, ask me about: My dog Gus

 

Kim Patrick - Student Ministry Event Coordinator

 

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don't know: My right eyebrow doesn't work.
2. Biggest fear: Dirty napkins, birds, and ocean animals
3. Theme song for my life: "Carry on my Wayward Son" by Kansas
4. If I was a crayon, what color would I be and why: Golden yellow - I'm obsessed
5. How would I describe my favorite color to someone who is blind: It's 100 degrees outside. You're standing on hot sand, eating a mango.

 

Austen Barraclough - Music & Worship Programming Intern

1. Things I'm digging: Chess strategy, John Albright, British television, bratwurst
2. If I could claim credit for any great piece of art, what would I claim: The Balcony, Manet
3. Top life hack: Bed frames are optional
4. What would I title my autobiography:  Bear with Me: The Pretensions of an Aggressive Woodland Animal
5. Favorite place to wake up or fall asleep: A hammock

 

Bella Rodriguez - Small Groups Coordinating Intern

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I was Homecoming Queen
2. Biggest fear: Earthquakes
3. Theme song for my life: "22" by Taylor Swift
4. Spirit animal: Chihuahua
5. If I was to eat my very last meal, what would that meal be: My mom’s enchiladas

 

John Albright - Communications & Social Media Intern 

 

1. What inspires me: People that are doing/creating something they love
2. What was I like in High school: yikes...
3. Theme song of my life: "Dare You to Move" - Switchfoot
4. Spirit animal: Lion
5. Things I'm digging: Podcasts! Go listen to my podcast, "The Mirror Effect"

 

Levi Dulay - Videography & Photography Intern

1. Recent discovery: Cookie butter, the next best thing for someone allergic to peanut butter
2. Favorite word and why: 
"Simplicity" because often the most beautiful things are the things that draw attention away from themselves
3. Words of wisdom: 
If you want to change the world, ask good questions. "Why" is a good place to start.
4. Childhood career dream: 
A ninja, motorcycle man (whatever that means), college campus tour guide, inspirational speaker, and doctor, but I settled with being a ninja
5. What inspires me: 
A good story and the outdoors

 

Nate Cazares - Stage Programming Intern

 

1. Biggest fear: Running into spider webs in the dark
2. Next time you see me, ask me about: 
Baby powder
3. Theme song of my life: 
"I'm Still a Guy" by Brad Paisley
4. Spirit animal: 
Tiger
5. Three most interesting possessions: 
My fake Yeezys, Banjolele, Bakugan

 

Grace Allen

1. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: My bed
2. Words of wisdom: Any emotional need that you think can be satisfied by another human, is more than satisfied by God. Pursue Him.
3. Childhood career dream: Artist. My dad was an artist. I wanted to be just like him.
4. What was I like in high school: Awkward. Quiet.
5. If I could steal credit for any great work of art, which one would I claim: A magazine article called "Frank Sinatra has a cold."

 

Heidi Lee

 

 

Jimm Greer

1. Surprising obsession: Craft coffee (not Starbucks)
2. An interesting thing about me that most people don't know: I was in a movie with Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, and Anthony Michael Hall
3. Childhood career dream: Zoologist
4. If I was to eat my last meal, what would that meal be: Pepperoni pizza
5. Next time you see me, ask me about: January 12, 2019

 

John Okoh

1. Words of wisdom: Neglected opportunity never arise. Make your first opportunity your Golden opportunity.
2. Spirit animal: Lion
3. Childhood career dream: Medical doctor
4. What was I like in high school: I was funny and optimistic.
5. What inspires me: Success cannot be obtained without hard work.

 

Kelsie Kerr 

1. Surprising Obsession: All things crafty 

2. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I got my first job by singing “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean at my job interview.
3. Childhood career dream: Teacher, just like both of my parents
4. Theme song for my life: “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
5. Words of Wisdom: Don’t wait until you’re not scared to do the thing you want to do. Just do it scared.

 

Luke Vanley

1. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: In my bed, like a normal person

2. Next bucket list adventure: Visit Scotland
3. Theme song for my life: My heart will go on – Celine Dion
4. Spirit animal: Baby snow owl
5. If I was to eat my very last meal, what would that meal be: Red beans and rice

 

 Megan Houlihan

1. Childhood career dream: A horse

2. What was I like in high school: I wore sweatpants every other day senior year and didn’t have eyebrows
3. Things I’m digging: Tampico, sleeping in, stargazing, and ranch life
4. What inspires me: Being outdoors, quiet time, good books, and great people
5. Words of wisdom: Always give people a chance

 

 Michael Kerr

1. Next bucket list adventure: Run an ultra-marathon through the Grand Canyon

2. What is the best invention in the world: Duct tape. You can fix anything with it. Including but not limited to, leaky faucets, cracked glass, and friendships.
3. Theme song for my life: "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis
4. Things I’m digging: Music by Tower of Power, Jacob Collier, James Taylor, and Clifford Gordon
5. Words of wisdom: Never stop learning. Don’t forget to pack a toothbrush. Try something new. To be on time, be early.

 

 Mykie Scanlan

1. Things I’m digging: Watching football (NFL and college), learning to garden, and finding good dinner food that consist of more than just chicken 

2. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I will wake up with you any day to go watch the sunrise! I absolutely love sunrises.
3. Top life hack: Tying my hair up in a knot…no hair-ties needed!
4. Next bucket list adventure: Realistically, camping at Joshua tree. Hopefully, hiking the PCT in Washington
5. Childhood career dream: I wanted to be a librarian, which is funny because at the time I didn’t enjoy reading very much. But now I love reading and am starting to build my own little library, so maybe it’ll be a dream come true after all.

 

 Nichole Camacho

1. Top life hack: Pour the cream and sugar in your coffee first so you don’t waste time having to stir

2. What would I title my autobiography: Confessions of a youth pastor’s wife: So glad I didn’t marry for money!
3. What is the best invention in the world: Indoor plumbing
4. If I was to eat my very last meal, what would that meal be: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & a cappuccino
5. Next time you see me, ask me about: Proper hand hygiene, a little effort goes a long way

 

Sherman Schneller

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don't know: I spent the summer of 1966 in Alaska and witnessed my brother-in-law shoot and kill a 600lb black bear.
2. Favorite joke: What did the taxi driver say to the one-legged man? Hop in!
3. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: Where else, my own comfortable bed at home sweet home of course.
4. Biggest fear: Snakes, I hate snakes, probably because my next door neighbor used to tease and scare me with a rubber snake when I was a kid.
5. If I was a crayon, what color would I be and why: Yellow, for it was the color of Suzuki motorcycles I used to race Motocross with.

 

Steve Seitz

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I used to weigh 374 pounds
2. Favorite hypothetical question: If money was not an issue...

3. Biggest fear: Being called lukewarm
4. Top life hack: Prayer
5. Words of wisdom: Out hussle

 

Taylor Rowe

1. Things I’m digging: Spotify, I just discovered it and all of its glory
2. Next bucket list adventure: Visiting Seattle with my brother
3. Spirit animal: Bella Rodriguez
4. What would I title my autobiography: Life With 1,000 Animals
5. If I was to eat my very last meal, what would that meal be: Chicken tortilla soup with extra tortilla strips and avocado

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