Meet Our Team
The Gathering team is filled with adults who love High School students and all share a passion for helping students know God. Come by The Gathering and meet our team.
Jake Breshears - Youth Pastor
Jake Breshears is a native San Diegan who grew up in the C.R.E.W. and Gathering. After some time at Arizona State University, Jake finished his degrees in Political Science and History at Montana State University. It was there that God began to cultivate in him a passion for the Gospel through his involvement in Campus Crusade. Jake recently graduated from Southern California Seminary with his Masters of Arts in Christian Ministries and continues his studies on his way to a Master of Divinity. His heart is for any and all students in The Gathering to love Jesus and to love others for the rest of their lives.
Sheila Smith-Callaway - Administrative Assistant
Sheila Smith has been a part of the student ministry at Shadow Mountain for twenty years. As one of the most recognizable faces in the Family Ministries, Sheila has been committed to youth for two decades, and has played a role in the spiritual formation of countless students. She does administration for both the C.R.E.W and Gathering, and is an incredible resource for staff as well as students. Sheila loves all things Disney, going to the movies, and continuing relationships with former students.
Garret Johnston- Guy Freshmen intern
Garret is 20 years old, attending Grossmont junior college in hopes of transferring next year to pursue a major in biblical studies. He has a passion for ministry, and enjoys using acting and spoken word poetry as a way of communicating the Gospel.
"When he is not saving sinners you can find him at your nearest In N Out."
Erica Phillips- Girl Freshmen Intern
Erica was Born and raised in San Diego, during high school she attended the Gathering. Not too long after graduating God placed it on her heart to go back and work at the place that shaped her high school years. She currently attends San Diego State to earn her degree to become a special ed teacher and work with deaf children in the future.
Katherine Day- Girl Sophomore intern
Katherine attends San Diego Christian College where she studies Liberal arts with the hopes of becoming an Elementary teacher. She is on the soccer team for SDCC, which is her favorite hobby. This is her second year interning at the Gathering. Her desire is to help students have a better understanding of who Jesus is and what He has done for us, so they are able to live their lives honoring and glorifying Him.
Hey Y'all! Justine was born and raised in San Diego. She went through the Gathering during her high school years. A couple years later she felt called to return and disciple high school girls. She loves anything in the water whether that's playing water polo or swimming (pool or ocean). She is currently finishing up her degree in marketing at San Diego State University with the hopes of a career that allows her to glorify God after graduation.