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

 

Curtis Kauffman - Assistant Director of Student Program

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I’m humble
2. Childhood career dream: Firetruck
3. Three of my most interesting possessions: Mustache, goatee, sideburns
4. What is the best invention in the world: Buoyancy
5. If I was a crayon, what color would I be and why: White…very rarely used but incredibly effective when it is

 

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

 

Katherine Day - Student Ministry Event Coordinator

1. Biggest fear: Anything in the rodent family
2. Childhood career dream: Ralph’s Grocery Bagger
3. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: Anywhere with my five brothers and parents
4. Top life hack: Google calendar, outlook calendar, wall calendar and personal planner
5. What inspires me: Unexpected acts of kindness

 

Austen Barraclough - Music & Worship Programming Intern

1. Things I'm digging: Film cameras, Marilynne Robinson, Settlers of Catan, bluetooth lightbulbs
2. If I could claim credit for any great piece of art, what would I claim: The Birth of Venus
3. Top life hack: Bed frames are optional
4. Recent discovery: Gravitational waves
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

 

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

 

Harrison Ta - Photo & Video Production Intern

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I’m an ex-stuntsman
2. Favorite word and why: “Dang Lamb” which means “do work” in Vietnamese (my ethnicity)
3. Next bucket list adventure: Skydive out of a hot air balloon
4. What inspires me: The joy I receive in helping and serving others
5. What is the best invention in the world: Chopsticks

 

Levi Dulay - Communications 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

 

Alison Lyon

1. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: In Coronado
2. Words of wisdom: Make every moment count
3. What inspires me: Faith
4. What would I title my autobiography: "Lyonhearted"
5. Next time you see me, ask me about: Jason

 

Carissa Davis

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: I don’t like chocolate
2. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: By the beach
3. Next bucket list adventure: Getting my scuba certification
4. Childhood career dream: Dolphin trainer
5. What inspires me: Might sound cliché, but honestly, the Bible

 

Joyann Davis

1. An interesting thing about me that most people don’t know: Although I was born in the USA, I’ve lived much of my life in Spanish speaking countries
2. Favorite word and why: “Chèvere cambur pintón” . . . says a lot without saying anything at all
3. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: Love to sleep by the ocean
4. Biggest fear: Snorkeling alone
5. If I could steal credit for any great song, which one would I claim: "The Old Rugged Cross"

 

Mary Grabowski

1. Surprising obsession: Becoming Instagram famous
2. Favorite word and why: “Sawubona” means “you are known” because everyone wants to be known
3. Favorite hypothetical question: Hypothetically, would you date yourself
4. Spirit animal: Unicorn
5. Next time you see me, ask me about: Pancake Peeps!

 

Michael Angulo

1. Surprising obsession: Eating chocolate while drinking Coke
2. Childhood career dream: Cowboy
3. What was I like in high school: Conceited
4. What inspires me: My mom
5. What is the best invention in the world: Them music tracks

 

Ricky Muniz

1. Favorite joke: Why did the iPod go to the Dentist? Because it had Bluetooth!
2. Favorite hypothetical question: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
3. Biggest fear: Spiders
4. Spirit animal: Wolf
5. If I was to eat my very last meal, what would that meal be: Definitely a rainbow sushi roll

 

Rosie Barajas

1. Favorite word and why: “Grace” because I need lots
2. Favorite place to wake up/fall asleep: The beach in Mexico
3. Words of wisdom: Don’t hold grudges!
4. What was I like in high school: Oh dear . . .
5. What would I title my autobiography: "Rebirth: A Second Chance at Living"

 

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.

 

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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