Nick Locke has hosted 260 episodes.
Nick was born and raised in Ventura, California and completed his degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University. He then married his wife, Katie and they moved to Boston where he received his M.Div. and his M.A. in Ethics and Society from Gordon-Conwell. Nick came on as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Aliso Creek Church in the summer of 2014, and now Nick and Tom serve together as co-pastors.
Nick and Katie have two young children, Oliver and Harper. They always have an open home and something delicious in the oven. In his free time, Nick hops on his mountain bike and explores the many trails just outside his home in Aliso Viejo. He also loves to read and listen to anything from philosophy and theology to podcasts and novels.
Gretchen Kirby has hosted 256 episodes.
Gretchen is a native of Southern California and has been a member of Aliso Creek Church since childhood. As a professional harpist, Gretchen performs in various capacities that range from concerts in LA to weddings in San Diego and everything in between. She also teaches music classes at Concordia University Irvine. Whether singing, playing an instrument, or teaching, she loves to make Jesus known in all she does.
In her free time, Gretchen enjoys hiking in the many beautiful spots SoCal has to offer, testing out new dessert recipes (that the rest of the staff enjoy eating), and going on coffee dates with her husband, Jordan. Her favorite coffee drink is a lavender coconut matcha from Nook Coffee in Costa Mesa!
Tom Gastil has hosted 52 episodes.
Tom has been a Pastor at Aliso Creek Church since 1998. He grew up in Glendale, California, earning an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. After graduating, Tom made his way back to Southern California and served as Associate Pastor for Youth at Irvine Presbyterian Church for eight years. Tom and his wife, Liz, have been married since 1991 and have three grown kids—Garrett, Miles, and Paige.
Tom and Liz love to spend time with their sweet grandchildren, Emilia, Lucy Jane, and Leonard James, who live in Boise, Idaho. In addition to hanging out with his family and the folks of Aliso Creek Church, Tom enjoys reading, gourmet cooking, riding his beach cruiser, and rooting for the Rams.
Jeff Sholar has hosted 28 episodes.
Jeff grew up in Marietta, Georgia and moved to California in high school. He received his undergraduate degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University and then went on to seminary at Talbot School of Theology. Jeff completed his M.A. in New Testament Language and Literature and is currently pursuing his M.Div.
He married his wife, Jackie in 2017 and they have one son, Bennett. He loves to flip through anything by Eugene Peterson, Jonathan Edwards, and Gavin Ortlund. Jeff also enjoys days at the beach with family and friends, building epic train tracks with Bennett, and watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball.
Bryan Zuetel has hosted 10 episodes.
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