Church Health Team

Mark Bargaehr

Mark is an ordained minister with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Divinity. He serves as the Church Health Lead for Transformation Ministries, helping coach, resource and encourage churches towards ever greater Kingdom impact, health and spiritual vitality. He lives in West Covina with his wife Vikki; together they have four children, and three grandchildren.

Mark Bargaehr

Mark Bargaehr

Mark is an ordained minister with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Divinity. He serves as the Church Health Lead for Transformation Ministries, helping coach, resource and encourage churches towards ever greater Kingdom impact, health and spiritual vitality. He lives in West Covina with his wife Vikki; together they have four children, and three grandchildren.

Ray Bennett

Ray Bennett, ordained in 2013 following several years as a deacon, teacher, and moderator. He has diverse experience in leadership, management and finance as a Vice President of several major corporations. He notably created the first major green program in the Arctic with a floatable drilling island eliminating the need to blow up mountains to obtain gravel in order to build drilling islands. He managed engineering, manufacturing, quality, management training, factories, built new plants; negotiated internationally with Egypt, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and various U.S. Government branches and also with labor unions. Ray Bennett has served Transformation Ministries for over 11 years as an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Conflict Resolution; Estate Design and Gift Planning; Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model; Human Resources, Finance, and Church Administration.

Ray Bennett

Ray Bennett

Ray Bennett, ordained in 2013 following several years as a deacon, teacher, and moderator. He has diverse experience in leadership, management and finance as a Vice President of several major corporations. He notably created the first major green program in the Arctic with a floatable drilling island eliminating the need to blow up mountains to obtain gravel in order to build drilling islands. He managed engineering, manufacturing, quality, management training, factories, built new plants; negotiated internationally with Egypt, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and various U.S. Government branches and also with labor unions. Ray Bennett has served Transformation Ministries for over 11 years as an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Conflict Resolution; Estate Design and Gift Planning; Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model; Human Resources, Finance, and Church Administration.

Brian Burman

Brian Burman serves as the Director of Excel Leadership Coaching and as Senior Associate Pastor at GateWay Church in Visalia, California. His coaching experience includes church planters, established church pastors, leadership teams, governance boards and corporate high-level leaders. In addition to leadership development, Brian helps churches raise funds through capital campaigns and performs whole church assessments to help pastors see the roadblocks and next steps for effective ministry. He also serves as the Finance and Coaching Director for the Excel Leadership Network. Brian attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Western Seminary. Brian Burman is an expert in Pastoral Transitions Assessments and Succession; Multi-Sites and Mergers; Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model; Pastoral Coaching; Human Resources, Finance, Church Administration.

Brian Burman

Brian Burman

Brian Burman serves as the Director of Excel Leadership Coaching and as Senior Associate Pastor at GateWay Church in Visalia, California. His coaching experience includes church planters, established church pastors, leadership teams, governance boards and corporate high-level leaders. In addition to leadership development, Brian helps churches raise funds through capital campaigns and performs whole church assessments to help pastors see the roadblocks and next steps for effective ministry. He also serves as the Finance and Coaching Director for the Excel Leadership Network. Brian attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Western Seminary. Brian Burman is an expert in Pastoral Transitions Assessments and Succession; Multi-Sites and Mergers; Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model; Pastoral Coaching; Human Resources, Finance, Church Administration.

Jeremy McGarity

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Jeremy McGarity

Jeremy McGarity

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Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan, a CPA who has spent 25 years in tax and accounting for Ronald Blue & Co. working with churches, small businesses and individuals.  Keenan is currently on the leadership board of her church and Ruby Women of Biola University.  She also serves on the finance team and facilitates Financial Peace University classes.  She writes a blog and speaks to groups on the topic of The Family Legacy Drawer. Mary Keenan is an expert in Estate Design and Gift Planning; Human Resources, Finance and Church Administration.

Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan, a CPA who has spent 25 years in tax and accounting for Ronald Blue & Co. working with churches, small businesses and individuals.  Keenan is currently on the leadership board of her church and Ruby Women of Biola University.  She also serves on the finance team and facilitates Financial Peace University classes.  She writes a blog and speaks to groups on the topic of The Family Legacy Drawer. Mary Keenan is an expert in Estate Design and Gift Planning; Human Resources, Finance and Church Administration.

Mark Lambert

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Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

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Dr. Kirk Mackie

Dr. Kirk Mackie serves as a missionary through Church Resource Ministries (CRM) where he serves on the reFOCUS Team, a group of pastors and specialists dedicated to empowering churches to live on mission in their communities. As part of his ministry to the church, Kirk coaches pastors across the U.S. and abroad and has a teaching ministry of leader development in seminaries in India, Russia, and Ukraine. Kirk was the lead pastor at Wilshire Avenue Community Church in Fullerton, CA for 18 years and currently serves on the board of Transformation Ministries. Kirk Mackie is an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Pastoral Coaching; Church Assessment; Missional Pathway.

Kirk Mackie

Dr. Kirk Mackie

Dr. Kirk Mackie serves as a missionary through Church Resource Ministries (CRM) where he serves on the reFOCUS Team, a group of pastors and specialists dedicated to empowering churches to live on mission in their communities. As part of his ministry to the church, Kirk coaches pastors across the U.S. and abroad and has a teaching ministry of leader development in seminaries in India, Russia, and Ukraine. Kirk was the lead pastor at Wilshire Avenue Community Church in Fullerton, CA for 18 years and currently serves on the board of Transformation Ministries. Kirk Mackie is an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Pastoral Coaching; Church Assessment; Missional Pathway.

Joseph L. Gueste

Joseph L. Gueste obtained a masters in religious and biblical studies with a doctorate in Biblical Counseling who is currently the Senior Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church of Moreno Valley, California. Before starting his ministry at Trinity, Gueste served in the marines and was also in the Aerospace industry for 20 years. He has extensive experience as a Chaplain, Pastoral Leadership/Coaching and Church Planning. Joseph L. Gueste is an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession for African-Americans; Conflict Resolution; African-American Ministry; Pastoral Coaching.

Joseph Gueste

Joseph L. Gueste

Joseph L. Gueste obtained a masters in religious and biblical studies with a doctorate in Biblical Counseling who is currently the Senior Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church of Moreno Valley, California. Before starting his ministry at Trinity, Gueste served in the marines and was also in the Aerospace industry for 20 years. He has extensive experience as a Chaplain, Pastoral Leadership/Coaching and Church Planning. Joseph L. Gueste is an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession for African-Americans; Conflict Resolution; African-American Ministry; Pastoral Coaching.

Larry O’Nan

Larry O’Nan has over 45 years of fund development leadership and consulting with non-profit organizations worldwide. As a leader at a Transformation Ministries church since 1972, he has over 15 years of hands-on experience in utilizing the successful and streamlined Accountable Leadership Governance model (ALGM) at his church. O’Nan has a track record of helping church leaders move from old antiquated and outdated governance systems to a new day of simple forward-thinking effective governance. Larry O’Nan is an expert in Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model.

Larry O’Nan

Larry O’Nan

Larry O’Nan has over 45 years of fund development leadership and consulting with non-profit organizations worldwide. As a leader at a Transformation Ministries church since 1972, he has over 15 years of hands-on experience in utilizing the successful and streamlined Accountable Leadership Governance model (ALGM) at his church. O’Nan has a track record of helping church leaders move from old antiquated and outdated governance systems to a new day of simple forward-thinking effective governance. Larry O’Nan is an expert in Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model.

Bob Orr

Bob Orr, an academic in Church Growth and Missiology with a doctorate in Divinity, is currently the Transitional Pastor at First Baptist Church of San Luis Obispo in California (SLO). Prior to working at SLO, Orr worked as lead Pastor at Christ first of Covina and is the President, Dean and Chair of the department of Missiology and Church Growth at California State Christian University. He has 40 plus years of working with churches as a pastor, consultant, chaplain, seminar leader, and lecturer which has deepened his love for the local church. Orr believes God doesn’t waste a hurt, or a positive experience but uses them to move us forward. Dr. Bob Orr is an expert on Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Multi-Sites and Mergers; Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model; Pastoral Coaching.

Robert Orr

Bob Orr

Bob Orr, an academic in Church Growth and Missiology with a doctorate in Divinity, is currently the Transitional Pastor at First Baptist Church of San Luis Obispo in California (SLO). Prior to working at SLO, Orr worked as lead Pastor at Christ first of Covina and is the President, Dean and Chair of the department of Missiology and Church Growth at California State Christian University. He has 40 plus years of working with churches as a pastor, consultant, chaplain, seminar leader, and lecturer which has deepened his love for the local church. Orr believes God doesn’t waste a hurt, or a positive experience but uses them to move us forward. Dr. Bob Orr is an expert on Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Multi-Sites and Mergers; Church Assessment; Accountable Leadership Governance Model; Pastoral Coaching.

Paul M. Reinhard

Paul M. Reinhard, a decorated Army Veteran, Sheriff turned Pastor who has recently published a discipleship tool for mentors called, Jumpstart: Your Journey with Jesus. Prior to the release of Jumpstart, Reinhard was the Senior Pastor of Centerpoint Christian Fellowship Church in Colton, California. In 2015, Reinhard completed his Doctor of Ministry degree Gateway Seminary with an emphasis in Cell Church. His Doctoral Project was “Training Mentors to Utilize the JumpStart Curriculum at NorthPoint Christian Fellowship.” With over 40 years of pastoral and leadership experience, Pastor Paul is an expert in Conflict Resolution and available to help you begin JumpStart Mentoring in your church or faith community.

Paul Reinhard

Paul M. Reinhard

Paul M. Reinhard, a decorated Army Veteran, Sheriff turned Pastor who has recently published a discipleship tool for mentors called, Jumpstart: Your Journey with Jesus. Prior to the release of Jumpstart, Reinhard was the Senior Pastor of Centerpoint Christian Fellowship Church in Colton, California. In 2015, Reinhard completed his Doctor of Ministry degree Gateway Seminary with an emphasis in Cell Church. His Doctoral Project was “Training Mentors to Utilize the JumpStart Curriculum at NorthPoint Christian Fellowship.” With over 40 years of pastoral and leadership experience, Pastor Paul is an expert in Conflict Resolution and available to help you begin JumpStart Mentoring in your church or faith community.

Dr. Bill Staffieri

Dr. Bill Staffieri has been a pastor at Beachpoint Church for 25 years, the past eight as Senior Pastor over their Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach campuses. For seventeen years he served as the Student Pastor. He currently also serves as a Senior Lecturer at Biola University and Talbot Seminary focusing on Christian leadership courses for the local church. He has taught Christian Education and Christian Ministry courses for seventeen years. He has also served as a Learning Church Coach with Transformation Ministries and Masters Group Leader for Cornerstone Pastors Network.

Bill Staffieri

Dr. Bill Staffieri

Dr. Bill Staffieri has been a pastor at Beachpoint Church for 25 years, the past eight as Senior Pastor over their Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach campuses. For seventeen years he served as the Student Pastor. He currently also serves as a Senior Lecturer at Biola University and Talbot Seminary focusing on Christian leadership courses for the local church. He has taught Christian Education and Christian Ministry courses for seventeen years. He has also served as a Learning Church Coach with Transformation Ministries and Masters Group Leader for Cornerstone Pastors Network.

Gregg Svalstad

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Gregg Svalstad

Gregg Svalstad

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Reynel Tapia

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Reynel Tapia

Reynel Tapia

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Peter Torry

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Peter Torry

Peter Torry

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Ivan Villalta

Ivan Villalta, obtained an MTS in Urban Leadership, an A.A in Pastoral Theology, and a B.A in Theology at Vanguard University. He has been the lead pastor at Iglesia Torre de Alabanza, Duarte, CA, since 2000. In addition to pastoring, Villalta teaches at California State Christian University (CSCU), and serves as the Dean of the Spanish Department and was awarded with a D.D in Divinity for his service to Spanish education. His passion is to train pastors and lay leaders to plant churches, and develop growing churches. He believes that we, today’s Church, are the instruments of change and transformation. Ivan Villalta is an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Hispanic Ministry; Church Assessment; Pastoral Coaching.

Ivan Villalta

Ivan Villalta

Ivan Villalta, obtained an MTS in Urban Leadership, an A.A in Pastoral Theology, and a B.A in Theology at Vanguard University. He has been the lead pastor at Iglesia Torre de Alabanza, Duarte, CA, since 2000. In addition to pastoring, Villalta teaches at California State Christian University (CSCU), and serves as the Dean of the Spanish Department and was awarded with a D.D in Divinity for his service to Spanish education. His passion is to train pastors and lay leaders to plant churches, and develop growing churches. He believes that we, today’s Church, are the instruments of change and transformation. Ivan Villalta is an expert in Pastoral Transitions, Assessments and Succession; Hispanic Ministry; Church Assessment; Pastoral Coaching.

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