Geoff is the co-founder and Executive Director of Flourish San Diego. His core giftedness hovers around his shepherd’s heart and his orientation as a reflective practitioner. In using these gifts, much of Geoff’s work is focused on the gospel, its embodied proclamation, its transformative impact in the lives of Christians, and its subsequent renewing, redeeming and restorative influence on the world at large. Geoff worked for Cru for over 20 years, working in many capacities and all over the world, including in Asia. His work while on staff with Novo focused on renewing cities. He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a DMin from Bakke Graduate University in Transformational Leadership for the Global City.
Martin is passionate about the glory of God and the common good. He received his B.A. from Cal State San Marcos, and his M.A.T.S. from Bethel Seminary West. His ministry experience includes 10 years as the Area Director of San Diego North Young Life and 3 years as an intern with the Harbor Church Planting Network. His experiences shaped and led him to plant and pastor RISEN Church. RISEN was planted on April 2, 2017. Martin is married to Angela and they have two daughters, Addison & Isabelle.
Josh is the husband of Beth and proud father of Caleb, Alli and Josiah. Josh’s spiritual journey began at a young age, but it wasn’t until high school, through the ministry of Young Life, that he made the decision to follow Jesus. He graduated from Biola University with a degree in Philosophy and worked his first ministry job while attending Fuller Seminary. After working with youth for many years at Emmanuel Faith Community Church, today Josh serves as Emmanuel Faith’s Discipleship Pastor.
Jonathan Shradar describes his life ambition as “owning and exposing the fullness of Christ in all of life.” Toward that end he preaches a lot to his kids, and most weeks at Reservoir Church where he is an elder. Jonathan had close to a decade of experience in political and nonprofit communications before earning a Master’s degree from Western Seminary in Biblical and Theological Studies. He has lived on both coasts of the U.S. and a few places in between and beyond. Currently, he calls Southern California home with his wife Stacy and three awesome kids.
Jessica is a pastor at RISEN church, an author, and a frequent conference speaker. She is a contributor at Christ Hold Fast, and Key Life. She is also a part of the podcast Front Porch with the Fitzes. Jess is completing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies. Along with her mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick, she co-authored the books Give Them Grace and Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions. She has also written Exploring Grace Together and Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus.