ACADEMY FACULTY

GEOFF HSU

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 CACHERO

Martin is passionate about redemptive entrepreneurship. 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 also serves part time with Flourish San Diego as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Martin is married to Angela and they have two daughters, Addison & Isabelle.

MARK QUAN

Mark is a campus minister with Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF).  He leads at UCSD while maintaining a career in the electric industry as a Principal Forecast Consultant at Itron. There he provides consulting services to utilities throughout North America. Mark lives a busy life with his wife, Anna and two sons, Alex and Joshua. When time allows, you’ll find Mark cycling, running, swimming, traveling, golfing, parenting, and recovering.

JONATHAN SHRADAR

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 THOMPSON

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 FitzesJess 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.

LANCE SHERWOOD

Lance is a restless and curious follower of Jesus who is deeply committed to connecting all people to the vision of the kingdom for the sake of San Diego. This desire led him to plant Communion Church in 2017 where he endeavors to lead others in this way. He has too many books to read, not enough time, and a longing to see renewal. Which means he is always available to grab coffee to dream and conspire about kingdom things. He graduated with a M.A.T.S. from Bethel Seminary West in 2016 and lives in the Clairemont area with his wife Chelsea and two little girls (Ellie and Rosemary).

JESSICA KLOOTWYCK

Jessica began following Jesus during her early elementary years while growing up in the state of Montana. It was there she met her husband, Andy, and together they have two incredible children, Jackson and Elise. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and has continued her spiritual journey and service to the Lord in various places including Arizona, Germany, Georgia, Minnesota, Colorado, and Virginia. While living in Virginia, Jessica received her Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University and served vocationally in ministry there until she and her family relocated to Escondido to serve at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in the Fall of 2023. Jessica is passionate about encouraging growth and development in people and systems so that they are fully alive for the ministry of following Jesus and reflecting Him in the world. She loves spending time outdoors, strives not to take herself too seriously, enjoys making home her family’s favorite place to be, and is committed to partnering with Jesus to bring about Kingdom change with her whole heart, mind, soul, and strength.