OUR PEOPLE

Geoff Hsu – Executive Director

Geoff is an apprentice of Jesus who is learning how to become more like him in thought, word and deed. 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 proclamation, transformative impact in the lives of Christians, and subsequent renewing, redeeming and restorative influence on the world at large.

Geoff has a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a DMin from Bakke Graduate University.  He served with Cru for over 20 years in capactities ranging from campus ministry to marketplace ministry, and served on continents like Asia, South American, and Africa. Today, he advocates the use of missiological insight to help the church contextualize itself in ways that allow it to faithfully be the church for this coming generation.

Geoff and Pam have been married for over three decades and have three daughters in various stages of generating or retiring college debt. He has a knack for repairing broken things.

Shauna Schneider – Ministry Director, Co-Founder

Shauna is a surrendered follower of Jesus whose core strengths revolve around an enthusiastic and encouraging nature with a yearning to learn, and wisdom in discernment of Gospel truth. Always aware of the Lord’s leading and the many ways we can hear God’s voice, Shauna’s enthusiasm for her faith and gift for hospitality spill over into a wide network of friends and community connections through which she loves to serve.

Wife to Phil, mother of 3 adult children, retired physician (dermatologist), baptized Lutheran, long time Presbyterian, Stephen Ministry Leader, who in 2011 awakened to the truth of the Gospel and the possibility of formation in Christ. Passionately learning and sharing since, Shauna facilitates a women’s discipleship group, led as chair of Cascade San Diego at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, and is cofounder, board member, and enthusiastic volunteer for Flourish San Diego. She is described as an “enthusiastic and grateful kingdom dweller with a gentle spirit and a thirst for the truth”.

Penny Leavitt – Volunteer

Having recently begun her journey of faith, Penny is enthusiastically embracing the opportunity to learn and deepen her understanding and appreciation of The Gospel message.  She is delighted to be a part of the Flourish family and the work they are doing in San Diego.

Originally from the Chicago area, Penny has lived in Poway for 18 years.  She loves spending time enjoying the outdoors, especially hiking and working in her garden.

Jaenee Cajudo – Assistant Program Manager

Jaenee is humbled and thrilled to serve the Flourish San Diego team as assistant program manager. She was born and raised in San Diego and has a deep love for this city. She gets excited when she sees God orchestrate the collective church to work together in serving their local communities. 

Jaenee adores living in the neighborhood of Mira Mesa with her husband, Allan, and their two elementary-aged children, whom she homeschools. In 2015, their family joined the launch team that planted Grace City Church in University City, where they continue to serve in various capacities. Jaenee has recently figured out that she is a detail-oriented creative with right-brain tendencies. She enjoys serving from behind the scenes and pouring into people one-on-one. She absolutely loves hearing other people’s stories of God’s faithfulness in their lives and perks up at anything to do with creative arts, design, and small-space city living. 

Haley Montgomery Dall | Program Director – The Table

Haley is a singer-songwriter and San Diego native who has been sharing her vocal talent on a national scale since she was 18. Her latest album, Confessionsis a collection of songs that dives into profound depths of honesty and lament over questions of doubt and tension felt on this side of heaven, and in contrast, songs of hope and perspective that aim to bring freedom to the sojourner. It is an artist’s quest to seek and be rooted in the truth, whether it be bitter or sweet.

The Table is a year-long cohort program designed to help artists thrive personally and professionally. It helps artists lean into their vocation, harnessing their gifts to hear, create, and speak to the groans of our city in culturally relevant ways.

Nancy Casey – Small Group Leader

Nancy is a follower of Jesus, who seeks to daily surrender to His transforming work in her life. Her core giftedness orbits around encouraging, nurturing, and stirring people on their faith journey. She seeks to listen, understand and come along side fellow disciples of Jesus, desiring to see God’s kingdom expressed in our relationships, in our community, and beyond.

Denise Zogby – Accounting

Denise has been a valued volunteer of Flourish San Diego from the very beginning. Her CPA background was of inestimable value to us in setting up our fiscal systems. Her continued presence offers a tremendous level of confidence in the integrity of our books. Denise juggles several delightful vocations as wife, mother, mother-in-law, and Queen of Accounting for Flourish San Diego. Other nonprofit volunteer work included providing direction for the National Charity League in town where she first worked with Shauna and Penny.

Tim Captain – Lead Researcher

Tim is serving as the Lead Researcher for our research study entitled, “Pastoral Flourishing in San Diego.” He combines his geek-ish delight in research, with his curious mind resulting in the development of a statistically remarkable survey with longitudinal value. #smart.

He is also serving as the Lead Pastor of First Christian Church in National City, which distributed over 350,000+ lbs of food in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank. Under his leadership, the church also created the Adventure Point Early Learning Center, providing early childhood learning opportunities to flourish their community in National City.

He holds a BA, and MA in Leadership studies. Tim is working on his PhD in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of San Diego.

Board Members

Geoffrey Hsu – Executive Director, pastor-shepherd, integrator of good ideas, handy.

Mark Quan – Treasurer, triathlete, wizard of spreadsheets and solar economics.

Alison Priola – Secretary, mom of three and one giant dog, Cru City San Diego.

Martin Cachero – Development, pastor of Risen Church San Diego, advocate for justice.

Advisory Board

Phil Schneider – CFO guy, Chairman of the Board for YMCA San Diego County, darn good pilot.

Donna Jones – Attorney, active in leading many good organizations, smartly energetic.

Lisa Slayton – Really smart leadership guru that literally knows everything and most everyone. Principal of Tamim Partners.

Steve Kuptz – CFO Sante Fe Christian Schools, serial entrepreneur, founder Evangelpreneurship (social enterprise incubator).

Significant Contributors

Corrie Vaus – Amazingly gifted video storyteller, chicken raiser, kitten scratch post.

Rick and Laura Sylvester – The people behind our amazing branding, Founders of Good Dog Autism Companions.

Deborah Kelly – Lead Flourish statistician, enthusiastic instructor of such things.

Loren Burgess – Flourisher Emeritus, responsible for setting the pace regarding our professional look and feel.

Our Mailing Address

Please direct any mail communication or financial support to our mailing address at:

11251 Rancho Carmel Dr.
Unit #501015
San Diego, CA 92150

Our Phone Number

If you’d like to speak in person, please feel free to call us at:

858-215-4787.