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DSC06951Pastor David Forsyth

Teaching Pastor

After years in banking, the Lord called David to full-time ministry and he joined the FBC staff in 1995. He became the teaching pastor in 2001 after graduating from The Master's Seminary with his M. Div. He and his wife, Carol, have four children and sixteen grandchildren.

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Art Nakamura 4Pastor Art Nakamura

Pastor of Missions & Mercy Ministries

Art currently serves as an associate pastor overseeing the outreach, mercy and administrative ministries of FBC. Prior to this role, Art and his family were sent out as cross-cultural servants to India. Art and his wife, Kim, have three grown children who all have been active in Upland and surrounding community and two grandchildren. Other interests include golf, UW and UHS football, and reading biographies.

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Micah LuggMicah Lugg

Associate Pastor

Micah grew up in the Pacific Northwest and moved to SoCal in 2004 to attend The Master’s College. After graduating with his BA in Biblical Studies in 2008, he joined the team at FBC as the Student Ministries Director. He then graduated from The Master’s Seminary with a M.Div. in 2013. He and his wife, Audrey, have three daughters.

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Luke Rhee

Luke Rhee

Director of Student Ministries & Business Administration

Luke grew up in the Los Angeles area and came to FBC in 2007 while attending Claremont McKenna College. After graduating with a BA in Religious Studies, he attended the Master's Seminary, where he graduated in 2015 with a M.Div.  He and his wife Laura have three sons and a daughter, which makes life both crazy and exhilarating. Luke loves his family, gospel ministry, good coffee, and soccer. 

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judi astadurianJudi Astadurian

Director of Children Ministries

Judi has been involved in children's ministries for over 25 years, with the majority of that time as the Children's Ministries Director. She and her husband Andy have two married children, and four grandchildren.

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Teresa 2Teresa Miller

Administrative Services

Teresa and her husband, Brent, began attending Upland Bible Church in 1989, and were part of the church merger. She has served on staff doing accounting and personnel since 1993. Brent is a CPA and serves as Church Treasurer. They have five grown children and six grandchildren.

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mike harrisMike Harris

Facilities Manager

Mike and his family began attending FBC in 2014 and started part time with facilities in 2016, leading to his current full time position. He has a BA degree in History from APU and an AA degree from Citrus College in Social & Behavioral Sciences. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 20 years, have three teenage children and serve as directors of their homeschool group - Faith Christian Academy School. 

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Julia Beuhl 3Julia Buehl

Children's Ministry Assistant

Julia and her husband Scott began regularly attending FBC in 1993 just after the merger. They have a son who is now in college and a daughter recently married. During the 26 years they have attended Foothill Bible Church, she has volunteered as an AWANA leader, Sunday School teacher, Student Ministries leader, and served as Wedding Coordinator for 6 years. In 2013, she began serving as Children's Ministry Assistant. Julia holds a degree in Speech Communication and is the editor of the church quarterly publication the FBC Connection.

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Carolyn Chambliss 3Carolyn Chambliss

Secretary

Carolyn Chambliss and her husband Garey joined FBC in 2009. In 2010 she came on staff as church secretary. She is a graduate from Concordia University with a BA in Liberal Arts with a business management/marketing emphasis. Garey is a retired hospice nurse and works per diem, and is a volunteer prison chaplain. They have four adult children between them.

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Carrie Castillo 2Carrie Castillo

Office Assistant

Carrie and her husband Mike have attended FBC since 2012. They have four grown children and two grandsons. Starting in 2015, she works in the office two days a week, assisting with staff and ministry support and also serves as a volunteer in children's ministry.

 

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Rachael ValenzuelaRachael Valenzuela

Children's Ministry Assistant

Rachael has been married to Andy Valenzuela for 5 years and they have a beautiful daughter Charlie who will be 3 this year. 

She grew up attending FBC since she was a child and has been here for almost 30 years. Prior to the merger she attended Upland Bible Church. She has volunteered in various children’s ministry roles for 20 years, served as an Awana leader, as a One28 leader and currently as a Wedding Coordinator and Children’s Ministry Assistant.

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DSC07086-4Lucas Roybal

Communications Intern

Lucas started attending FBC in 2014 and has been serving in the worship and media ministries since 2015. He is currently working on finishing a BA in communications studies. Since coming on staff in 2018, Lucas is helping in the areas of technical support, web uploads, and AV communication. He loves music, photography, surfing, camping and food.

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