Glen felt called by God in 2000 to start Harbor Church. Over the years he has experienced cheers, tears, and jeers, and through it all God remains faithful to his call. The joy Glen feels by serving God at Harbor is a great example of what it means to be squarely in God’s will.
Glen began his ministry serving as a youth pastor at two different churches in Arizona. He then served as the executive pastor at a church in Arizona and another in California. Each of these positions, coupled with the experiences that resulted, have helped to develop his passion and vision for Harbor Church.
Glen began his college career as an electrical engineering major at the University of Utah. During his junior year, he recognized that he was being called by God to enter full-time ministry. Three years later, Glen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Upon graduating from the University of Utah, Glen headed to Colorado where he received a Master’s Degree from Denver Seminary.
Glen and his wife, Pamela, have been married for over 30 years. They have three adult children: two terrific daughters (and 2 awesome sons-in-law), a fantastic son (and a wonderful daughter-in-law), and 5 delightful grandchildren. Glen has been involved in sports since before he can remember, but has recently realized the advantages (necessity) of low impact exercise. Glen now considers himself a “cyclist,” and enjoys doing long rides on his road bike.
He has started a cycling group at Harbor that has provided a great combination of exercise and relationship building. Glen is also a diehard Chicago Bears fan!
Greg began a relationship with Christ at an early age and has been growing in that relationship ever since. He began singing in the youth group choir after being bought off with a Big Mac value meal.
Greg finished HS and completed a dual B.A. degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in 1995. Greg is married to his wonderful wife, Kellie. Together they have three children who he affectionately refers to as his “kiddos”: Collin, MacKenzie, and Pierson.
You can find Greg connecting with people on Sundays, holding babies whenever possible, singing in the worship band, meeting with people or watching any number of pro or college sporting events with his friends.
Don’s relationship with Jesus began relatively later in life at (26 years old) when some friends of his from church invited him to Bible Study Fellowship. For the first time in his life he actually opened the Word of God and studied it. Through that study he came to that life changing decision of accepting Jesus’ sacrifice for his sins and desiring to serve Him.
Don has been married to Vicki for 46 years (and counting). They have 3 grown children living in various parts of the country with their families. Currently, they have 6 grandchildren.
In 2019 Don retired from his secular occupation which included varied managerial roles in Customer Service, Sales, IT, Telephony Networks and Manufacturing over a career spanning 47 years. Don, Vicki and 2 of their children also spent 2.5 years as missionaries in Meizhou China.
Don has a MBA from Webster University, Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, BA in Business Administration from Columbia College and a Teaching English As A Second Language (TESL) certification.
Don and Vicki have been attending Harbor Church since Fall 2016 and love being a part of and serving our church family.
Jamison became a Christian early in his life, but did not start living out his faith until various circumstances led him closer to Christ while he was in high school. He found he was passionate about helping people discover the foundation of their beliefs and helping people see why Christ is the ultimate answer to life.
In August of 2012, Jamison joined the Christian rock band Cadence Please. The following year, Cadence Please grew into a group of missionaries using their God-given gifts, talents, and passions to serve His people both at home and abroad.
From 2015 through 2016, Jamison worked as a worship arts and youth intern at his church in Modesto, California, Big Valley Grace while he worked retail and went to school. He attended Liberty University and is currently pursuing his degree in both Psychology and Biblical Studies.
Jamison and his wife Shannon were married in March 2017 and shortly after became regular Harborites. In January 2018, Jamison became our Director of Youth Ministries. In his free time Jamison enjoys playing guitar, reading the Bible and various theological books, reading sci/fi fantasy books as well as comic books, collecting Funko Pops, playing board and card games, and studying all the wonderful things God has created.
Ashley grew up in a home with two Christian parents and made the decision to trust Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior one night at dinner when she was in 2nd grade. As a result of her personal conversion story, Ashley is passionate about teaching children the gospel in a relevant way.
Greg has been sober since December 26, 2003. He was saved by the grace of a loving God and influenced by Alcoholics Anonymous. Greg started his journey at River City Recovery and then moved into Clean and Sober Living in Fair Oaks where he met his first sponsor who had something that he wanted and who would eventually lead him to Christ.
Greg was baptized in 2004. Before that, he knew of Christ but had never developed a true relationship with him.
Greg continued to grow in his relationship with Christ, but things came to a halt when he took custody of his two children, Chelsea and Justin. He dedicated his life to raising them and moved to Elk Grove. After his youngest child went off to college, Greg decided to move back to this area where he got his recovery roots.
His sponsor suggested that he try a Safe Harbor meeting at Harbor church.
Greg met a loving, amazing family there and knew he had found the missing piece to his sobriety. Greg has been at Harbor since 2014 and the Director of Safe Harbor since 2016.
Mike grew up in a Christian home and has an Assembly of God background. Mike became a believer in Christ at a young age.
Leah was raised and baptized in a Christian home, and feels extremely blessed to have found her new home in Harbor Church after having relocated to California from New Orleans.
Leah has a B.A. in Acting/Directing from the University of Houston and an M.F.A. in Theatrical Design with foci in the areas of Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design.
She has 20+ years of design, stage and production management, crew work, and has worked with such celebrities as Danny Aiello, Lance Bass, and Martha Stewart in Houston, New York, Dallas, and New Orleans.
Leah is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association union.
Charles was born in Taiwan and moved to the Bay Area as a young child. He became a Christian in junior high, as the result of friends inviting him to youth group. As he approached college, he chose to attend San Jose Christian College, studying Pastoral Ministries. After his freshman year, San Jose Christian moved to Rocklin and became William Jessup University. Charles chose to move with the school.
After college, Charles entered the financial world, working for Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. As a Certified Financial Planner™ with 10 years of experience under his belt, Charles had a desire to do more, so he opened his own financial firm, Legacy Builders Financial. As a result, Charles has freedom to work with clients he wants (as opposed to the ones that bring the big firms the most money) and freedom in his schedule to participate in other opportunities. One of those opportunities is managing Harbor’s finances! Charles works for Harbor one day a week ensuring all of the financial matters are handled appropriately.
Charles and his wife have been married for 9 years and have 3 kids: ages 7, 5 and 4. Charles enjoys spending time with his family and friends cheering on the 49ers, A’s and Lakers.
Susan grew up in Southern California in a non-Christian home and became a Christ-follower in high school through a campus ministry.
She was discipled by two women as a young believer, and now has a passion for discipling women in their relationship with Christ. Susan has been married to her husband Larry for over 35 years.
They have two grown daughters, two amazing sons-in-law and 5 beautiful grandchildren. Susan and Larry came to Harbor in 2015 and quickly felt God’s calling to make it their church home.
When she isn’t enjoying her grandkids, she loves to spend time playing pickleball, doing pilates and gardening. She also loves to organize and find new ways to simplify her life.
Franckie began seeking answers about God in middle school and decided to give her life to Christ after experiencing His overwhelming love and mercy. It was not long before she was involved with youth group, joining Bible studies to learn God’s word and serving on yearly mission trips to Mexico.