Our People

Our People

Laura Arciniega

Laura Arciniega is the Director of Family Ministries and Discipleship at the Mission Viejo campus. She and her husband Dominic Zappia are from Southern California, but they took a ten-year sojourn through Alabama, Wisconsin, and New…

Becci Lukes

Preschool Executive Director Becci Lukes has been a part of the renowned preschool for 21 years. The first 12 years she enjoyed teaching different programs, and then became director. She is a hands on administrator enjoying the many facets of this program. Under her leadership the…

Philip Bardowell

Philip Bardowell serves as Modern Worship Leader at the Mission Viejo campus. Born in Jamaica and raised in southern California, Philip grew up in the music world–forming his first band at 12, backing Jan and Dean at 20, and…

Jill Yamada

Jill Yamada joined the Shepherd staff as Church Administrator in July 2008. Her last position was worship leader in a local church for 13 years. Being nurtured in the faith from an early age, she began singing in church at age three and has been active in church ever since. Jill…

Kim Nason

Kim Nason has been Director of Traditional Music at Rancho Santa Margarita since 1990. Kim directs the Chancel Choir which sings at the 9:30 service on Sundays. She also directs the annual children’s summer Music Camp. Kim graduated from USC with a degree in Music Education.…

Doug Nason

Doug Nason heads up our worship multi-media teams as Director of Visual Arts. Doug is a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona, and teaches science in elementary schools. He is married to Kim and is a “stay-at-home” dad for much of the week. At church, Doug ensures that the…
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