Chris came to Las Flores Church in May 2017. He and his family moved here from Tempe, Arizona, where Chris was the Lead Pastor at Tempe Nazarene Church. He graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a degree in Religion. He also played football for the MNU Pioneers. He is married to Lisa and they have 5 children; Gracie, Grant, Samuel, Sophia, and Maxwell.
Janis grew up in Pleasanton, California, 40 miles east of San Francisco. She came to San Diego for college and graduated from the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in Interior Design. She responded to God’s call to pastoral ministry in 2006 and was ordained as a deacon in the Church of the Nazarene in 2013. She’s passionate about spiritual coaching and is committed to helping people come to know and grow in their relationships with Christ. She and her husband Chris have one daughter, Elise, married to Jack Thompson. Besides spending time with family, Janis enjoys reading, being out in nature and catching up with friends over a great cup of coffee.
Aaron has attended Las Flores since 2016 and joined the staff in 2018. He was born and raised on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i to a Jesus loving family. In May of 2019 he will graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University with a BA in Music and Ministry. He is passionate about people, music, laughing, the ocean, and Jesus.
Anna Loya, also known as Anna Banana, has been attending Las Flores since 1996 and has raised her 4 kids here. She has lived on Camp Pendleton, Boston and now, Oceanside. In 2002 she stepped into Children’s Ministry and worked until 2005. She loves our kids and is excited about teaching this next generation at Las Flores.
Suzette is a San Diego native. She attended Spring Valley Church of the Nazarene where she gave her life to the Lord as a young girl of 8. She has 3 great kids and married a wonderful man with 3 kids of his own. She moved with her husband Omar to Oceanside in 2014. Suzette has a heart for young children and with 6 kids raised and out of the house, she has felt called to serve in the nursery/preschool. She enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family.