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WELCOME TO

CAPTIVATE CHURCH

OUR WHY

Most people live disconnected from God, His family, and their purpose. 

 

In fact, only 5% of the people of San Diego have a church home. 

 

We exist to invite people into family here and in heaven. 

 

We do this by ensuring every name is on a Corner Card and every person is in a Church Home. 

 

If we can End Spiritual Loneliness, then San Diego will look more like heaven.

OUR VISION

End Spiritual Loneliness

OUR MISSION

Captivate every corner of San Diego with the love of Jesus

OUR VALUES

Family. Freedom. Following.

Our Staff

Weston leads Captivate as a whole. He is responsible for the vision and direction of the church, and is Captivate’s primary speaker and content creator. 

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Lead Pastor

WESTON STUTZ

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Rick leads Brotherhood; Captivate's Men's Ministry, and oversees pastoral care.

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Executive Pastor

RICK DUNN

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Monica is responsible for the vision and direction of Women's ministry, oversees creative and Sunday production, and supports with Next Generation.

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MONICA STUTZ

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Ministries Pastor

Chris is responsible for the vision and direction of the academy, and oversees all next generation ministries.

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Academy + Next Gen Pastor

CHRIS HOUCK

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Wesley oversees big-picture operations at Captivate which includes budget, building maintenance, HR, and staffing

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Operations Pastor

WESLEY WALLACE

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Caleb is part of the preaching team at Captivate and oversees the front facing ministries, Welcome Home and communities.

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Location Pastor - Point Loma

CALEB CARBALLO

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Shawn leads Captivate’s La Jolla location. He provides pastoral care and oversight for La Jolla and is part of the preaching team at Captivate.

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Location Pastor - La Jolla

SHAWN STONE

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Kory oversees Captivate Missions locally and internationally. He's also a prominent voice on Sundays, preaching at various Captivate locations.

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Teaching + Missions Pastor

KORY CASSELL

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Chris leads the Worship Arts Department and assists with Captivate Academy’s chapel program, as well as production of the Sunday service experience.

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Worship Pastor

CHRIS YOUNGBLOOD

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Michael oversees Sunday service production for Captivate. He also oversees the college ministries at both locations.

College + A/V Pastor

MICHAEL ANGULO

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Wayne is part of the Wednesday Night Chapter & Verse Service Teaching Team.

C+V Teaching Team

WAYNE KINDE

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Autumn leads the Worship Arts Department.

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Worship Pastor + Leader

AUTUMN DALDO

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Alby heads Captivate’s Creative Department, which includes social media, web, photo/video, and visual identity. He also oversees Sunday production.

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Creative Director

ALBY ABALOS

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Ashley oversees Captivate Kids and Awana, including scheduling volunteers, creating curriculum for infants through sixth grade, and connecting with new families.

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Kids Director - Point Loma

ASHLEY CARLSTROM

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Jennifer oversees Captivate Kids, including scheduling volunteers, creating curriculum for infants through sixth grade, and connecting with new families.

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Kids Director - La Jolla

JENNIFER MAITRE

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Nicole executes the vision of Captivate's Women's Ministry encompassing events, mentoring, huddles, mom's ministry, and Abundant Life.

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NICOLE SKROVE

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Women's Director

Kayleigh supports the day-to-day of the Operations Department, which includes HR management and in-house administration. She also assists with big-picture projects and financial oversight.

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HR + Finance Manager

KAYLEIGH REYES

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Sam supports the Youth Ministry at Captivate, focused on leading and serving Middle and High school girls.

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Youth Coordinator

SAM JOHNSON

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Alex supports the Youth Ministry at Captivate, focused on leading and serving Middle and High school boys. 

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Youth Coordinator

ALEX MORENO

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Ella assists with all Welcome Home needs including scheduling volunteers and creating the Sunday experience. 

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Welcome Home Coordinator - PL

ELLA HOWELL

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Courtney is responsible for the Welcome Home Department, where she schedules volunteers, coordinates events, and oversees the guest experience. 

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Welcome Home Director -

La Jolla

COURTNEY STONE

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Hailey schedules and coordinates the worship sets and teams for Sunday services and facilitates team-wide communications. 

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Worship Leader + Academy Aide

HAILEY SEIFKES

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Sam is in charge of managing Captivate's online social media presence, develop photo/video content, and coordinate photo volunteers for services and events. 

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Creative Coordinator

SAMANTHA GREEN

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Nick is responsible for creating visually compelling materials that align with the church's identity. 

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Graphic + A/V Coordinator - PL

NICK GARCIA

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Ashley oversees our communities by recruiting new leaders and supporting current communities.

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Communities Coordinator

ASHLEY GASTON

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Trish helps oversee projects and manage day to day operations for Captivate La Jolla.

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Administrative Assistant - La Jolla

TRISH SEROTER

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Cris supports the general operations of the church and academy, primarily by making sure the church building is neat, clean, and in proper working order.

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Facilities Manager

CRISTOVAL GARCIA

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Ezra helps maintain and upkeep the facility. He assists with security and performs janitorial services and prepares the classrooms for Captivate Academy. 

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Facilities Specialist

EZRA CARBALLO

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Steven executes the vision of the Academy, oversees academy staff and carries out the day to day operations of the Academy.

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Academy Assistant Principal

STEVEN FROEBE

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Jillian assists Captivate Academy’s director with administrative tasks as well as in-class support for students and teachers. 

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Academy Administrator

JILLIAN DABBS

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Jessica is Captivate Academy’s 3rd & 4th grade teacher. 

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Academy Teacher

JESSICA NIEMANN

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Lia is Captivate Academy’s 1st & 2nd grade co-teacher.

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Academy Teacher

LIA HOUCK

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Karen is Captivate Academy’s 1st & 2nd grade co-teacher. 

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Academy Teacher

KAREN FRANKE

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Jamie is the Academy kindergarten teacher.

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Academy Teacher

JAMIE SCOTT

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Mesac is one of the lead teachers for the 1’s & 2’s class and the 3’s & 4’s class.

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Academy Teacher

MESAC CARBALLO

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Nicole is Captivate Academy’s kindergarten teacher.

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Academy Teacher

NICOLE MERCURALI

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Rachel is one of the teachers for the 1’s & 2’s class and the 3’s & 4’s class.

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Academy Teacher

RACHEL ELEY

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Jamie creates the curriculum and oversees the preschool classrooms.

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Mentor Academy Preschool Teacher

JAMIE FIERO

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Zulema is one of the Academy Preschool teachers.

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Academy Teacher

ZULEMA RIVERA

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Mikayla is one of the teachers for the 1’s & 2’s class and the 3’s & 4’s class.

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Academy Teacher

MIKAYLA SPANGLER-RAMIREZ

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Melody is one of the teachers for the 1’s & 2’s class and the 3’s & 4’s class.

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Academy Teacher

MELODY GARCIA

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Gabrielle is one of the Academy Preschool teachers.

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Academy Teacher

GABRIELLE WILSON

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Beliefs

 

 

What we believe about God:

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. 
(Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

What we believe about Jesus:

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to Earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

(Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

What we believe about the Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christ-follower with the power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christ-follower seeks to live under His control daily.

(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 5:1; Galatians 5:25)

What we believe about the Bible:

The Bible is God’s Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20; 21:2; Psalm 119:9, 105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

What we believe about eternity:

We are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

(John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46)

What we believe about mankind:

We are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates us from God.

(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)

What we believe about salvation:

Salvation is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life is assured the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.

(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

What we believe about eternal security:

Because God gives eternal life through Jesus Christ, when we truly accept Him we are secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by our self-effort. It is the grace and power of God that gives us this security.

(John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10; 14:1; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

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