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The Church is not a building.  The Church is the people.  

We could not do what we do without the people who do what they do

to make the Eagle Rock Church not just a church, but a family.  

There are too many to name, but we see what you do, and we are grateful.


"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you."  

Philippians 1:3

  • Jon cicle

    Lead Pastor

    pastor.jon@seektobefamily.org


    Pastor Jon was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts -Theology from Loma Linda University (La Sierra Campus) and a Masters of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary. He served in several pastoral capacities in the Southeastern and Northern California Conferences before coming to Eagle Rock.


    Pastor Jon is intrigued by people and loves listening to their stories. He loves learning and has ‘never met a book he didn’t like’.  Above all, he enjoys sharing Jesus and encouraging others on this spiritual journey we call life. He is passionate about Adventist Education and is energized when the local church and school work effectively together.


    Pastor Jon enjoys reading, traveling, rockhounding and cheering on the Rams and Dodgers with his family.



  • Christian botello

    Associate Pastor

    pastor.christian@seektobefamily.org


    Christian Botello was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Pepperdine University and a Master of Divinity from La Sierra University. During most of his undergraduate years in college, he served as a spiritual life advisor to his peers.  While earning his Master of Divinity, he served as youth director at one of our local churches before coming to Eagle Rock. 


    Pastor Christian enjoys getting to know people and sharing Jesus with others. By sharing the gospel of God’s love and grace, he hopes to be able to lead others into a joyful and meaningful relationship with Christ. 


    Christian enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, dining out, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.



  • phil White

    Associate Pastor

    pastor.phil@seektobefamily.org


    Phil White, a native of the Pacific Northwest was born in Spokane, Washington.  He sensed his calling to serve the Lord at an early age and pursued ministerial training at Walla Walla University, graduating in 1981, with degrees in Theology and Communication. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1983. Pastor Phil interned at the Denver South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Denver, Colorado. His first post-seminary pastoral assignment was in Rock Springs, Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain Conference, where he served for more than five years. In 1988, he joined the Washington Conference as pastor of the North Cascade Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served for 11 years.

     

    Pastor Phil then served as Assistant to the President for the Washington Conference for five years. Sensing his calling back to the trenches of pastoral ministry, in June 2003, he began an eight-year ministry as senior pastor of the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church in Calhoun, Georgia. In June 2011, he became senior pastor of the Simi Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Simi Valley, California, where he pastored along with his wife Jan through 2023. Pastor Jan is currently the pastor of the Ventura, California Seventh-day Adventist Church.

     

    The Whites have two adult children, and three grandchildren. Their daughter Elizabeth Carlson is a registered nurse, and lives with her husband and two children in Walla Walla, Washington. The White’s son Anthony and his wife and son live in Battle Ground, Washington where Anthony serves as Associate Communication Director of the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

     

    Pastor Phil has been involved in several short-term mission experiences in Russia, the Philippines, and Central America. His greatest passion is sharing the Good News about Jesus with others and leading them to spiritual renewal.





  • Krista Mchale  &  

    JANELLE MILLER

    Administrative Assistants

    aka Team Secretary


    Krista and Janelle were both born and raised in Southern California, and have been members of the Eagle Rock SDA Church for over 20 years.  Their powers combined, they make up Team Secretary, the duct tape that holds the office together.  They are responsible for most of the caffeine consumption that takes place in the office, and are understandably proud.  

    Krista is the brains of the operation and handles the majority of the human interaction and actual helpfulness, while Janelle is mostly there for moral support (when she's not hiding in a corner), the aforementioned caffeine consumption and occasional comic relief.  (Don't worry, she agrees with this assessment.)

    They will eventually put up a photo to replace the field of sunflowers, but keep forgetting to actually take one (because they don't care overly much...) (and they both really like sunflowers).     :-)