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Meet The Leadership Team

Lead Pastor

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Scott has been the Lead Pastor of Santa Monica Nazarene since April 2014. He was born in Vista, California and lived there until he went to college at Point Loma Nazarene University where he graduated with a BA in Bible and Christian Ministries. He was a youth pastor at Eagle Rock Nazarene for two years before moving to Kansas City where got his Master of Divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary. After seminary he was the Associate Pastor at Redemption Church for five years. In 2022 he earned his PhD in theology through the University of Manchester. His thesis is titled A Reflexive Approach to Christian Witness: A Theology of Social Involvement Through the Life and Writings of William Stringfellow. He was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene in 2006. He married Katie in 2003 and they have two children. He enjoys books, movies, television, music, baseball (go Dodgers!), weight lifting, running, and California burritos. His favorite film is The Shawshank Redemption. TV shows he has loved and loves include The Office, The West Wing, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, The Bear, Breaking Bad, and Scrubs.  A list of Scott's favorite books would include Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon, Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, Free in Obedience by William Stringfellow, The Experience of God by David Bentley Hart, Where God Happens by Rowan Williams, and Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton.

Children and Youth Director

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Patti Senior. Updated bio to come

Katie Savage. Updated bio and title to come

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