Nick Bogardus

Lead Pastor/Planter

A native of Orange County, lead pastor Nick Bogardus’ background includes a decade managing artists in the music industry, teaching as an adjunct at Biola University, living for a year and half doing ministry in Mongolia, and four years on staff and as a pastor at a large church. By far though, Nick's favorite thing to do is to help people to know and experience the grace of God towards them in Jesus.

In 2015 Nick was awarded the Pastor-in-Residence fellowship from Biola University's Center for Christian Thought to study with a multi-disciplinary group of scholars. He previously completed the pastoral leadership program at the Resurgence Training Center and did his church planting residency through Fellowship Associates in Little Rock.

Kim Bogardus was raised in East Texas and has ministered to prostitutes in Los Angeles, prisoners in Mexico, dancers in Seattle, and orphans in Estonia. Together, Nick and Kim produced a series for a cable TV station in Mongolia. Kim considers their three young children her primary disciples and continues to tell people's stories through photography.

Nick, Kim, their two daughters and one son, love pony rides at Irvine Regional Park, Bear Flag Fish Company, and digging for sand crabs.

 

Elder Team

 

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Nick Bogardus

Cross of Christ Church, Costa Mesa

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Phil Neujahr

Cross of Christ Church, Costa Mesa

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Matt Kyser 

The Village Church, Irvine (Interim Elder)

DEACONS

  Sterling Pounds,   Deacon of Worship

Sterling Pounds, Deacon of Worship

 Anahi Pounds, Deacon of Children's Ministry

Anahi Pounds, Deacon of Children's Ministry

 Tim Wright, Deacon of Visual Communication

Tim Wright, Deacon of Visual Communication

  Erin Howard,  Deacon of Connect & Events

Erin Howard, Deacon of Connect & Events

 Sarah Hilken, Deacon of Mercy Ministries

Sarah Hilken, Deacon of Mercy Ministries

 Jay Howard, Deacon of Men's Ministry

Jay Howard, Deacon of Men's Ministry

 Mark Dodd, Deacon of Facilities

Mark Dodd, Deacon of Facilities

SERVICE TEAM LEADERS

 Kim Bogardus, Women's Ministry

Kim Bogardus, Women's Ministry

 Blair Sammons, AVL

Blair Sammons, AVL