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Church Staff
Rick Cartagena
Pastor
 
Rick Cartagena has devoted his life to helping inmates and addicts come to know Jesus. He served as the director of evangelism for Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministries in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Brenda, were part of an extension of CE National’s Urban Hope  Training Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Rick officially became the pastor of Norwalk Grace Brethren Church in October 2018.
 
Timothy Lansing
Director of Student Ministries
 
Timothy Lansing has thrown his heart and passion into youth ministry for most of his life. His ministry DNA is reflected in his life passion. It is to tell everyone, anywhere, anyplace that you matter to God. Tim found his way to the cross as a young kid in this church. After college, he married his #1 Fan Janine. They serve together to reach young people in our community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Tim is passionate about Jesus, others, and family. Tim and his wife Janine celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary in May 2018. They are blessed with two sons, Wesley and Tyler, and two daughters, Rylee and Hannah.
 
Tim is also the director of the Urban Hope Los Angeles Training Center, which is located on our campus.
 
Elders
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Timothy Lansing
Dave Goodwyn
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As one of the elders, Dave Goodwyn helps to oversee the spiritual direction of our church. He teaches one of the adult Sunday School classes. His wife’s name is Sandy.
Ron Muir
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Along with the other elders, Ron Muir helps to oversee the spiritual direction of our church. He also teaches one of the Adult Sunday School Classes entitled “Growing in Christ”. His wife’s name is Dee.
Joey Ramirez
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Joey Ramirez leads our Worship and gives direction to our worship teams. Joey helps us experience Jesus in a real and exciting way each time he leads. Joey is passionate about Jesus, connections in the church, and his precious family. Joey and his wife Josie have three children: Timothy, Benjamin, and Katie.
Deacons
Each Deacon heads up a Commission.
Commissions are groups that oversee certain ministries in the church.
Anyone can serve in any of these Commissions, as well as their respective ministries.
Dave Goodwyn
Christian Ed. Commission
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Dave Goodwyn oversees the CE (Christian Education) Commission, which is responsible for all of the teaching, training, and education ministries of the church.
Joey Ramirez
Worship Commission
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Joey Ramirez oversees the Worship Commission, which is responsible for the atmosphere, environment, and tone of praise and worship at the church.
Vet Gonzalez
Missions Commission
 
Vet Gonzalez leads the Missions Commission, which is responsible for everything related to missions, evangelism, and outreach. His wife’s name is Jennifer.
Eddie Morales
Fellowship Commission
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Eddie Morales heads up the Fellowship Commission, which is responsible for encouragement by gathering together for meals and other events. His wife’s name is Patty, and their daughter is Anabella.
Victor Pearce
Care Commission
 
Victor Pearce heads up the Care Commision, which is responsible for the material, emotional, and mental needs of the church body.
 
Trustee Commission
 
The Trustee Commission is responsible for the budget, finances, and offerings at the church.
Grace Management Group, LLC
 
Don Lansing
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Don Lansing is the head of the Grace Management LLC board, which is responsible for property, maintenance, and contracts, with the consent of the church. Also on this board are Tracy Lansing (Don’s wife), and Dave Goodwyn.
 
Women’s Ministry
 
Josie Ramirez
 
Children’s Ministry
 
(More information coming soon)
Officers
 
Moderator: Dave Goodwyn
Vice Moderator: Eddie Morales
Recording Secretary: Pauline Issa
Asst. Recording Secretary: Stephanie Jones
Financial Secretary: Cheryl Sincock
Treasurer: David Ward
Stewards:
   George Miller, Richard Hurtado
   Ron Morrow, Eddie Morales
   Robin Predmore, Clansy Cabrera
Auditors: Pauline Issa, Bonnie Miller
Steward Secretary: Sandy Goodwyn
Chief Usher/Statistician: Richard Hurtado