Alvin Velarde, Senior Pastor
Alvin has a deep passion for the Bible and leading people to Christ.  He has been serving in the church for over 25 years, and has led numerous Bible studies and men's groups.  Lori's heart is with children and young people, and she has served in those areas for many years.  Alvin's occupational background is in the medical field, and he is working as a clinical laboratory scientist.  Lori taught middle school English for 10 years, but she is now (mostly) a stay-at-home mom, working part-time as mentor teacher with Concordia University.
Alvin and Lori Velarde have been married since 2004, and they have three children