Our Team

Daniel Joliff

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PULPIT MINISTER

BIOGRAPHY

I was born to missionary parents in Tokyo, Japan.  At the age of nine, my family returned to California in 1971.  Nine years after that, I left home for Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  While completing a B.A. in Public Relations Communications, I spent a year studying in Heidelberg, Germany.  My wife and I got married upon graduation from university and I went on for an M.S. in Ministry.  In 1988, we left Pepperdine and went to do mission work in Kenya, East Africa for almost ten years.  We had all three of our children in Kenya and returned to the States in 1997.  I completed an M-Div. at Harding Graduate School in Memphis, TN while my wife and I ran a group foster-care facility.   From September of 2000 to 2007, I preached at the Santa Paula Church of Christ in Southern California.  Since October of 2007, I have been preaching for the Simi Valley Church of Christ in Southern California.

LARRY CHEEVES

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“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

Shepherd – Finance Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adult Bible Class Teacher
  • Financial Budgeting, Contributions & Accounts

EDUCATION

Pepperdine University – BA – History

CA State University, Fullerton – MPA – Public Administration

PROFESSIONAL

Union City CA, City Manager – Retired

FAMILY

Wife – Lori (45 Years)
Daughters – Diana, married to Brice – three children ages 12, 9 and 6; Christina, married to Zac, one child age 5.

DAN HALL

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SHEPHERD - BIBLE CLASS TEACHER

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Bible Class Teacher
  • Worship Leader
  • Visitation

EDUCATION

BSEEE Electrical & Electronic Engineering

PROFESSIONAL

Programming

FAMILY

Wife – Donna – (43 years)

Daughter – Heather

Daughter – Melanie

Daughter – Natalie

5 – Grand Children –

Nathan, Abigail, Lydia, Thomas & Jaxon

SCOTT FERGUSON

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“…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13

SHEPHERD – Music Leader and Facilities Management

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Music
  • Facility
  • Visitation

EDUCATION

Electrician Trade Training & Apprenticeship

PROFESSIONAL

Small Business Owner & Electrician – Retired

FAMILY

Wife –Tina (53 years)
Son – Scott Jr (52)
Daughter – Chrysta Buonauro (49)

MICK MITCHELL

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“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go!” Joshua 1:9

SHEPHERD – Education & Worship Service Support

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Education Curriculum/Teacher Support
  • Sunday Morning Worship Assignments
  • Sunday Morning Welcome Refreshments

EDUCATION

Pepperdine University – BA Education
Harding University – MA Educational Administration

PROFESSIONAL

Public School Teacher – 38 years, retired.

Mick Mitchell Family

FAMILY

Wife –Jill  (32 years)
Son – Shane (28)
Son – Preston (25)

ALAN WILLIAMS

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

SHEPHERD - Church/Office Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Art Direction; Worship Design
  • Church Office Manager & Logistics
  • Financial Management & Accounting
  • Members Directory & Breeze App
  • Building Usage – Members & Outside Groups
  • Communications – Emails & Bulletins

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts – New York City

PROFESSIONAL

Alan Williams Studio – Digital Imaging & Retouching for Movie Studios, Record Companies, Advertising Agencies & Corporations

FAMILY

Wife – Julie – (57 years)
Daughter – Deborah (56)
Daughter – Michelle (52)
Son – David – (50)

6 – Grandchildren – (18-35)

1 – Great Granddaughter

1- Great Grandson

KEITH WHITNEY

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“God’s Love and Ours – Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever.” 1 John 4: 7-12

Shepherd - Congregational Ministries

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ministry Development & Support
  • Pastoral Support
  • Christian Counselor (Office Hours Tues. – Thurs. 9:30am to 4:30pm)

EDUCATION

Eastern Illinois University – BB.S. and MBA, Finance

Texas Tech University – Juris Doctorate, Finance

PROFESSIONAL

Attorney – Retired
Professor Emeritus of Business Ethics & Law – Pepperdine University

Keith Whitney

FAMILY

Wife – Karen (51 Years)
2 Daughters – Kirsten & Karen
5 Grandchildren (9-14 yrs)

JASON LACY

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:8

Deacon of Education & Communication

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Church print, digital and social media strategies & communications
  • Educational mission, curriculum & management
  • Bible class teacher

EDUCATION

Eastern New Mexico University – B.A. Business Administration & Marketing

PROFESSIONAL

Farmers Insurance –Western Zone Property Claims Manager

Lacy Family

FAMILY

Wife – Cori Lacy (20 Years)
Son – Luke Lacy (15)
Daughter – Lauren Lacy (14)

OLIVIA MARSHALL

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“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:8-9

Simi Church Family Life Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Church Family Life Youth Events
  • Church & Building Environments
  • Guest Ministry Greeting Team & Administrator
  • Church & Community Outreach Events Planner
  • Children’s Bible Class Organizer & Curriculum

EDUCATION

University of New Mexico – B.S. in Education; Emphasis in Physical Education

PROFESSIONAL

Nanny for 2 children

OLIVIA MARSHALL Family

FAMILY

Husband – Branden Marshall (8 Years)
Daughter – Evanjalean Marshall (3 yrs.)