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Pastoral & Staff Team
Lead Pastor, Rev. Joe Halbert
Associate Pastor, Rev. MArlia Cochran
Marlia Cochran was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 2018. She serves as Associate Pastor who oversees first impressions and connections among people at NCF. She also serves on our preaching team
Community Life Pastor, REv. Paul Swanson
Paul Swanson was born in Indiana and is the youngest of nine children. He married his high school sweetheart, Beth, in 1994. He served as Fairmount Wesleyan Church's Youth Pastor in 1996. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1997 with a double major in Christian Ministries and History. In 1997, he moved to Houghton, New York where he was a Youth Pastor. He was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 1999. While in Houghton, they had two children who currently attend NCF's youth ministry. In 2002, the family moved to Marion, Indiana, where Paul was chaplain at a therapeutic boarding school. The Swanson family has been in California since 2006 and immediately began attending NCF. Paul joined the Staff in 2011.
Worship Director, Jon Krimmel
Jon joined the NCF team in July 2013. He and his late wife Laura have three beautiful children. Jon enjoys cooking, playing music, and fishing. He has a B.A. in History from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University. Jon is passionate about leading others in worship. It is his joy to lead and join in the praises and song of the church body every Sunday. Jon loves the music of the church, old and new. He sees worship as a time where the NCF community has the great privilege of joining with the Church, across time and place, in praise to the redeemer.
Office Manager, Mariaelena Mata