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COMMUNITAS 2015-2016 Cohort

Rosalynn Brookins is Senior Pastor of Walker Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles where she has served for the past four years. She is also an adjunct professor at the Southern California School of Ministry. Rosalynn Brookins - Pepperdine University
Robert Chun is senior pastor of City Chapel OC in Santa Ana. He has spent 12 years in full-time ministry. He previously served as a youth pastor and an English Ministry and Education pastor both in Korea and Southern California. Robert Chun - Pepperdine University
Jason Darden is the Preaching Minister of the Mission Viejo Church of Christ in Mission Viejo. He has been in ministry for eight years. He is a Chaplain Captain with the United States Army Reserve. Jason Darden - Pepperdine University
Alvin Edington Jr. is Associate Minister of the Metropolitan Church of Christ in Carson. He has been in ministry for five years. He previously worked as a manager and children's worker at children's homes in Southern California. Alvin Edington Jr. - Pepperdine University
Marcos Gamez is Senior Pastor of Antioch Community Church in Los Angeles. He also acts as the Executive Director of Ministry for World Impact.  Marcos Gamez - Pepperdine University
David Gundlach is Teaching Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Costa Mesa, where he previously served as College and Worship Pastor. He has been in full-time ministry for ten years. David Gundlach - Pepperdine University 
Jeremy Haynes is Lead Pastor of Saddleback Church L.A.  He has been in full-time ministry for almost five years. Jeremy Haynes - Pepperdine University 
Michael Kim is Senior Pastor of Life Baptist Church in Los Angeles. He has 5 years of full-time ministry experience. He is also a civil engineer, currently working as a Senior Technical Consultant for Sensys Networks. Michael Kim - Pepperdine University
Brian La Spada is Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Malibu where he has served for the past two years. He previously served as Assistant Pastor of College and Career at Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks. Brian La Spada - Pepperdine University
Naima Lett is Co-Pastor of Hope in the Hills in Beverly Hills. She has been in full-time ministry for 10 years and is also an actress and author and is Co-Founder of Lett's Rise! Productions, creating inspirational films, theatre and music. Naima Lett - Pepperdine University
Zachary Luben is the Youth and Family Minister at Culver Palms Church of Christ in Culver City. He has served for six years in full-time ministry and previously served at Long Beach Church of Christ. Zachary Luben - Pepperdine University
Anthony Powell is Associate Pastor at Oasis Church LA where he has served for six years. He also teaches Theater, Afro Hip Hop and Jazz at Pierce College and College of the Canyons and is co-founder of Son of Semele, an LA-based theater corporation. Anthony Powell - Pepperdine University
Matt Raines is Senior Minister of the Chula Vista Church of Christ in Chula Vista. He has been in full-time ministry for 10 years and previously served at the Yorba Linda Church of Christ and Quartz Hill Church of Christ. Matt Raines - Pepperdine University
Martin Rodriguez is Family Life Minister at the Hollywood Church of Christ. He has served in full-time ministry for seven years, including several years as a church planter and English teacher in China.  Martin Rodriguez - Pepperdine University
Drew Sams is Senior Pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. He has spent nine years in full-time ministry, previously serving at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Drew Sams - Pepperdine University
Bryan Schackmann is the Preaching Minister at Glendale Church of Christ in Glendale. He has spent six years in full-time ministry. He previously served at the Oplin Church of Christ and is a frequent presenter at the annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures. Bryan Schackmann - Pepperdine University