Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Staff and Leadership


  • Gabriel Martin – Senior Pastor – email
  • Grady Gillespie – Youth Pastor – email
  • Greg Mann – Worship Pastor – email
  • Brian Wisener – Children’s Pastor – email
  • Paul Schroeder – Senior Adult Outreach –email
  • Samantha Ramirez – Office Secretary – email
  • CynDee Allen – Highland Avenue Christian School Director – email

2016-17 Leadership Council

The Highland Leadership Team (aka Church Board) is comprised of laypersons elected by the congregation to serve overlapping terms. The Nazarene Manual instructs to only elect those persons, “who profess the experience of entire sanctification and whose lives bear public witness to the grace of God that calls us to a holy life; who are in harmony with the doctrines, polity, and practices of the Church of the Nazarene; and who support the local church faithfully in attendance and with tithes and offerings.” These standards are important as the Leadership Team will deal with a wide variety of issues throughout the year and their decisions will greatly affect the local body. Each member is also expected to adhere to the Covenant of Christian Character and Conduct.

  • David Barnes
  • Janice Frazier
  • Suzanne Grani
  • Kristen Herchenroeder
  • Rusty Manzo
  • David Miller
  • Michael Sapp
  • Samantha Ramirez
  • Ken Gillespie

Finance Committee

  • Jerry Baird
  • Jackie Barnes
  • Karen Gerdes
  • Darrell Grani
  • Rusty Manzo

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