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Marty Walker

Senior Pastor
Favorite Verse:
Galatians 5:16
Hobbies:
Anything Involving Water
Spouse:
Debbie - 9.21.85
Children:
Amanda, Victoria, Isaac & Abigail
Pastor Marty Walker has a heart and love for people! This passion revealed itself early in life when he began teaching 5th and 6th grade Sunday school in 1980 while still in 11th grade. After graduating from high school Pastor Marty continued working at camps with Junior/Senior Highers and elementary kids. In 1987, Pastor Marty entered into full-time ministry as a Children/Youth Minister while helping to pioneer a church in Woodland Hills, CA. Ministry experience has taken him far and wide, having ministered in various capacities in the Foursquare denomination – in local churches, at the district level (leading camps) and the national level (leading leaders as a consultant in youth ministry). His proven, long-standing commitment to seeing the gospel preached to the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond, along with his love for people is what makes Pastor Marty a delight to know, follow and listen to each week.
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Jonathan Edwards

Executive Pastor
Favorite Verse:
Psalm 37:4
Hobbies:
Drumming, Jazz & Watching International Soccer
Spouse:
Dawn - 2.11.95
Children:
Chloe, Ellyanna & Willow
Pastor Jonathan is passionate about seeing vision realized! A fourth generation minister in the Foursquare denomination, his heart’s desire is to see local church ministry strategically carried out with excellence, health and longevity. Raised on the mission field (11 years – Venezuela & Panama), Pastor Jonathan is no stranger to ministry. At an early age he witnessed God touching the lives of countless people and, in turn, desired to “be used” himself, starting with numerous outreaches, locally and abroad, including Spain, Germany and Mexico. Pastor Jonathan is a graduate of Life Pacific College (formerly L.I.F.E. Bible College, San Dimas, CA). During his undergraduate studies, he met his lovely wife Dawn. The two wed in February, 1995 and began their lives together, including the completion of their Bachelors degrees (Dawn in 1996 and Jonathan in 1998). During and following college, Jonathan served as an assistant to the National Youth Minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. In late 1998 while serving there and developing the UTURN youth ministry model, Jonathan met Marty Walker and a cherished friendship was formed. Jonathan would eventually join “Pastor Marty” two years later full-time at The Sanctuary and he's never looked back! The Edwards live in Canyon Country with their three “princesses” Chloe Sunshine, Ellyanna Love & Willow Rae. Pastor Jonathan continues in his love for percussion, “music that grooves”, English Premier League soccer and savory Thai food (or any good food for that matter)!
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Zack Totten

Pastor of Connections
Favorite Verse:
Psalm 37:4
Hobbies:
Running, Gardening, & most recently watching the Olympics
Spouse:
Diane – Married 12.5.87
Children:
Seth, Weslie & Chelsey
Pastor Zack Totten is impassioned to help others discover their divine destiny. He gets excited when someone realizes in their head and heart God’s purposes for their life. He also values being a part of a team and seeing others succeed. Pastor Zack became a Christian at age eight when he woke up one night and desperately wanted to get “right” with God. His parents lead him through the sinner’s prayer, and shortly afterwards had a memorable baptism where he felt totally washed. To this day he clearly remembers the significance of his baptism experience. The Summer after graduating from high school in Fresno, California, God called Pastor Zack to full-time ministry. A year later he left home to attend Life Pacific College (formerly L.I.F.E. Bible College, Los Angeles, CA). He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in June of 1987. Six months later, to the day, Pastor Zack married Diane. Together they have three wonderful kids: Seth, born in 1991, and twin girls, Wesley and Chelsey, born in 1994. Back in 1987 while readying for their wedding, Pastor Zack and Diane helped begin a new church in the San Fernando Valley. Later, he joined the pastoral staff full-time at the church serving the Youth, Young Adults, and Young Marrieds along with oversight of the church facilities. Pastor Zack served as the Associate Pastor at the church for eight years. On Easter 2001, the Tottens landed at The Sanctuary where every Sunday was a refreshing treatment for their souls. Nearly three years later, he became an Associate Pastor where he oversees the Connections “zone” the leadership of our church for ministries like ADVANCE men’s ministry, Girls Like Me women’s ministry & many others. Pastor Zack enjoys running including a recent marathon, playing catch with his son, time with his girls and sipping a good cup of coffee with friends.
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Julie Sandeen

Pastor of Children’s Ministries, CHAMPS
Favorite Verse:
2 Corinthians 12:9
Hobbies:
Travel, Beach, Reading & Outdoor Adventure
Spouse:
Dan - 8.28.82
Children:
Brenna & Garrett
Pastor Julie Sandeen not only has passion to reach the children of the Santa Clarita Valley through CHAMPS Children’s Ministries, but also has vision and passion to see the Church empowered to minister to children with their gifts and talents given by God. Pastor Julie is a native of Southern California, having grown up primarily in the San Fernando Valley. She came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior at eight years old while attending Sepulveda Foursquare Church. In 1971 while attending Summer camp at Camp Cedar Crest, Julie’s future was changed forever when she remembered that God specifically spoke to her about spending the rest of her life serving in the Kingdom. Little did she know that about 30 years later she would answer the call to full-time vocational ministry as a Children’s Pastor and she has served in this type of role ever since. If you get an opportunity to talk personally with Pastor Julie, it won’t take long to realize that, with all of her experience, both in the business arena and in the church, she has never-ending ideas and energy to create an atmosphere where children will want to be, learn about God and invite their friends. Her excitement and enthusiasm is very contagious. The greatest highlights in Julie’s life are her husband Dan, whom she married in 1982, and her two children. Garrett is currently attending Bible college in Hawaii, while daughter Brenna is married to Paul Round, who together now have possibly provided Julie’s greatest joys — her grandson William and grandchild number two due later in 2012. When it comes to fun, traveling with her family and friends is at the top of her priority list. She has traveled to England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Haiti, The Dominican Republic and many places in the United States. Pastor Julie believes that traveling is one of the best forms of education and that experience has certainly come in handy as she also oversees our Missions department. You will most likely find her at the beach on her day off with a good book or magazine. Playing her guitar and learning new styles of worship are a secret favorite of hers too!
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Jennifer Lord

Pastor of Care Ministries
Favorite Verse:
Psalms 37:4
Hobbies:
Family Game Time, Scrapbooking, Reading, Talking with Friends
Spouse:
Craig - 6.1.96
Children:
Meagan & Kelsey
Jennifer was born in Nebraska to parents who were Foursquare pastors. They moved quite frequently when she was growing up – so much so, that Jennifer did not attend the same school two years in a row until she was in high school! But God had plans for her at that high school. At just 16 years old, Jennifer met Craig, her future husband. They have been together since 1993 and were married in 1996. Shortly after that, in 1998, Jennifer graduated from LIFE Pacific College with a B.A. in Pastoral Care. The Lords have two beautiful daughters, Meagan and Kelsey, who are the precious apples of their mommy’s eye! Jennifer and her family came to The Sanctuary in 2001, and felt at home the moment they walked in the door! Jennifer has served in a number of different areas in our church over the years, including Guidance Ministry, writing for Our Family In Focus, subbing in CHAMPS Children’s Ministries, and serving on our Girls Like Me Council. Pastor Jen now oversees our Care Ministries including Guidance, Visitation and certain areas of Benevolence. We are blessed to have Pastor Jen and the heart that she has to genuinely care for people.
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Andy Gregory

Pastor of Worship Arts
Favorite Verse:
Hebrews 10:23
Hobbies:
Music. Sushi. Hiking. and of course, Chipotle.
Spouse:
Amanda - 1.4.08
Children:
Jaryn & Selah
Andy is native to the Santa Clarita Valley, where he graduated from Saugus High School in 1999. It was during high school when he met Pastor Marty while attending another church locally. UTURN had that wacky, fun youth pastor and Andy got to fill in leading worship for him in UTURN on a couple of occasions. After going to college for a year in Colorado he would return and begin calling The Sanctuary home. Though he attended different local colleges, Andy finally landed in the MIT (“Ministers in Training”) program here and it was during that time he began to better understand his call to full-time worship ministry. In 2006 Andy began dating his best friend Amanda Walker and the two were married in January of 2008. They now live in Canyon Country with their daughters Jaryn and Selah. Both Amanda and Andy are actively involved in worship ministry as well as the INTEGRATE Young Adults Ministry here at The Sanctuary. Amanda and Andy are both passionate to see God’s people worship Him in song, and are enjoying the early years of parenthood and the wonderful family and friends they have here.
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Debbie Walker

Pastor of Women's Ministries, Girls Like Me
Favorite Verse:
Isaiah 40:29-31
Hobbies:
Scrapbooking, Coffee Chat, Shopping & Beach Days
Spouse:
Marty - 9.21.85
Children:
Amanda, Victoria, Isaac & Abigail
Debbie Walker is the beloved wife of our Senior Pastor, Marty Walker. She would be considered the “quiet one” of the two, although upon closer examination you would learn she has quite a sense of humor. Along with this quietness, is an inner strength that has been developed with years of marriage, many which have been spent partnering together in full-time ministry. She has, in quietness and strength, spent those same years raising their four beautiful children, Amanda, Victoria, Isaac and Abigail. They are truly her passion and joy. Though Debbie home-schooled all of their children to certain levels, with all but Abigail (who now attends Santa Clarita Christian School) now graduated, Debbie has more opportunities to partner with Pastor Marty in ministry. Since January 2002, she has been leading the women’s ministries at The Sanctuary, Girls Like Me. She has discovered a passion and desire to see women build relationships with one another and live out their faith “together” – not as “Lone Ranger” Christians. When she’s not with her two grandchildren or planning for the next Girls Like Me event, you might find her at Starbuck’s with a good friend sipping coffee and chatting… or just on the beach enjoying the beautiful ocean.
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Ricky Stoner

Pastor of Youth Ministries | UTURN
Favorite Verse:
Psalm 116:16
Hobbies:
Motorcycle Riding, Shooting, Archery, Computers
Spouse:
Kendall - 3.3.07
Children:
Kaylee
Ricky grew up locally in Newhall and began attending UTURN in high school when Pastor Marty was serving as the youth pastor. He was drawn to the love of God he felt at UTURN and now has a passion to impact the youth of our valley just as he was impacted all those years ago. After high school, Ricky attended Westmont College where he met his wife, Kendall. They were married at The Sanctuary by Pastor Marty in 2007 and their daughter Kaylee was born in 2010. Ricky also owns Chiros Technology, a security consulting company.
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Brandon Maddux

Assistant Pastor of Children's Ministries, CHAMPS
Favorite Verse:
Exodus 14:15
Hobbies:
Reading, Writing, Swing Dancing, Hanging Out with Friends & Water Skiing
Brandon Maddux grew up in Santa Clarita and started attending The Sanctuary Church when he was in 5th grade. It was in 6th grade that a yearning to do ministry began developing in him. That year, while at Camp Cedar Crest, Brandon felt the Lord direct him to Children’s Ministry and he has been pursuing that call ever since. Many people in our church community including Pastor Julie and Betty Jean came alongside him and began equipping him for ministry. He graduated high-school in 2010, beginning college at College of the Canyons, and then headed to completed his undergraduate work at Life Pacific College (formally L.I.F.E Bible College). He has loved being a part of this church family that is so willing to invest in him and consistently focuses on raising up the next generation. From serving in the Missionary Control Room, Co-Directing our mid-week Discipleship program, or Co-Directing our Districts kids camps, he spends the majority of his time speaking God’s truth to the next generation. Beyond serving in kid’s ministry, Brandon has a passion for simplicity, reaching people on the margins, building community, and expressing active compassion.
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Rachel Edwards

Pastor of Young Adults Ministries | INTEGRATE
Favorite Verse:
Psalm 27
Hobbies:
Decorating, Singing, Laughing
Spouse:
Eric -10.28.00
Children:
Elizabeth & Breton
Pastor Rachel grew up in Lancaster, CA as a pastor’s kid. During her senior year of high school she began sensing God wanted her to pursue training for vocational ministry. She moved to San Dimas to attend LIFE Pacific College, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry. Content to serve God while single, she busied herself with ministry as well as teaching and coaching at a local high school. Her life would forever change the Sunday she met Eric, who had come to visit the church on the invitation of his grandparents, who had arranged the whole thing for the two of them to meet. They married in 2000 and moved to Santa Clarita, where Eric was born and raised. They have two children, Elizabeth, and Breton, who keep them laughing all the time. Together they enjoy playing board games, riding bikes on the many trails that run through town, or fighting over which sport is better, soccer or football. Pastor Rachel is currently working toward completing her Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership to be completed in the spring of 2013.