Greg Harris – Senior Pastor
Pastor Greg loves being married to his best friend Theressa. He’s excited to raise their four children in the same town he grew up in, and loves to mention them in his sermons. Serving Jesus since he was 17, Greg graduated from Biola University with a BA in Biblical Studies, and Talbot Seminary with his MDiv. He has served Olive Branch since 2000 and became lead pastor in 2006.
Brent Branchaud – Connections Pastor
Brent gave his life to the Lord in 1979 at his high school, and married his wife Nancy in November of 1983. They have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Brent and Nancy moved to Corona in 1994 and joined Olive Branch in 1999 where they became very involved. Brent came on staff at Olive Branch in 2008 and became the Connections pastor in 2011. His favorite quote is from Jonathan Edwards, “You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.”
Kevin Cain – Outreach Pastor
After being raised in a Christian home, Kevin and his wife Pam spent five years in a village in Indonesia serving as missionaries. Kevin has been here at Olive Branch since 2015 as the Outreach Pastor. They have a married son, Zach, who lives in Atlanta with his wife Sarah; and they have a daughter Kelsie who can frequently be seen at Olive Branch in an “embarrassingly bright” pink wheelchair, wearing a beautiful smile.
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24.
Erik Lozolla – Business Director
Erik grew up in the Inland Empire and remembers giving his life to the Lord at a very young age. After living life contrary to his faith during his teens years, the Lord called him back to Himself at the age of 18. Since then, he’s been determined to walk by faith. Erik started working in ministry and served the Lord in this way for over 16 years before being called to Olive Branch. He started attending Nov 2015 when he became the Business Director, and makes the trek from Yucaipa to Corona throughout the week.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again…” Prov. 24:16
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6
Justin Ristow – Discipleship Pastor
Justin grew up in Corona and regularly attended church with his family. During his Jr High years his faith really became his own, and then during High School God began to give him a passion for pursuing full-time vocational ministry. He’s a graduate of Biola University & Talbot School of Theology, and joined the staff at Olive Branch in 2003. While serving at Olive Branch, Justin met his wife Camille who had already been attending the church since 1990.
Gina Vildibill – Family Ministries Director & Assistant to Senior Pastor
Gina married her high school sweetheart Bob in 1985. They walked the field of the Harvest Crusade together in 1991 and have been doing Kingdom work together ever since. Their journey has brought them two children and two grandchildren. She has lead student ministries and family ministries for her church and Forest Home, and is excited to lead and develop family ministries here at Olive Branch Church.
Worship & Technical Ministries
Mark Keating – Worship Director
Mark has attended Olive Branch since early 2015 and was hired on staff as the Worship Teams Director a few months later. He has a passion for seeing God’s people unashamedly and courageously worship their God through service, praise, and love lived out.
Brian Norwood – Director of Technical Services
Brian Norwood experienced a life changing response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ nearly twenty-five years ago, among a small community of believers in San Pedro, California. Brian moved to the Inland Empire to attend California Baptist College (now University) in the Fall of 1993. A painter, draughtsman and musician, he initially pursued a post-secondary education in biblical studies before finishing a degree in Visual Arts in 2000. He has been involved in and around Olive Branch since about 1995, and he and his wife, Ann, have called OBCC their home since 2003. He is a husband, father and a grandfather.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17
Stephanie Baumgardner – Children’s Director
Stephanie Baumgardner came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ when she was 28. She’s served as the Children’s Ministry Director here at Olive Branch since 2001. It is her absolute joy and love of her life to see children falling in love with Jesus!
“I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all of the saints, to grasp* how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19
*The Greek word for ‘grasp’ is ‘katalambano’ meaning to “lay hold of; seize, with eagerness, suddenness… with the idea of eager and strenuous exertion.
Amanda Dautrich – Early Childhood Coordinator
Amanda Dautrich trusted in Christ as her Savior when she was 13 years old. She was born and raised in Corona while growing up in a Christian home. She began attending Olive Branch in 2011 and came on staff as Early Childhood Coordinator in mid 2016.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Jared Zimmerman – Student Ministries Pastor
Jared became the Student Ministries Pastor at Olive Branch July 2016 after serving at The Grove in Chandler, AZ for over 10 years. With his passion for leading young people into a life of pursuing Christ he has been able to watch students grow as he leads them on trips to places like Compton, Haiti, Thailand, Mexico, and Malawi. He loves his wife, Jillian, who serves in the high school ministry with him, and they have two beautiful little girls, Jocelyn and Juliet. He enjoys traveling, chocolate, video games, and rooting for the Rams, Angels, Lakers, & Ducks.
Local Outreach Ministry
Stephan Oldham – Local Outreach Coordinator
Stephan was born in San Bernardino and gave his life to Lord as age 5. His family moved around the IE before eventually settling in Corona. In his early 20s he served as a youth director for a local church before leaving to join the Air Force. Once out of the military, he served as a Singles Director and Drama Director before coming back to Corona. Stephan started attending Olive Branch in 2010 where he’s served as the Service Director/Production Coordinator before being called to serve in our Outreach Ministry. “From age 5 until now, the most important decision I have ever made in my life was giving it to the Lord. And though all of life’s problems did not go away, nothing I have gone through compares to the steadfast love, truth, and mercy that He shows me every day.”
“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalms 82: 3-4
Jean Brown – Office Administrator
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jean moved across the country with her husband’s job transfers until they and their two sons settled in Corona in 1991. She began working at Olive Branch in 1992 so she has witnessed God’s faithfulness to this church for many years. One of her favorite parts of the Bible is the “hall of faith” in Hebrews 11.
Janelle DeGrote – Financial Administrator
Janelle DeGrote started attending OBCC in June of 1997, which is when she and her husband Danny gave their life to the Lord. They have been living in Corona since 1986 when they got married. They have 2 children, Brittney and Harrison, who are both married, and have 3 grandchildren from Brittney. Janelle joined the staff as Financial Administrator in December 2003.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Tom Redinger – Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Felicia Weese – Communications Manager
Felicia grew up in a Christian home, always attending church, and knowing “Jesus had come to save the world.” Resenting the rules that stemmed from Christian living, she went through a rebellious stage during her high school and college years. After college, God graciously opened her eyes to see her true need for Him, and in 2009, she recommitted her life to Christ as her Lord and Savior. She moved to Corona with her family in 2011 where she rediscovered her love for singing and worship. In 2014 she met her Husband David and they married in January 2016, deciding Olive Branch would be their home church. The couple serves on the worship team together, and in July 2016 God opened the door for Felicia to come on staff.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33