Our Staff

Joe Lavagnino - lead pastor I’ve been a part of the Clovis community all my life and have seen this wonderful town change and grow throughout the years. I’ve been a pastor for 25 years and helped plant Loma Vista Community Church.  I married Pam in 1985 and have two grown children, Cori and Jordan. I find tremendous joy teaching and leading this wonderful church family so that it can have an impact on all segments of our community, introducing people to the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ!

Joe Lavagnino - lead pastor

I’ve been a part of the Clovis community all my life and have seen this wonderful town change and grow throughout the years. I’ve been a pastor for 25 years and helped plant Loma Vista Community Church.  I married Pam in 1985 and have two grown children, Cori and Jordan. I find tremendous joy teaching and leading this wonderful church family so that it can have an impact on all segments of our community, introducing people to the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ!

John Palm - Associate pastor I am continuously excited to share the knowledge given to us about Jesus and His love for us, as it is revealed in the Bible; and to encourage others to learn more about Him through personal and group Bible study.  I have a heart for teaching and developing men to be the husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders of their families.  I see Loma Vista Community Church as a safe place to ask questions about God and the Bible; and to grow in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

John Palm - Associate pastor

I am continuously excited to share the knowledge given to us about Jesus and His love for us, as it is revealed in the Bible; and to encourage others to learn more about Him through personal and group Bible study.  I have a heart for teaching and developing men to be the husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders of their families.  I see Loma Vista Community Church as a safe place to ask questions about God and the Bible; and to grow in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

 
 
Jenell Crough- Children's ministry coordinator After working five summers at Sugar Pine Christian Camps, I am in awe of the faith that children can have. they love generously, care deeply, and have faith to move mountains. children's ministry is an important role in the church. children are the future and what they learn early is foundational to the rest of their lives. I love being able to help them grow in their walk with jesus and being part of something that furthers the kingdom of God. I pray that your children find a home here at loma vista! I would love to help you plug in to serve within loma vista community church, whether that be in children's ministry or some other spot. I married my husband, chase, in 2013 and love serving alongside him in the church.

Jenell Crough- Children's ministry coordinator

After working five summers at Sugar Pine Christian Camps, I am in awe of the faith that children can have. they love generously, care deeply, and have faith to move mountains. children's ministry is an important role in the church. children are the future and what they learn early is foundational to the rest of their lives. I love being able to help them grow in their walk with jesus and being part of something that furthers the kingdom of God. I pray that your children find a home here at loma vista! I would love to help you plug in to serve within loma vista community church, whether that be in children's ministry or some other spot. I married my husband, chase, in 2013 and love serving alongside him in the church.

Abby Bispo - Jr high Co0rdinator I have worked with Jr High students for more than half my life- yes I am that old. I love their energy, and they make me smile on a daily basis! I feel really blessed to work with them week to week. I love to teach, love to dance and sing- which I do poorly, very very poorly- and more than anything else, I love hanging with Jr Highers. Offer me diet pepsi and we can be friends for life!! I am also a sucker for a Kuppa Joy “Kuppa Joy” so take me to coffee some time!

Abby Bispo - Jr high Co0rdinator

I have worked with Jr High students for more than half my life- yes I am that old. I love their energy, and they make me smile on a daily basis! I feel really blessed to work with them week to week. I love to teach, love to dance and sing- which I do poorly, very very poorly- and more than anything else, I love hanging with Jr Highers. Offer me diet pepsi and we can be friends for life!! I am also a sucker for a Kuppa Joy “Kuppa Joy” so take me to coffee some time!

stephen morales - sR HIGH CO0RDINATOR I am continually dumbfounded by the beauty of the Gospel. With all my faults, fears, self righteousness, selfishness, and muck… I am loved. I once read Rudolf Otto, a German theologian, write about something he called “numinous awe”. It’s this idea that we have a longing to be near to God, yet we pull back because we know how rotten we actually are. This struggle in myself and in others is something that I love to talk about and share in community, because I believe we can all relate. I believe that the more we grow in relationship with God the easier it is to bask in his glory, than in our faults.

stephen morales - sR HIGH CO0RDINATOR

I am continually dumbfounded by the beauty of the Gospel. With all my faults, fears, self righteousness, selfishness, and muck… I am loved. I once read Rudolf Otto, a German theologian, write about something he called “numinous awe”. It’s this idea that we have a longing to be near to God, yet we pull back because we know how rotten we actually are. This struggle in myself and in others is something that I love to talk about and share in community, because I believe we can all relate. I believe that the more we grow in relationship with God the easier it is to bask in his glory, than in our faults.

 
Judy Blackwell - facility CO0RDINATOR Please e-mail me with questions regarding facility.  You will not be able to track me down on a Sunday since I’d prefer to be invisible, much like my favorite Disney character, Cheshire Cat.  My sarcastic whit will make you smile and I am known for the best cookies around.  I would love to have your help on a Sunday morning with set-up or tear-down.  It is nice to be part of something bigger than you, and we will serve together to make it happen.

Judy Blackwell - facility CO0RDINATOR

Please e-mail me with questions regarding facility.  You will not be able to track me down on a Sunday since I’d prefer to be invisible, much like my favorite Disney character, Cheshire Cat.  My sarcastic whit will make you smile and I am known for the best cookies around.  I would love to have your help on a Sunday morning with set-up or tear-down.  It is nice to be part of something bigger than you, and we will serve together to make it happen.

Cameron Mendez - worship leader Since I was a teenager, it has always been my passion to play and sing with fervor for Our Father. I have led for many organizations and churches and am ecstatic to be leading at my home church of Loma Vista! I am newly married to my beautiful wife, Emily. I enjoy talking nerd stuff and am a choir teacher in Riverdale. Contact me if you have the passion for music and want to use your gifts and talents in our awesome worship ministry.

Cameron Mendez - worship leader

Since I was a teenager, it has always been my passion to play and sing with fervor for Our Father. I have led for many organizations and churches and am ecstatic to be leading at my home church of Loma Vista! I am newly married to my beautiful wife, Emily. I enjoy talking nerd stuff and am a choir teacher in Riverdale. Contact me if you have the passion for music and want to use your gifts and talents in our awesome worship ministry.

Teresa Dietrich - prayer CO0RDINATOR I have worked in church ministry since I was in High School but presently work as the Prayer Coordinator for Loma Vista Community Church.I attend Bible Study Fellowship where I was a group leader for seven years and have been a children’s leader one year. I also sit on the board of directors as secretary for the Central California Walk to Emmaus. It is my passion to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others and my privilege to teach Christian truths to those whom I serve.

Teresa Dietrich - prayer CO0RDINATOR

I have worked in church ministry since I was in High School but presently work as the Prayer Coordinator for Loma Vista Community Church.I attend Bible Study Fellowship where I was a group leader for seven years and have been a children’s leader one year. I also sit on the board of directors as secretary for the Central California Walk to Emmaus. It is my passion to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others and my privilege to teach Christian truths to those whom I serve.

 
Sharon PARISI - OFFICE COORDINATOR I started working at Loma Vista Community Church in the spring of 2016, but I’ve been attending our church with my husband and kids since 2005, when we took a neighbor up on her suggestion to try it out. I married my soul mate, Frank, in 1996 and we have two children, Francesco and Lauren. I’m constantly amazed by Christ’s involvement in my life, in ways both large and small. I’m humbled by his grace and compassion, and overwhelmed by his love. I know it sounds cliché, but one thing I love about my job is that I get to be a part of something much larger than myself.

Sharon PARISI - OFFICE COORDINATOR

I started working at Loma Vista Community Church in the spring of 2016, but I’ve been attending our church with my husband and kids since 2005, when we took a neighbor up on her suggestion to try it out. I married my soul mate, Frank, in 1996 and we have two children, Francesco and Lauren. I’m constantly amazed by Christ’s involvement in my life, in ways both large and small. I’m humbled by his grace and compassion, and overwhelmed by his love. I know it sounds cliché, but one thing I love about my job is that I get to be a part of something much larger than myself.

Jeff Brown - business administrator I married my best friend and college sweetheart, Kathy, in June of 1975 in Bellbrook, Ohio. Two kids and four grandkids later, we find ourselves enjoying life in the Central Valley as retired teachers. We have both been involved in the ministries of Loma Vista for a number of years. I am currently serving my second two-year term on the elder board and am extremely honored to collaborate with the other elders as we seek God’s direction for His church. I began serving as the new Business Administrator and am trying my best to learn all the intricacies of this new position. I am excited to see what God has in store for us and look forward to seeing where He is at work and joining Him!  

Jeff Brown - business administrator

I married my best friend and college sweetheart, Kathy, in June of 1975 in Bellbrook, Ohio. Two kids and four grandkids later, we find ourselves enjoying life in the Central Valley as retired teachers. We have both been involved in the ministries of Loma Vista for a number of years. I am currently serving my second two-year term on the elder board and am extremely honored to collaborate with the other elders as we seek God’s direction for His church. I began serving as the new Business Administrator and am trying my best to learn all the intricacies of this new position. I am excited to see what God has in store for us and look forward to seeing where He is at work and joining Him!

 

 
 
 
 

Our Elders

les canaday - elder

les canaday - elder

dan dietrich - elder

dan dietrich - elder

mike crain - lead elder

mike crain - lead elder

Daryl Austin - Elder

Daryl Austin - Elder

jeff brown - elder

Ken Chapple - elder

Ken Chapple - elder