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!

Connie Nicholson - associate pastor After 18 years of serving children, God has called me to “grow-up” and begin serving adults to a greater capacity.  As your Associate Pastor, I look forward to helping equip men and women at Loma Vista as they discover their gifts to further the Kingdom of God in the greater Fresno County Region.  My vision for Loma Vista Community Church is to be a place of equipping people to go out and be the Church in our workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods.

Connie Nicholson - associate pastor

After 18 years of serving children, God has called me to “grow-up” and begin serving adults to a greater capacity.  As your Associate Pastor, I look forward to helping equip men and women at Loma Vista as they discover their gifts to further the Kingdom of God in the greater Fresno County Region.  My vision for Loma Vista Community Church is to be a place of equipping people to go out and be the Church in our workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods.

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.

 
Cori Laughlin - elementary leader I realized how much I loved working with kids when I started serving in the youth group as a senior in high school. I loved walking alongside the kids and helping them grow in their faith with Jesus Christ. I have also served in the children’s ministry as a VBS leader and Sunday school teacher. I love sharing who God is through music, crafts, games, teaching, and answering questions.

Cori Laughlin - elementary leader

I realized how much I loved working with kids when I started serving in the youth group as a senior in high school. I loved walking alongside the kids and helping them grow in their faith with Jesus Christ. I have also served in the children’s ministry as a VBS leader and Sunday school teacher. I love sharing who God is through music, crafts, games, teaching, and answering questions.

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.

 
Darren Chang - college CO0RDINATOR My experiences with students, and my own experiences as a student, have given me the firm belief that quality fellowship for college students is essential for an age group where faith, intellectual growth, and personal freedoms intersect in a unique and powerful way.  I believe that sharing experiences and doing life together are cornerstones to building up a lasting faith.  I am excited to work and grow with the future leaders of our church and our community!

Darren Chang - college CO0RDINATOR

My experiences with students, and my own experiences as a student, have given me the firm belief that quality fellowship for college students is essential for an age group where faith, intellectual growth, and personal freedoms intersect in a unique and powerful way.  I believe that sharing experiences and doing life together are cornerstones to building up a lasting faith.  I am excited to work and grow with the future leaders of our church and our community!

Josiah Carlo - worship leader Hello, my name is Josiah and I am the worship intern here at Loma Vista. God has blessed my life with a passion for music and my desire is to bring glory to His name through my work. Loma Vista has only been a home to me for a few months now but God is showing me the growth in not only the church but also myself. I pray you all can find something to call home at Loma Vista!

Josiah Carlo - worship leader

Hello, my name is Josiah and I am the worship intern here at Loma Vista. God has blessed my life with a passion for music and my desire is to bring glory to His name through my work. Loma Vista has only been a home to me for a few months now but God is showing me the growth in not only the church but also myself. I pray you all can find something to call home at Loma Vista!

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.

 
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.

christine morgan - office coordinator

christine morgan - office coordinator

 
 
 

The 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