Meet the dedicated team of staff employees and volunteers at Horizon, comprised of 3 groups -
Ministry Leadership, Operations & Support, and Board Members.
SENIOR PASTOR - Dr. BRAD SWOPE
Dr. Brad Swope is the founding Pastor of Horizon Community Church in Roseville, California, a church that was planted in 1999. He is also an adjunct professor at William Jessup University, teaching courses in Philosophy and Ethics. He is the former president of The Common Good, a non-profit that served emancipating foster youth.
Brad received his BA from Wheaton College, his MA from Talbot Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry at Talbot Theological Seminary under Dr. J.P. Moreland. Brad is married to Catherine and they have four children. Read Brad's blog.
Contact Brad at email@example.com.
ASSISTANT PASTOR & YOUTH DIRECTOR - MANNY GALVAN
Manny and his wife Kristen grew up with a deep love for the Lord and have a strong desire to see students and families share that same love. Manny grew up in Vacaville, graduated from William Jessup University, and has been serving in full time ministry for over 10 years. During that time, he met his beautiful wife Kristen at Big Spoon Yogurt. They began serving in youth ministry together and raising their three energetic boys: Elijah (6) Parker (4) and Joel (3). Kristen grew up in Citrus Heights, graduated from UC Riverside (while playing Division 1 soccer) and is now serving churches as an account manager at Church and Casualty Insurance. For fun, the Galvan’s enjoy fishing, rugby, camping, board games, playing outside with all of their pets, and having people over for a good meal. Their life verse is captured in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 as they desire to not only share the gospel with their neighbors and their church, but they hope to share their lives as well!
WORSHIP Director - LANCE PAGEL
Lance grew up in Roseville and is one of the early members of the Horizon Community Church family. He has served in variety of capacities over the years, but the majority of his time at Horizon has been as Worship Director. Lance started his ministry in the late 1990’s on the YoungLife Staff in San Luis Obispo while attending Cal Poly. He also served as Youth Director and Worship Leader for Morro Bay Presbyterian Church. He married up in 1996 to Natalie and they have 4 daughters (2 of whom are in Heaven). Lance manages a forensics firm that focuses on construction, and he is in the process of earning his MBA at William Jessup University.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR - Bethany Bennett
Bethany was born and raised in a Christian home in Victorville, CA. She was the youngest of 2 children. Her father was a high school drama teacher and her mother was a children’s pastor at our local church. She accepted Christ when she was 9 years old, and at a high school at a camp, she dedicated her life to vocational ministry. After she graduated High school, she attended William Jessup University. During the summers of her college career, she worked for Christ in Youth in their middle school camps. In 2017, she graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry and a minor in Bible and theology. After college she worked as an events coordinator at William Jessup University. In March of 2018, she married Jay, and they are excited to see all that God is going to do through them.
Women's Ministry Director - Donna Guardino
Donna is a retired cosmetologist who is passionate about helping women feel included, while experiencing the love of God through his Word. Her warm and welcoming presence builds bridges with people, allowing them to feel safe so they can enter into authentic community.
She has led women's ministry before and has hosted various Bible studies for the women of Horizon for the past four years. She also has volunteered for the last 4.5 years at Mercy Multiplied, a Christian nonprofit in Lincoln dedicated to helping young women break out of life-controlling circumstances. Her various roles have included doing haircuts for residents each month, hosting baptisms and Valentine's Day teas at her home, taking in graduates for short-term housing, and leading Bible readings with the girls.
Donna lives in Roseville with her husband, Tom. They have been married for 30 years and have two sons and a dog named Bella, who is trained to play the piano.
Men’s Ministry Director - Dan Baker
Dan is a teacher in the Roseville City School District. He has been a men's ministry coordinator and a small group bible study leader and is passionate about seeing men grow in their knowledge and love of God and His word. He has been part of mission teams to Mexico, China, and the Philippines.
Dan received his BA in Biblical Studies from Biola University and his teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton. While at Biola he was a campus leader for The Navigators.
He loves being outdoors and is an avid runner, hiker, and road biker. Dan is married to Susan and they have three children.
YOUNG ADULTS DIRECTOR - In Transition
WORSHIP ASSISTANT - GENTRY PEARSON
CARE TEAM - JASON & LEEANN GYORI
PRAYER MINISTRY - Linda Smith
Linda is a Spiritual Director in the process of formation with the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, and a psychotherapist. She graduated from UCLA with her BA and California State University, Sacramento, with her MSW. Many years of worship and prayer have shaped her life, including time on staff at the Roseville House of Prayer. As a student of contemplative Christianity, she delights in spending time at the feet of Jesus with others. As a psychotherapist, she spent many years working in community mental health and private practice. She currently works with refugee youth from Central America in a non-profit setting. She and her husband Patrick can be found traveling to new places looking for adventure, stories, and the perfect cup of chai. Their grandchildren and dog, Terra, bring them joy.
Local Outreach & First Impressions - ANNETTE SEEBER
Annette has a background in event management and marketing. She has been blessed to work in ministry full-time for the last 15 years. Annette currently divides her working hours between Horizon Church and Youth For Christ. Annette is married, has three sons, and boasts having the world's cutest, smartest grandson.
Contact Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPERATIONS & SUPPORT
Administration - Jill Felty
EVENT COORDINATOR - ADELL GILLMAN
Adell Gillman received her BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and her MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. She is ordained through the Abundant Life Ministerial Association, in Roseville, CA where she served as the Counseling Director for 10 years. She has been an adjunct professor with Epic Bible College, (formerly Trinity Life Bible College) Sacramento for 17 years teaching Pastoral Counseling courses. Adell met Christ in High School through Young Life and became a volunteer leader in Silicon Valley for 4 years. She is married to Michael who has two children and four grandchildren.
Contact Adell at email@example.com.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE - DARRIN PAGEL
IT - BRAD NELSON
GRAPHIC DESIGN - ELISE WINTER
MEDIA TEAM - MEAGAN GILLESPIE
BUILDING TEAM - MANNY GALVAN
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA - JILL FELTY
PRESIDENT - BRAD SWOPE
VICE PRESIDENT - REX GURNEY
TREASURER - GREG WINTER
SECRETARY - SUSAN PAGEL
BOARD MEMBER - JASON GYORI