Meet the dedicated team of staff employees and volunteers at Horizon, comprised of 3 groups -
Ministry Leadership, Operations & Support, and Board Members.

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

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 bswope@rosevillehorizon.org.


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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! 

Contact Manny at mgalvan@rosevillehorizon.org. Learn more about our Youth Ministry.


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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.


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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.

Contact Bethany at bbennett@rosevillehorizon.org. Learn more about our Children’s Ministry.


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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.

Contact Dan at dbaker@rosevillehorizon.org. Learn more about our Men’s Ministry.


YOUNG ADULTS DIRECTOR - In Transition


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CARE TEAM - JASON & LEEANN GYORI


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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.  

Contact Linda at linda@guardthefire.com. Learn more about our Prayer Ministry.


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 has three sons, and boasts having the world's cutest, smartest grandson.

Contact Annette at aseeber@rosevillehorizon.org.
 


OPERATIONS & SUPPORT


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Administration - Jill Felty

Jill has enough passion and excitement to go around and believes the best experiences we have are with one another. She’s an experienced digital strategist and creative who loves to serve in the ways God has called her.

Jill graduated from William Jessup with a degree in Public Policy and now balances her time between digital marketing consulting and managing administration and all things digital at Horizon. She’s married to Steven, and together they keep life interesting with two pups and adventures to spare.

Contact Jill at JFelty@RosevilleHorizon.org


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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 agillman@rosevillehorizon.org.



ACCOUNTS PAYABLE - DARRIN PAGEL

IT - BRAD NELSON

GRAPHIC DESIGN - ELISE WINTER

MEDIA TEAM - MEAGAN GILLESPIE

BUILDING TEAM - MANNY GALVAN

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA - JILL FELTY


BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT - BRAD SWOPE

VICE PRESIDENT - REX GURNEY

TREASURER - GREG WINTER

SECRETARY - SUSAN PAGEL

BOARD MEMBER - JASON GYORI