OUR TEAM

Matt Gersonde

Lead Pastor

Matt serves as the Lead Pastor at Refuge Bible Church. His desire is to see those who are lost in sin or distant from God, find their home in Him and grow deep roots in God and the Gospel. He gave his life to Jesus while at a High School retreat on Catalina Island in 1997. He has been in Pastoral Ministry since 2005. He grew up in Orange County (Huntington Beach) and moved to Monterey County in 2002. He met his wife Kristen at Calvary Chapel Bible College and they were married in August in 2004. They live in Spreckels with their  two incredible kids, Anna and Caleb. He enjoys spending time with his family, people, and all types of Mexican food. One of his favorite bible verse is Romans 5:8-9 NLT 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 

Jordan Jeske
Associate Pastor

Jim Lugg
Elder 

Chris McCoy
Elder

Chad Oney
Associate Pastor

Lori Barnett
Refuge Kids 

Kristen Gersonde
Staff 

Steve Perryman
Elder 

Bekka Barron
Administrator 

Austin Kim
Worship Leader

Bernie Salazar
Elder 

Simeon Mauricio
Deacon/Facilities Manager

Anastasia Wood
Financial Secretary