Jason and Angelina are the founding pastors of Wave Church SD! From the very beginning, they had the dream of starting a church that felt like a family -- a family that courageously strives to make an impact for the kingdom of God in the local community and around the world. In addition to leading Wave, Angelina and Jason love the ocean, where you will find Jason surfing and Angelina hanging out with their boys, Caleb, Jayden, and Micah. Jason has a Master's of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, while Angelina, a piano performance graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, continues to pass on her skills and love of music to students through her private studio. Jason and Angelina simply love pouring into others' lives, whether through Wave, Angelina's piano studio, or Jason's flight instruction, they seek to bring Jesus into all they do in everyday life.
Steven and Haley Perez
Steven and Haley's heart is to provide people with opportunities to experience the loving, restorative, and transformative embrace of Jesus Christ. They spent three years in Bucharest, Romania, working with orphaned and abandoned children. In the midst of these children, they were completely overwhelmed by God’s great love and providence. Steven completed his undergrad at UCSD and has a Master's in Educational and Clinical Counseling
Worship and Creative Arts
Tiffany has a long-held desire for creating opportunities to connect with God and others through praise and worship and, fellowship. She began singing at a very young age and soon developed a passion for worship ministries that continued through college. She studied music at Point Loma Nazarene University, and music production at the Contemporary Music Center on Martha’s Vineyard. Tiffany and her husband, Rusty, are considered “Mom and Pop” to the young adult group at Wave Church, and have a heart for helping others plug in and find opportunities to serve and connect within the Wave community. They enjoy working on creative projects together, and hosting game nights with friends. They love helping their children, Delaney and Emmett, explore their passions. And they are always up for an adventure.
Life Group Ministries
Jim uses his gifting in administration, service, hospitality, and teaching to lead our Life Group Ministries, and provide support to our Life Group Leaders. Jim and his wife, Misha, have been members of Wave Church SD since our early beginning. Their passion for serving is to see families and marriages strengthened, and for individuals to grow spiritually and understand God's purpose for their lives.
Jessica is a former first-grade teacher who now enjoys the flexibility of working from home, taking care of her two children, and spending time with her husband, Keith. Jessica's passion for hospitality stems from her southern roots, but has grown as she and her husband have lived in several cities around the world after marriage. She benefited so much from meeting others and being included, and hopes to help others feel welcomed and loved as well. God's peace has seen their family through many difficulties, so Jessica loves to connect with others by sharing the love of Jesus. If you are interested in helping with hospitality in any capacity, don't hesitate to reach out so we can find a spot for you!
Rick Bergstrom and Drew White
InTents Ministry (4th-5th grades)
Rick and Drew created InTents, our 4th and 5th-grade ministry, after recognizing the needs of older elementary aged kids. Drew is the father of four kids, and he knows how important it is to make church fun and an adventure for kids in the 4th and 5th grades. Drew enjoys teaching and also how much he learns from the kids through their questions and insights every Sunday. Rick came to Christ as a young boy, and desires to provide kids with the same encouragement and guidance that he received. Rick enjoys building relationships with the families of kids and watching them grow in Christ!
Riptide Jr. High Ministry (6th-8th grades)
Layne is a man after God's heart and a man with a heart for students. For years, Layne has invested in future generations by providing support, prayer, and biblical teaching to Jr. High and High School students. As a former professional skateboarder, Layne uses his gifts to help students meet Jesus!