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
Children's and Family Pastor
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 from Azusa Pacific University. Steven works as a therapist helping provide restoration and healing to those in need. They both enjoy being outdoors, surfing, skating, hiking, playing soccer, and most of all enjoying their beautiful children, Cadence and Writer.
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
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
Rick Bergstrom and Drew White
InTents Ministry (4th-5th grades)
Rick and Drew created InTents, our 4th
Student Ministry (6th-12th grades)
Tim was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He loves both playing and watching sports. He and his wife, Lacy, enjoy watching Oklahoma City Thunder basketball and enjoying fun, new restaurants. Tim and Lacy have served in youth ministry for eight years prior to serving at Wave. They love students and want to encourage and develop students to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Gabe and Heidi Landes
Gabe and Heidi are Wave Missionaries serving in La Misión, Mexico, located an hour-and-a-half south of San Diego. They are originally from Ohio, and have been leading mission trips and serving orphanages in Baja for 25 years. They currently serve full-time at Door of Faith Orphanage, leading the staff, hosting American groups, and a hundred other things. They also started The Bridge, and a local school in La Misión, for orphans and migrant farm-families. They serve with their four kids, Josiah (18), Kiersen (15), Liam (14), and Aliya (12).