Pastor Ed has served the local church for over nearly 30 years in a varity of pastoral roles. He has a passion for God’s people, small groups of every kind, youth, college age young adults, outreach, large community events, and serving to help all ministries reach their potential. Spending time with Pastor Ed, you will quickly discover he has endless energy, a contagious laugh, is a creative problem solver, a catalyst. He’s a teambuilder. He loves people. He loves to laugh and is often dissatisfied with what is, and passionate about what could be.
Prior to The Pointe, Pastor Ed served served at Celebration Church as their Youth, Young Adult and Family Associate Pastor. While serving there, he resurrected their dormant student ministries, developing a a strong leadership team and raising the funds necessary to transform an unused warehouse space into a teen rec center. Prior to Celebration, he served Pastor Gary and Susan Gelnette at Grace Rocklin as their Interim Executive Pastor / Associate Pastor, Small Groups, helping them navigate a very difficult season of transitioning lead pastors. Today, he serves our Lead Pastors, Mark and Lori Welch, as their hands extended to the staff, volunteers, congregation, and our local community.
Ed is multi-vocational, with his time spent between the Pointe Church and Salem Media Group (103.9 The Fish and 710AM The Word) where he was recently promoted as a Regional Digital Campaign Strategist, and was awarded the Digital Strategist of the Year in fall of 2018. Pastor Ed’s contribution as part of Salem’s local management team also led to the station receiving the Religious Broadcasting Station of the Year. He’s is also very involved in many large Christian Events in Northern California, frequently on-stage preaching, teaching, or receiving offerings. Ed also travels, delivering his Small Group Leadership training workshops.
He’s earned a business degree from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Human Resources. He has a 2-year certification in Ministry from Impact School of Ministry, where he went on to teach several of the classes, as well as a certification in Applied Behavioral / Personality Analysis (DISC) from the Center for Motivational Living.
Pastor Ed met and married his lovely wife, Karen, now going on 20 years. Very much opposites, Pastor Ed and Karen adopted the joy of their lives, Madison Grace, after 9 long years of being unable to have a child of their own. Pastor Ed enjoys movies, ’80s pop music, Michael W. Smith, anything Star Trek, dislikes all sports, is a Peet’s coffee connoisseur and firmly believes Starbucks is the purveyors of burnt, brown water. Additional ways to connect with Pastor Ed: