ember leadership

The staff and leadership here at Ember is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at connect@churchname.org.

  • John Bender

    Lead Pastor

    John grew up near London where he worked in the business world for five years before moving to Los Angeles and deciding to become a pastor. After attending seminary, John moved to San Diego where he planted Ember Church. Read More

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  • Will Brett

    Campus Pastor

    Will moved to Santa Fe directly from Philadelphia, where he lived and worked until he was 22. Before moving, Will led outreach programs on the streets of South Philly, working mostly with the homeless to provide them with food and other necessities.

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  • Lisa Smith

    Student Ministries Director

    When Lisa began working with our youth group, it consisted of only a handful of high schoolers and a dozen junior highers. Less than a year later, we have had the privilege of seeing this small ministry grow and flourish under her direction.

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