Pastor Kevin McDonald
Kevin became the new lead pastor in December 2016. Kevin and Jennifer are the parents of Toby, Brady and Olivia. Kevin came to Gateway from Junction City, KS where he saw tremendous church growth over a period of 18 months. He has also led congregations at Nazarene churches in Springfield, MO and Chanute, KS. Kevin's passion is telling people about Jesus and sharing his story about how God transformed his life in 2009.
Pastor Roger Bowman
Pastor Roger came to Gateway in 2001 after over 35 years in full time ministry. A former District Superintendent, Roger was invited by founding pastor, Ken Coil, to join the staff as Pastor to Senior Adults. He is committed to leading lost and lonely seniors to Christ, equipping them for service, and helping them to finish the second half of life ready for heaven. He believes serving God and challenging seniors to leave a Godly heritage is a privilege and an honor.
Pastor Wally Yeager
Pastor Wally grew up in Yucaipa and moved back to Southern California in 2014 after a 21 year hiatus. During that time Wally, Susan, and their four boys have served in Clinton, IL; Dothan, AL; and Clovis, NM before making Gateway their home. The Yeagers are passionate about loving people. When they are not hanging out with teens and their families, they enjoy playing video games and watching their sons utilize the gifts and talents God has given them. Wally would spend every day at Disneyland if he thought he could get away with it.
Pastor Chipo Makwakwa
Pastor Chipo and her family moved to the USA from Zimbabwe in 2001 and 2002 respectively She is married to Luke and together they keep young as they parent their three children Kelly, James, and Juliet. Chipo graduated from Nazarene Bible College with a Bachelor Of Arts In Ministry degree. She joined the staff at Gateway in July 2017 as Children’s Pastor. She is passionate about pointing children to Jesus and training them up in the way they should go!
Rick and Sara Brummett
Rick graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Christian Education and Lay Ministry Development degree. He served as a missionary to the Philippines, on staff at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. Sara Paulson Brummett, a former Miss Oregon and national recording artist, has led in worship and concert ministry around the world. Sara has a bachelor’s degree in Theology at Portland Bible College and a master’s degree in Communication. Their son, Brice, plays drums for Sunday Morning worship and the e3 music ministry.
Kim has been Gateway's bookkeeper since 2014. Kim graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration. After graduation, she moved to New Orleans to help manage the family home health business. Kim and her husband, Albert are the parents of Kennedy and Bryce. After their experience with Hurricane Katrina, the Terhune family decided to move back to sunny California, along with Kim's mother, Barbara. They had never heard of Murrieta, California, but God had! And now it is home.
Joan and her husband, Joe, moved to the Temecula Valley and joined the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in 2005. She grew up in a parsonage and accepted Christ into her life at a very early age. Joan has lead Bible Studies both at church and in the workplace. Her passion is teaching all ages about God. She worked in the aerospace industry for 23 years in Human Resources. When she retired she went to work for the Los Angeles District Office for the Church of the Nazarene and worked there until they moved to Wildomar.
Gene is our volunteer operations manager. Gene serves as the Church Board Secretary and takes care of the details involved in keeping Gateway running efficiently. He meets with contractors, manages the expenditures, coorinates events, facilitates internal communication and so much more. Gateway is fortunate to have such a dedicated volunteer.
Gateway Church Board Member List:
Gene Spinozzi—Secretary; Randy Lovett—Treasurer
Lee Beaty; Wally Borchard; Judy Conti; Scott Merrin; Wally Simpkins; Steve Swartz
Gateway Ministry Leaders:
Rod Amstutz—NYI*; Fredda Koupal—NMI*; Kelli Wise—SDMI*
Eleil Morales—Hispanic Ministry; Kait Punzel & Tina Wallace—Children's Ministry; Dustin Punzel—Sports Ministry;
Kathy Simpkins—Women’s Ministries; Peggie Webb—Compassionate Ministries;
* Board member by virtue of office