Elders

Ron Bunch
Missions

Ron was born in San Luis Obispo and raised in Arroyo Grande. He moved his family to Salinas in 1994. They have been attending Compass since 2010. Ron & Kris have been married for 28 years. They have 2 girls, Amy & Natalie, both who are currently involved in missionary work.

Ron attended Cal Poly and received a BS in Crops Science. He also received an MS in Agronomy & a PHD in Plant Breeding & Plan Genetics from the University of Wisconsin. Currently Ron works for D’Arrigo Bros as Director of Seed Research & Development.

Ron & Kris have been involved in Dynamic Marriage and several couples Life Groups. He attends a Men’s Life Group and serves at Dorothy’s Place. He is also a member of Gideons International and enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.

“Thank you for giving me this opportunity to grow in my relationship with Christ and to surrender more of my life to Him. I pray that the Holy Spirit will work through me to help lead the church adhering to God’s Word and His will for us as we build His kingdom and strengthen His church through our mission to save the unsaved.”

 

Jim Burlison
Children’s

Jim was born and raised in Salinas. They moved away for a period but he returned in 1996. He started attending Compass in 2008 and shortly thereafter accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. In 2011 he became a member.

Jim attended Western State University, College of Law (Juris Doctor Degree), Pepperdine University, College of Trial Advocacy & CSU Fullerton (History major). He is now a Deputy District Attorney with Monterey County.

Jim has been volunteering at Kids Central (2nd grade) since 2010 and regularly participates in a Men’s Life Group. He has also volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club and was a member of Toastmaster’s Club of Naval Postgraduate School and served 2 terms as Club President.

“The mission of Compass is ‘saving the unsaved’, and Pastor Mike’s frequent comments that we must save Salinas one child at a time, greatly resonates with me. I grew up a couple of blocks away, and as a child played basketball in the gym and football in the park across the street. We use to get our baseball cards and equipment at a store located where Kids Central now stands. When I was young our family attended what was then FPC, my mother had once been the educational director of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis prior to coming to this area. For whatever reason, my parents switched the family to a Lutheran Church, where I was confirmed as a teenager.

After many years of not regularly attending church, I paid a visit one Sunday in 2008 to FPC. I was inspired by the message in Mike’s sermon, and have regularly attended ever since. I started as a volunteer teacher in Kids Central in 2010. It has been a very rewarding experience and I think I have learned as much or more than the children. Along with several of my colleagues from Kids Central, I participated in the second trip to Israel in 2012 and was baptized in the Jordan River. This nomination, to be an Elder, was unexpected and came as a great surprise. I am honored to be considered. I will try to learn and do the best I can if selected.”

Jeri Dailey
Deacons

Jeri was born in Honolulu, HI. Her step-father was in the Air Force so she has lived in many different countries. She moved to Salinas in 1970. Jeri committed her life to Christ in 1980.

Jeri retired after being a Human Resource Manager for 30 years. She’s been married to Chuck for 11 years. In 2004 they started attending Compass and became members in 2006. They both are very involved in church and have been facilitators for Dynamic Marriage. Currently she is in the worship choir, on the Worship Arts Commission, a section leader in the choir, counselor for New Hope Ministry and attends Bible study. Jeri has also served as a greeter, teaching kindergarten, been a Deacon and in Women’s Ministry as a Bible study leader, on the Executive Team and hostess for Sarah’s Tea.

“Losing my first husband to cancer was a painful experience. During the grieving process, my faith was shaken, but I reached out to our Heavenly Father. God revealed Himself to me in ways that I cannot express with words. Jesus promised to make a way for me, and He did. I met my wonderful husband, and am lifted up by the strong leadership in this Church. Good things happen under great leaders. I thank the Lord for Compass and how loved and accepted, I have felt, since attending here.”

Jesse Gomez
Evangelism

Jesse was born in Hanford, CA but raised in Gonzales. He moved to Salinas in 1976. Jesse started attending Compass in 1992 and a year later made the decision to become a follower of Jesus. He has been a member since 1995.

Jesse attend UC Davis and received a BS for AG Econ & Business Management and now works at Nunes Company. In 1992 he married Karie and they have 2 grown children.

Jessie is active in the church; has previously been an Elder, is a Men’s Life Group leader, serves on the Evangelism Team & the Hospitality Team. He has also helped with Children’s & Youth Ministries and been a Deacon and on the Nominating Committee. In his spare time he loves running, reading, following GSW basketball, snow skiing and being with his family.

Kerry Harvey
Family Life

Kerry was born in Carmel and raised in Carmel Valley. She married Don in 2001 and they moved to Salinas and started attending Compass. Kerry accepted the Lord shortly thereafter. They have 2 grown children; Crystal (who has given them a grandson, Braydon) & Robert and Hanna who is in middle school.

Kerry has a BA in Communication from UC Santa Barbra. She has worked for the American Cancer Society for 26 years in management.

They have been members of Compass for 10 years and Kerry is active in the church in Family Ministry, serves on the Finance Committee and is a Dynamic Marriage facilitator. She also enjoys biking, running swimming and being involved in the kids’ schools and sports.

“I am so blessed to have Compass save me and be our family church. I look forward to our church’s future and utilizing whatever skills I have towards God’s agenda. I am excited to help again, in any way that I can.”

Robin Kimball
Deacons

Robin was born in Tampa, FL but raised in WA & CA. She asked Jesus, as a teenager, to be Lord of her life. In 1980 she moved to Salinas. She received an Associate’s Degree from Hartnell and currently works as a Management Analyst for the County of Monterey. She has been a member of Compass since 2000.

Robin has previously been a Deacon and currently is involved in our Jail Ministry. She enjoys photography and exploring new places

“God never ceases to amaze me! As His servant, I will follow where He leads me, I am humbled by this opportunity to serve and am excited to work and grow with these leaders. To Him be the glory.”

 

John “Jack” Lundgren
Clerk of Session

John was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He accepted Christ while a college student. John attended Suomi College, obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Columbia Southern University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science.

John is married to Sondra and they will be celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary in May. They have been attending Compass Church for two years now. John and Sondra assist with hospitality at the Marina campus and have been doing so since it’s opening. John also volunteers on the church safety and security committee.

“When I was asked to become an Elder for Compass Church, I was so honored. There are so many great people at Compass and receiving a nomination for Elder was very humbling to me. But the Holy Spirit comes to us at times when we are called to serve God in some capacity. Only He knows how best to utilize us for His benefit. I keep Mark 9:35 in my ‘back pocket’ quite a bit being in a leadership position at my job. It says: ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be last, and the servant of all’. I pray Jesus will bless me with wisdom to perform faithfully and dutifully as Elder. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”

Sharon Moore
Administration

Sharon was born in Torrance, CA but raised in Monterey County. She moved to Salinas 26 years ago. Sharon made the decision to follow Christ in 2000 and started attending Compass in 2007. She has been a member since 2012.

Sharon attended Hartnell College and now owns her own property management business. She has 1 adult daughter. Besides being a Women’s Life Group leader she serves on the Community Outreach Hope Team. She also likes hiking, spending time with friends and family and working in her yard.

“I love being part of the Compass’ church family. Thanks to my friends and Pastor Mike I have grown in my spirituality and understanding of the Bible. I feel like Compass is my home due to all the wonderful people who are part of the Church. I pray every day for God’s guidance and that I continue to do His will and not mine.”

Doug Post
Missions

Doug was born in Sibley, IA and has been saved since high school. In 2010 he moved to Pebble Beach and in 2011 they started attending Compass joining shortly thereafter.

Doug’s education is in electronics/business although he is mostly retired still works part-time at Abbott Medical Optics.  Doug has been married to Betty for 41 years. They have 4 grown children, Melanie (37), Leah (36), Amber (33) and Derek (22).

Besides being in a men’s Bible Study, Doug served on the “Imagine” committee last fall.  He also serves on 2 Boards of medical device companies, loves spoiling his 3 grandkids and playing golf.

“Our family has been very blessed since we started worshipping at Compass I pray for God’s wisdom as we present Christ to the unsaved in our community.”

Benjamin Schaub
Administration

Benjamin was born in New York and raised in Florida. He moved to Salinas in 1979. In 2008 he started attending Compass and shortly thereafter decided to accept Christ as his personal Savior. Benjamin has been married to Marie for 19 years and they 5 boys; Hunter, Chase, Scout, Archer, and Walker.

Benjamin owns Salinas Motorcycle Center. He has served as Elder to Administration. He has been in CR for 7 years, currently is a Men’s Life’ Group leader and teaches Sunday School to our kindergarteners He enjoys hunting, travel and is developing a ranch into an outdoor ministry.

“I am so blessed that Compass was there to ‘save the unsaved’ me! Grateful that others before me built such a magnificent and welcoming boat. I am honored to help continue the tradition of ‘saving the unsaved’ in our community; our greatest calling.”

Steve Taylor
Missions

Steve was born and raised in Salinas. He was saved in high school. In 1978 he married Kathy. They moved back to Salinas in 1987, started attending Compass and became members shortly thereafter. Steve & Kathy have 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.

Steve attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was the CEO of Fresh Express and now serves as Chairman of Legacy Political Action Committee. Steve is active in Men’s Life Group, was previously an Elder and is on the Finance & Building Committees.

“I wake up each day and ask God what is on His agenda for the day. I spend my time in personal time with God; business interests; identifying, vetting and helping elect Constitutional conservative candidates; and discipling men (mostly in the business world) and couples (to grow in their marriage and encourage them to be witnesses to the unsaved world for Christ and all that God intended for marriage).”