Rich came to Santa Barbara to study at UCSB. In addition to significant involvement in InterVarsity, Rich studied religious studies at UCSB. After his experience at Urbana ’09, he shifted his focus to missionary work within the states. He pursued studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and decided to explore non-traditional models of gathering and ministry. Drawing from orthodoxy, Rich determined to seek alternative structures of missional lifestyles and mature “ecclesia." Rich joined the Free Methodist family in 2012 and began missional work on the Westside in 2013. In May 2016, Rich was appointed lead pastor of Pueblo Free Methodist, a community focused on racial reconciliation and social justice. His deepest ambition is that he would learn to love, and love well.
Westside Programs Coordinator
Jeff Shaffer Director of Missional Initiatives
Jeff lives in Buellton with his wife Julia and three children – Kairos, Kennah, and Kalum. He has worked in Santa Barbara since 1992 and founded the Uffizi Mission Project under Christian Associates in 2005. Uffizi has since become the Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation, of which Jeff is currently the Director of Missional Initiatives. He is also involved with Common Ground Santa Barbara County and is the Coordinator of C3H – The Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness.
Board of Directors
Randy Goetz - Chairman of the Board Joyce Berg Sarah Kass Tim Halsey