Executive Leadership

Rich Guerra


In May 2010, Rich was elected to serve as the 12th SoCal Network Superintendent.  Rich continues to champion church planting and moving the SoCal Network forward with the vision of empowering healthy churches that are making an impact in their Southern California communities.  Rich earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies at Southern California College in 1978, and a M.A. in Church Leadership at Southern California College in 1987, now known as Vanguard University. He has served on Vanguard’s Board of Trustees for over 20 years.  In 2021, he was elected as an AG General Council Executive Presbyter in representation of the Southwest Region of the United States. Rich and his wife, Coni, have been married since 1978 and have three children, Ryan, Andrew, and Lindsay, and seven incredible grandchildren.

John C. Martin

Assistant Superintendent

Joining the SoCal Network in 2022, John feels honored to serve as the Assistant Superintendent!  In 2001, focusing on church leadership, John received his D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.  In 1987, John earned his M.R.E. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  In 1985, John received his B.A. from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.  Before joining the team, John served for 15 years as the Lead Pastor at Victorville First, a multi-campus and multi-ethnic church.  Additionally, John has served as a SoCal executive presbyter and as the Vanguard University Board Chair.  John and his wife, Ronda, have two amazing children, an incredible son-in-law, and a grandchild on the way!

Ron Gravell


Ron Gravell was elected Corporate Secretary-Treasurer for the SoCal Network in 2021.  Previously he served as Executive Administrator to the Superintendent for 10 years, focusing on Network affiliated churches and properties.  Before coming to the Network office, Ron was lead pastor for three SoCal churches, youth pastor in three churches, and active in youth ministries when Superintendent Rich Guerra was district youth director.  Ron’s greatest joy is helping pastors and churches to be healthy, especially financially.  Ron has been married to his wife, Vicki, for 42 years and they enjoy spending time with their daughter, Rachel, their son, James, and their daughter-in-law, Jessica.


Sherry Fessler

Secretariat Director and Executive Officer Assistant

Jenny Martinez

Executive Officer Assistant

Annette Westerfield

Executive Assistant to John C. Martin


Contact the current ministry assistants below!

Ashley Mondragon | School of Ministry Asst. | schoolofministry@socalnetwork.org
Wendy Angeles | School of Ministry Asst. | schoolofministry@socalnetwork.org
Chandler Leal | Student Ministries Asst. | ym@socalnetwork.org
Jasmine Aguilar | KidsMin Asst. | kids@socalnetwork.org
Jazmin Angeles | Womens Ministry Asst. | mujeres@socalnetwork.org
Regina Fox | Missions Dept. Asst. | rfox@socalnetwork.org
Sharon DuMiller | Credentials | sdumiller@socalnetwork.org
Yesenia Villareal | Credentials | credentials@socalnetwork.org
Hally Herder | Finance Dept. | acctsrec@socalnetwork.org
Yesenia Villareal | Finance Dept. | acctsrec@socalnetwork.org
Corena Thompson | Asst to. Ron Gravell | cthompson@socalnetwork.org
Nettie Feria | Asst. to Sherry Fessler/ Church Insurance | jferia@socalnetwork.org
Melissa Cuautle | Office Assistant | mcuautle@socalnetwork.org
Mark Ferrante & Carter McReynolds | Facilities | facilities@socalnetwork.org


Sal Gounder | Accounting Manager | acctmgr@socalnetwork.org