STAFF & LEADERSHIP Team

There’s something special about finding someone you can trust, especially when it comes to leadership. Trusting not because you believe they’re perfect, but because you know they’re human. Honest, transparent, real humans. They understand life, because they’re in the middle of it. They know the reality of struggles, because they experience them too.


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 personally. You can contact the church office at office@lifecenterchurch.com or 562.866.9078.

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  • Matthew terry

    Youth & Young adults director

    Matthew is a graduate of School of Life and Ministry, a Bible School located in Folkestone, England. He is a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the infantry with one combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Matthew graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California in May 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religion with an emphasis in Biblical Studies. He is newly and happily married to his wife, Brittany. Matthew enjoys weight training, reading, traveling, date nights with Brittany, and

    sci-fi and fantasy films/books/games.


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  • Emily Sombrito

    Kids Pastor

    Emily loves kids! Her life joy is to lead children to Christ and teach them how to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Emily is a graduate of Vanguard University and has a Bachelors in Religion. She recently received the honor of being Ordained with the Assemblies of God. She is happily married to her amazing husband, Jacob, and they both share the blessing of beautiful twin toddlers, Marty and Maggie. Emily enjoys relaxing at the movies, arts and crafts, baking, photography, and going to Disneyland! She says, "It's such a blessing to serve and lead the Kids Ministry alongside this amazing LCC staff! God is SO GOOD!!!" 


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  • Michael Foss

    WOrship Ministries Director

    Michael went from small town El Centro, CA, on the border of Mexico to Sydney, Australia to study at Hillsong College in 2009. During the year abroad, he started a band that would go on to sign with a record label in LA and met his lovely wife, Heather. Music has been a major part of both Heather and Michael's life and ministry. Heather sang for the world renowned Hillsong United and has been featured on some of their recordings, and Michael has been a music director for the last 8 years, as well as touring professionally from 2009-2013. Fun fact about Michael, he also roasts is own coffee and has consulted with many cafés in OC and LA. 


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  • Heather Atkins

    Office SECRETARY

    Heather has a love for the community and a heart for supporting Pastors. Known as a jack-of-all-trades, you can find her helping out with various different ministries outside of the church office, but Sunday mornings you'll find her leading worship for the LCC Kids.  Outside of the church building, you'll find her enjoying family time with her husband, Briton, and their two amazing kids, Averie and Phineas. Currently taking classes at the SoCal School of Ministry to earn her credentials, she believes after 21 years involved in youth & children's ministry, that there is no other substitution for what's missing in your life, than the love of Jesus and the Word of God. She enjoys anything Pixar, but especially Toy Story & The Incredibles. 


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