Staff

ryan_photoRyan Rosenbaum, Lead Pastor
Growing up as a military kid, Ryan has lived many places but now resides in Encinitas with his wife Sara and 3 sons Isaac, Ian and Ben. A huge baseball fan, Ryan’s favorite team is the Red Sox (aka the Lord’s team). His favorite food is a burger and his least favorite is vegan “meat”. In his free time you can find Ryan surfing, playing basketball and coaching baseball. Ryan’s favorite scripture is 1 Timothy 1:15. His favorite book is the Ragamuffin Gospel and movie is Band of Brothers. Email Ryan

 
matt_new2Matt Carlson, Life Groups + Young Adults + Teaching Pastor
Matt is passionate about helping people experience God’s grace and walk in the freedom that the gospel announces. As a military kid (and one of six kids) Matt has lived all over, but is now thankful to call Encinitas home. He and Paige have been married 10 years and recently welcomed their new son, Archer, into the world. In addition to consuming every book he can on the gospel and leadership, some of Matt's hobbies include ice hockey, hot wings, Crossfit and downloading apps in the App Store. Email Matt
 
jonathan_new2Jonathan Searle, Outreach + Care Pastor
Jonathan grew up as a missionary kid in India. Two of his favorite places in the world are Kusadasi, Turkey and Encinitas (really anywhere near his granddaughters!). He loves hiking, reading and beach walks with his wife Debbi. A big fan of The Office, you can always expect Jonathan to make you laugh with one of his puns. His favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:10. Jonathan and Debbi are blessed to have 3 amazing grown children, Julia (husband Alex and daughters Maddie & Olivia), Jonny, and Brad (wife Ellie). Email Jonathan
 
dom2Dom Nuncio, Worship + Family Pastor
As a San Diego native, Dom has a special heart for this city. He married his wife Tara 16+ years ago in Coronado and baptized his kids Asher and Amalya there in 2018. When he's not playing music you can find Dom Olympic Weight Lifting with his kids, riding bikes with his wife and cooking/being a foodie. He could eat pho everyday for the rest of his life. Dom's favorite scripture is 1 John 3:1 and loves that after following Jesus and serving in ministry for 20+ years, the Gospel is still good news and there are new discoveries about just how good it is! Email Dom
 
dale_new1Dale Burke, 50+ and Teaching Pastor
Dale grew up in West Virginia, along with his wife Becky. Dale has a big heart for Africa and his favorite place in the world is East Africa (especially Rwanda). His favorite food is coconut shrimp and his favorite movie is “Saving Private Ryan”. When he's not training pastors overseas, you can find him watching college football or taking his grandkids swimming. His favorite scripture is Romans 8:28. Dale and Becky are proud parents to Beth, Paul and Jaime and grandparents to 7 awesome children. Email Dale
 
paige_newPaige Carlson, Hospitality + Connections Director
Paige grew up in Encinitas and has been on staff serving in various roles at Seacoast for 11+ years. It’s probably safe to say this little beach town is her favorite place on Earth. She’s a huge fan of poki bowls, ice cream and sappy Hallmark Christmas movies.  You may spot her around town walking to Peet’s coffee to meet a friend or strolling through Target with her son Archer (born in 2018). Paige and Matt have been married since 2008, and love to partner together in ministry, especially at Seacoast. Email Paige
 
brandon_newBrandon Westphal, High School Pastor
Brandon grew up on the plains of South Dakota in a small town, farming community. His favorite place in the world is anywhere he can see the ocean or mountains. Brandon enjoys working out, eating ribs, hiking, going to the beach and biking. His favorite sport is rugby and his favorite movie is Braveheart. Brandon loves how God uses simple people like us to impact the lives of others. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 27:17 and his favorite snack is gummy worms. Email Brandon
 
nate_newNathan Beck, Junior High Director
Nathan is originally from Santa Barbara and loves golfing, volleyball, coffee and going to concerts. Some of Nathan’s favorite bands/artists include Underoath, Thrice and John Mayer. His favorite food is most food (he’s a bachelor, he’s not picky) and his favorite sport is basketball (big Lakers fan). His favorite scripture is Joshua 1:9. Nathan loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. His favorite movie is Nacho Libre and favorite book is the book of John. Email Nathan
 
deven_newDeven Herman, KIDS Ministry Elementary School Director
Deven hails from the East Coast, Poughkeepsie, New York to be exact. A big sports fan, Deven loves the Padres and the Bills. Her hobbies include playing basketball, mowing the lawn and enjoying her 4 cups of morning coffee. Deven's favorite food is mac and cheese and her favorite movie is Gladiator. Deven's life verse is Philippians 3:12-14. Be sure to ask Deven about the time she tried out for Survivor. Deven resides in Cardiff with her husband Bret, sons Coby and Joey and their cat Arrow. Email Deven
 
marian_newMarian Gerdes, KIDS Ministry Pre-School Director
Originally from Chicago, Marian loves walking on the beach, hiking, gardening, reading and traveling. Her favorite place in the world is Tuscany, Italy her favorite movie is "It's a Wonderful Life". Marian loves football and her favorite team is Da Bears (of course!). Her life scripture is Romans 15:13. Marian's favorite time of day is sunset and her favorite season is Fall. Marian is wife of 28+ years to Wayne, mom to Michelle, Mark and Scott and grandma to 2 wonderful boys. Email Marian
 
patricia2Patricia Barbeau, Ministry Assistant
Patricia is originally from Denver, Colorado and enjoys cooking, exploring new areas, walking and reading. She’s a Premier League Soccer fan and her favorite team is Manchester City. Patricia’s favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:28 and her favorite book is “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller. Patricia loves Tex-Mex style cuisine and her favorite time of day is early morning. Patricia is married to Jay and together they have two beautiful daughters, Alyxandra and Jessica. Email Patricia
 
alexa_newAlexa Sonken, Creative Director
Alexa was born and raised in Encinitas and loves living by the beach in Cardiff. She enjoys trying out hole in the wall restaurants and local coffee shops. Her favorite place in the world is New York City and her hobbies including shopping and listening to audiobooks or podcasts. Alexa's favorite dessert is ice cream (anything Ben & Jerry's) and her favorite verse is Romans 8:1-2. Alexa loves spending time with her sisters and family, who all live locally in North County as well. Email Alexa
 

dave_new2Dave Ehl, Technical Director
Born and raised in Encinitas, Dave is a true local. A big music fan, Dave's favorite artists include Sigur Rós and Michael Giacchino. Disneyland is his happiest place on Earth and his least favorite food is candy corn. He believes the world's greatest invention is the digital snake and the Anaheim Ducks are his favorite sports team. On weekends you can find Dave watching movies such as The Empire Strikes Back and spending time with his wife Shelly and kids Arya, Troy and Kent. Email Dave