MEET THE TEAM

Get to Know Us

Kristen Lucina Hew

Youth Minister

Kristen came to our Saint Joachim family in August of 2017. Stepping into the role of Youth Minister, she loves God, loves Jesus, and is on fire for her faith. Feel free to approach her any time. Some of her hobbies include drawing, binge watching Netflix, gaming especially when it comes to the Resident Evil or Metal Gear series, and going to Comic Conventions.
 

Our Parish's second in Command, Fr. Douglas loves to interact with our teens, and touch their hearts with the love of our God having had his most dynamic encounter with our Lord in his teens. Fr. Douglas works closely with our Youth Minister Kristen to truly compose a dynamic Confirmation program as well as participates occasionally in our Life Teen and Edge nights.

Stephen Kenna

Catechist Core Leader

Stephen is a true man of faith, passionate about God and his family, Stephen loves to teach youth about our amazing God and the doctrines of the Church. Stephen even attended seminary while discerning if God was calling him to the vocation of priesthood or marriage, and while God called Stephen to the vocation of marriage, the Lord flung open the door to ministry for Stephen.

Tila Tenkersley

Catechist Core Leader

Tila has been part of the Saint Joachim Community for many years. Truly passionate about her Neocatechuminate Community, Tila also understands the importance of engaging the youth as a mother of eight. Tila truly goes all out to bring Jesus to our teens!

Luis Gonzalez

Core Leader/ Youth Ministry's Right Hand Man

Luis is our hard core athlete who can speak about God as well as out run you in any race. He has a love for track, cross country, football, and soccer as well as crafting surfboards and watching Dragon Ball Z. Though currently without it, he is often called "Afro" due to his large volumous hair that he takes pride in.
Code Name: Badger

Fr. Mike Hanifin

Parish Pastor

Father Mike is the Pastor of Saint Joachim Parish and as a former Youth Minister, is very driven and passionate about engaging our youth. He is our biggest supporter and advocate, seeking the evangelization of this generation for the glorification of our God.

Fr. Douglas Zavala

Parochial Vicar

949.574.7400

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