Our Staff

Josiah Canto

Josiah Canto

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Josiah was born in Flagstaff Arizona and when he turned two moved to China and spent the next five years doing missionary work with his parents. He attended California Lutheran University and graduated with a degree in Christian Leadership and Theology with an emphasis in Youth and Family Ministry and minored in English. As the Director of Youth and Family Ministry Josiah will provide vision, leadership and coordination for ministries of faith formation and discipleship for youth and their families within the congregation and intentional outreach to youth in the community. The core of this ministry is building and strengthening relationships between young people and Jesus, their peers, significant adult mentors and parents. Josiah loves to play the guitar, read, watch movies and play basketball.

Julie Mortenson

Julie Mortenson

Administrative Assistant

Julie was born on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has lived in Madison, Atlanta, Georgia, and Ames, Iowa before Julie, her parents and her brother Paul finally settled in Mission Viejo, California to escape Midwestern winters. She attended Capistrano Valley High School. She went on to study at the University of California at Irvine where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. Julie has a daughter, Elizabeth Conner, who currently resides in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Julie enjoys a good cheeseburger, good food, food culture and history, tourist traps, and other unique travel locations. She enjoys many modes of transportation such as trains, planes, and ships. Julie likes travel shows and her current favorites are those presented by Rick Steves and Huell Houser.