Leadership

Pastors and Staff Team

Tom Stark

Lead Pastor

What do you do at Westlake Church?
I am the Lead Pastor at Westlake, responsibilities include regular teaching, overall vision and direction, staff leadership, and guidance for the church plant and future.

What Leadership Style do you like?
I am by nature a People Person.  So I am collaborative, caring and thorough in my style.  I enjoy teaching and releasing people to ministry.  I believe we all have unique gifts that compliment each other and God can use each of us in His work.

What do you love about what you do?
I love teaching God's Word, studying to enrich and mature the people of Jesus.  I enjoy meeting new people sharing the love of Jesus, how He so blesses our lives as individuals and as a community.

What do you do in your free time?  
I enjoy hanging out anywhere with my wife, Kathryn, children, and family.  We love adventures, to hike, camp and travel.  

Favorite Place to Visit… My hometown San Diego, to walk along the beach at Coronado or hike in the mountains of Julian.

I’m married to… Kathryn, my best friend.

Favorite Coffee/Food...  Lasagna / coffee shop brew, 20% creme, Stevia

Proud parent of… Bethany, Abby, Sarah and Gunnar

Education:
SCC, Vanguard University, BA in Pastoral Care
Fuller Theological Seminary, MAT in Theology
Dissertation for ThD, Church Leadership

Kathryn Stark

Women's Ministry Director

What do you do at Westlake Church?
I am the Women's Ministry Director, responsibilities include regular Bible Study teaching, and giving input as a leader of our new Church.

What Leadership Style do you like?
Casual, outgoing and conversational.

What do you love about what you do?
I enjoy the social aspect of meeting with the ladies.  I love the discovery process of studying the Bible and how God reveals things to us in His Word!

What do you do in your free time?  
I enjoy gardening, running, cycling, hiking, camping.   We love to camp and travel.  

Favorite Place to Visit…  Anywhere in the mountains, especially the Pacific Northwest.

I’m married to… Tom, my best friend.

Favorite Coffee/Food...  Chocolate, BAI Bublr Dark Cherry
Proud parent of… Bethany, Abby, Sarah and Gunnar

Education:
California State Long Beach, Healthcare Administration, Bachelor of Science