aleesha serves as a youth ministry intern while working on her degree in communicative disorders at cal state northridge. she also serves on our worship team as one of the worship leaders. aleesha’s parents became christians in the turning point when she was five years old, and she grew up, both physically and spiritually, in this community. her joy and love for God are infectious and inspiring.
Mike & Kim Uptonelder/executive pastor & wife
mike serves as an elder in our church. he is a teacher at la canada high school and also voluntarily oversees our financial advisory team. he and his wife kim are leaders in our shepherding and counseling ministries. mike and kim upton are pillars in our church family. they and their family have been mainstays in helping build the church these past two decades. they have four children; carly (who is married to nick molino), matt ( who is married to brittany), ryan, and liza. all of them are great disciples and active members of their respective ministries. mike, kim and live in la canada.
Kevin & Tracena Hollandsenior pastor & womens' ministry leader
kevin is our senior pastor and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the church. he is a part of our sunday and midweek gatherings teaching team. tracena serves alongside kevin as a women’s ministry leader for our church. kevin earned a master of arts in christian ministry degree from the harding school of theology, in memphis tennessee. trae helps counsel and teach the women of turning point. they have two daughters, tory and kennidy. tory, a recent usc graduate, and her husband derrick hinton, are leaders in our young marrieds’ ministry. kennidy is a sophomore at cal state long beach and a disciple in the campus ministry of the greater long beach church.
Jay & Traci Minorpastor & womens' ministry leader
jay is one of our pastors and shares the leadership responsibilities for turning point. he is a part of our sunday and midweek gatherings teaching team. traci serves alongside jay as a women’s ministry leader, on a part time basis. jay leads the family ministry and the music ministry for turning point. he also oversee our youth ministry and our el salvador mission effort. traci assists jay in these areas and helps provides leadership for the women in our family ministry. they have a daughter jayelle, who is a great disciple in our teen ministry, a son jonathan who is growing in our high school ministry, and two remarkable, newly adopted younger children. they live in sherman oaks.
David & Cece Bruceteaching and shepherding couple
david and cece serve as our teaching and shepherding couple. they have a deep conviction that small groups are the backbone, engine, and heart of a healthy and thriving church! david is a licensed marriage and family therapist and holds a master’s dergree in psychology from antioch university. cece has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the royal institute of technology in stockholm. they have two children, michael and kristina, and live in van nuys.
Pat & Robyn Foylechemical recovery ministry leaders
for 12+ years, pat and robyn have voluntarily led our stellar chemical recovery ministry! hundreds of lives have been radically transformed by God, through this remarkable group of people. pat and robyn are dearly loved long standing members of our church. they live in burbank and have two daughters, briar and aislyn.
Seth Jensensingles' ministry leader
seth is our singles’ ministry leader. a he is a graduate of csun, helps coordinate and oversee our creative team and volunteer teams, and is a part of our sunday and midweek gatherings teaching team. He is very happily married to Erin and they live in Van Nuys.
Derrick Hintonyoung adults' ministry leader
derrick hinton serves as an intern in the 20-somethings and young adults ministry. he is a graduate from california state university, long beach, holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. prior to joining the turning point staff, derrick was an executive team leader for target inc., where he oversaw as many as 250 employees. he is married to his best friend, Tory, and they live in van nuys.