David is our worship pastor and RISE student ministry pastor. David and his wife Sarena have a heart to change lives through worship and to share God’s perfect grace to a desperate world. They desire to show Jesus to all generations and to be an example of His transforming love. They lived in northwest Ohio until God called them here to Surprise AZ where they are excited to serve Jesus and His people.
Pat and his wife Shirley planted Río de Vida, a Spanish-speaking church plant in 2007. Río de Vida is now Aspire en español and is focused on the Spanish-speaking population of Surprise and El Mirage. They are excited to be part of a church that can reach families with Spanish-speaking adults and English-speaking children. Pat attended Facultad de Teología Bible School in Los Angeles and is a bi-vocational pastor who works as an interpreter in federal court and also pastors. He and Shirley have two grown children.