San Diego North County Clergy & Poway Pastors Statement Against Violence

"As our community comes together in the wake of the terrible violent attack on Chabad Synagogue we recognize that each act of terror is meant to harm the wonderful plurality we richly value. 

We believe that every human being bears the image of our Creator and is deserving of dignity, safety, and freedom from fear. Because of that truth we stand in solidarity with our neighbors against any act of violence motivated by difference real or perceived.

We are committed to teaching and encouraging our churches to value and respect every neighbor, bringing peace to our community." 


Daniel Balcombe

Living Way Church, Poway, CA

John Ettore

The Gathering Place Church, PQ, San Diego, Ca

Todd Corrigan

Trinity San Diego, Poway, CA

Wayne Monroe

Ranchland Christian Church, 4S Ranch, San Diego, CA

JP Charfauros

Pomerado Christian Church, Poway, CA

Geoffrey Hsu

Flourish San Diego, Sabre Springs, San Deigo, CA

Dawn Neldon

Uncommon [good], Poway, CA

Nicholas Davis

Redemption Church, Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA

Wes Van Fleet

Kaleo Church, El Cajon, CA

Martin Cachero

RISEN Church, San Diego, Poway, CA

Joe Rhodes

New Hope Church, PQ, San Diego, CA

Sean Kelly

Peñasquitos Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA

Mark Staples

LifeBridge Church, RB, San Diego, CA

Rick Barreyro

San Diego Christian Fellowship - Filipino Congregation, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA


Jonathan Shradar

Reservoir Church, Escondido, CA

David Nutting

North City Presbyterian Church, Poway, CA

David Saenz

Experience Church, Poway, CA

Alexander John

India Christian Fellowship San Diego, Poway, CA

Ken Hudson

Carmel Mountain Church, PQ, San Diego, CA

Bryan Stamper

RB Community Presbyterian, San Diego, CA

Matt Ortiz

Infusion Church, Escondido, CA

Randall Tonini

Grace City Church, UTC San Diego, CA

Dale Huntington

City Life Church, San Diego, CA

Brian Hendry

Helix Bible Church, La Mesa, CA

Luke Chen

GC2 Church, 4S, San Diego, CA

Todd Hitchcock

Bethel Baptist Church, Escondido, CA

Matthew Amargo

San Diego Christian Fellowship - North, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA

Steve Houston

San Diego Christian Fellowship - South, Chula Vista, CA



This statement is the result of the prayerful work of the North County Inland Pastors Prayer group.

For more information on the group or statement contact John Ettore at or Daniel Balcombe at