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CHRISTOPHER MEEKINS

lead PASTOR

Chris has ministry experience the Vineyard Association of Churches, Young Life, FCA, and Navigators. He served with Vineyard Columbus Church on pastoral staff from 2005-2012. During his time, Chris helped to launch a campus ministry on various central Ohio campuses including The Ohio State University. He holds a BA in Political Science and Religion from Ashland University, a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. His final thesis project explored a strategy for launching new churches in large US cities.

Chris’s passion is to lead people to experience the love of God in Jesus. He has a burden to call the church to experience spiritual awakening and see people fulfill their God-given purpose. Currently, Chris resides in Santa Monica, CA with his wife Nicole and their daughter, Maren.

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Nicole Meekins 

PAC CITY WOMEN

Nicole works as a Quality Assurance Laboratory Manager for Johnson and Johnson in Los Angeles at Neutrogena Headquarters. She holds a BS in Chemistry from Ashland University, and a MS degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. 

Nicole is thrilled to be a working mom while managing multiple labs—doing her best to lead both men and women to reach their fullest potential. She has a burden to see more women discover their calling in their home, neighborhood, and profession. She loves her neighborhood in Santa Monica and is excited for Maren to start first grade in the fall.

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JESSE ESHLEMAN

ASSISTANT PASTOR

Jesse grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago, IL and found his way out to Los Angeles when he attended Biola University. He has an M.A. in Preaching and Pastoral Ministries from Talbot Seminary. In May of 2018, he married his lovely wife, Lucy. Jesse loves to make quality coffee, be a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, and be an avid reader. Jesse is the Assistant Pastor at Pac City and enjoys leading the growing ministries and getting people connected into what Pac City is doing in Santa Monica.

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PATRICK VUKOVICH

PAC CITY COMMUNITY

Patrick Vukovich moved to Los Angeles seventeen years ago to “make it in Hollywood.” With such an undefined goal he was lucky to eventually find his current job producing HGTV’s House Hunters.  He enjoys seeing & talking about movies, eating new food, drinking new beer, singing karaoke, and running marathons with Team World Vision.  Patrick serves on Pac City’s Board of Directors and Pac City Community Team.

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ERIC AMOS

PAC CITY EMPOWER

Eric oversees our prayer ministry team here at Pac City.  Eric founded Listening Prayer Ministries, a nonprofit focused on helping people learn to hear God's voice.  Eric is passionate about listening prayer and inner healing prayer and is excited to help Pac City grow in these areas.  Eric enjoys hiking, Topo Chico, building businesses, and long walks on the beach.

ANGELICA VARGAS

PAC CITY WORSHIP

Angelica oversees Pac City’s worship ministry volunteers and worship events. She was born in LA, but raised in beautiful Durango, Mexico before she came back to LA in 2012. You can find her at the beach with a cold Coca-Cola on her left hand and reading a good book on her right hand. She enjoys playing soccer and volleyball,  and she can get very competitive when it comes to sports.