Craig Cooper   //   Pastor   of Care & Support   Craig joined the staff at Foothills Church in March of 2012. He graduated from Biola University (B.S. in Christian Education) and Talbot School of Theology (M.A.C.E.). Craig loves the Lord and he loves people. He considers it a privilege to be called by God to serve in the local church. He has been married to his “better half” Shirley since 1985, and is blessed to have five children: Zach, Amanda, Lexi, Myles, and Drew. Craig enjoys sports (especially baseball), reading, relaxing with friends, and camping with his family.

Craig Cooper  //  Pastor of Care & Support

Craig joined the staff at Foothills Church in March of 2012. He graduated from Biola University (B.S. in Christian Education) and Talbot School of Theology (M.A.C.E.). Craig loves the Lord and he loves people. He considers it a privilege to be called by God to serve in the local church. He has been married to his “better half” Shirley since 1985, and is blessed to have five children: Zach, Amanda, Lexi, Myles, and Drew. Craig enjoys sports (especially baseball), reading, relaxing with friends, and camping with his family.

  Patrick Taufaasau   //   Youth Director   Patrick came to know Christ here at Foothills, and he has been serving with our youth program since 2008. He has a contagious, positive spirit, and an undeniable love for students. Patrick and his wife, Carly, have three children (two of them in the youth program at Foothills).

Patrick Taufaasau  //  Youth Director

Patrick came to know Christ here at Foothills, and he has been serving with our youth program since 2008. He has a contagious, positive spirit, and an undeniable love for students. Patrick and his wife, Carly, have three children (two of them in the youth program at Foothills).

  Camille Zimmerman   //   Children’s Ministry Director   Camille joined the staff at Foothills in 2017. She has a BA in Child Development and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from UC Santa Barbara. Camille has experience with children’s ministry, homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools. Prior to joining the staff at Foothills, she was a mentor mom for MOPS and was involved with a LifeGroup at Foothills for several years. Camille and her husband, Tom, have been married since 1989. They have three grown children: Wes, Matt, and Maddie. 

Camille Zimmerman  //  Children’s Ministry Director

Camille joined the staff at Foothills in 2017. She has a BA in Child Development and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from UC Santa Barbara. Camille has experience with children’s ministry, homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools. Prior to joining the staff at Foothills, she was a mentor mom for MOPS and was involved with a LifeGroup at Foothills for several years. Camille and her husband, Tom, have been married since 1989. They have three grown children: Wes, Matt, and Maddie. 

  Shelley Freeby   //   Nursery Director   Shelley joined the Foothills staff in 2007.  She has been devoted to working with young children since her teen years. She became part of the Foothills family in 2004. She has two children of her own, Jared and Kiersten. Shelley is passionate about the babies of Foothills and their parents, and getting to know each and every one of them, so that their Sunday morning worship can be enjoyed!

Shelley Freeby  //  Nursery Director

Shelley joined the Foothills staff in 2007.  She has been devoted to working with young children since her teen years. She became part of the Foothills family in 2004. She has two children of her own, Jared and Kiersten. Shelley is passionate about the babies of Foothills and their parents, and getting to know each and every one of them, so that their Sunday morning worship can be enjoyed!

  Jeff Kurtenacker   //   Music Co-Director   Jeff has been attending Foothills since 2012, and has served a variety of roles in our worship ministry. He has a degree in music composition and works full-time creating music for video games, films, and other media. Jeff plays the piano, drums, bass, guitar, and trombone. He is passionate about helping others understand singing songs of praise and adoration is a component of how God desires us to relate to Him. Jeff and his wife, Jenna, have two young children.

Jeff Kurtenacker  //  Music Co-Director

Jeff has been attending Foothills since 2012, and has served a variety of roles in our worship ministry. He has a degree in music composition and works full-time creating music for video games, films, and other media. Jeff plays the piano, drums, bass, guitar, and trombone. He is passionate about helping others understand singing songs of praise and adoration is a component of how God desires us to relate to Him. Jeff and his wife, Jenna, have two young children.

  Jonathan Santo   //   Music Co-Director   Jon started attending Foothills in December of 2012. He plays electric and acoustic guitar as well as bass guitar. Jon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Culinary Business Management from Argosy University; outside of his role at Foothills, he also works in medical sales. He has three brothers, including his twin, Mike, who is also a musician. Jon's wife, Lexi, is a singer in our worship band. Together they have one daughter, Liliana.

Jonathan Santo  //  Music Co-Director

Jon started attending Foothills in December of 2012. He plays electric and acoustic guitar as well as bass guitar. Jon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Culinary Business Management from Argosy University; outside of his role at Foothills, he also works in medical sales. He has three brothers, including his twin, Mike, who is also a musician. Jon's wife, Lexi, is a singer in our worship band. Together they have one daughter, Liliana.

  Lori Ayers   //   Administrative Assistant    Lori has been a member of Foothills since 2001, and became part of our staff in January 2015. She and her husband, Rick, have been married since 1980. They have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Lori Ayers  //  Administrative Assistant

Lori has been a member of Foothills since 2001, and became part of our staff in January 2015. She and her husband, Rick, have been married since 1980. They have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.