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TEAM

Ben Chase 
Lead Pastor

Ben is an ordained Anglican pastor from the UK who has been starting and growing Churches for the last 15 years. He has a heart to see people experience God’s reality and grow in the life long journey of discipleship and faith. He, Laura, William and Chloe moved to LA in early 2019 after hearing a radical call to join in with God's mission in LA.

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MEET OUR TEAM

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Carla made her way to the west coast after living in New York City for 6 years. She has traveled and lived in many places that have become home. She loves people, her small dog, and plants. She has a background in the theater world, working backstage (she is trained in FX makeup, costumes, and dabbles in writing). She is passionate about storytelling, caring for those around her, and loves taking risks.

 

She is an unashamed dog Mom and if you ever want a friend to chill on the beach with, try a local restaurant, or explore all that California offers, she is your gal.

Carla Cavalcanti 

Church Coordinator

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Tom is an experienced worship pastor, songwriter, and music producer who has been part of the HTB network family for the last 8 years. He grew up in Hong Kong, and spent 12 years as the Worship and Creative Director at The Vine Church, before relocating with his family to the UK, where he has worked with HTB, Worship Central and St Aldates Church in Oxford.

 

Tom is passionate about authentic worship and the local church. He is married to the wonderful Jacinta, and they have two children, Layla & Dylan. 

Tom Read

Worship & Creative Director

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Laura grew up in the UK and holds a degree in Early Childhood Studies from Plymouth University in the UK and professional qualifications from Cliff College in Child Evangelism and Nurture.

 

She is passionate about equipping families to live the journey of faith at home as well as church. She’s also passionate about Biblically equipping children to become leaders in ministry. In the extremely small amounts of spare time she has, Laura loves to create and bake.

Laura Chase

VFamilies Director

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Matt is from the UK  and came to California to help plant Vintage Pasadena, working primarily with young adults and youth. You’ll sometimes find him behind a tech desk. 

 

Matt is commonly found adventuring through California either by car or hiking.  If you are ever in the UK and see him, it’s probably his identical twin brother, please feel free to say hello, his name is Tim. 

Matt Bird

Youth & Young Adult Pastor

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Arlene is a visual creator who found her passion was videography while attending FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.) She grew up here in Southern California in the Inland Empire.

 

In her spare time you can usually always find her at a local coffee shop trying out new coffees and teas. She is very much a city girl at heart! If you would ever wish to gift her anything she is obsessed with mugs. 

Arlene Perez 

Digital Media Coordinator

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Camila is a children's fashion designer and pastor. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia (the fruit juice capital of the world), Cami has worked with youth and children at different churches for more than ten years.

If she has any spare time (she has two kids under the age of three), Cami loves to travel, try new food, dance the night away to the rhythm of Carlos Vives, and be up to date on the latest fashion trends. She recently moved to Pasadena from Bogota with her husband Sammy and their two children, Federico and Antonio.

Camila Marin

VKids Pastor (Under 5's)

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Sam is an educator both inside and outside the church and is passionate about helping children respond to the Word of God and encounter the living presence of the Holy Spirit. Sam has 10 years of pastoral church planting experience and is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, and has a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

A Southern California native, Sam enjoys the sunshine and being outdoors with others. She enjoys walking, running and chasing after her three kids. You’ll find her on the weekends at the local little league field cheering on her kids.

Samantha Davidson

VKids Pastor (5 - 11)