Peter & ELVIRA KLAUSE
Peter grew up in a Christian home in Southern California, but it wasn’t until he had a dramatic encounter with Jesus during a visit to Uruguay in 1991 that he truly had a “born again experience” and started following Him wholeheartedly. Peter joined Heritage in 2008, became an Elder in 2012, and later came on staff as the Associate Pastor. In December 2019, Peter was made the Interim Lead Elder, and officially took up the mantle as Lead Elder in the summer of 2020.
Peter married his best friend, Elvira in 1996 and they have three terrific kids: Lukas, Krystal & Bethany. Elvira is a surgeon, originally from Mexico. They love traveling as a family.
Patrick & Talar Moy
Patrick grew up in San Clemente and became a born-again believer at 17, at the tail end of the Jesus People revival of late ’60s and ’70s. He then served in the mission field for several years and has preached the gospel in over 50 countries. It was while he was serving the Lord in Kurdistan, Iraq, that Patrick met his wife, Talar. Patrick and Talar have been part of Heritage since 1993, and they live in San Clemente with their two boys. Patrick has brought his passion for outreach and prayer to his leadership as an elder. Professionally, Patrick works as a Chaplain and Landscape contractor and Talar is a Registered nurse.
George & Birgit KLAUSE
George and Birgit have been married for twenty one years and live with their four children in Laguna Niguel. He is the Managing Partner of Downey Management Group, a real estate investment and management company. The Klauses are passionate about evangelism and have a heart for the German speaking world, leading ministry trips to Germany and Austria, where Birgit is originally from. Together, they love leading community, serving the Lord, and serving others.
Trevor & Nicole Cummings
Trevor came to the Lord through experiencing the power of family at Heritage. In addition to eldership, Trevor has served in the Men’s Ministry, Kids Ministry, and on the Missions Board. Trevor works as a financial planner. He formerly competed as a cyclist and still enjoys staying active playing basketball, mountain biking, and ultimate frisbee. Trevor’s greatest joy is his family; his beautiful wife, Nicole, and their sons, Shepherd and Judah.
Mike & Tammy Fanning
Mike, Tammy, and their three boys joined Heritage in the fall of 1996. Fresh out of Bible College, Mike was drawn to the vision for community, simplicity, and multiplication. In 2003, Mike joined the staff full-time as an Associate Pastor and years later was sent out as a church planter. Mike and Tammy (and their oldest son, Josh) returned to Heritage in 2020 to join the team and help out. Mike has a passion for sharing the good news and taking people deeper into “all” that God has for them. For fun, Mike enjoys just about any sport that keeps score and Tammy relishes hanging out with people, reading a good book, and soaking up the sun at the beach!