Pastor Matti and Maarit


Thank you for taking a moment to get to know us. Matti has served as the Senior Pastor of Church of the Living Christ since 2000. He is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. Together with his wife, Maarit, they have an extensive background in missions. They served with Youth with a Mission for 15 years before the Lord called them to the local church setting. Matti and Maarit have a passion to share the love of Jesus with the people in Simi Valley and would love to meet you at one of our services.

Pastor Joel and Bernadette


Meet Joel and Bernadette. Joel has a Doctorate in Education and serves as the Teaching Pastor at Church of the Living Christ. His wife, Bernadette, is a Registered Nurse by vocation and is a part of the Children’s Ministry team at the church. Both Joel and Bernadette have a background in sports and they enjoy staying active with their kids. Joel writes a blog that’s geared toward equipping Christian athletes and coaches [Imago Dei Sports]. They believe that each person has been designed by God and has a unique part to play in the mission of God. Joel and Bernadette would love to connect with you!

Ben and Krysten

Ben and Krysten

Ben serves as the Worship Leader at Church of the Living Christ and Krysten as the Children’s Ministry Director. Vocationally, Ben is a Software Engineer and Krysten is a Special Education Teacher. They grew up in Simi Valley and have been a part of the church community for over a decade. In addition to serving at the church, they are busy raising their three boys. They have a passion for discipleship and believe that discipleship starts in the home.