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Jim Welch
Senior Pastor

Jim and Christie came to Peninsula in 1994, after spending nine years baking in the desert! Jim is a native Californian, who has a B.A. in History from Biola University, and a Th.M. from Dallas Seminary. Jim and Christie were married while they were both school teachers at Brethren High School, then located in Paramount. Their desire is to serve the Lord together and let the world know that living God's way is always best. Jim loves to travel to Israel (don't get him started on that subject) and to teach the Scriptures. They have three great kids.



Bruce Junkermann

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

Bruce has been at PCC since June of 1998. Bruce met his wife Laura while he was attending Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a MABS. They married in 1990 and then moved to Vancouver, Washington where Bruce continued his studies at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity.  Bruce and Laura have two beautiful daughters, Haley and Mercy.


Christina Jaramillo
Graphic Designer

Christina has been told she puts together a good sandwich. Though she received a BA degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach, she has been working as a graphic designer at PCC since 2003. When she is not at Peninsula, Christina can be found on some sort of food-related adventure with her husband Joseph, their amazing daughter and their adorable twin boys.



Linda Greenlund

Office Manager

Linda has been Office Manager at PCC since the spring of 2008. She home schooled her 2 kids and was an AWANA leader for many years. Linda enjoys cooking, sewing and curling up with a good book. She likes nothing better than to and spend time with her favorite person, her husband Lloyd.


Christie Welch
Preschool Director

Christie has a BA in Family and Consumer Science from the University of California at Long Beach, with a Life credential to teach preschool through secondary students. She has served in various ministry capacities at Peninsula Community Church, including Awana Sparks Director and women’s ministry director. Christie is married to Jim (Senior Pastor at Peninsula Community Church) and has three grown children (including two alums of the PCC Preschool).




Joanna Nachef

Choir Director

Joanna is recognized as the first woman conductor from the Middle East. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Dr. Nachef is Director of Choral Activities at El Camino College. She earned her B.M. in piano performance from CSUDH, her DMA and MM degree in Choral Music from USC. Dr. Nachef is on the faculty of CSUDH, CAMS, and the Artistic Director for Los Cancioñeros Master Chorale. As a church musician, she serves as the choir director at Peninsula Community Church. Dr. Nachef is featured in Who's Who Among America’s Teachers 1996, Who’s Who of American Women 2009, recipient of the 2005 “Excellence in Arts Award” in Music, and the 2008 Daily Breeze Director’s Award “Making a Difference.”



Angel Rueda
Angel has been our custodian since 1999. He is a dedicated worker and a great friend. You never see Angel with out a smile! Angel has 5 boys, Angel jr., Danny, Hugo, Alex, and Jacob. Angel loves to read and watch the Lakers and football/soccer.  Go Mexico!