Christie Marangi is the Minister to Children and Families at Element.  She love Jesus, her family, and existential cats, in that order. When she isn’t running children’s and youth programs at Element, she is at home in Nipomo with her three children and wonderful husband.

Christie is passionate about bringing families back into the spot of spiritual nurturers of their children.  Her thirteen years in ministry has taught her that God intends parents to be the spiritual teachers of their children, and the Church needs to support that role.  Everything efamily! does is intended to do just that.

You can contact Christie at, or call her at (805)310-4229.

Jenna Heuchert is efamily! Administrative Director.  When she isn’t being Christie’s right hand, she is at home with her amazing husband , adorable baby, and her fiesty cat, Boo.  Jenna has her hands in all aspects of Sunday mornings as well as events that are held in efamily!  She is the efamily! details guru.

You can contact Jenna at

Alex Hagel is our youth coordinator in efamily!  If he’s not shooting kids with Nerf guns or scraping shaving cream off of the concrete after another fun night at youth group, he is cuddling with his adorable wife Chelsea while watching Game of Thrones.  Alex coordinates both Thursday night youth group and Sunday morning middle school with the help of lots of coffee and sugar.

You can contact Alex at

That smiling face you see first thing on Sunday mornings at Check In?  That’s Amber Dechant, Welcome Guru and special events extraordinare!  Anything creative you see around efamily!  you can credit Amber with.  She lives with her husband and adorable and active two boys.

efamily!  wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the scores of volunteer leaders, teachers, coordinators, and assistants that generously donate their time.  For all of them, we are so thankful!  If you would like to be a part of the team, email either Christie, or Jenna at the above addresses.