Meet our staff & elders


  • Cliff Woolls

    PasTor

    Cliff and his wife Christina have been part of Bridges 1984.  They have two adult children, Beth and Michael.  Christina teaches Math at Martin Luther King High School.  Cliff preaches, teaches, leads the staff team, coordinates pastoral care, provides vision and guidance for church ministries.

  • Anthon Hall

    Associate Pastor

    Anthon and his wife, Emily, have been married for a little over a decade. They have two elementary-aged daughters, Genavie and Jocelyn. Emily is a homemaker and freelance artist. Anthon strives to continually grow in his faith while serving the Lord in every avenue of life. He enjoys helping the next generation develop a healthy worldview by connecting the Bible to everyday life. His roles include outreach and youth. 

  • Chad Rickard

    Worship Pastor

    As Worship Pastor, Chad seeks to lead Bridges' members toward sincere knowledge and passion concerning the words they bring before God in praise of His attributes and deeds. He is also a high school English teacher and enjoys writing both worship songs and other works. Chad and his wife Emily have been married since 2004. They have three sons, Jackson, Isaac and Ezra, who keep their house lively (and slightly messy).


  • Ashley Woolls

    KiDS Ministry Director


  • Deana Ries

    Office Manager

    Deana has had the joy of being part of Bridges for the last 24 years. She has been honored to partner with this body as we walk out our faith together. Bridges has been a foundational part of their family's lives. She and her husband Steve have four adult children (Cassie, Cayla, Colin and Corinne). Deana oversees and manages all the office functions and administrative tasks.

our elders

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  • tom allen

    Tom is married to Denise and they have two sons, Daniel, a InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff member and Matthew, a student at UCLA. Denise teaches 5th grade at Highland Elementary School. Tom is a campus minister and works as the Southern California Regional Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Tom exercises spiritual gifts in the areas of pastoring, leadership, administration and teaching.

  • jim mcguire

    Jim is married to Jane, and they have a daughter. Jim is a Fifth Grade Teacher in the public school system and Jane is an associate professor of school psychology and the PPS School Psychology Program Coordinator at California Baptist University. Jim has a fervency for teaching the Bible and how biblical truth integrates into the lives of Christians' in the world today.

  • cliff woolls

    Cliff is the Pastor of Bridges. He and his wife Christina have been part of Bridges Christian Fellowhip for over 30 years. They have two adult children, Beth and Michael. Christina teaches Math at Martin Luther King High School. Cliff preaches, teaches, leads the staff team, coordinates pastoral care, provides vision and guidance for church ministries.

  • Gary Astfalk

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  • Tom Raisbeck

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