Our Team

Christian Life Center Christian Church

JB Powell | Lead Pastor

My faith, my family, and calling are what drives me each day. At a young age, I knew God was calling me into full-time vocational ministry. Throughout the years, God’s faithfulness has been evident through those who invested in my life–my parents, coaches, pastors, and friends.

My family, “The Powell Pack” as we are called, are the best parts of my life. My wife, Kristine, spent many years teaching elementary kids in the public-school system and now uses her gift to homeschool our kiddos. We have 3 amazing and crazy kids–Grant, Max, and Clara. We love our Friday family movie nights, camping, hiking, bike rides, and evenings around the fire pit. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Christian Life Center Business Administrator

Leona Rovegno | Business Administrator

Leona joined the Christian Life Center Staff as the Business Administrator in 2018. She enjoys accounting and doing behind-the-scenes work for the church. Leona and her husband, Brian, have two beautiful children, Eva and Judah. She enjoys running, playing beach volleyball and going on hikes with her family in her spare time.

Christian Life Center Worship Leader

Nate Telus | Worship Leader

Nathanael was born and raised in Haiti. He was born in a Christian family and has been in church ministry assisting his father, a pastor, leading several churches in Haiti. After moving to the United States, he continued to lead worship in different churches around the US. Nathanael is married to Myriam, a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, and they are raising two beautiful children that God has blessed them with. Nathanael and his family have been a part of Christian Life Center (CLC) since 2018, and they are looking forward to continuing to serve the Lord at CLC with their talents and gift of music.

Christian Life Center Children Ministry Leaders


Karen has enjoyed a lifetime of working with children, specifically as an elementary teacher, Children’s Ministries Pastor and partner. She is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, is an award-winning baker, and loves a good crime show. When she isn’t getting her beach time in, you can find her gushing about her two grandchildren, Austin and Alani. Working with kids is one of Karen’s greatest joys.

Christian Life Center Childrens Ministry Leaders


Jessika has worked in the Children’s Ministries Department leading worship and drama for over ten years and has worked in Human Resources for various companies for twenty years. She’s a sports nut, enjoys cooking and reading, is a roller-skater and sunset chaser, and she loves music. Jessika believes kids are the best kind of human.