Our leadership team is made up of people who are passionate about loving and serving Jesus.
We come from varied backgrounds and experiences, but we hold a common heart for Christ, for His Kingdom, and for others.
Chris + Sarah Failla
Community Architects/Lead Pastors
Chris, Sarah, and their three boys (Joshua, Zachary, and Nathan) moved to Morro Bay in June, 2012 from Central China. Chris is originally from Central California, and Sarah is originally from Denver, Colorado. They worked with Youth With A Mission in Denver for 10 years before serving for five years in China. As a family, they have traveled the world serving the church and doing missions. Chris has a Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and is an internationally trained StrengthsFinder consultant. Sarah has been involved in ministry with women for 19 years and is a Life/Health coach.
natalie & tyler Penney
Children's Ministry Directors
Natalie and Tyler Penney grew up in the Central Valley of California and now live in Los Osos. They and their five children are passionate about community, gathering people, and serving their neighbors in practical and loving ways. They enjoy God and life to the fullest are creating a beautiful space for the kids of Coastlands to know God, know each other, and be an overflow of God's love to those around them.
JOSHUA & BETSI ASHBY
worship coordinator/atmosphere architect/strategic planner
These two adventure lovers do so much behind the scenes--from coordinating the worship schedule to setting up Sunday mornings to helping strategize and plan the Coastlands flow... they're a creative force that keeps Coastlands fresh!