We have a great staff at Garden Grove Friends Church, as well as a whole congregation of ministers! We believe that everyone who is part of the believing community here at Garden Grove Friends Church are ministers; and in addition to those ministers there are certain persons who are part of the overall staff. See the individual bios on each staff member or team lead.
Mark Swaim was born and raised in Garden Grove, attending Garden Grove Friends Church from childhood. Mark and his wife Rachelle (Shelly) met, married and have raised a family here at GGFC. They have three children: two sons and one daughter, who is married and has two children. Mark and Shelly's sons are in College and High School and are very involved in different programs here at GGFC.
Mark has a Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University. He is also a Chaplain for the Garden Grove Police Department. Mark has a passion for the community of Garden Grove, and surrounding communities. He desires to lead those in his community to a knowing relationship with Jesus Christ as well as creating a nurturing, loving and nourishing church for people to belong to.
Pastor of Student Ministery
Ryan Holleman and wife Taylor
Ryan was born and raised in Cypress, CA and graduated from Oxford Academy. In college Ryan met Taylor and they were married November 2010. Currently they are expecting their first child in January 2013. After college Ryan joined the US Army Reserve commisioned as a second Lieutenant.
Ryan has a BA in Bliblical Studies from BIOLA University. He joined the staff at GGFC as Student Ministries Pastor in June 2012 and feels blessed to call GGFC home. Ryan and Taylor look forward to partner with the Lord and grow the youth ministry as God provides!
Pastor of Children's Ministries
Pastor of Hispanic Ministries