Dr. Dale James began serving as pastor of CCC in July of 2008.Dale and his wife, Bonnie, spent the last 17 years in Whittier, CA where Dale served as a Sr. Pastor for 10 years and Church Resource Director for CB Southern California for over 5 years. CBSC and EFCA are sister associations of churches. Pastor Dale focused his ministry with CBSC counseling, coaching and consulting with church leaders through trial, trauma and transition and seeking to cultivate healthy churches. He also served as interim pastor to 4 churches during that time. Prior to their move to California, Dale served as pastor to two churches in Oregon. The James family also includes three adult children. Dale is a graduate of Biola University. He also earned two graduate degrees from Western Seminary, a Master of Divinity in 1984 and a Doctor of Ministries in 1999. Dale and Bonnie are excited to serve the communities of California’s central coast, seeking to provide transformational biblical teaching and holistic life development to those God brings across their path
Ryan Wieland is a new pastor right out of seminary school. His wife Cecily is originally from Wisconsin and he is originally from Arizona, so the central coast is new to both of them. However, they are both very excited to serve God and this community in any way they can. He is enthusiastic about what God is doing on the central coast and eager to be part of it.
Ryan is currently serving at Cayucos Community Church as the Associate Pastor (pastoral resident) with a focus on discipleship, outreach, youth and young adult ministries. Ryan studied at Grand Canyon University (GCU) in Phoenix where he received his BA in Christian Studies then moved on to Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary (TEDS) in Chicago where he received his Masters of Divinity. During this time he served the local church and TEDS in music ministry on the drums, preaching, and adult, high school and youth discipleship.
Helen Edwards is the friendly voice you hear when you call the church office. She presently holds the title of church secretary. Helen and her husband, Gregg, recently retired to Morro Bay from Fresno in May 2013, along with their two dogs, Buddy & Rusty. Before retiring Gregg and Helen were self-employed as mortgage brokers for over 20 years in Fresno. Quoting Gregg “Helen did all the work and I did all the talking.” Being self employed allowed them to volunteer.
Besides their church involvement, a couple of interesting ministries for Helen were:
Prison Fellowship where Helen assisted with bible studies in the Central California Women’s Prison in Chowchilla. She also helped with Angel Tree at their church. Evangel Home is a Crisis Shelter for women, Helen volunteered as a House Mother on the weekends for “The Garden” which is an alternative sentencing program in lieu of incarceration. Gregg and Helen have two grown children that live in Fresno and four grandchildren that are young adults. Helen loves living on the central coast and having friends and family from the valley come to visit. She also enjoys meeting and getting to know her new church family here at Cayucos.