Wes and Vanessa Dunn are the Lead Pastors of The House LA. They have been married for 11 years and in ministry 14 years. They have two children, Winston, 6, and Stella, 2. They met, married and began their ministry at Churchome, formally known as The City Church in Seattle, Washington, and later worked at Oasis LA.
Wes has worked in about every area of ministry — from youth pastor, to associate pastor, to business pastor, to overseeing multiple other areas of ministry. He is also the author of, You Are My Boy, a children’s book written to his son for his 5th birthday.
As teenagers, both Wes and Vanessa had a spiritual awakening of sorts, a life changing encounter with Jesus, and from that point on both felt a strong pull towards ministry. They haven’t look back since. They are down to earth, simple, and very relatable leaders. They live with passion and a sense of urgency to help, love and offer hope to those around them.
They hope to meet you very soon!
Meet The Board
Jude Fouquier and his wife Becky are the Lead Pastors of The City Church in Ventura, California, where they relocated to plant a church in August of 2010.
Pastor Jude and Becky; his family spent the previous 18 years serving in several capacities at The City Church in Seattle, Washington. Before Seattle, Pastor Jude got his start in youth ministry in 1985 when he first became a Youth Pastor for Wally and Marilyn Hickey.
Pastor Jude travels extensively speaking at churches and youth conferences, imparting into the lives of youth leaders and pastors around the world.
Gini and her late husband, Wendell Smith, were youth pastors in Portland, Oregon for 20 years, traveling around the world to encourage young people in their destiny. In 1992, with only a handful of people, they founded The City Church in Seattle, Washington.
The City Church, now called Churchome, grew to multiple locations, thousands of people, city wide impact, and international influence.
Gini Smith also founded City Ministries which helps feed the hungry, advocates for justice and is a licensed foster care agency. While she continues to lead City Ministries, she also speaks at conferences nationally and internationally.
Dave and Donna Patterson are the Lead and Founding Pastors of The Father's House in Northern California where the church community started with 8 people, in their living room, and is currently 8,000 people in 6 locations.
Pastors Dave and Donna have over 30 years’ experience in leading worship, teaching, and pastoring. They also lead The Father’s House Network, are apart of the ARC Lead Team, and speak at conferences nationally and internationally.
Banning is the founding pastor of Jesus Culture, a ministry of worship, events, and leadership development.
In 2014, Banning and his wife SeaJay, their family, and the Jesus Culture team planted Jesus Culture Sacramento, a church committed to seeing believers encounter God, be empowered as world changers, and engage their city as leaders. Their ministry, message and music has international impact.