Meet Our Staff

  • Justin and Amy Rupple- Lead Pastors

    Justin and Amy Rupple have been married for 12 years and have 4 young boys: Liam (8), Zayden (5), Declan (3), and Rowan (1). Their home is full of Legos, matchbox cars, trains, and costumes. Their boys have been their greatest gift but also the greatest challenge that God has used to bring transformation. This is especially true of Zayden, their special needs son, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Smith Magenis Syndrome when he was just two weeks old. Zayden’s smiles, laughs, and hugs bring such deep joy and his wild tantrums can bring such deep pain. God has taken them on a journey to discover just how intertwined physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health are. 

    They are passionate about cultivating a home and a community where health and healing are top priority, creating an environment for God to bring deep transformation that truly changes lives. Upon receiving the call to pastoral ministry in high school, Justin attended Biola University graduating with a degree in Biblical Studies. Following God’s leading, Amy transferred to Life Pacific College to complete a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Justin & Amy have been serving at The Bridge in Rancho Santa Margarita for over 15 years. Justin joined the pastoral staff in 2010 as the small groups and administrative pastor. In 2015, Justin and Amy became campus pastors as they launched The Bridge’s first extension campus in Mission Viejo. 


  • Sean O'Grady - Associate Pastor

    Sean serves as the worship and youth pastor for Lifehouse. He is a pastor's kid from Oregon who made his way to California to earn his degrees from Life Pacific College and Azusa Pacific University. His lovely wife Kelly is a dance teacher at Bonita High School and both enjoy the arts and sports. However, their greatest joy and love is their children Lucy and Declan who are just pure fun.

  • Mark & Carol Duzik - Connections Pastors

    Mark and Carol Duzik are the embodiment of Lifehouse's "Everyone's a greeter!" philosophy. In addition to warmly welcoming all who walk through Lifehouse's doors, Mark and Carol have actively served the Lifehouse family in many capacities such as hosting our Ladies' Drop In events and serving as members of the church council. Mark and Carol are also staff members at Life Pacific College and have faithfully cared for the spiritual and physical well-being of the college students for several years.

  • Anthony & Kortni Sims - Childrens Pastors

    "We don't like to describe ourselves" -Anthony Sims

    Kortni and Anthony Sims are the amazing children's pastors at Lifehouse. In addition to being the fearless leaders of our children's ministry, Kortni is a culinary queen and Anthony is a skilled musician. This fun and hilarious couple are also alumni of Life Pacific College  and have great taste in friends and food.

  • John & Mary Privett - Seniors Ministry

    John and Mary Privett are not only longtime residents of the San Dimas Community, they also oversee our Seniors' Ministry at Lifehouse. Their love for the Lord, each other, and their community is both touching and inspiring. John also serves on the Lifehouse worship team while Mary is always at the ready to hand out warm hugs and great conversation.

  • Naomi and Uriah lyford - Missionary

    Naomi is a staff pastor, but you typically won't find her at Lifehouse!  A certified world traveler (in our eyes), Naomi grew up in Hawaii, attended Life Pacific College, traveled all around this globe teaching others about Jesus and currently resides in Myanmar as a missionary where she teaches children and trains future teachers to be effective educators in surrounding villages.