Charisse loves to share about God and the joy, peace and power available in Him. Her heart’s desire is for women to receive the Lord, be excited about their faith, and to help cultivate in them a thirst for God and His Word. Charisse’s natural warmth and love for people is being used by God as she speaks and ministers at women’s events. People say Charisse is a 'vibrant', 'dynamic,' and 'engaging' speaker, who shares from her life and her heart with 'transparency, vulnerability and humor.' Charisse and her husband Mark, live in Lake Forest, California.
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Pastor Mel Svendsen
Pastor Mel loves serving as a pastor. He felt God calling him into ministry as a young man and is passionate about communicating the truth of God’s Word, whether it’s at church on Sunday morning or with someone he meets at the corner market. He loves telling people about Jesus Christ and teaching God’s Word in creative, practical ways. You’ll find him after every service standing by the doors of the church greeting people and getting to know them by name. Pastor Mel and his wife Barbara met and were married in Germany and now have six children: Joelle, Brieanna, Mandy, Caden, Brady and Capri. The family is enjoying their newfound friends and church family here at Riverview and in the Fallbrook/Bonsall community.