God continues to bless us with talented people who are generous with their time & giftedness. Below are the paid staff that God has sent to Hilltop.
Full Time Staff
Jon R. - Senior Minister
Jon has been the minister of the Hilltop Church for the past 20 years. He and his wife Becky, along with their two children Zackery and Jessica, have loved living in El Segundo and serving the community for many years. Jon’s seminary work was at Pepperdine University where he received his Bachelor of Religion, Master’s of Divinity and Master’s in Counseling Psychology. He also has done Doctoral work at Harding School of Theology in Memphis. Jon’s favorite part of his job is spending time with people, but he also is passionate about worship and preaching. He loves playing sports, games, cards, music, and enjoying fellowship over a good meal.
Monica M. - Life Groups Minister
Monica has been the Life Group Minister of the Hilltop Church for the past 10 years. She also works with teams and and various events at Hilltop. Monica has a degree in Social Work with a minor in New Testament Studies from the University of Memphis and Wayland Baptist University. She has done masters work at Harding School of Theology in New Testament Studies and Counseling. Monica is passionate about helping people connect with the Lord and with each other. She enjoys leadership development and helping people raise up in ministry. If you are looking for a place to connect and become a vital part of a church family, give Monica a call.
Brendin W. - Youth & Young Adult Minister
Brendin grew up in southern California and graduated from Pepperdine university in 2012. He has a heart for the youth at Hilltop and enjoys southern California youth ministry. He loves sports, surfing, and his wife Kaitlyn.
Kerrie C. - Ministry & Finance
Kerrie and her family moved to El Segundo in 2007 and made Hilltop their home church. After being a volunteer, she joined our staff in January 2009. Kerrie has been married to the love of her life, David, since 1985. They enjoy spending time with their children, Andrew (23), Stephen (21) and Julia (17) and are very proud of the individuals that they are becoming. Also, her new puppy, Bear, brings much joy and happiness to the family. Whether it’s the many business partners, the El Segundo community, or our Hilltop members, Kerrie is passionate about connecting people to God and each other through everyday life. She appreciates the value of great friends!
Part Time Staff
Chuck B - Worship Minister
Chuck Burke is the Worship Ministry Leader here at Hilltop. Chuck grew up in El Segundo and here at the Hilltop church before attending Pepperdine University. After moving to CO, he met his wife Ginger. Chuck and Ginger and their boys Connor and Braxton moved back to ES in 2016 and are excited to be a part of the Hilltop family. Chuck has been a worship leader and worship ministry leader for over 20 yrs. and is excited about his opportunity to serve others at Hilltop. Professionally, Chuck is the lead trainer for B>, teaching and coaching on Christian Leadership, Communication, and Speaking.
Heather P. - Children's Minister
Ms. Heather is a homeschooling Mother and has been at Hilltop since 2007. She was hired as Children's Minister in 2015.