The mission of Kids Ministry at Compass Bible Church Tustin is to make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). Therefore, we are devoted to laying a solid, biblical foundation in the life of every Compass Kid teaching and training them to know, love and serve God.
Kids Ministry at Compass Bible Church Tustin offers a fun and safe environment for children to learn about God and his word. We do this through effective, dynamic, engaging and age-appropriate teaching of the Bible in every classroom from infants-6th grade. Our Compass Kids are also taught through song, verse memorization, games, skits, puppet shows, and much more!
Every one of our volunteers goes through an application process that includes a written testimony, national background check, references that are called upon and a commitment to attend on-going training. Our teachers are provided with curriculum that is geared toward the specific ages of the kids in their classrooms. All of our Kids Ministry volunteers have a love for God and a desire to train up the next generation to know him, love him and serve him!
Kids Ministry is available at all weekend services.
L E A D E R S H I P T E A M
Director of Kid’s Ministry
Erica was born and raised right here in Orange County and has a deep love for the people of Southern California. Before being called into full-time ministry, Erica was a pre-med student and worked as an assistant for an Orthopedic Surgeon in Newport Beach. She ultimately obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Cal Baptist University in Riverside, California. Erica began working full time in Kids Ministry in 2012, but has over 10 years of experience in working with and teaching children. She is passionate about laying a solid, biblical foundation in the life of every Compass Kid!
Erica has been married to her husband, Mike, since 2006 and they have three children: Sofia, Olivia and Zachary.
Director of Fifth and Sixth grade ministry
Mike Otazu was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA before moving to Orange County to study at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the Compass Tustin family in 2016 and was saved by God’s grace through faith soon after. He has since been serving the church in various ministries and seeks to glorify God by reaching the people of Orange County for the kingdom of God. He currently leads the College Ministry here at Compass and is always working to impact the surrounding college campuses for the gospel.
Nathaniel has lived his whole life in Orange County and has a passion for seeing people come to know Jesus Christ. He received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Cal State Long Beach and is currently an assistant manager in the meat department at Sprouts. Nathaniel has been serving in the Kids Ministry since 2007 and has a zeal for teaching kids God’s word.
Nathaniel has been married to Elise since 2013 and they have one daughter, Abigail.
Weekend Coordinator for Kid’s Ministry
Elise was raised in Southern California and began attending Compass Bible Church Aliso Viejo when she was in High School. Elise obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a teaching credential from Concordia University in Irvine, California. After graduating in 2012, Elise was an elementary school teacher for three years. She is thrilled to take her education and passion for kids and utilize them in Kids Ministry at CBC Tustin.
Elise has been married to her husband, Nathaniel Mason, since 2013 and they have one daughter, Abigail.
compass kids music leader
Tracy has lived in Southern California her entire life. She discovered a love for dance at a young age, which continued through college where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Tracy was fortunate to be able to make a career out of performing, choreographing and teaching for over 15 years until she became a stay at home mom. In 2013, Tracy began serving in Kids Ministry Worship/Music and knew that was the perfect place for her. She is incredibly honored and excited to be leading the kids of Compass Tustin in worship every weekend!
Tracy, and husband Mark have lived in Tustin for 12 years and love this community! They have two sons, Caleb and Jude, and a golden retriever named Sadie.