Director of Kids 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.
Weekend Coordinator for Kids 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.
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.
Anchored FiveSix leader
Mark is a native to Southern California, growing up in Anaheim. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Cal State Fullerton and obtained a multiple subject teaching credential thereafter. Mark became a teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District right out of college and now has over 13 years of classroom experience from elementary age students through middle school. Currently he is working in the GGUSD District Office as the Coordinator of Evaluation and Research. Mark is very grateful for his parents who raised him to seek God in His revealed scriptures and is excited to serve the Lord by using his teaching experience to train up the students of CBC Tustin to do the same. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel and defending his faith. He is looking forward to teaching in the Anchored FiveSix ministry.
Mark and his wife Tracy have been happily married since 2003. They love living in Tustin with their son Caleb.
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 a son, Caleb, and a golden retriever named Sadie.