ELDER TEAM



Elder- Head Doug & Wendi Posey

Pastor Posey graduated from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biblical studies in 1976. He later earned his Master of Arts in Christian Education at Talbot School of Theology, a graduate school of Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and earned his Doctor of Ministry there. For over 14 years, Doug served as a Teaching Pastor and Pastor of Adult Discipleship at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA. His calling and passion is to help others grow in their faith and understanding of God’s Word.       

 

 

 

 



Elder- Board President Jeff & Debbie Price

Jeff was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. In the fall of 1982, he entered the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy, graduating in early 1983. Jeff and Debbie married in 1988, and have two adult daughters; Jenna and Nicole. Both Jeff and Debbie came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in 1994, and both were baptized soon thereafter. Jeff and Debbie have attended Living Oaks for five years. Jeff is currently the coordinator for the Living Oaks security ministry. After thirty years of service with the Sheriff’s Department, Jeff Retired at the rank of Lieutenant in December of 2012. Jeff looks forward to further serving the Lord as an elder here at Living Oaks.   

 

 

 

 



Elder- Secretary Derek & Tricia West

Derek grew up in Anaheim, CA, and met his wife Tricia while attending Youth Group at Sunkist Baptist Church.  They were baptized on the same night and within a year began dating.  In 1977 they were married and eventually moved to Camarillo when Derek was hired by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.  Derek worked for the Sheriff’s Office for 34 years and retired in 2013 as a Sheriff’s Captain.  Derek received his Bachelor’s degree from Biola University and his Master’s degree from CSUN.  Derek and Tricia have two married children; Matthew and Kari and three grandsons; Matthew, Daniel and Micah.  They are both active in the church and enjoy serving the Lord. 

 

 

 

 



Elder- Treasurer Paul & Deeanne Sutter

Paul and Deeanne, his wife, have been part of Living Oaks since 2008. Paul received his degree from United States Military Academy at West Point.  After moving throughout the United States & Germany they finally settled in California in 2002.  Paul and Deeanne have been married over 21 years.  They have two children: Michael 18 and Lauren 16.  Paul is currently serving on the security team and Deeanne is active and teaching in the Wellspring Women’s Ministry.  They are currently involved hosting a small group.   Paul is humbled and honored to serve as an Elder for the Living Oaks community.    

 

 

 

 



Elder- Chaplain Bob & Deanne Rhoads

Though born in Kansas, Bob grew up in Whittier, CA. Both he and his wife Deanne, committed their lives to Christ in Young Life, as high school students. They were high school sweethearts, and have now been married more than 40 years. Bob graduated from CLU with a teaching degree, and after serving 38 years in the Conejo Valley School District, retired in 2010. The Rhoads’ three grown children all actively serve Christ. Bob and Deanne have attended LOCC since 2006 and over the years have led several small groups. Deanne is actively involved in Wellspring Women’s Ministry. Bob has partnered with Project Love International and currently heads “iheartBukasa”, a non-profit, that works to financially support and solicit student sponsorships for the primary school in Bukasa Village, Uganda, Africa.

 

 

 

 





Elder- Service Jim & Dusty Sawyer

Jim and Dusty were founding members of Living Oaks and have been involved with Priority One marriage ministry, teaching the Love and Respect class and recently certified as Prepare/Enrich (marriage) lay counselors. Jim and Dusty have been in a small group since 1993 are also involved in the usher ministry and Dusty is involved in Wellspring and MOMSnext. Jim looks forward to serving the Lord as an elder here at Living Oaks.   

 

 

 

 




Elder- Tim & Debbie Carpenter

I married my best friend, Debbie in 1973. The Lord has blessed our lives with three children, all married, and we have four grandchildren. Debbie and I are both fortunate to have been raised in strong, God honoring Christain homes. I graduated from Biola and entered the field of education in the Conejo Valley. Throughout my 40 year career, I was a teacher, site and district-level administrator. I apprecate the ministry of LOC and the impact in the community. Through the current ministries, small groups, and discipleship, I believe LOC will have a greater impact on our community for Christ.