Rochelle Harris, Director of Women's Ministries

It is my privilege to serve the women of Living Oaks Church as the Director of Women’s Ministries. I have been married to my husband, Jeff, for 25 years and we have 2 adult children (brand-new empty nesters!). My heart is for all the women of LOC and beyond to know the love of Christ, to have a place to connect and fellowship with other women while growing in their faith. 

Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
— Isaiah 40:31

Deeanne Sutter, Assistant Director/Teaching Board Coordinator

It is my joy to serve the women of this community. I have been married over 25 years to Paul and we have adult children. I am honored to serve on our board, humbled to partner with our teachers and am priveledged to teach women of all ages and stages.  I love seeing God at work in the lives, marriages and families here. 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first the Jew and then the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH”
— Romans 1:16-17 



Lisa Chow, Young Women/Friendship Group Coordinator

I am very happy to be serving on the Women’s Ministry Board at LOC. My husband, Calvin, and I have been married for 30 years and we are sending off our youngest son to college this fall. We have been with Living Oaks since the first service at Business Center Circle. I love seeing women connect and lift each other up as we grow in our walk/faith with God and navigate through seasons of life.

Let all that you do be done in love.  — 1 Corinthians 16:14

Mavelin Runnells, Publicity Coordinator

My husband and I have lived in Thousand Oaks for 4 years. I love to fellowship with all you ladies while hiking, paddle boarding, eating, and drinking coffee (let's be real- wine too).  I really enjoy meeting new ladies and providing a safe environment for them wherever they are in their walk with the Lord!  Come find me and say hi!!! 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,  "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
— Jeremiah 29:11



Donna Michaelson, Hospitality Coordinator

I live in Santa Rosa Valley and I have been married to Eric for 40 years. We have grown children and 6 grandchildren. My passion is to serve the Lord by serving others, and I love to create warm & welcoming spaces where ladies can meet for Food, Fun, & Fellowship!

“Do not hesitate to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”     — Hebrews 13:2

Sarah Axen, Ambassador

It’s my pleasure to serve as the Women’s Ministry Ambassador at Living Oaks Church! My role is to support the women of our church by building relationships founded on the Word of God and prayer. It’s my greatest joy to be a wife and a mother! I love my husband, Austin, and daughter, Naomi. I enjoy spending time with Jesus, my little family, the church body, singing, traveling, and drinking good coffee!

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” — Psalm 16:11