Your Board of Directors
Born in Washington state, raised in a small dairy farming community. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Washington, 1966. Married to Cheryl December 26, 1964. Two daughters, Kim and Julie (Grandchild, Oliver, 11). Had a career in the public and private sector primarily in transportation and finance and retired from the State of Washington in 2001. Moved to SaddleBrooke in 2005 and fully retired in 2007. I am a born-again Christian (1982) and baptized (1985). Prior to attending CCSB I had been active in Men’s Bible Studies and Ministries, Junior and Senior High Ministries and served as a Board member and Chair of a regional Salvation Army Corp. Since I started attending CCSB, I began serving as an Advisory Board Member with the Amphi Salvation Army Corp and belong to a Men’s Empowerment Group. I am also mentoring a physically disabled man who attends CCSB and I hold a one-on-one weekly Bible study with him. My hobbies are reading, writing, tennis and jogging.
Board Vice Chair
It was always our intent to live out our retirement years in Southern California. Dale was born there and my family moved there when I was 10 years old. However, the Lord had other plans and He relocated us to SaddleBrooke Ranch in 2012. I had a long and busy career in commercial real estate development and management and the SBR community and life style was a refreshing change. In San Juan Capistrano we enjoyed worshiping with a sweet family of believers, and in the months prior to our move we prayed that the Lord would plant us in a church where we could continue our Christian growth. I believe He brought us to CCSB with that intent. My spiritual gifts are faith – hospitality – administration. I have endeavored to use those gifts serving in the Women’s Ministry. As a member of the Women’s Council I have been Publicity chair publishing news articles and advertising events; co-chair of the 2017 Women’s retreat; co-chair of the 2019 Advent Celebration; and a facilitator for Bible studies. Serving with the In Touch ministry I am one of the monthly coordinators. After this long drought of separation, I prayerfully hope that soon we can all be reunited again in worship, fellowship and service to our Lord.
Herb and Gloria Steele moved to SaddleBrooke in July of 2017 from Lone Tree CO, where they had lived for 8 years near their two sons and wives and four granddaughters. Prior to CO, they lived in Coronado, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Shortly after their arrival in SaddleBrooke, they began attending CCSB, becoming members a year later. Herb obtained a BA degree in English Literature from Duke University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, plus four years as the Operations Officer on a LST with two Viet Nam deployments shuttling cargo between Da Nang and the DMZ. Although the majority of his career was in commercial real estate finance, he also held positions in Internet-related commercial real estate and a sunset career in residential real estate. Volunteer work has included positions as Treasurer and then President of HOA’s in California and Colorado. Prior to moving to AZ, he served three years on the Planning Commission of Lone Tree, CO. Herb grew up in a church-based family and committed his life to Christ at a Billy Graham crusade in 1957 in Madison Square Garden. Christian service has included positions as Teaching Leader and then Area Advisor of Bible Study Fellowship in Southern California, a member of the land committee of Saddleback Church with Rick Warren, an Elder of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Coronado, and a small group leader of a Bible study in CO.
Born and raised in a Christian family in Springfield, Illinois. Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Illinois State University. MBA from Marquette University. Lived in the Milwaukee, WI area for over 30 years and worked for Aurora Health Care. Retired and moved to SaddleBrooke and became a member of Community Church in 2011. Volunteered at Tri-Community Food Bank in Mammoth for 7 years. Joined the CCSB Missions Committee and served as Chair in 2013. Attended Bible Studies and Retreats and am a member of the Prayer Team. Served as a member of the Fellowship Committee. Served as Corporate Secretary for the CCSB Board of Directors from 2015-2017. Served as the Chair for the Usher and Greeter Team 2018-2019. My hobbies are ceramics, pickleball, and baking.
I was born in Beeville, Texas and moved around with my parents to oil field locations for many years. I graduated from Bowie High School in 1955 and then went to Texas Tech for a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Upon graduation I entered the USAF and went first to Officers’ Training School in San Antonio. During my air force career I flew as a C-130 navigator, instructed new students in navigator training, monitored contractor operations at The Boeing Company, oversaw satellite manufacturing at TRW Inc and finished as Director of Contracts for the Defense Support System at Air Force Space Command in Los Angeles. I retired from the air force in 1982 and worked for 14 years at TRW Space & Defense in Redondo Beach. My jobs included Director of Long Range Planning and Director of Legal and Ethical Conduct. While in the air force I married and sired a son and daughter; the marriage ended in divorce. While at TRW Inc I met Dolores and we’ve been married 42 years. My church background in Texas was with the Baptist Church…I was baptized in a stock tank behind the church in Newport. I’ve had later church involvement with Methodist and Lutheran congregations. Dolores and I joined the Community Church in 2008 (or so) and I’ve enjoyed participating in Men’s Empowerment and supporting The Salvation Army as Missions Board Liaison and ringing the bell for the annual Red Kettle Drive.
My childhood was spent in Nebraska where my father and mother owned Ford Car Dealerships in small farming communities. I spent my non-school time working in the family garage. I graduated from Hebron High School and went on to college at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in history and religion. I was accepted at two divinity schools, but the Vietnam War changed all of that. I went on and enlisted in the US Navy and became an electronics technician serving on the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk and Ranger. When I was discharged from the Navy, jobs were hard to find. I became a correctional officer at the Nebraska Penal Complex, and then went on as a tax collector for the state of Nebraska. While I was in government service, I pursued a Master’s degree in Public Administration. My plans were to continue in government or politics. In the meantime, since I was working on my masters, I had the opportunity to apply for a management position with the Union Pacific. I was accepted in the operating department. I attended the many training schools the railroad had to offer for officers, which include locomotive engineer, dispatching, signaling, track repair, and safety training. During my thirty years of railroading. I have worked for two railroads, twenty four years with the Union Pacific and six years with the CSX railroads. My last six years I was a professional witness with the Union Pacific. I have been a member of CCSB for approximately eight years. Currently, I am an usher and am serving on the Missions Committee. First and foremost, I believe that Jesus Christ is our savior which is the reason that at one time, I had intentions of going into the ministry. As far as my other religious experience, I grew up as an Episcopalian and then went on to become a Presbyterian, being a member of several different churches in cities in which we lived. I have been responsible for managing large budgets, large operating territories, and large numbers of employees. I have had experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Jan & I moved from Colorado to SaddleBrooke in 2002. I worked 37 years for a controls design and manufacturing company in Fort Collins, Colorado. We joined CCSB in 2002 and was a member of the Ushers and setup crew when the church was still in the ballroom at MountainView Clubhouse. I was blessed to coach baseball and softball for both boys and girls for over 10 years. I was also a Scoutmaster for a troop of boys for 12 years. Some of you may not recognize my face but I have been the official photographer for CCSB the last several years. I put together the slides for our Veterans/Memorial services. For the past year I attended a Men's Empowerment group every week. I believe that I am growing closer to Jesus with each passing week.