Program Contact

Mary O. Kerrigan

Choir Director
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Mary O. Kerrigan is the Executive Director of Step Up Ventura whose vision is a community where the safety and well-being of children are not compromised by their parent’s circumstances or instability and do not have to live with repeated traumas, disrupted attachments, or neglect.

Mary graciously stepped up as the VCSL Choir Director recently and has been extremely instrumental in their continued success.

Mary may be reached at

Steve Jones

Welcome Team Leader
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Steve grew up in Oklahoma but has spent most of his life "out West". He works as an Environmental Consultant/Botanist in Ojai. He enjoys drawing and photography. He has been a member of the VCSL Community since 2010.

Suzy Thatcher

Welcome Team Leader
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Suzy has been living in the West for most of her life. She was born in snowy Michigan but enjoys the sun and the warmth that Southern California offers. Suzy has been working as a Special Education Specialist as well as an Educational Consultant and Behavior Therapist for the past twenty-eight years. When not teaching, she loves to perform and appears quite often in local musical theater productions and in the VCSL Choir. Her greatest joys are her children and grandchildren and her amazing husband, Steve. Suzy is very grateful for the wonderful family she has at VCSL.

Mie Fallesen-Lacara

Hospitality Leader

Keith Bonafede

Hospitality Leader

Karen Osgood

Workshop Facilitator

Karen Osgood is a Corporate Trainer, College Professor and Certified Professional Coach. She has been teaching at the college level for sixteen years and providing professional training in the corporate and government arenas for over twelve years. She earned a Master’s Degree in Communication, as well as her Coaching Certification, from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and is accredited through the International Coach Foundation (ICF). Karen focuses her knowledge, experience, and coaching talent towards helping others move forward in life to discover who they are, why they are here and how to create and live the life they desire.

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Sue Kabel

Oneness Blessing Ministry Co-Leader

Chrys Cortright

Unique Boutique contact

(805) 258-8504

Daenah Rose

Debbie Blair

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When Debbie set foot in our beautiful sanctuary in January, 1990 she knew she had found her home. She has volunteered her services in numerous areas over the years. She has been a Board of Trustees Member, head of the Youth Ministry, 6 years as a licensed Religious Science Practitioner, head of the Caring Committee (aka Circle of Blessings), front door greeter and a member of the Awesome Choir who performed at Asilomar.

Debbie, for the past 13 years, has been a massage therapist. She was inspired to go into that profession after receiving a birthday gift of massage from the teachers of junior church many years ago. It was love at first touch! Prior to massage, she was in Corporate America for 27 years.

She has three beautiful adult children and two grandchildren who also reside in Ventura. She loves to have fun and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading a good book, traveling the world, watching a good movie, volunteering, gardening, gambling, dancing, cruising, playing games, watching the Angels baseball team, camping, sunsets....

She is excited to be a part of a team creating a social atmosphere so that the fellowship we all experience on Sundays can be enjoyed at social activities inside as well as outside our church.

Debbie may be reached at (805) 258-2529.

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