Leadership Team

Pastors and Leaders

John Anderson

Senior Pastor

John T Anderson began his pastoral ministry in the Southeastern California Conference in 1974, and at the Mentone Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2015. He loves the Lord very much and believes that we are indeed living in the last hours of earth’s history, and that soon Jesus will return to take us home. He is fascinated by the study of the words of Scripture, discovering and sharing new meanings from the terms found in the Bible. He is married to Sandy, and together they enjoy studying God’s word, cooking and spending time with their family, especially their four granddaughters.

Jeffrey Harper

Associate Pastor

Jeff, his beautiful bride Nickele and their three precious children are incredibly thankful for the privilege of serving alongside Mentone as they all together share the everlasting Gospel of peace and hope in the surrounding communities. Jeff looks forward to the soon return of Jesus where he will be reunited with his brother Daniel who passed away in 2011 from cancer and where he will see his Friend and Savior Jesus Christ. Jeff’s vision is that everyone locally and beyond receive a meaningful invitation to accept Jesus, embrace the blessing of following Bible truth and join a vibrant Adventist group.

Rodney Bowes

Assistant Pastor

Rodney has served as a pastor, evangelist, teacher, and medical missionary trainer. Since 1999 he has served in various ministries with a passion to share the present truth through health evangelism. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities he serves as the President of the Lay Institute for Global Health Training (LIGHT).  He and his wife, Julie, enjoying spending time in the garden/nature with their daughter Sierra, sharing the Bible with their neighbors, doing whatever is needed to grow God's kingdom around the world.

Dan Skoretz

Associate Pastor

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Samuel Florian

Hispanic Group Ministry Coordinator

Samuel Florian began his pastoral ministry in 1978, serving the Lord in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and the United States, since 1989. He married his beloved wife Lina and were blessed with 3 wonderful children and 3 adorable grandchildren.  He is a friend and servant of Jesus Christ, passionate about soul’s gain and caring for them.

Natalia Soochcoff

Principal / Teacher

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David Park

Head Deacon

David Park has been serving as a deacon at Mentone for 5 years. He enjoys working with teams to help keep things running behind the scenes. He is married to Eunice, a resident physician at Loma Linda and they have a daughter Ava.

Julie Bowes

Treasurer

Julie Bowes loves working with numbers and seeing how God blesses His church and the people who generously give to His work.  She has a wonderful husband, Rodney, and a precious daughter, Sierra Victoria Grace.  She loves spending time with her family, creating biblical games, playing music, studying nature, and learning more about God’s beautiful character.

Joyce Rapp

Security

Fourth-generation SdA, earned a B. Mus. Ed. in voice, minors in organ and piano, enough other credits for additional Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Journalism. Earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies after receiving Juris Doctor and passing the State Bar in1992. Practicing law again in a limited manner and worked for the Nevada-Utah Conference as a Bible worker for six months in 2012 where, by God's grace, saw an interest baptized despite a very dramatic attempt by Satan to prevent it. Recently widowed by a husband she brought into the SdA church in 2005. Enjoys making laprobes and rugs for wheelchair patients in the VA Hospital, writing stories and making greeting cards. Looking forward to meeting her Savior and talking with Him face to face.

Dan Grecian

Head of Maintenance

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