Meet Our Church Officers


Rev. Zach Keele, Pastor

Rev. Zachary Keele grew up on a ranch in a small town named Crawford, Colorado.  He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and then received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California. He was ordained in February 2004 by the Southern California Presbytery and in the summer of 2006 was called to be our pastor.




A native of North San Diego County, I grew up in " Varrio Mesa" in Oceanside.  The church ordained me as an elder in 2006. I have grown fond of Hawaiian culture after traveling to the islands for an OPC installation service. As a result, myself and my family have discovered playing and making the ukulele. We have become active in the "ukulele community" on the west coast. I and my wife have three sons and a boxer named "Koa". I pray that Jesus Christ be glorified through the ministry at Escondido OPC.




I have been attending Escondido OPC since 2003, and was ordained as an elder in 2006. My wife and I have six children. I have an undergraduate degree in geological sciences, and later went back to college to earn a physics teaching credential. I enjoy teaching physics at Mt. Carmel High School, and in the summer I work as a lifeguard in La Jolla for the City of San Diego. I greatly appreciate the Good News I hear preached every Sunday at EOPC!




I moved with my family from The Netherlands to Southern California in 2003, and became member of EOPC in 2004. I and my wife Nanda have four children. In daily life I am an electrical engineer.




I am retired from a 31-year career as a scientific programmer for a local defense contractor. I am the husband of my wonderful wife Deborah and father of four really cool kids and grandfather of eleven possibly even cooler grandkids. I became a believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ the first time I heard it, which was from my mother and father when I was around two years old. In retirement, I spend my time trying to stay healthy and trying to improve my golf game.




I felt honored when I was asked to be a Deacon.  I feel that I finally have a ministry. It's nice to be able to come alongside others and be of service. I enjoy greeting all the members as well as getting to meet visitors and (potential members). Diane and I have been married for almost 35 years.  We have one son Ryan and three grandchildren.