Pastor Simon Liversidge

Simon Liversidge

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Simon was born in Australia and grew up in a missionary family in New Guinea. He moved with his family to the United States, and graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy in Virginia. He graduated from Andrews University with a B.A. in Psychology and French, and then obtained a J. D. from UCLA school of Law in 1992. He practiced as an attorney doing corporate litigation for three years before entering the ministry. He completed his Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Simon then served as an Associate Pastor at Norwalk Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he was also involved in a church plant in West Los Angeles. Pastor Liversidge was ordained on September 14, 2002. He and Cecilia were married on October 13, 2002 at the Eagle Rock Church. Their son, Liam, was born in 2004 and their beautiful daughter, Mia, was born January 2007. Recently they have welcomed Luc, born in 2015.
Simon Liversidge (805) 498-2300

Alex Martinez

SENIOR HIGH YOUTH PASTOR

Alex served in youth ministry in Southern California before relocating to Simi Valley.  He loves Jesus, the Bible and youth.  He has a gift for teaching important Biblical truths in an engaging, humorous and energetic way.  He joined the pastoral staff at The Place summer 2013.  He loves surfing, skateboarding and friends.
Alex Martinez (603) 369-7466

Dawn Lyman

Dawn Lyman

Administration, Junior High & Family Ministries

Dawn studied Communication and Computer Information Systems at Cal Lutheran University.  She comes to The Place with an intense love for Jesus, Junior Highers, and organizing things. When she was invited to join the staff, she replied, “It’s like you’re offering me a job eating chocolate!” She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Grant and enjoys homeschooling her three kids: Christiana, Gabrielle, & Noah.  She loves cooking, fencing, chai tea and pink.
Dawn Lyman (805) 698-8142