Christian Surfers United States National Director, David Nehrig, lives in Huntington Beach California, with his wife Amy and their four young sons. David grew up in Huntington Beach and truly became a frothing grom at the age of 11. His love for Jesus combined with his love of the ocean quickly became the two most important things in his life. While in high school he made a commitment that he would give his life to ministry in any way the Lord wanted to take him.
David and his wife, Amy, met in 1999 and go engaged after just five months. With a mutual passion for the ocean, traveling, and a desire for a life in ministry, it was a perfect fit. They have spent the last 20 years serving as a “package deal.” Ministry is a lifestyle that they have adopted as a family. After 20 years of pastoring at Seaside Community Church, David and Amy felt it was time to see what God had for their next season of life. In August of 2019, the Nehrig family set out from Huntington Beach in their 1991 Winnebago Warrior and drove to Panama. During this sabbatical, God taught them true dependence on Him, bonded them as a family, and gave them a greater love and excitement for Christian Surfers. David and Amy are confident that God has called them to ministry for the surfing community, and David accepted the title of Nation Director of Christian Surfers United States in July of 2020. David and Amy are energized and excited to be part of God’s plan to impact lives in surfing communities through CSUS.
Kim HitchcockNational Operations Director
Kim is a lifelong beach girl having lived in beach communities in California, Florida and Maui. Surf culture changed her life forever when she married a pro surfer/windsurfer, moved to Maui and was called into ministry. She spent 5 years on tour with an international ministry before moving to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL where she currently resides. Her experience in corporate and nonprofit organizational development as well as ministry uniquely prepared her to help lead with CS. Kim loves visiting her son in Miami, taking her puppy to the beach, SUP, coffee, concerts, and contemplative prayer.
Solveig JobbinsCreative Director / CS Girls Development
Solveig (say it with us…soul-vay) is a creative who thrives on dreaming up how to bring people together through creativity, sports, and Jesus. Her past experience involves photography, event planning, social media, visual storytelling, and working with various ministries for young women. Solveig lives in Carlsbad, CA with her husband, Cheyne. Solveig loves surfing, coffee, creativity, and spending time with people.
Cheyne JobbinsRegional Director
Cheyne and his wife Solveig serve as the volunteer chapter leaders of Carlsbad, CA. Cheyne joined the staff to focus on chapter growth, leadership development, and implementing structures for existing and emerging chapters in San Diego, as well as strengthening partnerships with local churches. He loves Jesus, surfing, skateboarding, coffee, rich community, and spontaneous Mexico strike missions.
Matt BeachamRegional Director
Matt was born in Kitty Hawk, NC and grew up surfing on the shifting sand bars of the Outer Banks. Upon completion of college at UNCW, he began a pro surfing career spanning 12 years. Based out of Southern California, he and his fellow surfers worked on many projects with surf mags, TV, and film. Matt was the host of Fuel TV’s “New Pollution” for 4 seasons, an action sports show for youth. Sharing his faith in Christ was a regular occurrence throughout these years, and Matt has had the opportunity to speak at many CS gatherings. Matt has spent many years in California and Oahu, but has returned to the Outer Banks of NC with his wife and two young daughters.
Jacob GaluraRegional Director
As a college student, Jacob was very involved with his local CS Chapter in St. Augustine while at Flagler College. After graduating with a sports management degree Jacob joined our staff to serve as our chief administrator of the programs such as our internships, surf camps and mission trips. Jacob also is on the front line serving our local chapters and helping to connect them to resources they need to connect surfers in their local areas to ministry opportunities. Jacob serves as a leader at his local chapter, and enjoys occasionally sending it switch stance into head high Central American sets just for fun.
Larry GarrettRegional Director, Hawaii
Larry was introduced to Christian Surfers while pastoring Sunset Beach Christian Church on the North Shore of Oahu. He first attended a CS event at the International Gathering in Hawaii. He joined the ranks of Christian Surfers at the 2012 International Gathering in Australia. The focus of the gathering for him led to training in chaplaincy and working with the Surf Church Collective. After serving the North Shore, Oahu for 10 years as a youth, associate, and senior pastor, the Lord has positioned him to start Christian Surfers Hawaii. Larry is more than frothing to see God use an expression of CS to take root and flourish in Hawaii. His ohana joins him in this effort to bring Christ to his surf community.
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Brad offers CS a wealth of knowledge regarding non-profit financial development because of his work with The Focus Group which is the consultant firm Brad owns and operates which serves non-profits nation wide. Brad loves that a much of the great work that CS is involved with is predominately volunteer lead worldwide. Brad lives with is wife and four children in St. Augustine, FL where Brad enjoys training for the many marathon races he competes in.
Juan Castañeda received his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School and is a trial attorney. He is a family man and lives with his wife, Signe and their 6 children in Carlsbad, California. Juan is active in his Carlsbad community through his church, North Coast Calvary Chapel and CS.
Dr. Jesse D. Kamm brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CSUS. Dr. Kamm has worked with hundreds of churches and para-ministry organizations on strategic planning, organizational growth, fundraising, and facility solutions through his role at Christian Financial Resources (CFR), a non-profit 501c3 ministry with a mission of “funding ministry….changing lives.” CFR manages over $500 Million in assets under management through the blessings of over 5,000 investors. With a passion for surfing and outdoors activities, Jesse travels extensively but lives in Florida with his wife and three children.
Chandler first started with CS in 1997, when he helped to start and lead a new local chapter in VA Beach, VA, later going full-time on staff as a regional leader and National Director until 2007. Currently he serves as General Manager for LifeNet Health’s Northwest operations in Seattle, also a non-profit mission driven organization. He’s most proud of his three daughters and enjoy other hobbies such as tennis, golfing, snowboarding and rebuilding and riding a vintage 1972 motorcycle.
Mary Gordon Kerr
“MG” is an accomplished water-woman as a surfer, sailor, skier and more. She also has written children’s books, flies airplanes, helps to lead worship at her church and she started a life-style clothing company called Red Nun 2, which named after a channel marker in the Charleston SC harbor where she lives with her husband and three children. She is talented addition to the board!
Dave’s involvement with CSUS began when he and a group of friends launched Christian Surfers Vero Beach (FL) in 2002. Dave was Florida’s regional coordinator in the mid 2000’s, and has enjoyed serving through beach Bible studies, contest support, national conferences, and mission trips. Dave is a construction and development consultant, working on Florida’s East Coast and the Bahamas. Dave enjoys time with his wife in Montana, golfing with his 2 sons, dawn patrol with his friends, and drag racing.
James first became involved with CS in 2002 when he attended the chapter in Oceanside, CA. In 2003, James helped to start a CS chapter in Costa Rica. Years later, after James and his family returned to the USA, James helped start a CS chapter in Carlsbad, CA. James now works in law enforcement in San Diego. James is a volunteer leader of the Oceanside CS chapter with a great group of friends with young families. His favorite thing to do is enjoy surfing and fellowship at a CS Oceanside meeting with his wife Jenni and their four children: Ezra, Santiago, Violette and Tobias. James brings a chapter level perspective to the board.