Our Team

Eric Oleson, SWCP Director, Director of Assessment WCPA

Eric is the founding pastor of God’s House, a church in Huntington Beach, California that’s reaching and mentoring emerging generations since 2001. Eric was educated at Cal State Long Beach (BA in Psych. 1986) and Talbot Theological Seminary (M.Div Biblical Exposition, 1990). He’s been involved in ministry since the 1980′s, serving as Youth Pastor, Families Pastor, Interim and Executive Pastor at Bethany Church and ShoreLife Church in Huntington Beach. Under Eric’s leadership, God’s House planted “Fuente La Vida,” a church in Ensenada, Mexico. Eric is also Founder and Chairman of Horizon Pregnancy Center. He is married to Kathie and they have 3 amazing young adult kids, Dane, Jesse and Susannah. He enjoys running, surfing, shooting, sailing and cheering for his kids. Eric loves helping potential planters uncover God’s highest and best use of their lives. Contact Eric



Kathi Allen, SWCP Administrator

Kathi caught the vision for church planting at a church planter’s conference in the Northwest. As managing editor of a publication, she was there to capture a story but the church planting story captured her. Since then, she’s been using her background in research, writing and event planning to serve and encourage church planters. Kathi also served in women’s ministries for nearly 20 years and has a heart for helping churches reach women and stem the silent “slipping away” that’s occurred over the last decade. Her vision for the future includes creating meaningful connection points for women involved in church planting. Kathi helped plant Chorus Church, Murrieta and is currently involved at Crosspoint Church in Temecula (a church plant). She’s been married to Dan for more than half her life (the better half) and has four great kids.  She enjoys cave tubing, snuba (you read it right) live theater, solving mysteries and deep sea fishing. Contact Kathi