Major: English, Class of 2012

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Hobbies: Cooking, board games, and golf

Favorite Place to Study: Honestly... McDonalds :)

What are you looking forward to this year?

Meeting new people, and hopefully hosting more dinners at my house :)

David Ding (He/Him)
College Pastor


Major: Political Science, c/o 2022

Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Hobbies: Writing and Cooking

Coffee or Boba? Coffee because it releases serotonin :)

What are you looking forward to this year?

I'm looking forward to providing a welcoming home to new students after the year-long pandemic

Michael Logoteta (He/Him)
College Ministry Coordinator


Major: Marine&Coastal Science, Marine Environmental Chemistry Class of 2022

Hometown: San Carlos, CA

Hobbies: Thrifting, cooking, baking

Coffee or Boba? Boba! Thai tea!

What are you looking forward to this year?

Deepening relationships with my new friends at Catalyst!

Kalea Pasion (She/Her)
College Ministry Coordinator


Major: Community&Regional Development, Class of 2023

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Hobbies: guitar, walks, writing

Mountains or Beach? It’s a place of peace and meditation for me. I like feeling small in a big world.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Fun fun fun fun !

Adriana Alvarez (She/Her)
College Ministry Coordinator


Major: Economics & Communication, Class of 2020

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Hobbies: Baking, art, tennis

Favorite Place to Study: Anywhere with friends (I don't study though)

What are you looking forward to this year?

Not being in school and still being a part of Catalyst!

Daniel Hoagland (He/Him)


Major: Biotechnology, Class of 2020

Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Hobbies: Napping, baking, and playing games with friends!

Favorite Place to Study: Mishka's

What are you looking forward to this year?

Getting closer to the senior class and our host family!

Trina Reynolds (She/Her)


Major: NPB, Class of 2021

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Hobbies: Photography, golf, watching Marvel movies

Favorite Place to Eat: Chipotle

What are you looking forward to this year?

College ministry had a big impact on my life and I want to provide that fun experience to new and current students!

Josh Moy (He/Him)

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Major: NPB, Psychology, Class of 2022

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Hobbies: Singing in the shower, watching rom-coms, reading

Coffee or Boba? Boba because I have zero caffeine tolerance

What are you looking forward to this year?

Did someone say catalyst small groups??

Samantha Dong (She/Her)
Underclassmen Small Group Leader


Major: Computer Science, Class of 2022

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Hobbies: Writing, archery, Pokemon

Beach or Mountains? Mountains, snow is rad

What are you looking forward to this year?

Getting back on campus!

Heather Fogarty
Upperclassmen Small Group Leader


Major: Animal Science, c/o 2023

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

Hobbies: Archery, fishing, and sleeping

Beach or Mountains? Mountains, potential to see a bear or a deer or something!

What are you looking forward to this year?

Improving my gpa...and making new friends!!

Andrew Watanabe (He/Him)


come back later :)

Matias Smith (He/Him)
Upperclassmen Small Group Leader


Major: Communications, c/o 2023

Hometown: Dixon, CA

Hobbies: Drawing, Writing & Watching Criminal Minds

Beach or Mountains? Beach, fun times with friends and sunsets!

What are you looking forward to this year?

Hanging out with friends & connecting with new people

Brigit Miner (She/Her)


Major: Biotechnology, c/o 2024

Hometown: San Carlos, CA

Hobbies: Singing, calligraphy, and binge watching old sitcoms

Coffee or Boba? Coffee is too grown up for me plus I don’t want to get addicted

What are you looking forward to this year?

Meeting and seeing new and old friends!

Darby Bryan (She/Her)
Worship Leader


Major: NPB, c/o 2024

Hometown: Hong Kong

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, and I just started knitting and crocheting (very stress relieving)

Beach or Mountains? Beach, sunsets and sand castles!

What are you looking forward to this year? Meeting new friends and exploring various places to eat/drink!!

Audrey Chiu (She/Her)
Events Leader


Major: Computer Science and Engineering, c/o 2025

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Hobbies: Riding my bike for hours, playing video games

Favorite study spot? Sometimes obscure corners in Shields Library call to me

What are you looking forward to this year? God building me up into a better version of myself.

Kyungbong Ko (He/Him)
Thursday Night Production


Major: Food Science, c/o 2025

Hometown: Antioch, CA

Hobbies: Baking, dancing, and impromptu karaoke sessions

Beach or Mountains? Beach, mainly because of the fire pits my family would have there!

What are you looking forward to this year? Growing more relationships with people where God is at the center!

Joseph Montemayor (He/Him)
Prayer/Welcome Team