Our Leadership

Like all Presbyterian churches, Christ Presbyterian Church is led by pastors, elders, and deacons who are elected by the congregation.

Robert Recio

Robert has served as a pastor at CPC since 2010 and was called as the Senior Pastor in 2016. He is a native of Southern California and received his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California. Robert and his wife Cassie have three children.

Mike DeWit

Mike was ordained as one of our first elders at CPC in 2009. He lives in Hemet with his wife, Kristin, and their two children. Mike also received his M.Div. degree from Westminster Seminary California. He oversees the missions committee.

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Gary Gunnerson

Gary was ordained as one of our first elders at CPC in 2009. He and his wife, Susan, have one adult child and two grandsons. Gary has been active in ministry at several different churches before coming to CPC.

Lew Castle

Lew was ordained as one of our first elders at CPC in 2009. He is a native of California and is a retired firefighter. Lew and his wife have two adult children and eight grandchildren.

Izzy Avila

Izzy was ordained as an elder in February of 2019. He and his wife have three adult sons and two grandchildren. Izzy is retired from the U.S. Navy and served as a deacon at one of our sister churches before relocating to the Temecula Valley.

Anthony English

Anthony English is currently our pastoral intern. Anthony is the assistant director of Mission to the World’s West Coast Office. He is currently enrolled at Birmingham Theological Seminary and pursuing a master of arts in biblical studies. He and his wife Jana have three young boys.

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