Leadership

We believe that the elders of Kaleo church have been appointed by God to lead and shepherd the flock of Kaleo and to care for the church which Jesus bought with his own precious blood. To do this, we are committed to the following:

  • Exhorting God’s people regularly to love Jesus and keep him first in their life.
  • Preaching God’s word and proclaiming the whole counsel of God.
  • Urging those who don’t know Jesus to come to put their trust in him and receive the eternal life that he offers and join his family.
  • Baptizing those who do receive Jesus in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Regularly administering the Lord’s Supper for the encouragement and edification of God’s people.
  • Protecting the flock from wolves as well as using church discipline when necessary as a means of calling people to repentance.
  • Regularly meeting to pray for one another, the church and the lost.
  • Regularly confessing our sins and considering the interest of the church more important than our own interest.

We are confident that Jesus himself will build his church and are thankful for the privilege he has given us to serve his precious bride. We will do our best to love her well, just as our savior has loved us so very well.

 ELDERS

 

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TIM CAIN

Contact : tim@kaleochurch.com

Duties as elder: Preaching, leading a missional communities, training up and discipling leaders, counseling, and casting and protecting the vision of Kaleo Church El Cajon.

Pulpit: Saturday nights in El Cajon, Tuesday and Friday night missional communities.

Wisdom/bit of advice/quote: Give your life to knowing and loving Jesus. He is the only one who can truly satisfy you. Seek him with all that you have, for in finding him you find life. Paul was right when he said, “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. (Philippians 3:7-9).

Wife: Abbey. I praise God for the gift of a sensitive loving wife who passionately loves the Gospel. She is an example to me of what it means to be thirsty for our savior and to find no rest until we find it in him alone.

Children: Tayla. When Tayla was two and half years old God brought her into our life, and for that we will be forever grateful. She is an amazing blessing to us and a constant reminder of just how kind our God is. In 2014, God also gave us Malachi. A young street girl was coming to our Friday night missional Community and when she found out she was pregnant, she asked Abbey and I to adopt him. We are also trying to adopt another child from the country of Uganda. We are so thankful for the way our God has adopted us and long to show off his unfailing love through adopting orphans who are in desperate need of a loving family.

Education: B.A. in pastoral studies from Moody Bible Institute and a M.A. in Bible from Westminster Theological Seminary West in Escondido, California. I also did a one year church planting residency at Bethlehem Baptist church in Minneapolis where John Piper was pastoring.

Hope and Vision for Kaleo: That Kaleo would be a Christ-treasuring community, formed by the Gospel and sent on mission to the world through the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

 A few of my favorite things: I love my wife Abbey and my daughter Tayla. I also love my family in the Midwest and enjoy spending time with them each year. My favorite thing to actually do is preach. I love preaching, and even more I love my Savior Jesus who is the one I am committed to preach about. I love counseling, I love seeing people find comfort and joy in the midst of suffering as they begin to see Jesus as worthy of their trust. I enjoy reading and writing and discussing theology. I love sports and am a big fan of all the professional teams from Chicago.

 

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WES VAN FLEET

Contactwes@kaleochurch.com

Duties as elder:  Leading a missional community, training up and discipling leaders, counseling, preaching, and administration.

Pulpit: Saturday nights in El Cajon when Tim Cain is not preaching.

Wisdom/bit of advise/quote:  We spend our lives trying to make a name for ourselves just to be let down over and over. I have found as I have struggled with pride and reputation that the most joy is found in dying to self and knowing Christ. Paul knew this well when he wrote:“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”(Galatians 2:20)

Wife : Jenn.  Man!! This woman is a gift from God. I thank him everyday for her and how she is so kind and gentle, yet sporadic and crazy. When I am struggling to find my identity in Christ alone she has a way of exposing my sin but always proclaims the Gospel to me. I love you Jenny-bear!

Children :  We have two daughters whom we love very much. Olivia Joy was born in September of 2013 and Hadley Grace was born in February of 2015. We were not supposed to be able to have kids, so they are constant reminders to us that God listens to our petitions and gives good gifts to his children to show off how much better he is as the Giver (Jas. 1:17).

Education: B.A. in Biblical Studies from San Diego Christian College and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Hope and Vision for Kaleo : That Kaleo would be a Christ-treasuring community, formed by the Gospel and sent on mission to the world through the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

How you got involved with Kaleo : In January of 2010 I had come to Kaleo broken and beat up from another church plant and wondered if there were any churches that truly preached the gospel, lived life together, and loved their city. I had almost given up on church. Tim Cain and I met and our philosophy of ministry meshed perfectly and we both had a passion to see the message of the cross be central to all of life. I became an intern right away and fell in love with the people and was overwhelmed by God’s grace towards Kaleo Church. Instead of moving across the country for seminary, I stayed at Kaleo to serve in any way possible. I love this church!

A few of my favorite things : I adore my wife, my daughters, and God’s people. In my downtime I love reading, especially biographies. There is also something special about having meals with other sinners and discussing the beauty of being redeemed by Jesus. I love to get away with my wife, spend time with Olivia and Hadley, listen to music, and clean the house (I know, weirdo). In any other free time I can find, I enjoy cycling and triathlons.

 Qualifications for an elder

A. Must be above reproach (Titus 1:6; 1 Tim. 3:2) B. Husband of one wife (Titus 1:6; 1 Tim. 3:2). C. Household must be in order with children who believe (Titus 1 :6; 1 Tim. 3:4). D. Not a new convert (1 Tim. 3:6). E. Self controlled and temperate (Titus 1:7; 1 Tim. 3:2). F. Honorable, hospitable, seeking good (Titus 1:7). G. Have a good reputation ( 1 Tim. 3:7 ). H. Not addicted to wine ( 1 Tim. 3:3 ). I. Not greedy ( 1 Tim. 3:3 ). J. Able to exhort (teach) sound doctrine ( Titus 1:9 ; 1 Tim. 3:2 ). K. Able to refute false teaching ( Titus 1:9 ). L. They must be ready to earn their own living if necessary ( Acts 20:17 , 33-35 ).

Deacons

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THOMAS ASCHINGER

Contact: aschi62@gmail.com

Duties as deacon:  Leading a missional community, counseling, and administration.

Wisdom/bit of advise/quote: “He who rides to be crowned will not mind a rainy day.” -John Trapp, Puritan

Wife : Suzanne

Hope and Vision for Kaleo : That Kaleo would be a Christ-treasuring community, formed by the Gospel and sent on mission to the world through the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

How you got involved with Kaleo : We had attended Kaleo pastored by David Fairchild for many years.  When Pastor Tim was praying and preparing to plant Kaleo East County we felt drawn to be a part of it.

A few of my favorite things : Spending a Sabbath morning with my wife drinking coffee and talking about God, his Word, his grace, and his work in our lives.

Qualifications for a Deacon

A. Must be dignified (1 Tim. 3:8). B. Not double-tongued (1 Tim. 3:8). C. Not addicted to much wine (1 Tim. 3:8). D. Not greedy for dishonest gain (1 Tim. 3:8). E. Holds the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience (1 Tim. 3:9). F. Must be tested first (1 Tim. 3:10). G. Their wife must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things (1 Tim. 3:11-12). H. Must manage their children and household well (1 Tim. 3:12). I. They must be servants (1 Tim 3:13; Acts 6:1-6).