Our Leadership

Our full-time ministry staff consists of men and women who love, care, and pray specifically for people. Their goal is to form Christ in themselves and others. If you have any questions or would like to speak to any of our staff, feel free to contact them directly.

  • Joe Collins - Minister

    Joe grew up in the San Fernando Valley where he worked in social work before going into the full-time ministry. He earned his MA in Psychology in 2008. After ministering at The Valley Church for seventeen years, he and his wife Lynnette planted Simi Church in 2015.

  • Lynnette Collins - Women's Ministry

    Originally from Westchester, CA, Lynnette graduated Cal-State Northridge with a degree in Finance and Real Estate. She married Joe two years later. They have three kids Kelly, Hunter, Sofia, and have served in the full-time ministry for nineteen years.

  • Geo Garces - Minister

    Born in the San Gabriel Valley, Geo enlisted in the US Army at seventeen and served for six years. He graduated Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Geographic Information Systems and played collegiate soccer.

  • Karen Garces - Women's Ministry

    Karen grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and became a Christian while attending UC Irvine. She earned a BS in Biological Sciences with a minor in Spanish. Karen and Geo were married in 2000 and have two children, Julianna and Jaden. They have a passion for the next generation and oversee our annual Youth Camp.

Want to Help?

There's a lot to do at Simi Church. We need qualified people to help with our stage crew, audio / visual team, ushers, and more. If you feel called to leadership or just want to help out, let us know. We are always looking for good people willing to serve.