Meet our staff & elders


  • Cliff Woolls

    PasTor

    Cliff and his wife Christina have been part of Bridges 1984.  They have two adult children, Beth and Michael.  Christina teaches Math at Martin Luther King High School.  Cliff preaches, teaches, leads the staff team, coordinates pastoral care, provides vision and guidance for church ministries.

  • Donoven Gomez

    Interim worship pastor


  • Deana Ries

    Office Manager

    Deana has had the joy of being part of Bridges since 1992.  She has been honored to partner with this body as they walk out their faith together. Bridges has been a foundational part of their family's lives. She and her husband Steve have four adult children (Cassie, Cayla/married to Derrick, Colin and Corinne). Deana oversees and manages all the office functions and administrative tasks.

our elders

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  • jim mcguire

    Jim is married to Jane, and they have a daughter. Jim is a Fifth Grade teacher in the public school system and Jane is an associate professor of school psychology and the PPS School Psychology Program Coordinator at California Baptist University. Jim has a fervency for teaching the Bible and how biblical truth integrates into the lives of Christians' in the world today.

  • cliff woolls

    Cliff is the Pastor of Bridges. He and his wife Christina have been part of Bridges Christian Fellowship for over 30 years. They have two adult children, Beth and Michael. Christina teaches Math at Martin Luther King High School. Cliff preaches, teaches, leads the staff team, coordinates pastoral care, provides vision and guidance for church ministries.

  • Gary Astfalk

    Gary is married to Patty and they have two married children, Corinne and Luke, their spouses and three wonderful grandchildren. Gary owns a business in Ontartio, CA. Their lives are full with family, farm animals and fruit trees. Gary is the financial officer for Bridges and enjoys leading folks into the biblical truths of stewardship, but finds the most pleasure serving others.




  • Sean Cadd

    Sean is married to Dina and they have raised two sons. They have attended Bridges since 1989. Sean is retired law enforcement and Dina teaches pre-kindergarten. Sean is passionate about biblical truth, theology, and doctrine as the foundation for engaging an increasingly confused church and contentious world.