Email Marlowe at Marlowe.Emberly@actionvc.org
Our staff and board have a big dream for Ventura County. Meet the hearts behind the work that we do!
Zarisbeth comes to us as a graduate of CSUCI, with a history of volunteering with different non-profit organizations throughout her upbringing. She absolutely loves building community and giving back. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog by going to the beach or on hikes. Always ready for the next adventure!
Email Zarisbeth at Zarisbeth.Soto@actionvc.org
Jon is a husband, father, collaborator, mobilizer, and follower of Jesus. After his undergrad studies at LIFE Pacific University he received his M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jon worked for 6 years at Foursquare Missions International training and sending missionaries around the world and working with global partners to advance the gospel. Prior to joining the team at ACTION VC he worked for 12 years as an associate pastor at Antioch Foursquare Church in Simi Valley.
Jon loves trying new hobbies which has included: backpacking, snowboarding, brewing beer, skydiving, handcrafting knives, cycling, running marathons, flying airplanes, etc. His favorite activity by far is having fun with his wife Denise and their three young kids; Isaiah, Arabella, and Dominick who they adopted out of the foster care system in Ventura County.
Email Jon at Jon.Looney@actionvc.org
Board Of Directors
Jason has spent years working with nonprofits, such as Cru, to build partnerships that positively impact communities worldwide. In 2018, Jason joined ACTION VC as a board member. Since then, he’s led Love VC projects, volunteered at Christmas Shoppe, and delivered meals during the pandemic. He is grateful for the opportunity to support this type of impact in his hometown, and provide his kids with a model of practical acts of service! Jason works as an Engagement Leader for Thrivent, a financial service organization that helps Christians see money as a tool, not a goal.
Terry works as a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway.
Veronica is a Conejo Valley local, attending local schools as a child and later attending CSU Channel Islands for her bachelor’s in Business. After working as an Event Coordinator for several years with The Bridge Church in Newbury Park, Veronica currently works as Executive Technology Assistant for Crescendo Interactive, Inc. in Camarillo. Veronica began volunteering with ACTION through the Conejo Valley Community Christmas Shoppe in 2007, and still serves in the capacity of Shoppe Chair! In her freetime, Veronica enjoys serving at her local church, curling up with a good book and coaching on a pool deck.
Bill has been a Conejo Valley resident for over 40 years having spent his entire professional career in the Telecommunications industry. Afterwards, he joined Calvary Community Church as a mission team leader which led to the founding of ACTION in 2004. He has been active as a board member ever since! He and his wife Sue are blessed with a large and wonderful blended Christian family which together with great friendships, travel, wine ventures, bucket “delisting” and ministry outreach consumes their spare time.
Amy loves seeing Christians work together to show the love of Jesus to people in need so she said “yes!” when approached to lead ACTION VC’s Camarillo Community Christmas Shoppe. She is an award winning event planner and has raised funds in the non-profit space throughout Ventura County. When she’s not not planning another event, Amy enjoys traveling, reading and decorating.
Peter is a local businessman running his own pool contracting company. He discovered ACTION VC through serving with his church and meeting other board members. Peter loves seeing the faith community and business world partner together to impact needs in the community. His business experience gives him great networking opportunities and an understanding of how to present serving opportunities to the private sector. He is an avid lobster diver and enjoys scuba diving at night of the shores of our local coast.
Adam currently works as the EHS Manager for The Cheesecake Factory headquartered in Calabasas. He also serves as Community Liaison for Revive Community Church, Commissioner for the City of Oxnard sits on the Advisory Board for the Oxnard Chief of Police. He believes the ACTION VC mission statement aligns with his own- to love and serve the community. In his spare time, Adam loves to play baseball, swim, and raise his beautiful daughter!
Edwin joined a Local Love Day that his church was doing with ACTION VC and saw the impact it makes on both the community and the volunteers. When he’s not on the court playing basketball, on the links playing golf, or hiking a local trail, Edwin is often connecting with local Hispanic pastors and ministries. He has been involved in many outreach events and loves seeing the body of Christ work together to make a difference.
Leaf and his wife Joanie serve as the Senior Pastors of Shepherd’s House Church in Westlake Village. Leaf joined the board in 2022 with a desire to connect churches with opportunities to serve those in need in our community.