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Our Staff

Josh Best

Lead Pastor

Pastor Josh comes from beautiful Big Bear, California. He has been serving in pastoral ministry for 17 years and the majority of those years have been spent serving alongside his beautiful wife, Carrie, of 14 years. They have four amazing children. God placed the special call of planting a church on Pastor Josh’s heart six years ago, in that time he has grown and operates in preaching, vision casting and leadership. In his free time, he enjoys the simple pleasures of fishing, camping, hiking, coffee, and when Tacos are calling Pastor Josh is answering. Pastor Josh’s heart and vison for the Coachella Valley is where Hosanna City Church finds its Mission Statement, “To See People Far From God, Come To Know Him And Make Him Known”.

Darin Begnaud

Assistant Pastor

Pastor D was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles, California. He made our beautiful desert his home 12 years ago and has been married to his wonderful wife Christina for 19 years and have five amazing children. Pastor D received his call to Hosanna City Church when he and pastor Josh joined together for a disaster relief trip and during that time God joined their hearts together to be partners in the ministry. Pastor D has been serving in pastoral ministry for 6 years, running Hosanna City Church’s men’s ministry, a Life Group in his home and blessing others with biblical counsel. When he has the opportunity, D enjoys working out, rock climbing, and playing Zelda. Pastor D’s greatest joy in ministry is seeing people come to spiritual maturity in Christ Jesus.

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Sean Jones

Executive Pastor

Pastor Sean has been serving in ministry for 12 years. He comes from the beautiful Northwest, Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Anna have been married 14 years and have two beautiful children. Sean, lead by the Holy Spirit, found his way to Hosanna City Church 5 years ago where he helped in leading worship, evangelism, and serving as Hosanna City Church’s accountant. Sean enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and riding his motorcycle. In ministry Pastor Sean finds joy in preaching the gospel, loving Jesus and bringing glory to His name.

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Kyle McHolland

Yucca Valley Lead Pastor

Pastor Kyle, originally from Big Bear, California, has been serving in pastoral ministry for 3 years. Pastor Kyle found his calling to ministry at Hosanna City Church while at a men’s retreat, with his former youth pastor, Josh Best. Since that time, he married his beautiful wife Julia and they are now raising their first son! Kyle is the lead pastor of the Yucca Valley Hosanna City campus. When Kyle isn’t doing ministry, you can find him camping, taking missions trips to Mexico, and consuming all of the tacos.

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Gavin Trinidad

Youth Pastor

Pastor Gavin has lived in Palm Springs for most of his life. Although growing up in church, he really fell in love with the Lord at the age of 14 at a summer camp in Maryland. That’s also when he received his call to become a pastor. Gavin was led to Hosanna City Church in 2017 and two weeks after graduating high school became the youth pastor. Gavin has a passion for sharing God’s word: the stories of His past and His encouraging, redemptive, promises for the future. In his free time, Gavin likes to write songs, play guitar, play video games, and eat pizza rolls

Stephanie Schenfeld

Children's Ministry Director

Stephanie Schenfeld was born in Montebello, Ca. in 1979 and moved to Cathedral City in 1988. She has spent most of her life here in the Coachella Valley. Seeds of Christ were planted in early childhood, but it wasn’t until her late 20’s that her heart was prompted to come home. She immediately fell fast and hard for her Savior Jesus Christ. Stephanie, also known as Mrs. Steph is dedicated to planting seeds and watching Jesus grow. Her passion for teaching children has her currently pursuing her BA in Special Education services and Elementary Education. Mrs. Steph is married to the coolest guy ever, Andrew Schenfeld, they have 4 kids Juliet, Jarek, Jennor and Jude. They are also fostering Hank the wonder dog and Ozzy the chonky cat. Steph and Drew together have a pretty cool collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia (Classic Trilogy). Her head is full of useless information and she can recite the entire movie Princess Bride from beginning to end.

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