About Kingdom One

We exist to build Courageous, Effective and Healthy ministries that grow the Church.

Our Story

Thus far...

2018

Idea to create a Church Staffing Firm

2019

Grew to full-service HR & then expanded to Shared Services

Jan 2020

Steven Bush and Southwest Church get connected.

Feb 2020

The name and brand, 'Kingdom One,' is born.

Apr 2020

Kingdom One has its first Board Meeting and hires its first employees

Jun 2020

Kingdom One hosts its first 'All-Hands' meeting.

2020

Kingdom One serves 7 ministries, its staff grows to 14, 18 Talents are served and Kingdom One Academy is launched.

2021

Kingdom One serves 32 ministries, its staff groes to 25, 54 Talents are served and Above Reproach is launched.

    Our Values

    Relationship First

    We invested deeply & intentionally to grow relationships that generate trust & transparency

    Ready to Grow

    We attract, develop, disciple and train the current and future church. Actively develop and refine tools, materials, networks and resources that are helpful to church leaders both inside and outside of Kingdom One.

    Deep Work

    We roll up our sleeves and step into the trenches with ministry teams. The quality and excellence of our work is matched by our willingness to challenge the status quo and do the hard work that produces lasting health.

    In Pursuit of Health

    We seek to overcome distraction, burnout and the superficial. We cultivate organizational and personal health to run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus.

    No Silos, Egos or Turf Wars

    We refuse to let pride ruin our ministry or Christ’s church. We collaborate to bring harmony, humility, and unity because we are better together.

    Fans of Fun

    Fun is non-negotiable. We foster an environment where we can keep levity and fun at the heart of what we do.

    Meet the Kingdom One Team

    Human Resources Talent Group

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      David Bell
      HR Associate Generalist

      I most enjoy the relationships that are built over time with each church as support continues.

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      Gina Regis
      Senior HR Generalist

      Gina Regis is our Senior Human Resource Generalist at Kingdom One and her role is to provide strategic insight and servant leadership to enable our ministry partners invest in, lead and grow their most valuable resource – people!
      Gina holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management and a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Computer Applications – in addition to her training and extensive experience in Ministerial Development. Coming to us with over 18 years of international Church Ministry experience across the areas of Strategic Leadership, Human Resources, Ministry Operations and Worship Leadership. Gina enjoys analyzing the critical nuances of practical ministry to offer big-picture and overall perspective to church leadership, staffing, organizational structure and helping direct culture change.
      Born and raised in the Middle East to Indian expat parents, Gina is particularly adept in coaching organizational leaders and helping them navigate the cultural challenges as it relates to diverse workforces. She gets very excited when she sees people and organizations become all that God designed for them to be.
      When she is not working, Gina loves family time. She also loves working on music projects, hiking and traveling with her husband, Darius.

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      Kendra HolybeeSPHR
      COO & HR Talent Group Lead

      Kendra is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Kingdom One and her role is to lead the HR Talent Group, Administrative Support Talent Group and oversee the collaboration of the Executive Leadership Team. Kendra’s background includes 17 years in Human Resources in industries including Hospitality, Healthcare, Restaurant, and Ministry. Kendra currently holds her credential for Senior Professional in Human Resources. In her last ministry role, Kendra was leading the HR team as an integral part of growing a local mega church from 2 to 9 campuses and has a niche for creating engaged employee cultures. For the last year Kendra has been working as an HR Consultant focused on advising small businesses. A coach at heart, loves to see people and churches grow and loves celebrating those small and large wins with them. Kendra is really excited to be able to partner with churches and help them serve the community and staff with creativity and excellence. Kendra has been married for 15 years to the avid cyclist, Andrew. They live in Riverside and have 2 boys, Mattox age 9 and Hezekiah age 12. You'll most likely find Kendra baking sourdough, taking pictures, reading, and learning the cello.
      Interesting fact, Kendra is in the final stages of publishing a book, Relent + Pursue.

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      Kristina CortezaPHR
      HR Associate Generalist

      Kristina is responsible for supporting the Human Resources team by training, processing new hires and new hire paperwork. Kristina started working in Human Resources for Snowline Joint Unified School District in the High Desert and by working in the Shared Services department at High Desert Church as the HR & Development Assistant Director and as an office coordinator. She is so excited to be on the Kingdom One team to help grow the team so that churches have more support to reach more hearts and minds for Jesus. A fun fact about Kristina is that she's never played sports in her life, but is a huge sports fan. Unfortunately, she's a diehard Las Vegas Raiders fan but she will be the first to tell you that she is the nicest Raider fan you'll ever meet!

      Kristina has been married to her husband Mike for 5 years, and they have one son in Heaven, Brody, and a 1 year old son named Axl. Kristina loves hanging out with her husband, son, family and friends and loves to workout and do yoga, as well as shop at Target!

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      Laura Murphey
      Training & Development Lead

      Laura Murphey is the Training and Development Lead at Kingdom One. She is responsible for pinpointing training and development needs , creating training content, and equipping ministries to be able to serve efficiently with servant leader hearts. Laura’s background includes 6 years of experience serving in the nonprofit world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from California Baptist University. Laura is excited to equip ministry leaders with the right tools by providing engaging and God honoring training content.

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      Steven BushMBA, SHRM-SCP
      HR Generalist

      Steven is the CEO of Kingdom One and his role is to provide servant leadership to the team, administrative board, strategic partners and ministry clients of Kingdom One! Steven holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration, with an Emphasis in Human Resources from the University of La Verne. He holds an Associate's and Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management. He also holds the Society for Human Resources Management's Senior Certified Professional Certification (SHRM-SCP). His background includes working in HR and Operations in the retail, human services and high-tech entertainment industries. In his last marketplace role, Steven served as the Corporate HR Manager supporting the Chief Talent and Strategy Officer and Chief Legal Officer of a Fortune 500 company. God called Steven out of the marketplace to serve at his local multi-site church as the Business Administrator, where he has spent the last five years in ministry leading the Shared Services functions of High Desert Church in Victorville, CA.

      An interesting fact about Steven is he loves European Football (we think he means soccer). He enjoys watching football on the weekends with his four-year old son, Andrew, while letting his wife of 12 years sleep in! He and Sue love to travel and especially enjoy taking Andrew on cruises to exciting locations.

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      Treena Meyers
      CHRO, HR Manager

      Treena Meyers is our Human Resources Manager and she comes to Kingdom One with 30 years of Human Resources experience. She has over 17 years of church ministry experience in Human Resources, Business Operations, Leadership Development, strategic planning and outreach. Additionally, Treena holds a Master of Divinity from Azusa Pacific University and is expected to graduate in May 2021 with her Doctor of Ministry with a focus on Spiritual Formation. Treena is excited to join the Kingdome One team and put her talents and experiences towards helping the capitol ‘C” church. She loves coming alongside the Church and serving God’s people. She is passionate about helping others discover, develop and live out their calling. Treena is married to her high school sweetheart Brian. They have been married 30 years and traveled the world together while he was in the Navy. They have four sons, Ian (24), Benjamin (22), Nathan (17) and Aidan (15). She loves spending time with her family and enjoys supporting her sons’ sports programs. She is an avid reader and loves going to the beach.

    Finance Talent Group

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      Melian Maxwell
      Senior Accountant

      Melian is a Senior Accountant for Kingdom One her role includes contributing and supporting the Finance Talent Group both internally and externally. She served for over 15 years as the Accounting Manager for her church in San Diego performing duties such as payroll, budgeting, asset management, internal and external reporting, in addition to various administrative projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting from San Diego State University. Melian is looking forward to building relationships with and supporting other churches while growing in her calling in accounting and administration.

      Melian and her husband have been married 12 years and have four children. They recently relocated from San Diego to the Texas Panhandle. Melian and her family are looking forward to many outdoor adventures and experiencing all four seasons.

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      Tyler Morgan
      Business Operations Manager

      Tyler serves as the Business Operations Manager in the Finance Talent Group. He comes to Kingdom One with decades of diverse experience helping people and organizations from the boardroom to bookkeeping and beyond. His passion in the body of Christ is to see it operate with Holy Spirit filled administration.

      He served 12 years as CFO and Executive Pastor in a family of churches that experienced an entire lifecycle of multisite and church plant growth transforming to 9 separate, independent churches. He’s excited to share the lessons the Lord has allowed him to learn to serve and support churches in the often overlooked area of finance, governance and business administration.

      Tyler loves his wife and two adult children, surfing and traveling. He’s visited 25 different countries and hopes to add to the list in the years to come!

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      Daniel Ndikumukiza
      Accountant

      Daniel is Accountant at Kingdom One, and his role is to provide support to the entire Kingdom one Internal financial operations and Finance Talent Group. His expertise lies at providing leadership to all aspects of financial stewardship, budgeting, financial and operating analysis, and financial reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California Baptist University. His background includes working in Accounting and Finance with various not-for-profit organizations and Churches, namely Magnolia Church in Riverside, California, as Controller.

      He enjoys playing guitar for beginners in his free time. Daniel and his wife Gaju of 3 years are new parents, and God blessed them with a son Levi of 2 months year-old, all residing in Riverside.

    I.T. Talent Group

      Communications talent Group

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        Tim Finch
        Graphic Designer

        As a designer, I'm passionate about bringing the dreams of individuals and ministries into reality, and I love how many different areas of ministry that design can impact!

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        K.J. Roelke
        Web Developer

        I love making websites that look great, are easy-to-use and that help people connect.

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        Rebekah Partridge
        Social Media Lead

        I am most passionate about equipping churches with the tools they need to approach social media ministry in their own unique voice.

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        Jenn Garcia
        Project Manager

        As a Project Lead for Kingdom One, Jenn helps to create and execute big picture goals by ensuring execution of project timelines, identifying deliverables, and enhancing project planning solutions. She excels at organization, improving processes, leadership, project scoping, content review, and ideation. Jenn’s ability to be agile in high-pressure situations and with quick turnarounds allows her to maintain focus, pay attention to details, eliminate problems, and motivate others. Her job experience includes executive assistant and events coordinator for 10+ years and project management, producer, and production roles ranging from large summits and conferences to online live events, creative presentations, short films, and music videos for 6+ years. She is passionate about seeing the global Church of Jesus Christ grow and thrive through project excellence and creativity.
        Jenn was born and raised in Texas and graduated from Hillsong International Leadership College in Australia before moving to sunny Southern California to live close to the beach and Disneyland. Some of her favorite things to do include traveling, watching movies, crocheting and embroidery.

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        Nick Ovalle
        CMO & Communications Talent Group Lead

        Nick is a communication specialist who has helped multiple churches move their ministry forward using technology, video and O.T.T. media. He has spent time working to build one of the largest online churches in the world. Nick’s studies of Mechanical Engineering and Visual Communications at The University of Texas San Antonio helped inform his work in and outside the church.

        He resides in Southern California with his wife of eight years, Amanda, and three kids.

      Worship & Production Talent Group

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        Nathan Baldwin
        Experience Manager

        Nathan is the Experience Manager at Kingdom One, leading the Production and Worship Talent Groups. As a worship leader and audio engineer, he has been serving the Church in a variety of ways for nearly 20 years. Nathan enjoys working to craft creative, God exalting worship experiences in a team environment and as a Worship Pastor, he has had the opportunity to play a vital role in several multi-site and multi-venue launches. Nathan serves as a consultant and coach to churches, worship leaders, and production directors; bringing with him a wealth of experience in developing leaders, teams, systems and strategies for lasting and effective ministry. Nathan is most passionate about leadership development and shaping cultures of grace, growth and investment in ministry. What Nathan loves most about the Kingdom One team is the opportunity to help churches identify and break through new ceilings and maximize their impact for the Kingdom.

        Nathan and his family live in Orange County and he can often be found surf-fishing at local beaches for halibut and occasionally, an accidental pelican. (Ok, it just happened once) Nathan has been married to his wife Kim for 22 years and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Alison and Emily. Their family enjoys good food, binging movies and playing card and board games. If you've known the Baldwins for any length of time, you've probably sat at their table and played NERTZ!

      Online Ministry Talent Group

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        Matt Curtis
        Chief Development & Online Ministry Officer

        Matt Curtis is the Chief Development and Digital Ministry Officer for Kingdom One. Over his 16 years serving the church in creative execution and leadership, Matt has watched the internet change how we do almost everything. He has spent years experimenting and learning in an effort to help the Church be better equipped to minister effectively in the digital space. Rather than study from afar, Matt has leaned into the potential of the internet by self publishing two books, kickstarting a card game, hosting a podcast, and releasing a chill electronic music EP. All of these seemingly unrelated side projects have made him passionate about helping the Church bridge the gap between the possibilities of the internet and the opportunity of Online Ministry.

        Outside of his work serving the church, Matt is a social gamer, dreams of starting a BBQ restaurant/arcade, and secretly wants to become a DJ. Matt’s wife Amy is endlessly supportive of all of his different projects, and his two kids, Ryken and Aven, are just as curious about life.

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