Our Leadership Team

Jesus is the head of Journey Church

He is in charge. 

Every other leader is first and foremost a follower.

Under the guidance of Jesus is a qualified leadership team working to fulfill His mission.

  • Rob Patterson  

    lead pastor      rob@journeyto.org

    Rob grew up a Kings fan in Sacramento and moved to SoCal for undergrad at Biola University. (just in time to have the Lakers rip his heart out)  After graduation, he met Courtney while working at Forest Home.  They got married & moved to Thousand Oaks in '07 and are now blessed with two crazy kids, Naomi and Walter.  Rob spent over 15 years in youth ministry at different churches and camps... that's a lot of all-nighters!  He got his masters degree from seminary at Talbot School of Theology with a focus on spiritual formation.

    It was right at this moment that Rob and Courtney started to sense God's leading to plant a new church in Thousand Oaks.  

    Fun Facts: Was into comic books before it was cool, won two world championships as a drummer in high school

    Loves: coffee, dodgeball, playing with his kids, fantasy football, and sushi


    community life   JAson@JOURNEYTO.ORG   

    Jason grew up in Thousand Oaks and graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 2007. He studied Chinese at Arizona State University, lived in China for a year, and moved back to TO in 2013. He has been teaching Chinese at TOHS since then. He and his wife Jess have been married for three years. 

    Fun fact: Jason met Jess through his sister, who roomed with Jess at college and decided they would be great together. She was right.

    Loves: camping, cycling, classic novels, Chinese food.

  • Jared Chance Taylor

    worship / social media      Jared@JOURNEYTO.ORG

    Jared moved from Mesa, Arizona to study music at Pepperdine University. When he is not leading worship, he writes music for TV & Film. His music is featured in branded content throughout the world. He has been leading worship for nearly ten years.

    Fun facts: Hates the texture of cardboard but loves how it smells.

    Loves: To party.