We Have a Place for You

Our world is always changing, but suddenly it feels like things are changing even faster.  This rapid change can leave us feeling disoriented, alone, and anxious.  But in these vulnerable moments, we might also feel an instinct to connect with one another in deeper ways.   It’s ok if you’re struggling right now, and you’re not alone. If you’re looking for others to connect with in real ways, you’re ready for Harbor.

At Harbor we are interested in getting to know you and care about you just as you are.  We invite you to join us for one of our ZOOM gatherings, connect with us @harborchristian,  or to send us an email.

In this time of isolation, you don’t have to be alone.  Reach out so we can connect you to a community at Harbor.

Rev. Sadie Cullumber

Lead Pastor

Janette Jara

Pastor of Children & Youth

Lauren Graham

Minister of Music

Macy Whitesell

Piano and Keyboard

Justin Wright

Guitar and Trumpet

Seton Fogel

Section Leader

Vanessa Yearsley

Section Leader

Tyler Deans

Director Video & Tech

The Harbor Community – Our Partner Communities

At Harbor, we are more than one community of people.  In fact, three different faith communities share space at Harbor: Harbor Christian Church, Sallims Christian Church, and Temple Isaiah.  And every week, Harbor is proud to host five different recovery groups on campus.  We gather at different times and different ways.  But we all believe in community.  And community should be inclusive and creative.  Scroll down to learn more.

Sallims Christian Church

Hwan-young-ham-ni-da! Welcome to Sallims Church!

Sallims Church offers Sunday morning worship in English and Korean @12:30 pm. As a mission partner of Harbor Christian Church, Sallims Church seeks hospitality and reconciliation as we share the peace Jesus Christ.  If you would like to learn more about Sallims Church, please visit on Facebook contact Dr. John Jinseok Cheon @ 949-981-7294 / jcheon@sallims.com.

Temple Isaiah

For over 45 years, Harbor Christian Church has been the home for Temple Isaiah, a conservative Jewish congregation. Founded by holocaust survivors, Felix and Flory van Beek, the members of Temple Isaiah consider Harbor Christian Church their synagogue for kabbalat shabbat services and special holidays throughout the year.  The enduring friendship between our congregations is one that is cherished by all.

Recovery Group

Harbor understands the value of creating space for recovery.  Because we believe that community plays a powerful role in maintaining sobriety, we proudly share space with five different Alcoholics Anonymous groups.  Please check our events calendar for dates and times of meetings.

Rev. Sadie Cullumber

Rev. Sadie Cullumber accepted a call to Harbor Christian Church in August of 2017.  She was born and raised in San Diego and spent the first part of her career as an educational professional.  She taught high school English and also spent several years as an academic counselor.  In 2012, Sadie decided to enter seminary at Claremont School of Theology and she graduated with her Master of Divinity in 2015.  After graduating, Sadie spent two years in San Diego as the Associate Pastor at Pacific Beach Christian Church, before moving to Orange County.  Sadie now lives in Costa Mesa with her husband and their two daughters.

Janette Jara

Janette Jara was born to two padres mexicanos and raised in Los Angeles. She spent the first part of her career as a stage manager in the theater industry before launching her wedding planning company. She attended First Christian Church,  North Hollywood as her first Disciples of Christ church.   In 2015, Janette became involved in regional ministry. Janette’s love for working with children and youth grew, and she was hired as HCC’s Minister of Youth and Children, Office Manager, and Wedding Coordinator in March 2019. Janette currently serves as an adult leader for the regional Youth Immersion Ministry (YIM) and as Co-Chair of Camp Ministry for the Pacific Southwest Region of the Disciples of Christ. She lives in Lancaster with her fiancée, father in law, and two pups.

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham came to Harbor Christian Church in Spring 2015 as a section leader in the Chancel Choir. Over the years she grew into the community at Harbor, now serving as Minister of Music and church member. Born in Atlanta and raised in Las Vegas by Dr. Rev. David and Melinda Graham; they founded and served a non-denominational Christian church for over a decade until deciding to move to Southern California. Lauren graduated in 2017 from Cal State Fullerton with degrees in Music and Public Relations from Cal State Fullerton. During the rest of her week outside of Harbor-life, Lauren works in radio + television production in Newport Beach, event planning and children's entertainment.

Macy Whitesell

Macy Whitesell is a pianist from Crestline, California. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2019 with a degree in Music Education, and is currently working on obtaining a teaching credential in music. Macy enjoys musical collaboration and is very happy to be at Harbor, where the community has been very welcoming since she began as the accompanist in March. Outside of her time accompanying, Macy is a student teacher in Irvine and teaches private voice and piano lessons around Orange County.

Justin Wright

Justin Wright came to Harbor in 2017 as a guest and soon found a home within our community. Justin grew up in Vista, California participating in church life with his parents. From a young age Justin knew he wanted music to be a driving force in his life. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, he moved to Orange County to attend California State University, Fullerton where he graduated from in 2018 with a degree in music performance. Outside of Harbor Justin enjoys teaching music lessons, making music with friends, surfing and enjoying the outdoors.

Seton Fogel

Seton Fogel is currently a senior at Corona del Mar High School. He joined Harbor Christian Church in 2018. He is 17 years old and he has spent his whole life in Newport Beach with his two brothers, and two immigrant parents, coming from South Africa. This is Seton’s first time being a part of a church. He is glad to have started at Harbor  through a student employee program at his high school. He now acts as a section leader in Harbor's Chancel Choir and a vocalist in the praise team. Next year Seton plans on traveling across the world to study international relations for four years at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Vanessa Yearsley

Vanessa Yearsley lives in Orange County and is in the last year of her vocal performance degree at Cal State Fullerton. Vanessa was born in Alaska, but was raised in Santa Cruz, California, where she began performance in theater at the age of six. Currently, Vanessa teaches private voice and musicianship lessons.  She is very excited to graduate and continue to work and teach in the music field. She has loved being part of the Harbor family for the past two seasons and has learned a lot working with the praise band and with Lauren Graham.

Tyler Deans

Tyler Deans is our Director Video and Technology.  He is masterful at telling stories in our virtual format.  He joined our community and staff several months ago and we are so grateful for all that he adds to our team.