Samuel Gallucci and his wife Toni, since 2005, have devoted their lives to ministry. As an author, he wrote Road Warrior: How to Keep Your Faith, Relationships, and Integrity When Away from Home (Random House). Leaving a successful career in business, Samuel initially joined the staff at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Soon after, he felt God’s call to minister to the needs of the homeless in Ventura and Oxnard. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Embrace! Simply Jesus (formerly Harbor Missionary Church) under the denomination of the Missionary Church. Embrace Church has an apostolic calling and unique ministry to embrace the forgotten people groups of Ventura County, including the homeless and the migrant worker populations. Bringing together churches and individuals, Samuel has planted mobile churches and released leaders to pursue nation-calling. Pastor Samuel is also President of The Kingdom Center, which utilizes a new model of unity within the church community to care for the poor and broken within the cities it serves. Samuel’s newest book is titled, More Than Animals, written to present proven solutions for the crisis of homelessness in our state. These solutions are practiced at Gabrile’s House to offer our precious residents dignity, love and grace.
Craig Arnold was born again in January 1973 and married his wife, Rachel, on July 7, 1973. They’ve been married 47 years and have two sons and four grandchildren. Over a period of more than 30 years, he owned businesses, started up or bought, and built businesses. He sold furniture to the trade through his company in downtown Los Angeles, Dillon-Wells. He became a member of the board of directors for Jet Alliance in 2002 until that company was sold in 2020. He had his own board with Dillon-Wells and served as Chairman of the Board. Craig retired from business in 2011 but remained on the Dillon-Wells board until January 2018.
Craig spent five years on staff at Calvary Westlake as Director of Adult Ministries from Jan 2013 through Jan 2018. Additionally, he is on the Grants Committee for the Christian Foundation of America.
Iris Carignan is an artist, inspirational speaker, and author and illustrator of Fresh Eyes: Seeing God in the Unexpected and Moriah’s Wings. She shares her faith and personal journey through her writing and art.
Iris’s love of God, art and writing began nearly simultaneously at the age of nine. That is when she came to faith in Jesus, had her first painting lesson, and wrote her first book. As Iris entered her teens, inspirations of poetry began to flow from her heart as well. Her poetry has touched many since those early days and her poem “Footsteps of My Lord” is published in the International Library of Poetry. As an award-winning painter, Iris has been recognized both locally and nationally. Her paintings hang in collections around the nation and have gained her a reputation as a painter of peace. However, she considers her best work of art to be her longtime marriage to her husband, Larry, and her three children and seven grandchildren.
At Gabriel’s House, Iris began as a volunteer and today serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Team Hope. Her many talents have added to the success of recent Gabriel’s House events.
T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. has been a practicing attorney since 1983. His successful law firm, Catanese & Wells, is headquartered in Westlake Village. Randy is a member of the California Bar, the Federal Bar and is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of California. He is also a member of the California State Bar Litigation, Estate and Business Law Sections. Mr. Catanese regularly participates in the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Bar Associations.
As a civil litigation lawyer in California, Randy has handled a number of multi-million-dollar litigation cases including those involving claims, commercial and civil litigation, and real estate disputes. He is also thoroughly experienced in the business arena assisting clients of all sizes from start-ups to established companies seeking to expand and grow. While acting as counsel to Direct Stock Market, a private venture capital firm, Randy organized and co-chaired the DSM Capital Access and Business Development Symposium where more than $2 billion in venture capital was represented. Several appellate cases argued by Randy have been published both in California State Courts and before the Federal Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit.
Randy received his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the University of Arizona where he appeared on the Dean’s List. He then graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1983 juris doctor cum laude. While attending Pepperdine he was a member of the Law Review where he published two articles. Randy has appeared as a guest lecturer at the University of Arizona and at Pepperdine teaching courses related to real estate development and finance, and race-horse syndication, equine law, and business.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Catanese was raised in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children and seven grandchildren.
Prudence Kuai is a veteran of the healthcare industry with extensive executive level Operations and Information Technology management experience. She has served in executive positions with Alliance Healthcare Services, Chief Information Officer; Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida), Chief Information Officer Senior VP of Operations; TriZetto Group, Senior VP of Product Management; and Anthem Inc. (WellPoint Inc), Divisional Chief Information Officer & VP of IT.
Prudence has served on the boards of directors for Mission House of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Daniel Kids of Jacksonville, Florida, and Haven House in Pasadena, California.
Randy Noblitt has used his education, experience and passion to serve others in many capacities. After a successful career in commercial real estate, Randy pursued a master’s degree in psychology to fulfill God’s calling on his life. For the past several years, he has worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westlake Village, California. Randy has a deep desire to see people set free from fear, shame, emotional paralysis, and destructive behaviors. He has worked with both men and women, along with couples and families on a diverse set of issues, including marriage, co-parenting, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Randy has a particular gifting to guide adolescents and young adults as they develop healthy and meaningful lives. In addition, Randy regularly partners with churches to help those with deep psychological trauma.
Randy and his wife, Yvonne, have a blended family of five children and five grandchildren. They live in Oak Park, California, and are frequent visitors to their second home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Randy enjoys cycling, UCLA football, and adventures with Yvonne and their close group of friends and family.
Katherine L. Saigeon joined Christian Foundation of America as its President and Executive Director in September 2012. She has served on the Board of CFW since 2002, as Board Treasurer. A career executive in philanthropy, she served as Chief Financial Officer of The Fuller Foundation, Pasadena California (affiliate Foundation for Fuller Theological Seminary) for over twelve years. During that time, The Fuller Foundation grew from $130 million to over $500 million in charitable assets, providing services as a trust fiduciary for charitable trusts, donor advised fund, and other Christian based not-for-profit organizations on a national basis. Previously, Kathy was Chief Financial officer of two multi-billion foundations, The California Endowment, and as VP for Finance for The Kellogg Foundation. Her career in philanthropy spans 25 years.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Her early career as a CPA was with Price Waterhouse where she specialized in large not for profit organization audit practice. She has served in leadership positions on numerous charitable organization boards, Christian ministries, and professional associations during her career, and conducted public speaking in the fields of philanthropy, stewardship, leadership, and institutional investment management. She currently is a member of Kingdom Advisors, co-hosting the Kingdom Advisors West Ventura County Chapter, and on the Board of Directors of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) Harbor Ventura. A member of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, Ca., she serves on a senior strategic advisory council to the Board of Elders and is active in stewardship educational ministries.
Kathy is passionate about bringing Christian-based stewardship, philanthropy and giving services to families and ministries. She has two sons, Steven and Paul, and two beautiful grandchildren. She lives in the Wood Ranch community of Simi Valley, California.
Randall P. Sanada, Sr., CFP®, ChFC, MSFS, CKA® is an investor and financial advisor, and has served in the financial services industry since 1972. Randall was a founding member of the Gold Team of Senior Advisors at American Express and was featured in its 1985 Annual Report.
In 1987 Randall retired from American Express and established a “family office” to manage their holdings. Other families were invited to participate and Alliance Entrust emerged. Today, Alliance has become a centralized financial services firm providing its clients with various resources ranging from asset management to tax and estate planning under the direction of a team of credentialed financial professionals.
Randall has earned: Master of Science, Financial Services (MSFS), Master of Science, Management (MSM), Bachelor of Science, Business Management, and a Bachelor of Science, Data Processing. His credentials include: Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner (CFP), Chartered Life underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA).
Randall has served as president for community organizations, including the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce and the Financial Planners Association – San Fernando Valley Society. Mr. Sanada is a founding member of Kingdom Advisors, with Larry Burkett and Ron Blue. Randall is Chairman Emeritus of Christian Foundation of America and is a founding Board Member of Gabriel’s House.
Randall enjoys snow skiing, flying, and spending quality time with his wife, Kaylene, his four sons, and now four grandchildren.
Joseph Soler has been married to his wife, Mary, for 42 years. He is the father of three adult children and grandfather of five. He became a follower of Jesus in 1981, and served as Associate Teaching Director with Community Bible Study from 2002 – 2018. Gabriel’s House is very near and dear to Joseph’s heart as the house was named after his first-born grandson, Gabriel, who went to be with the Lord shortly after birth. He and his wife, Mary, helped to open Gabriel’s House in December 2011 and he became a Board Member in 2017. Joseph has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry in various capacities for more than 40 years and is currently a consultant with a boutique firm based in Philadelphia. Joseph and Mary reside in a suburb of San Antonio, Texas.
Mary Soler has been married to her husband, Joseph, for 42 years. She is the mother of three adult children, two son-in-loves, and five grandchildren. Mary gave her heart to Jesus in 1981 and has passionately served Him in various Bible studies and prayer ministries for many years. Gabriel’s House is very dear to Mary’s heart as the house was named after her first-born grandson, Gabriel, who went to be with the Lord shortly after birth. Mary and Joseph helped to open Gabriel’s House in December 2011. She joined the Board of Directors in 2018, currently serving as Secretary. Mary is a Christian women’s speaker and author of the book Splendid Day; Former Community Bible Study Teaching Director (2000-2008), Area Director (2008-2016), Co-ed Evening Class Senior Leader (2015-2018); Former KDAR Christian Radio Show host; and past owner of Fruitful Living LLC, a relocation consulting company. Mary and Joseph currently reside in a suburb of San Antonio, Texas.