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Tyon Bell

– Creative Arts Pastor

About Tyon:

My name is Tyon Bell, but most people call me Ty, or PT. I have an amazing family of five: a beautiful wife, Florence, four “wonderful” daughters, Tiaona, Tiffaeni, Taileeyah, and Sekona, and an “awesome” son, Teimon.  Needless to say, there is NEVER a dull moment in the Bell house! In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis and indulging in some delicious Southern style BBQ pulled pork, and Baby-back Ribs. My favorite TV show is House (don’t judge), and I love to travel with my family.


My Go-To Scripture:

Psalm 108:1 – “My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.”


Marie Van Rys

– Administrative Pastor

About Marie:

I am a mother of 3 grown children, Gigi to my grandchildren, and married to my wonderful husband Bill. I love the outdoors whether it is up in the mountains hiking or watching a snowstorm to the beach with my feet in the sand.  I like to work on puzzles, read books and play games with friends and family.   In the last 30 years, I have been able to travel and share the love of God with many people.  I love to help people grow and learn about their significance in God through bible studies, counseling, and prayer.  My time with God is precious to me and I am always excited to read His word and hear from Him.  I am interested in prophetic prayer and worship and look forward to teaching more on this topic.


Pamela Buzo

– Accountant

About Pamela:

Having traveled to over 30 countries, I love people, cultures, and history. I have been blessed to be married over 30 years to my very best friend, Jim. A fun fact is I am one of 11 siblings and Jim and I have never experienced an empty nest due to caring for family members and others, and have been so enriched to share these experiences with our two daughters who now have children of their own.  Another fun fact is that I coached volleyball for over 30 years and was blessed to travel the United States either coaching or watching my children compete. We are a tight-knit family who eats dinner together almost every evening.


Lisa Garcia

– Accounting Assistant

About Lisa:

Hello! My name is Lisa Garcia and I've had the privilege of being on staff at Oasis Church for nine years. I am married to my best friend, Frank, and we have two crazy twin teenage boys, Brice and Taylor. I love the constant noise, competitions, play fighting, and goofiness that fills our home every day. My favorite days are when the sun is shining and we set out on an adventure, finding trails to hike in the mountains or by the ocean. I can also be found cozy on the couch with a blanket bingeing on my sappy Hallmark movies! Mexican food is the best, along with Jen's homemade toffee bars. I've always been a dog lover, German Shepherds to be exact, but recently fell in love with our two new kittens. God is and has always been the center of my life and no matter what the circumstances or season I find myself in, I choose to sing my favorite worship song, "It Is Well with My Soul."


Iohann "Yo" SantamariNa

– Director of Facilites

About Iohann:

I am behind the scenes at Oasis Church as I run the facilities, but you will see me and my wife Julie front and center every Sunday worshipping God. I am originally from Cuba and have lived in Miami. I speak fluent Spanish and would love to chat with you! I enjoy fishing, cooking, and working out. I also enjoy spending time with my family and kids.


Heather Green

– Oasis City Center Executive Director

About Heather:

I have a heart and passion for Stockton. The potential of sharing an underlying hope with an under-resourced community is one of the reasons I moved home after living in Las Vegas for seven years. My renewable zeal for philanthropy and passion for truly making an impact is what fuels my role within the Oasis family. There isn’t anything I won’t challenge myself to learn, while keeping a full cup of coffee in my hand.

In my free time, I cherish quality moments with my rather large family, love eating all things Mexican, traveling to new places, assembling pretty charcuterie boards, and most importantly, enjoying life’s greatest blessings with my daughter Jemma, fur-child Toby, and husband Jordan.

Favorite Quote: The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Favorite Hobby: Riding my Peloton

Friday Night Fav: Cozy blankets next to a warm fire


Tammy Turrentine

– Children's Director

About Tammy

My name is Tammy Turrentine, A.K.A. Ms. Tammy! I am married to the most amazing man and we have 5 kids. We are beyond blessed to minister to children through Oasis Church and Oasis City Center. I enjoy the company of friends and family. I also love to shop and eat ice cream!


Aleyda Johnston

– Nursery Coordinator

About Aleyda

My name is Aleyda Johnston and I am the Nursery Director here at Oasis. I have been in my position for over 16 years and I can honestly say it is truly the most satisfying job I have ever had. If I’m not called Mrs. Aleyda, you’ll often hear “Mom” as the other name. I am married to my husband Don and I have two daughters, Angelina and Ashley. But like I said earlier, I am “mom” to many others. I come from a big family and have 5 sisters and 2 brothers. But how about we get down to some fun facts. Like I said previously, I have been working in the nursery for more than 16 years, but before that I worked in the schools. Whether it was as a Migrant Ed Assist or a Noon duty I have always had a heart for children. Now personally I don’t know if I have interesting talents, but if you ask anyone who knows me, they might call me the “baby whisperer”. Can you notice that children are where my heart is? Pretty much everything ties in with children! But if I’m not with children you might catch me at Target, or getting coffee from my personal favorite place, Java stop. Also, if there were one thing I could eat everyday, it would have to be pizza. Preferably from David’s! In all honesty, during my down time I’m either babysitting or shopping. Like I said, my heart is truly with children.


Valerie SMITH

– Media Director

About Valerie

Hi! My name is Valerie and I am the Media Director at Oasis! I am usually running around with a camera or laptop with a cup of coffee if you've seen me. I am creative and love all things in the creative realm. I played the violin for 8 years, have done almost every form of dance you can think of from salsa to hip-hop, and I have even been in musicals and taken opera lessons. I love to create! A fun fact is I lived in London for a summer and it was an amazing experience. I have traveled and love exploring new places. I love music, I am a huge foodie, Vintage Film collector, I love to cook and I am a huge history buff. It is a passion and blessing that I get to be a part of affecting the atmosphere so people can experience Jesus here at Oasis.


Hobby: Yoga and learning new skills or forms of art

Fave: Relaxing on the beach hearing the waves


Kyler "Kai" Tevis

– Communications Director

About Kyler:

My name is Kyler, but anyone who knows me knows that I always just go by “Kai”. I’m born and raised in Stockton, CA. (Represent!!!) and love my city! I’ve been a drummer since I was 3 years old and a graphic artist for more than 15 years. I have a beautiful wife named Jessica (the most incredible woman in the world!…I’m not biased at all), a wonderful daughter (second most incredible…), and a son who is a creative mini version of me. I love to see new places, try new things, and learn as much as I can along the way. I've traveled to 18 states all by car as a kid and toured in bands since I was 14 years old. Music is my life and creativity is what I love to eat, sleep & breathe! 


Hobby: Does Netflix count?

Faves: Snacks…goes great with Netflix!


Jessica MogAn

– Community Experience Coordinator

About Jessica:

My name is Jessica Mogan. I am happily married and have two kids. A son, and a daughter. Our home is full of pets. We have cats, dogs, and a gecko. I absolutely love the ocean. Swimming in it, watching it and listening to it. My favorite activities include boating, big family camping trips, and spending days at the lake or the beach. I love weekends spent grilling and playing cornhole or horseshoes with family and friends. Our family time often includes lots of delicious food.

Over the past 5 years, I have spent my time consistently feeding, praying for, and blessing people in need in our community. First through volunteering, and now through my position at Oasis. I love to serve the Lord, and I enjoy finding creative ways to bless people.


– Youth Pastors

About Jeremy:

What up! My name is Jeremy and I’m the Youth Pastor here at Oasis Church! I’m passionate about seeing young people reach their God-given destiny and building a culture that cultivates a hunger for the presence of God. My heart's desire is that every person that I come in contact with will be able to meet Jesus. As I believe that a life in Christ is truly living your best life. I’ve been a musician my whole life so I enjoy writing and producing music. I also love traveling and trying new foods!  My favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20 because it reminds me that God's plans are always better than mine.”

About Amber:

Hello! My name is Amber and I have a heart of passion and service for my church community. As a Youth Pastor, I have a heart that burns for developing a strong and healthy community among people. I want to help build a culture of empowering one another with zeal and authenticity as we are called to walk together in unity in the body of Christ. I love traveling to new and exciting places! Huge Disney Fanatic! Foodie and Coffee connoisseur. My favorite scripture is Psalms 27:1 because it is a constant reminder that since he is for me I have nothing to fear.”