Our Elders

 
Church of the Open Door is led by elders who serve as under-shepherds to the Good Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ. As under-shepherds our elders guide our staff, build into our leaders, and care for the flock.
 
 

Greg Demonteverde

Worship Elder
Greg and his wife Sue have attended COD since 2002. Greg is passionate about encouraging others and sharing Jesus through music. For the past 13 years he has served in the worship ministry, most recently as a worship leader and deacon. He is serving his first term as an elder and is the elder overseeing the worship ministry. Greg has a BA in Business from Long Beach State and has been working for Dignity Health since 2008, implementing electronic health record systems for hospitals and clinics.. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, attending sporting events, and most of all going out on dates with his bride.
 

Robert Gray

Properties Elder

Robert and his wife Kara are passionate about COD’s grace based faith community, particularly focused on family and children ministries. They feel privileged to have four children maturing in their faith through COD’s kids and student ministries. Robert utilizes his MBA from Azusa Pacific University and background in computer science to serve as President of HdL Software, a local government services firm based in San Dimas.  

 

 
 

Eric Folbrecht

Care Ministry
Eric Folbrecht and his wife Jeanelle have been at COD for over 15 years. Their family had the privilege of being sent by COD to make disciples in the Netherlands for four years. Eric says, “COD is our community that allows us to be real and spurs us to grow more in our faith.” Eric is currently overseeing the Care Ministry at COD. Eric and Jeanelle have three sons.
 

Richard Fregoso

Chairman

Richard Fregoso currently serves as the Chairman of our Board of Elders.  Richard and his bride, Tracy, found their home at COD in 2004. Richard truly enjoys serving the Lord and the COD family wherever there is a need, but his passion is for discipleship.  After serving 10 years in the US Army, Richard has been in technology management for the past 25 years.  He enjoys golfing and riding his Harley in his spare time. The Fregosos love spending time with their two sons and their families, including six grandchildren.
 
 

Carl Kinnoin

Secretary
Carl Kinnoin and his wife Cindy have attended Church of the Open Door since 1998. Carl has worked for Boeing in various areas of Finance for 33 years and has been an adjunct professor for the University of Redlands for 15 years. He enjoys serving wherever there is a need, which currently includes teaching an adult Bible class at COD and serving as an Elder. In his free time Carl enjoys running. Carl and Cindy have three adult children.
 

Ed Newkirk

Missions Elder
Ed Newkirk came to COD in 1985. He and his wife, Barb, have four children and eight grandchildren. Ed is a high school teacher. He has served in a number of capacities at COD: elder, member of the Missions Team, as a Sunday School teacher, as a discipler, and a HUB leader and host.  Ed says that when he first came to COD, he realized that this is a church where he could be a member for life.  It’s his family.
 

Charlie Konoske

Children’s Ministry Elder
Charlie Konoske and his wife Brenda have been members of Church of the Open Door for over 10 years. Together they have served in several capacities, including college ministry leaders and currently in HUB ministry. He recalls when he first came to COD and experienced this community of grace for the first time, “It’s what was missing from my life and what every believer should experience…a place where one can trust God and others with who they really are.” Charlie is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and has been employed there in Student Life for over 15 years. When he is not with his family, at COD, or APU, Charlie enjoys coaching high school basketball. In addition to their three children they have the opportunity to love on other little ones along the way as part of their ministry as foster parents.
 
 

Jon Osborn

Finance Elder

Jon Osborn has been at Church of the Open Door for more than 20 years. He and his wife Karen met at COD and have two daughters, Emma and Audrey. Jon has served in many ministries over the years, including student ministries, AWANA, VBA, and discipleship. Jon and Karen have wholeheartedly been a part of HUB ministry for 15 years, and Jon currently leads their group. Jon is an Enrolled Agent and runs his own business, Steward Financial Services, a tax and accounting firm. Jon is passionate about teaching others to steward God’s resources and is currently serving his second term as Finance Elder.
 

Dave Speck

Vice Chairman
Dave Speck and his wife Kathie were at COD from 1989-1995 and more recently since 2010. Dave has been serving on the Missions team and now as the Missions Elder. He graduated from Wheaton with a BA in Psychology, and received a master’s degree in Marriage and Fatily counseling from APU. He enjoys encouraging others to enjoy and deepen their relationship with God. He also enjoys his three, soon to be four, grandchildren!
 
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