CEF Santa Barbara is prayerfully steered by a local board of men and women who display strong spiritual and professional traits and have a heart for children. Thank you, board of directors, for your service!
Christopher Haskell is a local attorney who has been practicing for 33 years in the area of complex business litigation. He is married to Pamela Dillman Haskell, and together they have five children. Mr. Haskell has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, Santa Barbara Christian School (now Providence School), the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara. Mr. Haskell is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Enterprise, and was the founder of the Santa Barbara Christian Lawyers Association (SBCLA). SBCLA meets on a monthly basis for lunch, a Bible study and prayer. SBCLA members include active and retired attorneys, retired judges, and law school students. Mr. Haskell has attended Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara since 1991.
Dr. Michael Carley has been on the board for two 3 year terms over the last 10 years. He has ministry experience with Campus Crusade for Christ as a Short Term international Team Missionary and has volunteered in the College campus organization at UCSD. He attended Dental School in San Francisco and intitiated a Dental missions trip with Golden Gate Community church and Agua Viva ministries in Ensenada Mexico. He has 3 Elementary Age children and a wife that is a veterinarian. In his free time Dr. Carley enjoys to surf and to go hiking. Best of all he loves Jesus and hopes that every kid in Santa Barbara has the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ!
Rosario got saved as an adult—though forced to go to church and catechism as a child so that everything was by rote and not reality. “I think it’s so important for children to get close to God and that it’s in their heart and by their choice. That’s what CEF is about.”
Rosario is involved in her community on many levels for the welfare of children. She connects with parents through her business, church, or her son’s school, and empowers parents to equip their children with the tools they need to be successful. “If we help the children when they are little, we will have a healthier world in the future. By ‘health’ I don’t just mean physical, but mental, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual as well. Children need academics but also values. And when children learn to trust God, they will hold on through life no matter what happens.”
Rosario’s community involvements include:
Rosario is a businesswoman who owns and runs Queen of Clean Service: http://dev.queenofcleanservice.com/
Justin Etherton is the owner and founder of Etherton Real Estate Group. He loves helping his community and being involved in the community both through his company and personally. Some of these examples are sponsoring kids to go to summer camp, annual canned food drives, volunteering at church and with the youth. He graduated from Westmont College in 2009 with degree in Business and Economics, played soccer and was a captain of the soccer team and help lead his team to the first national tournament in a decade. Justin met his wife Erin while attending Westmont College and has been married since 2010.
After college he started his career in Real Estate in 2011 and God has blessed his business to grow into a team and provide for his family. He wouldn’t be where he is today without the Lord, his wife and his family. Justin has 2 boys that are the joy of his life and he loves coaching their sports teams and spending time with his family. He also, enjoys being outdoors, active and sports. Recently, Justin has enjoyed bike riding both century road bikes and mountain biking.
My vision for CEF here in SB is to see it flourish and grow from where it is today. I believe the staff and past board members have done an amazing job getting CEF to be recognized in the community and it will be my goal to continue and expand on that legacy. I would like to see a revival in Santa Barbara County and that can start by bring God back into schools through our children.
I am excited to have recently joined the local Santa Barbara CEF board of directors. Our board strives to support our local children in their knowledge and love for our Lord Jesus Christ thru supporting Good News Clubs, Summer 5-Day Clubs, and Junior Youth Challenge groups. As board members we work to offer financial & emotional support to insure that these activities continue insuring so that His Word can be taught thru fun engaging activities in after-school and summer programs. Some of our activities include fund-raising, building awareness for our programs and cultivating symbiotic relationships with others in the local faith community. It is rewarding to hear about the number of children who are attending our programs and growing in their faith.
Leticia Martinez is a Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at Union Bank, The Private Bank in Santa Barbara. Leticia works with a team of specialists in wealth planning and trust and estate services. As a Trust Officer, she manages a wide range of trust and estate matters in accordance with sound fiduciary principles.
Prior to joining Union Bank in 2017, Leticia was an estate planning attorney and a business litigation attorney of 15 years.
Leticia earned a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Political Science and Sociology from University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctor at University of California, Hastings College of Law. Additionally, she is also fluent in Spanish. She has received numerous awards including the Pacific Coast Business Times – Top 50 Women in Business Award and the Pacific Coast Business Times – 40 Under 40 Award, which recognize up-and-coming business leaders in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
Leticia resides in Santa Barbara with her husband and their two young children. They enjoy long days at the beach and exploring the wonderful community activities that Santa Barbara County has to offer. Leticia and her family attend Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara. email@example.com
Rod Walters is a native of Santa Barbara and has been a volunteer with CEF for nine years and is blessed to be working with a dedicated group of volunteers and staff in bringing the good news of the Gospel and discipling children in the truth of God’s word.