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We offer in-person and online worship services every weekend, in a variety of styles.

RB Community is a church located in north San Diego within the beautiful suburbs of Rancho Bernardo. We are a church that has come through turmoil, but we're headed into healing. Some people might hesitate when hearing that description, but we're working on being comfortably transparent and assured of God's grace and love. If you would like to explore health and wholeness in the work of the Holy Spirit, you might find this to be the kind of community you need.

We offer in-person and online worship services every weekend, in a variety of styles. Adult spiritual formation options and educational opportunities run throughout the week, and service opportunities for all ages run throughout the year. We have a unique preschool recognized for its inclusivity for children of all abilities, and we are blessed with beautiful spaces to worship God, to develop family ministries, to join in fellowship and raise up community programs. There are things happening every day of the week at RB Community.

We have a resourceful staff that assists us in discerning God's guidance so we can try new ministry and programming. Our members are active in a variety of events that impact the community and bless the world. Our vision is grounded in the words of Jesus, “From the believers shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38. In short, we believe encounters with Jesus transform lives.

We invite you to worship, or to ask questions – see for yourself if God is calling you to partner with us.

our story
Founded as the first church in the community plan for Rancho Bernardo, our church has served the surrounding Poway, Escondido, 4S, Penasquitos and north San Diego neighborhoods for over 50 years. We are a Presbyterian church in the PCUSA family of churches.
our purpose
Put simply, our church exists “For the glory of God alone.” The Latin, “Soli Deo gloria,” claimed by the church leaders as a centering belief, referenced by Johann Sebastian Bach on his musical pieces, is our starting point for our purpose and our beliefs.
our future
Our leadership of Elders and Pastoral staff focus on 3 to 4 key areas of our life together through which we might glorify God and faithfully steward our resources. Read details about this year’s focus on the Elders section of our Ministries page.
you
Believers belong in a faith family - a place to join folks of all ages, grow in Christ, and bless the world. We offer you a chance to learn more about us and your place in God’s kingdom through a monthly dinner with the Senior Pastor. See the Events page for details.
our pastors
Serving in the name of Jesus

Geoff leads our staff and is the main preaching pastor while we go through this season of transition.

  • : geoff@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x204
Geoff Kohler (Rev. Dr.)
Transitional Pastor

Mofid leads our pastoral care team of over 150 staff and volunteers while serving as the main preaching pastor for our Arabic speaking congregation.

  • : mofid@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x206
Rev. Dr. Mofid Wasef
Associate Pastor
our staff
Serving with all our hearts
  • : olivia@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x230
Olivia Donald
Youth, Music and Theater Coordinator
  • : luke@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x210
Luke Graham
Media Director
  • : lesa@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x218
Lesa Haugh
Office Manager
  • : elaine@rbcpc.org
Elaine Johnson
Outreach Coordinator
  • : stevenk@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x201
Steven Karras
Children's Ministry Coordintor
  • : richard@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x235
Richard Klusmeier
Student Ministries Director
  • : gabby@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x217
Gabby Martin
Facilities Manager
Adam Martin
Custodian
  • : joyce@rbcpc.org
Joyce Schroeder
Hospitality Coordinator
  • : preschooldirector@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x215
Kim Vandergrift
Preschool Director
  • : liz@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x220
Elizabeth Virkler
Director of Worship, Music, and the Arts
  • : timothy@rbcpc.org
  • : 858.487.0811 x205
Timothy Wazny
Director of Student Ministries
In-Person & Online Services
Get your gift bag and information about our monthly dinner with the Senior Pastor to learn more about our faith family.

Sunday Service Times

In-Person Worship

9:30 AM
Sanctuary
(childcare provided)

Online Worship

LIVESTREAM
Sundays, 9:30 AM (YouTube)
CONTEMPORARY
Sundays, early AM & thereafter (Facebook, YouTube)
ONLINE WORSHIP
Sundays, early AM & thereafter (Facebook, YouTube)
(A higher quality version of last Sunday's Sanctuary worship service)

Arabic Speaking Worship

SUNDAY
11:30 AM
Sanctuary

Main Campus

17010 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92128


Family Ministries

NextWave Sunday School

(PreK(3yrs) - 5th grade)

NextWave Sunday school classes are COVID friendly in our newly renovated children's wing lower level rooms. Learn about Jesus and his love for us through hearing bible stories, memorizing scripture, singing, games, and craft. 9:30 am - 10:30 am Sunday mornings.

MSM

(Middle School)

MSM (Middle School Ministries) is a community committed to loving Jesus and sharing the love of Jesus with middle school students. Our Sunday morning service joins alongside our high school students involves time to socialize with peers, play interactive games, and receive scripture-based age-targeted teaching. We meet from 9:30 am - 10:30 am upstairs in the Highway room.

Highway

(High School)

The Highway is an exciting and dynamic group of High School students growing in Christ together. Our students meet in the high school room on Sunday from 9:30 am - 10:30 am for a time of discipleship, community, and biblical teaching. Both MSM and Highway offer multiple retreats and mission trips throughout the year.

“Our guiding vision comes from the words of Jesus. ‘From the believers will flow living waters.’ - John 7:38”