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Pastor John Lee is the Founding Pastor of Xaris Church since its beginning in March 2008. He obtained his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. During that time, he received a revelation from the Lord to plant a multi-ethnic church as the “father of all nations,” which God has fulfilled through the ministry of Xaris. He loves Jesus and is passionate about raising up the young generation to be equipped in sharing God’s Love and Truth. He also values intentionality in working closely with families that experience life challenges and rejoices when he witnesses lives being transformed by Jesus’ Love and Power

Pastor John and his wife, Pastor Michelle, have been married for 25 years and have 3 children. In addition to ministry, Pastor John enjoys playing the guitar, working out with p90x, and spending time with his family. He is also an avid follower of the NBA.


Pastor Michelle Lee works side by side with Pastor John Lee as his wife and co-pastor of Xaris.  As a California credentialed teacher, Pastor Michelle taught high school math for 7 years before working as a full-time pastor.

Pastor Michelle Lee loves to teach, mentor, and disciple children, teens, young adults, and adult ladies. She firmly believes in one-on-one discipleship and devotes herself to raising followers of Christ.  Pastor Michelle Lee also obtained her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.


Rachel Lee
Worship Pastor 


Frances Smothers
Church Secretary 


Sarah Hong
Associate Pastor 


Soo Park
NMI President

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