Meet the Team

Nicky Stade 

Executive Director | Women of SoCal  


Nicky Stade is an Ordained minister with many years of church experience, and is passionate about helping people realize their value, understand their purpose, and feel empowered to step out of their comfort zones in order to walk down the path that God has prepared for them. She knows that if God can transform her life through His grace, He can do it for anyone! She loves to see transformation in the lives of others through preaching the Word of God, and one-on-one discipleship and mentoring.

Nicky serves as the Executive Director of the Women of SoCal, as well as a pastor on staff at RefugeOC in Orange.  She also serves as a support and resource to female ministers as the Communications Coordinator for the National AG Network of Women Ministers. She graduated from the SoCal School of Ministry in 2017, and is currently pursuing a BA in Theology at Vanguard University. Nicky and her husband, Jason, have been married for more than 23 years and live in the city of Orange. 

Jazmin Angeles 

Administrative Assistant | Women of SoCal 


Jazmin Angeles attends Westminster Nuevo Amanecer for church. She is married to Elfiboset Tello, is a night owl, enjoys strawberry ice cream, and crafting in her free time!

Linda Hicks 

Director of Women’s Ministry | Women of SoCal


Linda is an ordained minister and serves as the Director of Women’s Ministry for the SoCal Network, as well as an associate pastor at Pacific Christian Center of Santa Maria where her husband, Loren, is the lead pastor. Together they have three daughters.  Their two youngest daughters are attending Vanguard University, and their oldest lives and works in San Francisco. She has served on the pastoral teams at AG churches in Los Angeles, Missouri, and Texas, as well as a Chi Alpha Missionary at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA with her husband.  

It has been a privilege for Linda to have served the SoCal Network as: 

  • SoCal Network Finance Committee Member,   
  • Region 1 - SoCal Women’s Team Leader,
  • Region 9 - Regional Assistant to Executive Presbyter,
  • Region 9 - SoCal Women’s Team Leader, and
  • SoCal Network Girl’s Ministries Lead Team Member   

Linda received her Bachelor of Arts on Biblical Theology from Ozark Bible Institute and College. She also studied Business Administration at the University of North Texas and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tenet Healthcare.  At the age of four years old Linda accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at six years of age.  It has been the desire of her heart from then to serve God in ministry to others. With a heart for missions she has led and served on missions trips.  Linda has a heart to see women strengthened, equipped, engaged, and serving God for His glory in ministry in the church, marketplace, and local and global missions. 

Women's Ministry Team

Irma Garcia

Maria Evans

Savannah Daniel

Sharon Cornell

Miriam Saravia 

Director of Mujeres de SoCal | Women of SoCal


Miriam serves as the Director of Mujeres de SoCal, and her husband Jaime currently serves as a Intercultural Executive Presbyter for the SoCal Network. They married in 1988 in East Los Angeles. They served as missionaries in 1990 to Mexico and in 1996 planted Jesucristo Es La Verdad, now known as The Truth | La Verdad. 

They are parents of two beautiful children: Esli Natalie born in 1990 and Jaime David born in 1993. Both children are serving God together with their spouses, Esli in London with her husband Josh and Jaime David in California with his wife Madison.  

Mujeres de SoCal Team

Ivonne Iqbal - Mujeres con credenciales

Nancy Sanchez - Madres Solteras y Viudas

Raquel Bilevich - Ministerio a Mujeres

Mariela Camacho - Pastoras

Regina Haro 

Director of Pastors Wives & Widows | Women of SoCal


Regina Haro is a wife, mother and grandmother. It is evident as you spend time with her that her passion is ministry to women. In addition to serving as the Director of Pastors Wives and Widows, she serves as the Women’s Pastor at the Worship Centre Church in Fowler, California, a position that she has held for 20 years. 

She has devoted her life to serve alongside her husband and best friend, Rod, who is the lead pastor at the WCC. This is a miracle church that was once a gambling casino but now has been transformed into a thriving church which is making a life-changing impact in lives and in its community. 

Pastor Regina has been married to Pastor Rod for 34 years. Their marriage is known for being a great example of how hard work and a deep commitment can develop into a Christ-centered marriage. 

Regina has been called to encourage, nurture and support women in every stage and phase of their lives. Her heart is to walk hand and hand with women as they navigate through all the challenges and issues of life. 

Pastor Regina is an excellent motivational speaker with a creative hands-on approach to leading Women’s Ministry. She currently serves on the church staff and on the Region Two Leadership Team. She is looking forward to her new ministry challenge as she is part of the Network Women’s Ministry Team. Her new responsibility will be directed to Pastor’s wives and widows. 

Pastors' Wives & Widows Team

Ronda Martin

JoAnn Johnson 

Director of SoCal Network of Women Ministers | Women of SoCal


JoAnn Johnson is an ordained minister and serves as the Director of the SoCal Network of Women Ministers, whose mission is to connect and resource women called by God. JoAnn, while attending Azusa Pacific University to follow the call of God to be a pastor, first became aware that women face unique challenges in pursuing that call. Having served in ministry under leaders who affirm and encourage the call of God in the lives of women, she desires to be a place of encouragement and empowerment for others, especially those who have not experienced the same level of support.  

In addition to her role at the SoCal Network, JoAnn serves as the Executive Pastor at Newbreak Church, a multi-site church in San Diego. She also serves as a Field Rep for the National Network of Women Ministers Under 40 and AG University team, helping universities connect with female students desiring to pursue credentials. In 2019, JoAnn earned her Master's in Leadership from Vanguard University, where she also serves as a guest lecturer and chapel speaker.  

JoAnn is blessed to be married to, Eric, who grew up on the mission field and as a pastor’s kid, who now uses his gifts and abilities to help individuals and businesses manage their finances. His global and pastoral insight has been an invaluable blessing in every ministry JoAnn and Eric have been a part of. They have two wonderful sons, Russell and Shane, and love spending time at the beautiful beaches in San Diego. 

Network of Women Ministers Team

Shelby Britos - Vice President

Carissa Campbell - Treasurer

Emily Sombrito - Secretary