Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Daryl Murata

Pastor, Service & Worship

Daryl is part of the regular preaching rotation and oversees worship and Sunday ministries. His passion is to help the church know Jesus in a deeper way and grow in their hearts of worship. He loves spending time with his lovely wife Susan and their three growing teenage boys, Tyson, Brendan and Grant. When he’s not at Costco trying to keep the fridge stocked, he enjoys spending time with family, watching his boys play sports, fishing and taking road trips.

Ed Ganigan

Pastor, Fellowship & Inreach

Ed oversees the Grow & First Impression ministries.  He and his wife Nora love spending time with each other and their two boys, Joshua and Zachary.  Their hobbies include hiking, biking, camping, checking out national parks, re-watching favorite tv shows and comedians, and cheering on their favorite sports teams.  Ed is encouraged to see how God is growing worshippers who love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, minds and strength, and who take seriously the call to be ambassadors of God’s good news of love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

Mark Shiraki

Pastor, Missions & Outreach

Mark is advancing the gospel through missions. He enjoys spending time with his awesome wife Lyndsey and their crazy kids, whether traveling to Hawaii (and other fun spots) or just playing board games at home. His hobbies include golf, surfing, and other activities with friends. His life’s dream is to love God and to help others become humble, loving worshippers of Jesus Christ both locally & globally.

Brenda Jung

Director of Children's Ministry

Brenda is passionate about partnering with parents to lay a Gospel foundation in children's lives during their youngest formative years. She enjoys reading (nonfiction!), writing, teaching, hanging out in coffee shops, listening to podcasts, and growing in leadership. In addition to her role at Lifesong, Brenda runs WeLead, an organization that equips youth in middle and high school with Christian leadership values and skills. She and her husband, Kyle, have three children and reside in Upland, CA.

Martin Yan

Administrator 

Martin has a heart for shaping the next generation of believers to live for the kingdom of God. He enjoys watching and playing sports, consuming books and films, and crafting good stories with his free time. He is particularly drawn to stories of redemption and finding beauty in the broken. He and his beautiful wife Christy enjoy spending time with their 1 year old daughter, Carissa, and currently reside in Philips Ranch.