Nate Furness

Lead Pastor


Nate Furness is the Lead Pastor of the Costa Mesa SDA Church in Southern California. He attended Pacific Union College and graduated from Southern Adventist University. In 2001, Nate started his ministry as an elementary teacher. He has been a pastor for the last nine years. He is currently working towards his Masters of Divinity at La Sierra University. Nate lives in Orange County with his wife, Jennie, and their two young sons, Alex and Anders. Nate enjoys cycling, snowboarding, and going to Disneyland with his family. Nate’s hope is that the Costa Mesa church endeavors to reveal Jesus by loving one another.

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 NRSV)

Christine Wallington

Associate Pastor
Family Ministries


Christine Wallington is the Associate Pastor of the Costa Mesa Seventh-day Adventist Church focusing on Family Ministries. She was raised in Riverside County, California and lives there today. She did her undergraduate work in Religious Studies at La Sierra University before being hired by the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Her first assignment was to Berrien Springs, Michigan to earn her Masters of Divinity degree at the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. She returned to Southern California in 2014 and has worked as a Pastor ever since. Christine shares life with her husband, Jamison, and their children, Josiah and Hadassah. She enjoys swimming, hiking, climbing monkey bars with her family at the park and cheering Hadassah on at gymnastics. It is Christine’s purpose to facilitate and foster a community of hope, healing, and love that can only come from Christ.

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13