Kitty Wiebe, Community Support Minister
Kitty Wiebe loves children of all ages. You might see her corralling preschoolers on a Sunday morning, talking with high school students in the Narthex, and later, helping to teach middle-school age confirmation students. With a background in outdoor recreation and raising two eagle scouts (and a marching band leader) with her husband, Tom, she enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors and giving youth opportunities to see God in nature and in every day life.
Henry Doktorski, Organist
Henry Doktorski began his professional music career at the age of twelve when he played at a birthday party in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Since then, he has played on piano, organ, harpsichord, celeste and accordion with dozens of symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. He began his church music career in 1987, which has continued to this day. Henry explained, "I enjoy all kinds of music, but sacred music is especially dear to my heart. I have found that beautiful and inspiring music can touch people's hearts and help them to connect with God and their brothers and sisters. Like Martin Luther, I also believe, "Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."
For more about Henry visit: http://henrydoktorski.com
Carolina Muñoz, Office Administrator
Carolina Muñoz joined our office team in May of 2022. Carolina handles the bulk of HOP administration, including many of the day-to-day operations, as well as being the first person you see when you come into our office. She prepares our weekly worship bulletins, Heavenly Happenings, and the church email communication. Carolina is also bilingual, she speaks Spanish and English. She loves to help others, make people feel welcome, and is very social. If you have any questions about our church, she will do her best to help you find the right person. Carolina lives in Escondido along with her daughter and son. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, staying active, hiking, walks along the beach, quiet time, and a good glass of Cabernet.
Kyon Gonzalez Romero, Tech Lead
Kyon Gonzalez Romero has a passion for music and sound, which is why he is our Tech Lead. He is also a wedding DJ on the weekends! He has previous experience in tech from working at Cal State San Marcos as well as his current education in Radio and Television at Palomar College. He aspires to continue in his DJ career and plans on producing music over the years, so keep an eye out for his name in your favorite music festival line-up. He was always known amongst his family for having a keen ear for sound, which makes him a great fit for the job here at House of Prayer. You can find him behind the soundboard, on a mic, at the turntables, or enjoying a cold IPA on a hot summer day. Make sure you say hi to him on your way to your seat before Sunday service!
Cheri Kendall, Interim Music Director
I am the oldest of four siblings and I grew up spiritually in the Lutheran church. My enjoyment of the various liturgical settings and hymns fuels my passion for each day. Music serves such a high purpose, and my focus will be to instill and inspire increased music appreciation for all who intersect with me and/or House of Prayer. Did you know that I once flung my husband over my shoulder onto a mat during a Jiu-Jitsu session.