• Josh Cobia

    Lead Pastor

    Josh and his wife Chelsea moved to Santa Monica four years ago and began praying about what it would mean to be a part of planting a missional church in an area that they cared about deeply. 


    They helped launch Resonate in April of 2015 and in July of 2016, Josh accepted the position of lead pastor at Resonate.


    He has served as a Youth Pastor, Worship Leader, and Community Pastor with a combined 10 years of ministry experience.  


    Josh is an accomplished writer, especially on the subjects of millennials and church refugees. He has contributed to the Huffington Post, Faithit.com, and most notably the Washington Post. You can find his writings on his website, you can also listen to his sermons on iTunes, or Soundcloud.


    Josh@resonatela.org

  • Bobbie Rich

    Artist-in-Residence

    Bobbie Rich is a full time artist and art educator, continually finding new inspiration on her extensive travels. She was originally drawn to the West Coast to attend the University of Southern California. Over a decade later, Bobbie's art is featured in private collections in Florence, Kuwait City, London, New York, Chicago, Denver and more, as well as, exhibited in many galleries and alternative venues. Bobbie creates in her Santa Monica home studio and teaches in client homes, private schools, business offices, hospitals, nonprofits, restaurants, etc. Bobbie is the Director of Visual Arts for Resonate LA, where she uses art as a platform to connect diverse people in community and service. Bobbie delights in sharing her passion for art with both the public and her numerous pupils.


    Bobbie@resonatela.org

  • Chelsea Cobia

    Director of children's ministry

    Chelsea Cobia is the Director of Little Resonate, the children’s ministry ages birth-5th grade at Resonate. Alongside working with children on Sunday mornings, Chelsea is also a full-time Kindergarten teacher at Calvary Christian School in Pacific Palisades. She has a heart for children and a passion to teach them about God’s love for them.  Chelsea grew up in Calabasas, California, studied at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and currently lives in Santa Monica with her husband Josh and their puppy Baloo.  Chelsea loves being able to serve in the city that she loves and being apart of the Resonate community!

  • Sean Blackwood

    Board head

    Sean serves as the head of the board at Resonate. He grew up in Northern California and made his way to Los Angeles when he attended Pepperdine University.  After graduating, he started his career in Finance. He currently works as a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. Sean and his wife Sandi have been a part of Resonate since the start. When he is not working behind the BBQ for various Resonate events, you will find him doing behind the scenes work dealing with day to day as well as long-term financial operations for Resonate. Sean has a huge heart for God and is so excited to see what God has in store for Resonate and its community.

  • Christine

    Christine was encouraged by her friends to been part of Resonate two years ago. Just after completing and facilitating the Perspective Course on the Global Christian Movement she knew this was perfect for her next step within her spiritual development. Christine is a transplant from Michigan and she moved to Los Angeles in 1982 to attend Law School.  She began her business career in commercial real estate and fell in love with revitalizing and changing communities. She is passionate about global and local outreach and has been leading teams at Resonate to service the community of Santa Monica. Her spirit of hospitality fosters new and existing relationships within the community of Santa Monica and Resonate.

  • Bill loskota

    Bill Loskota grew up in Southern California and has never left, with the exception of travel, adventures, and service.  Born in Pasadena, Bill attended Pepperdine University for both his undergrad and M.B.A. It was in graduate school where he met his now wife.  Together, Bill and Libby live in Westchester. They joined the Resonate community in October 2016, and he became a board member in 2017.


    When he’s not on some weekend adventure, you’ll find Bill playing the Cajon as part of the worship team, greeting guest of Resonate or discussing service opportunities for our church (an effort which he helps lead).


  • Jennaca Cotton

    Jennaca grew up in Southern California and has lived in Santa Monica for eight years. She has a teaching credential from Pepperdine University and an MA from Loyola Marymount University. She now teaches masters-level literacy classes at Loyola Marymount University and is working on her EdD in Educational Psychology at the University of Southern California. Jennaca is passionate about education, especially teacher education, and currently works with all ages, providing reading intervention and support for teachers.


    Jennaca and her husband David have been part of the Resonate community since Josh took the helm as pastor. You may see her managing the service item inventory or bringing coffee on Sunday mornings. Say hi and ask her about her thoughts around self-efficacy and teacher empowerment!