Our Team

Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia is the Founder and CEO of Contextual Applications, RIZE Network Lead and Co-Founder of Leadership Architects Group. He is the former Pastor of National Church Strategies for Saddleback Church and PCJC Network Lead. Jason has 36 years of culturally architecting and consulting educational, corporate, political, and faith-based organizations. 

Jason’s expertise in organizational leadership, network development, and strategic planning has allowed him to work with some of the most influential Christian leaders of our time. 

He is a vintage guitar collector, Jazz musician and lifelong (frustrated) Dallas Cowboys Fan. 

Jason is married to Kristi, the CFO of Foundation For His Ministry and has 3 Millennial kids. He resides in San Clemente, California.

Dr. Dave Alford

Dave Alford Is Pastor of Leadership Development at Saddleback Church where his team oversees small groups, next steps, interns, and ministries to men, women, and singles. Dave’s background includes experience in business, pastoral ministry, and higher education. He worked as an investment consultant for Mercer Consulting assisting large corporations, public entities, and foundations with their investment strategies. 

Dave served for 10 years as executive pastor and lead pastor at churches in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California helping them transition out of financial challenges and into a renewed vision for mission. He served for 12 years at Vanguard University first as Vice President for Business and Finance, and later as Dean of the School of Business and Management. Dave also writes, coaches, and speaks about leadership. He has a Bachelors degree from UC Davis, an MBA from USC, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Dave and his wife, Molly, live in Irvine. They have three adult children.