Support Staff

Becca Adkinson

Becca grew up in Long Beach, California. She received her degree from Cal State Long Beach. She recently retired from a 25 year career in retail. Becca and her family, Steve along with their 3 daughters have been attending Venture since 2021. Becca has jumped in to serve in KidVenture. She loves being the face kids recognize to feel welcome and safe. When Becca is not working, you can find her serving at her daughters school, hosting bible studies, reading…

Jessica Sakauye

Jessica grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California. She received her degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. During her journey in college she developed a passion for full-time ministry wherever the Lord led her. Jessica and her family have been attending Venture since 2017.  She enjoys warm sunshiny days, creating or learning something new, making special memories with her family, and sharing her aloha spirit.

Lily Martin

KidVenture Associate Lily was born and raised in San Diego, California. She graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where she met her husband, Ricky. She has attended Venture Church and served in KidVenture since 2014 and has loved watching all God has done. In her pursuit of ministry, Lily draws on the values of community, connection, and understanding. Guided by a deep sense of purpose, she is committed to spreading love, hope, and the good news of the…

Ed Shinoda

Venture Coffee Ed was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California.  Ed worked for the same worldwide logistics company for 38 years and retired as a Senior Executive. During his time he had many job rotations as well as advancement and relocation opportunities. Shortly after marrying his wife, Patti, they relocated to Hawaii where they were able to raise their family before retiring. Ed and his family began attending Venture Church two years ago when he accidently took the wrong…