Heath Jarrett

Heath was born in Chico and has called Paradise home for most of his life until the Camp Fire destroyed the town and his house (Nov. 2018). He married his wife Megan in 2008 and they have four children together: their son Elias (2013), daughter Charlie (2015), son Everest (2018), and another son (due 2019). Heath graduated from CSU, Chico in 2003 with a degree in Media Arts and a certificate in Outdoor Education. He received his M.Div at the Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2017. Heath loves backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering, photography, woodworking and fish tacos.



Chris Raley
Director of Operations

Chris grew up in Chico and graduated from Western Oregon University in 1998. He was a manager at ServiceMaster for twelve years helping people recover from flooding and fires in their homes. He came to Living Hope Fellowship in 2011. He has written for alternative newspapers and Videomaker, and he publishes poetry on Medium. Chris and his wife Lori have two boys, Graham and Braeden, who love skating, biking, and basketball.



Laurie Mathers
Administrative Assistant

Laurie moved from the Los Angeles area to Chico in 1992. She became a member of Living Hope Fellowship (then Chico Grace Brethren) in 2011 and joined our staff in 2014. She serves as a deaconess and loves studying and teaching the Bible. She has two adult children, a grandson, and many pets. She and her husband Paul share a love of writing, art, and literature.