Kacy Yardley

Director of Worship Arts

I grew up in Medford, OR, and came to Santa Barbara when I attended Westmont, and after graduating I couldn’t leave. My husband, Brian, and two girls, Linden (8) and Berrit (4), make life sweet and full of adventure.  I love even numbers, traveling, and The Carpenters.  Oh, and Sunday naps.  I don’t eat mushrooms because I was made to forage for them in the forest when I was a child.

Education: Westmont!

Favorite Place I've travelled: Honestly, anytime I get to travel is my favorite! Portugal and Spain are definitely near the top of the list.  Palm Springs in the summer is always a fave (I think I’m part lizard).

Favorite Books & Authors: Ann Voskamp, 1,000 Gifts -  Brennan Manning, Ragamuffin Gospel - Brene' Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection were all life changing for me.  When I’m not looking for life changing, I’m a sucker for a good historical fiction or fantasy/sci-fi read.

What's your favorite thing about Oceanhills?: I love that our church always points to Jesus.  I love that people can BELONG in our community even before they BELIEVE in Jesus. And then I love that when people BELIEVE in who Jesus is, we get to cheer them on to BECOME the people Jesus has made them to be.  And I just really love our people… this community.  It’s pinch-me amazing.

Favorite Things to do in SB: Mission lawn picnics, discovering new Santa Barbara food, concerts at the Bowl, hiking Lizard’s Mouth, and spending time with friends.