MEET THE TEAM.

Pastors & Staff

Leland Saccone

Executive Pastor

Leland obtained his undergraduate degree from UC Davis, and his law degree from the University of San Diego. While practicing as an attorney, Leland felt called to serve at Monterey Church. His focus is on discipleship, leadership development, missions and the business operations of Monterey Church. Leland and his wife Veronica are proud parents of twins (Jonah and Ava). In his free time, Leland enjoys anything outdoors, a good cup of coffee, reading, and live music. 

Mike Wiese

Lead Teaching Pastor

Mike received a B.S degree in Communication Studies from James Madison University, in VA. He and his wife, Hannah, went to school together and got married in May, 2010.  They have two sons, Malachi and Gabriel.  Mike has been serving in ministry for 15+ years.  He loves to lead and preach the good news of Jesus Christ. Mike enjoys early mornings, beach adventures with his family, leadership podcasts, disc golf, missions trips, motorcycles, music, coffee dates, campfires, Chick-fil-A, and riddles. 

Hannah Wiese

Communications Director & Family Ministries

Hannah was born and raised in Northern Virginia, where she lived until moving to Monterey California in 2015. She graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. degree in Communication Studies. Hannah and her husband Mike began serving in ministry together shortly after they got married in 2010 and love being a part of all that the Lord is doing in and through His Church! She helps oversee family ministries, communications, hospitality, and all things administrative. Hannah loves going on adventures, donuts and coffee, game nights and being a mom to her sons Kai and Gabe. 

Jedi Horca

Worship Pastor

Jedi grew up with a passion for music. At the age of 17, he felt a strong calling to use his gifts for God. He joined Monterey Church in August 2010, and in February 2013, he became the Worship Pastor. Jedi is passionate about creating a culture where people can be creative and bold for God. He graduated from Monterey Peninsula College with a degree in Psychology. Jedi and his wife Kaitlyn are taking on the adventure of foster care. He enjoys surfing, disc golf, taking pictures, creamer with a touch of coffee, and writing and recording music.

Kate Horca

GoKids Director

Kate is a California native. Her passion to see children fall in love with Jesus fuels her as GoKids Director. She cares deeply about partnering with parents in the spiritual growth of children. Kate graduated from California State University of Monterey Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She and her husband Jedi married in 2014 and are enjoying a new season of parenting with a beautiful baby girl. She loves bike rides, sushi, and coffee.

Ro McWhorter

Pastoral Care & Prison Ministry

Ro is a graduate of Bethany Bible College, and also spent 20 years serving in the military. He has immense experience as a pastor, leader, and elder in the church, and is currently serving as a Chaplain at our community hospital, and leading our senior care and prison ministry. He and his wife Diane are among some of the founding members of Monterey Church. Ro loves to golf and hand out “high-fives”.