Meet the Team

Board of Directors: Responsible for ensuring the mission of Gap Gals Ministry is moving forward, while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Julie Pearson: Executor Director
Denise Payne: Board Member


Julie_Pearson_BioJulie Pearson:  Founder

Crossroads Church

Julie Pearson is a mother of three beautiful children and a wife to the most awesome husband in the world! She has a Masters Degree in Marketing and was formerly an Area Developer for the MOPS International Ministry. She has vast experience pioneering new ministries and leading teams. She lives in Corona, California and loves her sunny state. In her free time, Julie loves to read leadership books, read the Bible, vacation with her family, and be anywhere on a beach soaking up the sun. She has a love for wake-boarding, and you can find Julie trying to stay in shape at the gym. One of Julie’s favorite verses in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


Jill Mayhew:   Church Liaison/ Connection Leadjill photo

New Beginnings Church

Jill has lived in Corona for the past 18 years, raising her two teenage daughters with her husband of 22 years. During this time she has been involved in many community organizations and loves to serve and meet new people! She spends countless hours on the tennis court and soccer field cheering on her girls. She has worked in Children’s Ministry for many years and currently volunteers as the servant coordinator at New Beginnings Church. She loves to have fun and go on adventures with her family and friends. She has a passion for nutrition and cooking. She also loves outdoor activities, hiking, biking, camping, paddle boarding and kayaking, especially at the beach!  One of her favorite verses is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him; and he will make straight your paths.”


Debbie Blackford:  Volunteer ManagerDeb photo

Crossroads Church

Debbie Blackford is a mother of four amazing children and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. She was born and raised in Corona and has been a member of Crossroads Church since she was a teenager.  She has been building a successful career with Mary Kay Cosmetics since 1997.  Between her career and volunteering at schools and sports organizations, she has years of experience working with women and organizing events.  She currently leads a bible study in her home and completed a discipleship program through her church.  In her free time, Debbie loves to spend time with her family and do adventurous running races. She is always looking for activities to help her be physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.  A verse that really speaks to Debbie is Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


Jennifer_ProulxJennifer Proulx: Blog Team Lead

Crossroads Church

Jennifer Proulx has been married to her high-school sweetheart (Paul) for 23 years, and loves being Mom to Nick (18) and Shelby (15).  She has a BA in Business Administration-Marketing and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English.  Jennifer loves to serve in ministry; her passions are helping the needy and encouraging women to deepen their relationship with Jesus.  Jennifer enjoys reading extensively; whether it be her bible, literature for school, a spiritual growth book, bible study, blogs, devotions, magazines or a novel, she normally has her kindle or a book at hand.  When not reading, Jennifer spends her time taking care of the family dog, sharpening her editing skills, taking her daughter to dance classes, and enjoying time with friends and family.  Her favorite verse is Psalm 37:4 (NIV) “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”


Annette_HoegnerAnnette Hoegner: Promotions  Team Lead

South Hills Community Church

Annette has a degree in Marketing and has had a passion for public relations as well as planning weddings and events for several years. Annette currently works for Rayce PR and Marketing as a public relations manager for the special event industry as well as owns her own wedding and event planning company, A Classic Touch Events. Annette has earned a well-respected reputation for developing personalized and caring client relationships, resulting in her clients reaching their goals, as well as creating memorable events that exceed the vision and expectations of her clients. Annette has 3 children (Aubry, Faith, and Trent) with her wonderful and supportive husband of 11 years, and is excited to grow with this ministry! Her favorite verse is Luke 10:19 “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power that the enemy and nothing shall in any way harm you.”


jenifer_guertinJennifer Guertin: Prayer Lead

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills

Jennifer has been married to her husband Vince for 27 years.  They have two beautiful daughters, Haleigh and Hannah.  After raising her daughters as a stay-at-home mom and spending countless hours on the soccer field, she now works part-time as a personal assistant. Jennifer attends Calvary Chapel Chino Hills where she participates in a weekly bible study, and she looks forward to continuing to grow in God’s grace.  Jennifer has a passion for helping others and meeting new people.  She can be found serving in the community and spending time with family and friends.  One of her favorite Bible versus is John 16:33 (NIV), “In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”