music – musings – mission


Justin grew up in Humboldt, graduating from Arcata High School as Senior Class President. He met Heidi at a Christian college in Santa Cruz, California while she was majoring in Intercultural Communications — smuggling Bibles into China, passionate about reaching all people with the hope of Jesus. At the same time, Justin was writing songs, using music and the arts to share the message in coffee shops, on street corners, and on high school campuses. 

Since then — for almost 25 years! — God has been nurturing a small seed of a dream for a community-minded and outreach-oriented church in Arcata. Now, through the partnerships of Stadia Church Planting & Grace Church Seal Beach, that dream is finally becoming a reality.

BRANCHES HUMBOLDT is a brand new church in development. The plan is for Heidi and Justin to move to Arcata, CA in the summer of 2021 and begin growing a team and nurturing a new faith community toward reaching out with God’s love and the hope found in Jesus. Join us and follow along by signing up for information here: www.brancheshumboldt.org/#connect