Emmanuel (Manny) Sanchez is the founding pastor of Catalyst Church SD. He graduated from San Diego Christian College and Southern California Seminary with Pastoral Ministry Degrees. He worked under Dr. David Jeremiah at Shadow Mountain Community Church for 12 years. As part of the Senior Staff he helped oversee the College and Young Adult Ministries. He also helped successfully launch and lead a vibrant Young Marrieds Ministry. At the end of 2013 He and his wife Jennifer launched Catalyst Church in the heart of Downtown San Diego. They have been married for 20 years and have 4 children; Noelle (14), Luke (12), Levi (9) and Adaleigh (6). Some of the things they love are sports, all things Disney, eating out and lazy family nights at home.