Chuckk & Andrea Gerwig

Senior Staff


About Chuckk & Andrea

Chuckk and Andrea Gerwig have been in love with one another, and with Jesus, for well over 30 years. Chuckk is the Lead Pastor and founding church planter of Elevation, a missional church in Santa Cruz, California. He has served in pastoral roles in several church and parachurch organizations over the last 30+ years. He has a long history and deep love for equipping, disciplining and releasing young pastors. Chuckk has served in international mission ministries in 10 countries, on over 25 trips. 

In the past, Chuckk had the opportunity to play lead guitarist in many Southern California rock bands, including Christian artists like Randy Stonehill, Brian Duncan, and David Edwards. Chuckk loves Labrador Retrievers, fine electric guitars and Harley Davidsons. He is an avid guitarist and cross-country motorcycle adventurer. Chuckk is a fully engaged, lifelong student of the Scriptures and loves to study the Bible.

Chuckk has been the devoted husband to a beautiful, red-haired woman (Andrea) for 38 years and counting. He is a blessed father of two daughters, Jessi & Carly, as well as son-in-law Matt. His favorite role is that of “Pop” to his identical twin grandsons, Ezra and Noah.

Chuckk is ordained by the Missionary Church of America and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible from Liberty University.