Deb Walkemeyer serves as Co-Pastor of Light & Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, California—a large multi-ethnic urban church that has focused on planting churches locally and globally. She also leads the Light & Life Community Center that is assisting in transforming the neighborhood through various initiatives. As a master gardener she pioneered the first community garden in Compton, California, where she grows vegetables alongside gang members and prostitutes.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Deb has helped many individuals and couples in ministry. She also serves as a regional leader within her denomination. Deb holds a doctorate in church leadership from Fuller Seminary and was recently recognized as one of their outstanding graduates for her years of leadership work in diverse arenas.