Core Leadership Team


Senior Leaders: Ed and Chara Boasso

Ed Boasso served full-time for 12 years at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP-KC) and were part of the IHOP Leadership Team.  Ed is also an international church and conference speaker. His passion is to see the church empowered with a hope-filled view of God through the finished work of Christ, where believers become confident in the Father’s love and move in the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit.  Chara is originally from the CA Central Coast and spent 13 years K.C. I.H.O.P.  (where she met her husband Eddie) as a singer, musician and intercessory missionary.  Her passion is for worship, prayer and discovering God’s great love for us and to see believers and unbelievers alike awakened by this reality.

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Executive Administrative Pastors: Steve and Hoen Dastic

Steve and Hoen Dastic have been part of the Santa Maria Vineyard since it’s beginning days in 1985. They were involved in all aspects of ministry with the church and served as elders throughout the years. In 1998 Steve and Hoen became the senior pastors of the church and served in this capacity through 2016 at which time they released the Senior Leader position to Ed and Chara Boasso.  Together Steve and Hoen work to support Ed and Chara in their role as the senior leaders of the Santa Maria Vineyard Church.  They have two married sons, Nathan (Maribel) and Jeremy (India), who live and work in Southern California. 

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Worship Leader: Caleb Elling

Caleb Elling has served as worship leader for the Santa Maria Vineyard’s worship teams since 2006.   Caleb is a very passionate and gifted worship leader and musician and has a heart to release and equip others in the area of worship. Caleb's wife, Michelle, is a impassioned teacher, who longs to see people grow in relationship with the Lord, as well as with each other. Caleb and Michelle have two young sons.