The Seahorse staff come from a variety of different backgrounds and bring unique talents to the ministry.
Director of Seahorse Ministries
Paul & VIckie Gizzi relocated to Los Angeles from the San Francisco Bay area in 1992 after serving as a principal and administrator at Contra Costa Christian High School. Paul grew up in Japan where his parents were missionaries to the Japanese as well as to US military personnel. Paul and Vicki both attended Biola University. Paul was a standout goalkeeper at Biola and played professionally for four years in the North American Soccer League with the Seattle Sounders and San Jose Earthquakes. He has led tours to Japan every summer since 1996. Vickie works at the Seahorse MAI Headquarter office and serves the mission in many ways. Paul and Vickie reside in La Habra, CA and have four children: Ginny, Jaclyn, Glenn and Stephen.
GM Seahorse PDL team
Mark has been involved with the Seahorses in various capacities and brings strong administrative experience and a commitment to the organization of over 20 years. Mark is currently the General Manager of the Seahorses PDL team and has served as CAO for the Seahorses umbrella organization, Missionary Athletes International. Mark also brings with him multi-cultural understanding and personal soccer achievements, having grown up in Argentina and enjoyed a college career as an All-American sweeper for the Biola University team. Mark and his wife, Debbie, live locally in La Mirada and have three children.
Sports Ministry Training
Bill and Lisa Galipault first joined the Seahorse staff in 1988 spending five years in L.A. followed by six years in the Czech Republic. From ’99 – ’10 Bill served three years with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and then as Small Groups and Recreation Pastor at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda. Bill and Lisa have three daughters: Meredith, Laurel and Shannon.