Kate Wallace Nunneley - lead pastor

Kate is the Lead Pastor at Wellspring & Co-Founder of The Junia Project. As a Christian & feminist, Kate enjoys writing & speaking at the intersection of theology & gender. She loves living in Bakersfield with her husband Leif & their 2 dogs. Kate is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Azusa Pacific Seminary & holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics & a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University.


Leif Wallace NunneleyAssociate Executive Pastor

Leif is a Bakersfield native who is intrigued by all things theology.  He loves the local church and is passionate about discipleship.  Leif holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Anderson University and a Master of Science in a College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University.

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Melanie MURIllo - Children’s Church coordinator

Melanie Murillo is a Bakersfield native who takes pride in her city and its inhabitants.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Youth and Family Life Ministry from Mid-America Christian University and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Point Loma Nazarene University.  She is married to Damon and has a daughter named Makena.  She is passionate about providing children with a wonderful church experience.