Who We Are

aaeaaqaaaaaaaaj4aaaajgqynmm1ywq5ltjkmzqtngu4yi1imtjklwriyjvhn2findnizaDavid P. Costillo, MA
Founder & President
David is passionate to see people from all walks of life fall more and more in love with Jesus, which is the ethos behind The Refuge Retreat Center.  David is a graduate of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology. David and his wife Jennifer have been married since 2002 and have two daughters.  David is a spiritual director with the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association and is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance.

Jenn_headshotJennifer M. Costillo, PsyD
Founder & Vice President
Jennifer’s desire is to see others truly experience and live in and out of the love of Christ by knowing and being known by Him.  She serves as Associate Professor of Psychology at Simpson University and received her doctorate in psychology from Azusa Pacific University, specializing in family psychology.  Prior to her employment at Simpson, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Rose City Center  and served as adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, quilting, and being outdoors.