(formerly CRSSM)

Covering, Equipping, Uniting

Our Founders

Our Founders

Steve and Judi Hertzog are a couple who are intimately familiar with the overcoming power of God in their lives, a testimony which they are more than eager to share with the nations.

Having both been raised in Southern California, they were individually exposed to all the Golden State had to offer, including the pain of divorce and the destructive nature of alcohol and drugs. They met in Mammoth Lakes in 1990 as recovering addicts attending Alcoholics Anonymous, and a year later were married. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters and ten incredible grandchildren.

Launching Mammoth Outdoor Sports (formerly Mammoth Sporting Goods) in 1978, Steve has enjoyed a successful career as a small business owner and entrepreneur. Upon their marriage, he and Judi co-managed the business until retirement in March of 2014.

It was during their first year of marriage that Judi met Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and her life was transformed. Steve, then a self-professed opponent of Christianity, embraced salvation at Judi’s baptism, and the couple began their lives’ greatest adventure. Attending Church on the Mountain in Mammoth, California for over twenty years, they grew deeply in the Lord and were honored to serve in many capacities of leadership. Over the past six years, they have assisted the senior leadership team for The River Church in Bishop, ministering in home churches, Bible studies, marriage seminars, inner healing classes, and prophetic and healing ministries. They have also been privileged to minister in Russia, China, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Mexico, Indonesia, and Central America, preaching, teaching, equipping, and training the nations.

Their heart for Costa Rica was ignited during their honeymoon in 1991, and a year later they had purchased their first property in Playa Zancudo, building a small beach home three years following. After the sale of that initial purchase, they went on to acquire a parcel of land in Pilon de Pavones and soon completed their current home. Over the ensuing years their land holdings have expanded to include the current site for CRSSM.

Fueled by a passion to send radical lovers of Jesus across the globe, their call is to spiritually mother and father the upcoming generation. With that fervency burning in their hearts, Steve and Judi founded the Costa Rica Supernatural School of Ministry in 2015.