MEET OUR PASTOR


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Mike Griffin

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Mike was called by the congregation to serve as pastor in January of 2012 and began his ministry here in March of that year.  He has a Doctorate from Fuller Seminary.  His great passions in ministry include proclaiming God's great love for us through the narrative of scripture, partnering with people in getting the good news of Jesus out to our community through witness and service, and helping people work through experiences of grief and loss so that they may become reengaged in the mission of God.  His other loves include his wife of 25 years, Beth, and his two children Joshua (13) and Levi (7).  He loves to read, run, and root for his favorite baseball team, the San Francisco Giants.  He is very relational and has made many connections in the Community.

You may email him at mike@sierrapres.com  
You may call him at (530) 265-3291 ext: 11


MEET OUR OTHER TEACHERS


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PETE WELTY

PASTORAL ASSISTANT

Pete was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA where he was very involved in leadership and music at his home church giving him a strong foundation in ministry. Pete graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and was quickly “drafted” into full time ministry. Pete has served a Youth Pastor, Worship Arts Pastor, Teaching Pastor and Senior Pastor over 30+ years in ministry. Pete’s passions include songwriting, recording music, reading and simply being with and caring for people. He also thoroughly enjoys preaching when the opportunity presents itself and that shows in his passionate delivery when he speaks.

You may email him at pete@sierrapres.com
You may call him at (530) 265-3291 ext: 33


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Jonathan STEEL

MINISTER OF WORSHIP ARTS

Jonathan has served in music ministry for over 40 years, beginning shortly after graduating from California Lutheran College. He has served in various capacities at Sierra Pres since 1988 as organist, choir director, and worship band leader. He currently oversees the worship and music of the traditional service. Every other year he directs a community chorus and orchestra in a presentation of Handel's Messiah. Jonathan has a great love for all kinds of Christian music and for teaching and explaining Scripture. He sees music as a vehicle for understanding God's Word.

You may email him at jonathan@sierrapres.com
You may call him at (530) 265-3291 ext: 19


 

TIM GREBE

RULING ELDER

Tim is currently a teacher at Pleasant Valley School where he instructs Middle School students in the finer points of Algebra and Pre-Algebra. Tim has been a constant fixture in the Youth Department here at Sierra Pres for over 20 years, where he has done everything from teaching, leading worship, and mission trips to even serving as Youth Director on staff for 2 years. His theological education comes from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he graduated with a BA in Bible-Theology. Tim is passionate about following Jesus.  


MEET OUR STAFF


MIKE GRIFFIN

SENIOR PASTOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 11
mike@sierrapres.com


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PETE WELTY

PASTORAL ASSISTANT
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER &
STEPHEN MINISTRY DIRECTOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 33
pete@sierrapres.com


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Jonathan steel

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP LEADER
(530) 265-3291 ext: 19
jonathan@sierrapres.com


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CLARISSA SCHNITZIUS

CARE & CONNECTION DIRECTOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 18
clarissa@sierrapres.com


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STACEY KAY

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
PRINT COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 17
stacey@sierrapres.com


JILLIAN MILLER

CHILDCARE DIRECTOR
childcare@sierrapres.com


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JEFF MCCLELLAND

YOUTH DIRECTOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 27
jeff@sierrapres.com


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JEANNE KRAFT

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 10
jeanne@sierrapres.com


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MELANIE COURSEY

BOOKKEEPER
530.265.3291 EXT: 13
melanie@sierrapres.com


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JENENE SOWELL, MFT

COUNSELOR
530.265.3291 EXT: 24
jenene@sierrapres.com


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RANDY PARTCH

FACILITIES
530.265.3291 EXT: 20
randy@sierrapres.com


BEAU BLANDFORD

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS &
ASSISTANT WORSHIP LEADER
design@sierrapres.com


DEACONS

Deacons are responsible for overseeing the physical and spiritual care for the needs of the people.

  • Jane Patterson- Parish 1

  • MaryAnn MacDonald- Parish 2

  • Marty Dinwiddie- Parish 3a

  • Patti Painter- Parish 3b

  • Deni Dax- Parish 4

  • Frank & Carol McDonald- Parish 5

  • Maura Winton- Parish 6

  • Celia Ulis- Parish 7

  • Nancy Moyer- Parish 8a

  • Lindsay Betz- Parish 8b

  • Barbara Wood- Parish 9


ELDERS

Elders are responsible for the government of each ministry and spiritual oversight of the church.

  • Julie Tupper-Bradford- Finance

  • Sandy Escobar- Outreach

  • Mary Reeve- Adult Spiritual Development

  • TBD- Young Families

  • Jeff Samco- Nominating

  • Carolyn Wertz- Connection/Growth Groups

  • Renee Adams- Youth

  • Charles Erion- Care

  • Karen Hayden- Missions

  • Sabrina Speroni- Children’s Ministries

  • Dave Kimmich- Properties

  • Morgan Rumpler- (Youth Elder) Worship