OUR MINISTRY TEAM

 

MIKE HIGLEY/LEAD PASTOR

pastormike@recsac.org 

@Higley_Michael

REC'er since: May 2005

Favorite part of my job: Raising up people into a knowledge of the Kingdom of God. When people begin to live in the presence of the Holy Spirit, their life becomes alive! I love that!

Favorite verses of Scripture: Job 13:15 - "Though he slay me, I will hope in him."  Ephesians 3:20 - "Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us."


Hometown: I was born in Escondido, California, raised along the Klamath River of Northern California, wandered in the desert of Tucson, Arizona for 32 years, until the Lord delivered me back to Sacramento, California where I belong.

Family: Married since 1982 to Robin, and have three incredible kids who are married to incredible spouses, and now have 8 grandchildren, all of which are beautifully precious!

Factoid about me: While I am a chocoholic, my favorite kind of chocolate is eating popcorn and Hersey Kisses!

ROBIN HIGLEY

 

REC'er since: May 2005

Favorite part of my job: First, guiding children to know, love and serve our Lord Jesus and watching them apply the Bible to their everyday lives. Secondly, it brings me great joy encouraging people to serve the Lord in their giftedness then watching God work in and through them.

Favorite verse of Scripture: My family and life verse is Ephesians 3:20 - "Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us."

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona (but now I consider Sacramento my home).

Family: Married to my best friend, Michael for over 35 years. Mother of 3 amazing married children; Desyrae & Ryan, Ashley & Scott and Mikey & Marie. Finally, the joy of being a grandma to 8 precious grandbabies- Eli, Tennley, Isaiah, Lyla, Evelynn, Myles, Colton and plus one.

Factoid about me: I was born in Germany and raised as an Army Brat.

 

RYAN WHITE/FAMILY PASTOR

ryan@recsac.org
REC'er since: 2017

Favorite part of my job: Exploring the Bible with others. There's nothing greater than getting caught up into the great stories of God and encouraging others to do the same!

Favorite verse of Scripture: Revelation 21:5 - "And he who was seated on the throne said, 'Look, I am making all things new!'"

Hometown: Petaluma, California—born and raised in the Bay Area (Go Warriors!)

Family: Married since 2008 to Brianna, my high school sweetheart. We have three beautiful children, Eliana, Elijah, and Amira, and two miniature poodles. What's more, I'm a twin.
 
Factoid about me: I am a nerd and academic at heart. I love science fiction, J.R.R. Tolkien, Batman cartoons, US history, global politics, and loose-leaf tea.

 

HEATHER HUFFMAN/REC KIDS DIRECTOR

heather@recsac.org 

REC'er since: 2018

Favorite part of my job: Working on such a supportive Ministry Team! I'm really thankful for the talented folks I can collaborate and do ministry with. I also love getting to see kids and youth grow in their personal identity as they connect and grow closer to Jesus.

Favorite verses of Scripture: Jeremiah 29:7 -  "Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare." 

 

Hometown: San Jose, CA 


Family: Evan Huffman (my husband, married on October 6, 2017) and Jack! (maltease/shih tzu dog)

Factoid about me: I LOVE Sacramento.  It is the first place I have ever lived where I felt so deeply connected to the city.  I love checking out local restaurants/coffee shops and floating around on the river. 

 

RUTH ANGRISANI/CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR

pastorruth@recsac.org

Ruth Angrisani

REC'er since: 1993

Favorite part of my job: Developing people to understand and know God in a personal and powerful way.

Favorite verse of scripture: Joel 2:25 - "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten, the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm my great army that I sent among you."

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California

Family: Married to Robert Angrisani for over 20 years and we have four amazing children Elisha (and her husband Michael), Salvatore, Maria, and Angelina.

Factoid about me: I love Gloria Estafan's music and Starbucks coffee.

 

PHILIP HARRELL/WORSHIP AND LIFE GROUP PASTOR

philip@recsac.org

Philip Harrell

REC'er since: 2014

Favorite part of my job: Helping people become what God created them to be.

Favorite verse of Scripture: Acts 1:8 - "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

Hometown: Elk Grove, California

Family: Married to my amazing wife Katie and we have three beautiful daughters, Emma, Claire, and Jane

Factoid about me: I spent two years of elementary school living in Japan. 

 

CHRIS GIST/CONGREGATIONAL CARE PASTOR

chris@recsac.org

REC'er since: 1994

Favorite part of my job: Teaching and leading people to grow in spiritual understanding and in relationship to God. When I see the light click on in the eyes of a believer who suddenly "gets it," that is joy and excitement for me!


Favorite verse of Scripture: 1 John 4:10 - "In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."


Hometown: I was born in La Jolla, California, just north of San Diego. I grew up swimming and surfing in the Pacific Ocean. My family moved to Sacramento in 1970, and I graduated from Kennedy High. I have called Sacramento "home base" ever since then, even though I have also lived in southern California and France. 

Family: I am married to Linda since 1981, and we have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Factoid about me: I have been a bicycle commuter and now recumbent rider for all of my adult years. I have probably ridden my bikes over

50,000 miles in 30 years of commuting to work.

 

BETHANY BRIGHAM/YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MINISTRY LEADER

bethany@recsac.org

REC'er since: 2018 

Favorite part of my job: Helping someone discover the uniqueness of who they are in Jesus and encourage them to respond by taking faithful risks for the sake of the Kingdom.

 

Favorite verses of Scripture: John 10:10 - "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  Psalm 46:10 - "Be still and know that I am God."


Hometown: Raised in Simi Valley, CA for 15 years and spent the last 16 years in Sonoma County. Moved to Elk Grove (Sacramento County) in August 2017.  

Family: Married my awesome husband Matthew in 2007. We have two wild and crazy bundles of joy- Selah and Isabella, and a little yorkiepoo named Bailey.


Factoid about me: I love personality tests and talking about them with others. I am an ENFP (Myers-Briggs), 7 (Enneagram), and Restorative, Adaptability, Individualization (Strengths Finder). What are yours?

  

EVAN & HEATHER HUFFMAN/STUDENT MINISTRIES LEADERS

evan@recsac.org

REC'er since: 2018

Favorite part of my job: Investing in the lives of youth in the church and Sacramento community. 

Favorite verses of Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 - "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.  For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 

 

Hometown:  Elk Grove, CA


Family: Heather Huffman and our dog Jack

Factoid about me: I am a professional cyclist racing for Rally Cycling, a North American Pro-Continental Team.  I have been training/racing full-time for 9 years, the last 5 of which as a professional.

 

JAIME & MONA TORRES/COMPASSION MINISTRY LEADERS

jaime@recsac.org

REC'ers since: 2013

Favorite part of our job: Doing the will of the Father in Heaven (Jaime); serving the Lord and assisting others with whatever needs they may have (Mona).

Favorite verses of Scripture: Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven."  Psalm 119:11 - "Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you." 

Hometown: Sacramento, California

Family: Married, two daughters and one son, three granddaughters and one grandson

Factoid about me: Love spending time with family.

 

KATHY CHIPMAN/ON-RAMPS COORDINATOR

kathy@recsac.org

REC'er since: 1998

Favorite part of my job: Serving, ministering, and connecting others to Christ.

Favorite verse of Scripture:  Luke 18:27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Family: Married to Gary Chipman, son Cameron Bond and his wife Kassandra, and a wonderful grand-baby Alexander.

  

DOVE FOWLER/CHURCH FINANCES

dove@recsac.org

Dove Fowler

REC'er since: 1995

Favorite part of my job: Working with numbers and meeting and ministering to those who come through the office.

Favorite verse of Scripture: (I have two) Psalm 91:4 - "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge." Isaiah 26:3 - "You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!"

Hometown: Sacramento, California (raised in Pocatello, Idaho)

Family: Married to Don since 1990. I have 6 children in my life... 4 of my own (1 son and 3 daughters) and 2 in-laws—Ryan Angelica live in Vacaville, CA, Sara & Chris live in Oakland, CA, Tayler lives in Boise, ID, and Natalie is in high school.