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!
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.
RUTH ANGRISANI/CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
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.
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.
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.
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?
REC'er since: 2015
Favorite part of my job: Seeing people come to a new understanding of who God is and who He can be to them.
Favorite verse of Scripture: Proverbs 19:21 - "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
Hometown: Elk Grove, California.
Family: My wife Francesca and I just got married last October!
Factoid about me: I am a huge sports fanatic and an avid salsa dancer.