Isaac SerranoLead PastorIsaac is Lead Teaching Pastor of South Valley Community Church. He likes talking theology, history, and culture. Isaac lives in Gilroy with his wife, son, and daughter. On his days off, he likes to go fishing and venture outdoors. Isaac serves on the leadership team for the Regeneration Project as well as the board for Pacific Point Christian Schools.Sam WhittakerMission PastorSam Whittaker is our Mission Pastor. His role is to oversee all of SVCC’s missions and charity work, including all of our global Focus Country partnerships. He also serves on the teaching team and worship team. Sam has been a lifelong member of the SVCC family and lives in Gilroy with his wife, Christina, and his cat, Possum. He loves books, music, and the outdoors.Kevin KurzenknabeDiscipleship PastorKevin is the Discipleship Pastor and an Elder at SVCC. Before coming on staff in 2016, he had been working with SVCC for years while working his normal career. His passion is to challenge people into living out the Gospel, and he has lived in Gilroy for over 16 years with Michelle, his wife of over 20 years, and his two children.Dean SnyderBusiness ManagerDean’s business career spanned 46 years, with emphasis in accounting, business planning, and IT Systems Development both domestically and internationally prior to joining SVCC. He currently resides with his wife in Morgan Hill, CA. They have three adult sons, three grandsons, and a great grand daughter.Ann AndersonAccounting ManagerAnn has been the Accounting Manager since 2010. She brings experience from her Business Administration/Accounting degree, accounting work for her husband's business, and work at various non-profits to her duties at SVCC. She is grateful that God has a place for her gifts in service to His church.Terri EdwardsAccounting Assistant/HR ManagerTerri started attending SVCC in 1986. In 1992, she joined the staff as the Children's Pastor. After ministering to the children and their families for nearly 20 years she decided to pursue a new career by earning an accounting and business degree. Terri returned to the staff in 2014, as the HR Manager and Accounting Assistant.Charlene BoydPublications ManagerCharlene became a member of SVCC in 1996 and has been on staff for 15 years. She has served as a Nursery worker, Women's Ministry Leader and Usher. What started as a volunteer in the Communications Department became a full time job. Besides working at SVCC, Charlene enjoys cooking, quilting, reading, and traveling with her husband and friends.Andrea KovachDesign SpecialistAndrea’s parents met at SVCC in 1988, and she has been a lifelong family member of SVCC. She has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and loves to find creative solutions to design, marketing, and business problems. Andrea lives in Gilroy with her father, brother, and sister. She loves to paint flowers, bake cookies, and walk her two dogs during her free time.Jerry RussellTechnical SupportAs our Technical Support Administrator, Jerry maintains electronics and services we rely on to function in a high tech, connected world. Jerry, his wife, Sheri, and three children moved to Gilroy in 1984 to help start SVCC. He currently serves on the elder board and worship team. He thoroughly enjoys being "Grandpa" to four of the greatest grandkids on this planet!Adolfo TellezMaintenance Facility CoordinatorAdolfo Tellez oversees all maintenance and repairs of building and grounds on multiple sites. He started attending South Valley Community Church in 1996 and joined the staff in 2008. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He has lived in Gilroy since 1976. He enjoys his family and helping others.Caroline BrooksReceptionist & Administrative AssistantCaroline has been attending SVCC since 1998. She loves serving the Lord, singing and spending quality time with her family. She recently attended a local college and received her AS degree in Health Science. She enjoys tutoring children in English. Caroline is thrilled to be working on staff at SVCC.Tammy StoneLocal Mission DirectorTammy Stone joined our staff 9 years ago. Tammy is very passionate about empowering others to engage in mission while being a light in the community. She is working on her certification in Biblical Counseling in Crisis & Trauma Care. On her free time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren and serving in the community.
Greg QuirkeCampus PastorGreg Quirke is the Gilroy Campus pastor. He and his wife Kim live in Gilroy and have attended SVCC for 30 years where they have raised their son and daughter. He also serves as the Chaplain for the Gilroy Police and Fire Departments. He is deeply passionate about connecting with people and seeing the restorative work of the gospel create mission focused lives.Jeanine CoriniFamily Ministries PastorJeanine, our Family Ministry Pastor oversees programming for our youth, from birth to college. She " gets" kids and brings years of ministry and parenting experience with training in psychology and education to her work at SVCC. Having raised four kids she will be the first to say that humility and laughter are essential in surviving parenthood!Drew DowlerWorship & Arts DirectorDrew has a huge passion for music and leading God's people in worship through song. He deeply loves his wife Lisa and two children and enjoys family time and date nights! Drew is a self-proclaimed synthesizer geek and also enjoys taking photos, ping pong, outdoor running, and visiting new places.Stan VajdosStudent Ministries PastorStan serves as the youth pastor in Jr. High as well as High School. Every week he is involved in bringing to life the different ministries at the Gilroy Campus. He is lighthearted, simple, and fun. He probably has more fun than the students. Stan moved to Gilroy just a few years ago and lives in Gilroy with his wife Noel.Suzanne LopezCampus ManagerSuzanne Lopez is the Gilroy Operations Manager. She also partners with Pastor Greg Quirke to assist in logistics of events, prayer ministry and Sunday Morning activities. Suzanne has been on staff since 2005. She is a youth leader with the High School girls. She loves the Lord, people and her puppies. She especially loves to dance on Sunday mornings.Natalie KovachJr. high ministries assistantNatalie’s parents met at SVCC in 1988, and she has been attending SVCC ever since. Natalie is currently pursuing her degree in Biology. Besides a love for learning, Natalie has a love for kids and a special love for Jr. High students. She has been volunteering for the church for years and loves to help in any way she can. She loves to have fun with the kids, which is perfect for energetic Jr. High students!Lisa StrawhornChildren's Programming AssistantLisa loves serving in the church and has helped in many areas of Children's Ministries since coming to SVCC in 2004. She is passionate about reaching children with the truth of Gods word. She and her husband Bradley have 2 grown children and live in Gilroy.Jackson DaleyFamily Ministries Administrative AssistantAs a recent addition to our team, Jackson serves in kids ministry as well as with the High School students. He enjoys listening to students and helping them grow in Christ. Jackson has been a member of SVCC for many years and we enjoy his fun spirit and spontaneity. Short and to the point, Jackson gets things done.Gina OrcaCustodianGina has been the SVCC custodian since 2004. She is responsible for housekeeping at the Gilroy Campus, main office, and youth center. She leads a small group for women on Monday mornings. She's been a member of SVCC since 1999. Currently she lives in San Jose and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Matt KirklandCampus PastorMatt is the Campus Pastor at SVCC Hollister. He believes the local church shares the good news of Jesus. Matt came to SVCC from the central valley, growing up in Strathmore. He earned his master’s degree at the School for Christian Education. Matt loves to play most sports and is always looking for a game of basketball. Matt’s and his wife is Amy have four children together.Alex MirandaFamily Ministries PastorAlex is the Family Pastor at SVCC Hollister which includes Nursery through High School ministry. He has 15 years of Family Ministry experience, earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Bethany University and a Masters Degree from Liberty University. Alex is married to his wife Angela and they have four sons.Deshae TolentinoYouth MINISTRIES ASSISTANTI live in Hollister with my husband Kyle, 1 year old son Benjamin, and our goat Elsa. I love being outdoors with my family. My passion is to bring students closer to Jesus through relationship-building and Bible teaching. Witnessing students fall in and grow in love with Jesus is a great blessing.
Juan MurilloCampus PastorJuan Murillo, Pastor y fundador de la Iglesia Centro. Considerado un predicador apasionado e innovador. Le apasiona el mirar una Iglesia atractiva, dinámica y amena. Con ideas nuevas y métodos actuales pero sin dejar los fundamentos bíblicos y la fe centrada en Jesús. Junto con su esposa Perla e hijos sirven a la comunidad hispana de Gilroy