Isaac is Lead Teaching Pastor of South Valley Community Church. He likes talking theology, history, and culture. Isaac lives in Gilroy with his wife, two sons, and two daughters. On his days off, he likes to go fishing and venture outdoors. Isaac serves on the leadership board for the Regeneration Project.
Kevin 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. He has lived in Gilroy for over 16 years with Michelle, his wife of over 20 years, and his two children.
Sam Whittaker oversees all of SVCC’s missions and charity work, including all of our global focus country partnerships. He also serves on SVCC's teaching and worship teams. Sam is a member of the Board of Directors for Hope of the Nations, and serves on the Church Partnerships team at Foster the Bay. Sam has been a lifelong member of the SVCC family, and lives in Morgan Hill with his wife Christina and their daughters, Jubilee and Phoebe.
Dean'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 granddaughter.
Ann has been the Accounting Manager since 2010. She brings her experience from her Business Administration degree, her accounting work for her husband's business, and her 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 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.
Tammy 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 and Trauma Care. Tammy volunteers in the community as part of the Volunteer in Policing program at the Gilroy Police Department.
Allison grew up in Gilroy and began attending SVCC in 2015. For several years, she has served in the youth ministries as both a small group leader and a worship team member. Recently, she graduated from William Jessup University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Bible & Theology.
As 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 six of the greatest grandkids on this planet!
Adolfo 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 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. She is thrilled to be working on staff at SVCC.
Branson is a full-time film student at Arizona State University, and he has a passion for film, design and production. He has done production and acting work for Netflix, Paramount Pictures, and Marvel productions. Branson also volunteers playing guitar and leading music for SVCC youth and the Sunday main service.