Staff

Get to know the pastors, staff and team leaders of Bridgeway!

Select a ministry category to see staff members and leaders serving in that ministry at Bridgeway.

Senior Leadership Team

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Lance Hahn
Senior Pastor, Elder

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Pastor Lance Hahn has been the senior pastor of Bridgeway Christian Church since 1997. A gifted Bible teacher, Lance is known for his ability to communicate God’s truth with accuracy and humor. His role at Bridgeway blends his two greatest passions: God and people. He loves seeing the transformation that happens when God gets a hold of a person’s life.

While Lance’s primary vocation is leading Bridgeway, God has also allowed Lance to serve Him in several other ways. His sermons are heard daily on KFIA radio, he has spoken at numerous conferences, written several magazine articles, and has published one book, How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out. Lance also serves on the board of City Pastors Fellowship, and is passionate about uniting churches in the Sacramento region.

Lance has been married to Suzi since 1995, and they have two daughters (Jillian and Andie) and one pooch, Bella. He holds a B.A. from Sacramento State University and an Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary. When he’s not at church Lance is an avid collector (sports cards, comic books, vinyl records, and other things), a major movie buff, and a big fan of the beach.

You can learn more about Lance, and keep up with his most recent ministry activities at LanceHahn.com and Facebook.com/LanceHahn.

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Parnell Lovelace
Director of Care & Compassion, Elder

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Pastor Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. joined the Bridgeway staff in September of 2015 as Director of Care and Compassion. He provides support to our Soul Care, Pastoral Care, Missions, Community Care, and Prayer departments. Parnell loves the opportunity to lead a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to presenting the gospel of the Kingdom is caring, encouraging, and practical ways.

Parnell is married to Dianna, and they have two children (Mycole Tyrell and Abjenea). He is holds a D.Min from Biola University, a Master of Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Social Work from Oral Roberts University, and an A.A. in Social Science from American River College.

Parnell is the founding pastor of Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento, where he pastored for 25 years. He is also a certified church consultant and he serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University. In his spare time Parnell enjoys reading, writing, walking, and watching Family Feud or reruns of Good Times, Sanford and Son, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Heidi Coughran
Director of Operations

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Heidi joined the Bridgeway team in November of 2015 as Director of Operations. Since joining the team, Heidi has focused on developing and implementing processes and systems for all day-to-day operations. Her responsibilities include oversight and development of personnel management, finances, facilities, IT, human resources, creative arts, events, database management, and office operations. Heidi loves having the opportunity to walk with others on their journey of faith. She feels blessed to be able to partner and serve with an amazing team of people who are dedicated to leading and inspiring others to know Jesus.

Heidi married Brian in 1999 with his three children, Brianne, Angie and Eric. Together Heidi and Brian have one daughter, Brooke and a golden retriever, Spirit. Heidi attended Sacramento State University, and she has over 25 years of operations management experience. When she is not at Bridgeway her passions are spending time with her family in any outdoor activity and maintaining a 125-gallon salt water reef tank. She also enjoys scrapbooking, scuba diving, horseback riding, and she especially loves archery with her daughter.

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Brian Kiley
Director of Discipleship

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Pastor Brian Kiley joined the Bridgeway staff in 2013, and currently serves as Bridgeway’s Director of Discipleship. Brian also occasionally teaches in our weekend services. In his role he works with other staff to oversee all of Bridgeway's discipleship ministries including Missional Communities, classes, adult ministries, student ministries, and children's ministry.  Brian loves the authenticity and humility of the Bridgeway culture, and he loves the opportunity to help people from all walks of life come to know Jesus in a life-changing way. He also enjoys using technology to communicate the gospel in innovative ways.

Brian is married to Christie and they have two sons, Matthew and Joey. He holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Bridgeway he had served as a college pastor and a youth pastor. When he’s not at Bridgeway Brian loves reading, playing pickleball, hiking, spending time outdoors, and watching his favorite sports teams (Kings/49ers/UCLA) lose.

Adult Discipleship

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Matt Bach
Director of Christian Development

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Matt Bach joined the Bridgeway staff as Pastor of High School Ministries in January of 2011 and transitioned into his current role as Director of Christian Development in May of 2017. Matt oversees all elements of Bridgeway’s adult education ministry including all adult classes and weekend workshops. Matt loves teaching, and he loves equipping our staff and volunteers to teach others.

Matt is married to Becky and they have three children (George, Lucy, and Henry) and one Labradoodle (Gandalf- yes, he looks like a wizard). He holds an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Theology (Old Testament emphasis) from Briercrest Bible College. Prior to coming to Bridgeway Matt served as an Associate Pastor in Christchurch, New Zealand, and as Director of Church Relations for the Mexico Outreach at Azusa Pacific University. Matt is also an adjunct faculty member at William Jessup University. In his free time Matt loves reading, spending time at home with his family, and leading tours of Israel with GTI Tours.

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Heather Johnson
Missional Communities Coordinator

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Heather Johnson joined the Bridgeway staff in January of 2014 and serves in the Discipleship Ministry as Missional Communities Coordinator.  She offers leadership, training, and support to all the community and discipleship groups at BCC. Heather enjoys empowering groups to walk the journey together in becoming whole hearted disciples of Jesus and she loves seeing others discover who God made them to be and how God can use them daily to love others.

Heather is married to Dave and they have one son (Aden) and two daughters (Ellie and Sophie). She has a B.A. in Government Journalism from Sacramento State University, Christian Life Coach training from Western Seminary, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Point Loma Nazarene University. Heather is also an Associate Certified Life Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Outside of work, Heather loves reading, game nights with friends, and anything near the ocean.

Care & Compassion

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Parnell Lovelace
Director of Care & Compassion

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Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. joined the Bridgeway staff in September of 2015 as Director of Care & Compassion. He provides support to our Soul Care, Pastoral Care, Missions, Community Care, and Prayer departments. Parnell loves the opportunity to lead a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to presenting the gospel of the Kingdom is caring, encouraging, and practical ways.

Parnell is married to Dianna, and they have two children (Mycole Tyrell and Abjenea). He is holds a Doctor of Ministry from Biola University, a Master of Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Social Work from Oral Roberts University, and an A.A. in Social Science from American River College.

Parnell is the founding pastor of Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento, where he pastored for 25 years. He is also a certified church consultant and he serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University. In his spare time Parnell enjoys reading, writing, walking, and watching Family Feud or reruns of Good Times, Sanford and Son, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Mark Henkel
Pastor of Care

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Pastor Mark Henkel has attended Bridgeway since 2000 and has served on staff since 2007. In his current role as Pastor of Care he oversees all of our care ministries our Chaplains, Visitation Team, Stephen Ministry, Bereavement Care, Cards of Encouragement, Meals Ministry and more. He works with and manages a large team of volunteers to ensure the Bridgeway family receives excellent care. Mark loves working with the staff and volunteers of Bridgeway, and he is thrilled to be a part of a large team of like-minded, caring, compassionate men and women who are helping to care for the people of Bridgeway.

Mark and his wife Joyce have been married since 1986 and they have four children, Emily, Rebecca, Daniel and David. Mark holds a B.A. in Communications Studies with a minor in Music from California State University, Sacramento and a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Divinity at Western. Prior to coming on staff at Bridgeway, Mark worked in the “real world” for 25 years, including 13 years at Intel. He and Joyce also spent time serving in São Paulo, Brazil. Outside of work Mark’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family having game nights, movie nights, or going for drives in the country. He also enjoys photography, music, cycling, and astronomy.

 

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David Heitzler
Care & Compassion Manager

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David Heitzler has been on staff at Bridgeway since 2011, and he currently serves as Care & Compassion Manager. He serves all of our Care & Compassion ministries (Soul Care, Pastoral Care, Community Care and Global Missions) by helping them coordinate and integrate their services, databases, and events. He also serves the congregation and community by leading care teams who process and triage all incoming requests and needs received by the church. David has a passion for nurturing and taking care of the church, so he counts it a privilege to walk alongside his brothers and sisters and play a role in supporting them through the season God has them in.

 

David has been married to Hannah since 2014. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from William Jessup University, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. Outside of work he loves reading, particularly fantasy, allegory, or philosophical works. He also loves building things, working on small projects around the house, and playing tabletop games with friends. 

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Courtney Smith
Global & Community Care Director

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Courtney Smith has served at Bridgeway since 2008 and has been on staff since 2012. As the Global & Community Care Director, her primary focus is providing strategic oversight to our wide range of care partnerships. This includes Global Care, Community Closet, Assist Care, School Care, Adoption and Foster Care, Prison Care, Budget Care, Hero Care, Unborn Care, Alongside Care and Partner Community Care.

She loves being a part of seeing broken people from all walks of life be reconciled to the dignity of Christ. Courtney is married to Ben, and they have two sons, Ellis, who joined their family in the United States in 2015 after a 4.5 year adoption journey, and Kairo, who was born in 2016. She has two A.A. degrees from Sierra College (Liberal Studies, Sociology), a B.S.W. degree from CSU Sacramento and an M.S.W. from USC. Courtney is an Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and a member of the National Association of Social Work. Outside of work she loves photography, learning, researching, and spending time with friends and family.

Creative Arts

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Jake Owen
Worship Pastor

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Jake Owen has served as Worship Director at Bridgeway since 2010. He carries a passion for God's presence and leads with a desire to stir up hunger for the Lord through intimacy, freedom, and awe.

Jake has been married to Hilary since 2012, and when not at Bridgeway he is devoted to writing music with her, reading, listening to vinyl, and spending time on the front porch with loved ones.

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Jeff Eberhardt
Technical Director

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Jeff Eberhardt came on staff at Bridgeway in 2012 after attending Bridgeway for one year. As Technical Director he oversees the production aspect of what goes on at the Bridgeway campus. Whether it is lighting, sound, stage, or video production, his department oversees the implementation and maintenance of gear, and trains volunteers to properly use equipment for their ministry events.

Jeff and his wife, Claire, have four sons: Isaiah, Johnny, Israel and Ryan. He holds a B.A. in Radio, TV, and Film from Hope International University and Cal State Fullerton. When he’s not at church he loves soccer (Go Republic!), playing music, watching movies, and tackling home improvement projects. He also operates a live event videography and production company, Jeff Eberhardt Productions.

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Brian Lisk
Audio Director

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Brian Lisk has served as Bridgeway’s Audio Director since 2008. He and our team of sound volunteers assist the worship team in leading our congregation in worship. Brian is also the executive producer of Bridgeway’s radio program on KFIA, Time to Transform. Brian loves the family feel of our Creative Arts team, and he’s grateful for all of the friendships he’s developed with our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. He also loves learning more about audio technology, and appreciates how the field is always changing and progressing.

Brian is married to Jenni and they have one son, Charlie (born in 2015), one two cats, and one rabbit. When he’s not at Bridgeway he loves snowboarding, legos, and playing Forza games on his Xbox. He is a fan of Notre Dame football, and, as a New England native, he is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.


 

 

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Lucien Hughes
Technical Production Engineer

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Lucien Hughes joined the Bridgeway staff in February 2017 as our Media Specialist. He oversees most of the recording that happens at Bridgeway, including Pastor Lance's Time to Transform radio broadcasts. He also helps with state logistics and venue management around our campus. Lucien loves working with the Creative Arts team at Bridgeway, and counts it a privilege to be able to use his talents to further what God is doing here.

Lucien is married to Tara, and they have two sons, Kadence (b. 2015) and Marshall (b. 2017). He holds a Sound Master Recording Certificate from Pinnacle College. Outside of work, Lucien enjoys hockey, snowboarding, and movies.

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Lena Semenyuk
Events Coordinator

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Lena Semenyuk joined the Bridgeway staff in December 2016 as our Events/Hospitality Coordinator. In her role she helps manage the Bridgeway Café and she manages all-church events like our Newcomers' Desserts, Baby Dedications, and Baptism Services. She enjoys serving others, and she especially loves getting to help put on a wide variety of God-centered events on our campus.

Lena has as A.S. degree in Biology, Psychology, and Natural Sciences from Sierra College and a B.S. degree with honors in Biology from Grand Canyon University. When she's not at work she likes to be outdoors, hike, travel, visit historical sites, and read. She is also an avid collector of sentimental things.

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Kolin Kraning

Communications Specialist

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Kolin Kraning joined the Bridgeway staff in May 2016 and serves as Communications Specialist. He works to maintain the visual identity of the Bridgeway family across all media, and utilizes creative communication to further the Kingdom in our community. Kolin loves having the opportunity to be creative in a positive, encouraging environment with great people.

Kolin is married to Alaina and they have two daughters, Everly Lennon and Indiana Reyn. He studied Graphic Design and Cultural Anthropology at Cal Baptist University. When he’s not at Bridgeway Kolin enjoys being a husband and father, listening to/playing/writing music, making art, watching soccer, and the fine art of cinema.

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Deepak Vejendla

Director of Information Technology

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Deepak Vejendla joined the Bridgeway team in August of 2017 as the Director of Information Technology. In his role he manages and supports IT systems, networks, hardware, and related applications for Bridgeway. He loves the opportunity to support technology that is used for God's glory. Prior to coming to Bridgeway he spent 18 years working in Information Technology in healthcare and the private sector.

Deepak is married to Emmy. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from CSU Stanislaus, a B.A. from CSU Stanislaus, a Health Informatics Certification from UC Davis, and several IT-specific certifications. When he is not at work he enjoys listening to music, playing the drums, traveling with his wife, and following his favorite sports teams.

Kidsway

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Ashley Danz
Kidsway Director

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Ashely Danz started attending Bridgeway in 2006 and has been on staff since 2008. As Kidsway Director she oversees all things children’s ministry, including the staff, volunteers, program, curriculum, and materials. Ashley is passionate about equipping parents to be the primary disciplers of their children.

Ashley loves seeing kids grow in the Lord as they go through Kidsway, and finds it both rewarding and humbling to be a part of that process. She loves serving shoulder to shoulder with her incredible Kidsway staff and volunteer teams.

Ashley is married to Brett, and she has two A.A. degrees from Sierra College (Liberal Arts, Social Science), and a B.S. degree from CSU Sacramento (Speech and Language Pathology). When she’s not at church she loves thrift shopping, baking, and getting to Disneyland as often as possible.

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Nikki McInturf
Assistant Kidsway Director

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Nikki McInturf has attended Bridgeway since 2007 and has been on staff since 2010. In her current role as Assistant Children’s Director she focuses on providing support and encouragement to the Kidsway team. She is constantly seeking to improve communication, safety processes, and opportunities for new families and to volunteers to connect. She loves building relationships with others and helping kids of all ages learn about God’s character and His incredible love for them!

Nikki is married to Nathan and they have two children, Micah and Ayla. She has a B.A. in Child Development from Point Loma Nazarene University. When she’s not at work she enjoys being outside, going to the theater, listening to music and spending time at the ocean.

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Mindy Peña
Kidsway Administrator

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Mindy Peña joined the Bridgeway staff in 2012 and serves as the Children’s Ministry (Kidsway) Administrator. She helps ensure the smooth operation of our children’s ministry by supporting our Kidsway staff, volunteers and family. She also helps facilitate partnerships between Kidsway and our other ministry departments. Mindy loves seeing kids come to church and be so excited about what they are learning in the Bible. She also loves serving alongside our amazing volunteers and staff who do such an incredible job of ministering to the children of Bridgeway.

Mindy is married to Mike, and they have five children (Brandon, Michael, Annika, Joshua, and Mason). She has an A.A. in psychology, and when she is not at Bridgeway she loves hanging out with friends and family, DIY projects, and reading.

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STEPHANIE JONES
Kidsway Coordinator

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Stephanie Jones and her family have attended Bridgeway since 2012 and she joined our staff in December of 2016 as a Kidsway Coordinator. She coordinates Saturday services for our elementary classrooms. She also assists with welcoming new volunteers and getting them trained up so they can pour into Bridgeway's children. She loves getting to connect with people, build relationships, and see God through the children's eyes.

Stephanie has been married to Andrew since 2008 and they have two boys, Cru and Greyson. She has a degree in Interior Design and has also completed coursework in Business. Stephanie was a Kidsway volunteer for several years before coming on staff. Outside of work Stephanie loves being a wife and mom, spending time with her family and friends, being creative, crocheting, reading, and drinking a good iced coffee.

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Amber Bernhard
Kidsway Coordinator

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Amber Bernhard has been a part of the Bridgeway staff team since August of 2013, and she serves as the Elementary Coordinator. Her job is to recruit, train, and help plug in volunteers who serve our elementary students. She also steps in to teach classes or otherwise help when needed. She loves that every weekend she has the opportunity to witness eager hearts learn about the love of Jesus. She also loves the passion of our volunteer team, and cherishes the opportunity to serve alongside them.

Amber is married to Steve, and they have three sons (Nolan, Bennett, and Porter). She and her family love to camp, play games, and watch her kids’ sporting events.

Amber loves working with kids (she started volunteering with Kidsway in 2003!), and she has a background in management that she gets to use to make sure people are serving in the right places.

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Kim VanParys
Kidsway Coordinator

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Kim VanParys started attending Bridgeway in 2012 and came on staff in 2016. As Pre-school Coordinator she helps manage the week-to-week operations of our Kidsway ministry. She loves the opportunity to love God’s kids! She also loves that working at Kidsway constantly pushes her to develop a greater servant’s heart.

Kim is married to Tom, and they have one daughter, Bailey. She has a B.A. in Communications from CSU Sacramento. When she is not at work she enjoys being with people who make her smile and laugh. She is blessed with many wonderful family members and friends, and she especially loves spending time with her mom.

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Middle School Ministry

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Ryan DesJardin
Middle School Ministries Pastor

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Ryan DesJardin joined the Bridgeway staff in October of 2017 as the Middle School Ministries Pastor. In his role, Ryan disciples our 6th-8th grade students during weekend and midweek services, special events, trips and leadership development. Ryan passionately believes that young people are the church of today (not someday), and wants every middle school student to know they are a child of God.

Ryan is married to Angie and they have two sons: Micah (b. 2015) and Declan (b. 2017). He holds a B.A. in Bible/Theology & Youth Ministry from William Jessup University. Prior to joining the Bridgeway team he served as a youth pastor in the Sacramento area for seven years and worked in the Church Relations and Outreach department at William Jessup University. When he’s not at Bridgeway, Ryan loves traveling to cities, hipster coffee shops, food trucks, black iced tea and dancing to worship music in his living room with his son, Micah.

Candace Lamphiear
Middle School Administrator

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Candace Lamphiear joined the Bridgeway staff in November of 2017 as the Middle School Administrative Assistant. In her role Candace helps plan services and events, communicates with parents, keeps track of everything going on behind the scenes in the Middle School Ministry, and provides administrative support to Pastor Ryan.  Candace loves hanging out with middle schoolers, and she especially loves meeting new students and helping them get connected.

Candace is very close to her mom, brother, and sister, and she is an aunt to two beautiful nieces. She is currently taking classes in pastoral ministry through Berean and Global University. Prior to coming to Bridgeway she was a youth pastor in Colfax for two years. When she is not at Bridgeway she enjoys hiking, traveling, writing songs, and spending time with friends and family.

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High School Ministry

 

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Cliff Woodward
High School Ministries Pastor

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Cliff Woodward joined the Bridgeway staff in August of 2016 as Associate Youth Pastor and transitioned into the Senior High Pastor role in May of 2017. In his role, Cliff works to lead high school students to Christ through intentional programming and meaningful relationships. Cliff's favorite part of his job is spending time with students and getting to know them. He also loves teaching God's word and helping students get a better grasp of the Bible.

Cliff holds a B.A. in Youth Ministry with a minor in Bible and Theology from William Jessup University. He loves sports (especially baseball and soccer) and enjoys playing the drums in his free time. He also goes to Disneyland any chance he gets!


Ellie Cole
High School Administrator

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Ellie Cole joined the Bridgeway staff in December of 2017 as the High School Ministry Administrative Assistant. In her role she coordinates events, helps plan activities, keeps the HSM calendar organized, and provides administrative support to Pastor Cliff. She loves working with students and seeing them get excited about their faith. She also loves that she gets to lead a small group and play a part in teenagers’ spiritual journey.

Ellie is married to Travis and they have two cats, Chloe and Lemon. When she is not at Bridgeway she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, hiking, road trips to the beach, and shopping at Target.

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Young Adults

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BRYAN HOPPER
Young Adults Director

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Bryan Hopper and his family have been attending Bridgeway since 2013, and he joined the staff as Young Adult Director in December of 2016. In his role, he oversees Bridgeway Young Adults, preaching at their weekly gatherings, overseeing missional communities and events, and leading a large volunteer team. Bryan loves spending time with people and seeing them grow in their understanding of God's purpose for their lives.

Bryan has been married to Tawny since 2005. They have two sons, Lucas and Jonah, and are expecting a third in 2017. Prior to coming to Bridgeway he completed coursework at San Jose City College and spent nearly a decade working in management for several national firms and an accounting practice. Outside of work he enjoys food, friends, movies, conversations, Star Wars, and Bay Area sports.

 
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Amanda Beck
Assistant to Lance & Bridgeway Young Adults

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Amanda Beck has been on Bridgeway’s staff since April of 2017, and she currently serves as an administrative assistant to Pastor Lance and to Bridgeway’s Young Adult ministry. She assists Lance by scheduling his meetings and helping him use his time most efficiently, and she provides general administrative support to Bryan, our Young Adults Director. She loves her job because she has great respect for her two bosses and her coworkers. She loves being a part of a team of people who put their heart and soul into ministry.

Amanda is from a big family in the Bay Area, and she has a dog named Maverick. When she is not at work she likes to get outside and go on adventures with friends. Being outdoors helps her get away from the busyness of life and connect with God. Some of her favorite outdoor activities are hiking, kayaking, and beach volleyball.

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Operations & Administration

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Heidi Coughran
Director of Operations

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Heidi joined the Bridgeway team in November of 2015 as Director of Operations. Since joining the team, Heidi has focused on developing and implementing processes and systems for all day-to-day operations. Her responsibilities include oversight and development of personnel management, finances, facilities, IT, human resources, creative arts, events, database management, and office operations. Heidi loves having the opportunity to walk with others on their journey of faith. She feels blessed to be able to partner and serve with an amazing team of people who are dedicated to leading and inspiring others to know Jesus.

Heidi married Brian in 1999 with his three children, Brianne, Angie and Eric. Together Heidi and Brian have one daughter, Brooke and a golden retriever, Spirit. Heidi attended Sacramento State University, and she has over 25 years of operations management experience. When she is not at Bridgeway her passions are spending time with her family in any outdoor activity and maintaining a 125-gallon salt water reef tank. She also enjoys scrapbooking, scuba diving, horseback riding, and she especially loves archery with her daughter.

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Diane Pascua
Office Manager

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Diane Pascua is Bridgeway’s Office Manager, and she has been a part of the staff since 2006. In her current role she serves the Bridgeway team by providing administrative support to the staff and managing the volunteer team and works the office reception desk. She loves coming alongside our staff to help ensure excellent communication and preparation for Bridgeway events. She loves serving on a team that lives and serves authentically, and she also enjoys the great diversity of ages, backgrounds, and skill sets on the staff.

Diane is married to Vance and they have two dogs, Jack and Buster. She holds a degree in Liberal Studies from The Master’s College. When she’ s not at Bridgeway she loves hiking, biking, spending time outdoors, cooking nutritious meals, and spend time with friends. She is also a Pilates and yoga instructor. Her time on the Bridgeway staff has been a time of great personal and professional growth , and she loves that her job continually challenges her to grow in ways that benefit other important relationships in her life.

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Dave Bresnyan
Property Manager

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Dave Bresnyan joined the Bridgeway team as Facilities Director in 2011, and he currently serves as our Property Manager. In his role he helps maintain the property outside of the Bridgeway building, and works with the different tenants we have on the property. Dave loves working with anything mechanical, so the Bridgeway campus is like a candy store to him. He also enjoys the chance to meet people from all different walks of life and learn about how God has shaped them.

Dave is married to Janet and they have four adult children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is a licensed general contractor  and an EPA certified instructor. Outside of work he enjoys farming and making organic body care products.

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Emanuel Agrigoroae
Facilities Director

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Emanuel Agrigoroae joined the Bridgeway staff in September of 2015 as Assistant Facilities Director and he currently serves as Facilities Director. He oversees the care of Bridgeway facilities, including management of part-time employees and independent contractors. He also collaborates with various ministry teams to serve their ongoing ministry/facility needs, and he works with volunteer leaders to help provide support for their activities. He loves working with people who share the same values and who are working towards the common goal of advancing the Kingdom of God.

Emanuel is married to Otilia and they have two sons (Ian and Levi). He is a licensed general contractor, and prior to working at Bridgeway he ran his own business as a general contractor for 18 years. When he’s not at work he enjoys traveling with his family and playing sports.

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Jani Jacobs
Controller

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Jani Jacobs has attended Bridgeway since 2012 and came on staff as Controller in April 2016.  In her role she directs and manages all areas of our church finances, and ensures we are operating with integrity and efficiency. She also conducts financial analysis and reporting. She loves coming alongside different leaders at Bridgeway to help them excel in their personal ministry goals.

Jani has one son and one daughter, and she holds a degree in Business Management and Accounting from Santa Rosa Junior College. She was a business owner for 15 years, and comes to Bridgeway with 13 years of church financial management experience. When she’s not at Bridgeway she loves spending time with her children, sporting events, being outdoors, art, and trips to the ocean and mountains.

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Sonya Hollan
Finance & Human Resources Associate

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Sonya Hollan joined the Bridgeway staff in February of 2016 and serves as Finance/Human Resources Associate. She assists the Director of Operations with finance reporting and accounts payable, and she ensures timely processing of ministry deposits and contributions.  Sonya also assists with all aspects of human resources. She loves serving alongside the staff and volunteers at Bridgeway. Coming alongside others to help support and encourage in tangible ways daily and advocating for others wherever possible are just some of the many things she loves about her job!

Sonya is married to Wade and they have one daughter, Elizabeth. She studied Business Administration and Communications from Oregon State University and has an A.A. in Business Administration from Central Oregon Community College.  When she’s not at Bridgeway she loves singing, cooking, and exploring.

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Tracy Benda
Connections & Guest Services Manager

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Tracy Benda is Bridgeway’s Connections and Guest Services manager. She joined Bridgeway’s staff in 2013. In her role she helps others find a place to connect at Bridgeway that fits the unique way God has created them. She loves helping people, and she especially loves praying for people!

When Tracy isn’t at Bridgeway she loves spending time with friends, listening to praise and worship music, studying the Bible, praying for others, and being alone with God. 

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Michelle Eastman
Database Manager
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Michelle Eastman came on staff at Bridgeway in August 2014. She first served as Bridgeway’s Edge Middle School Administrative Assistant, and now serves as Database Manager & Assistant to the Director of Operations.

She maintains the church database (Fellowship One), assists ministries with event registrations, supports online giving, maintains giving records, and helps lead the team that processes Bridgeway’s weekly offering.  She loves that she gets to come to work and work with great people while using the organizational skills God has given her to support others in their ministries.

Michelle is married to Stephen and they have four children, Rebekah, Amanda, Sam and Max. When she’s not at work she loves running and baking.

Elders

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Keith Richey

Elder
 

Keith Richey and his family have attended Bridgeway since 2006, and Keith joined the Elder Board in 2016. He and his wife, Susan, have also served as leaders in Bridgeway’s Family Ministry, and he also helped launch and coordinate the Men’s Sports Ministry. Keith loves the people of Bridgeway, and appreciates the opportunity he has to see God at work transforming lives in the Bridgeway community. He is excited to be a part of what God does next!

Keith and Susan have been married since 1995, and they have two sons and one daughter. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from CSUS, and he has worked in the information technology industry as a project manager and software developer since 1995. He has owned his own information technology consulting firm since 2006. When he’s not at work or church, Keith loves playing football, basketball, softball, and golf. He has also coached his son’s flag football team.

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Ron Cody

Elder
 

Ron Cody and his family have attended Bridgeway since 2007, and Ron joined the Elder Board in 2016. Ron has also served as a key leader in Bridgeway’s Men’s Ministry. Ron wants his life to be completely directed by Jesus, and he wants God’s love to flow through him and his actions.

Ron is married to Karen, and they have one son, Tanner. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from UC Riverside. He has been self-employed since 1995, and currently owns his own pool servicing business. He loves that his job allows him to be outside and interact with his customers on a daily basis. When he’s not at work or church we loves playing sports, especially golf and softball. He always looks forward to hanging out with family and friends, and loves bringing people together to enjoy God’s blessings.

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Lane Gibbs

Elder
 

Lane Gibbs and his family have attended Bridgeway since 2002, and Lane joined the Elder Board in 2008. He also serves as a chaplain as part of the prison ministry. Throughout his life Lane has had the chance to live, work, and serve alongside people from all walks of life, and he has been able to see God use him to relate well to a broad range of people.

Lane is married to Shanna and they have one daughter and one son. He works as an account manager for AT&T, and he loves the freedom his job allows for him to do ministry. When he’s not at work or church, he enjoys fishing and golf.

 

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Jon Lee

Elder
 

Jon Lee has served as a Bridgeway elder since 2000. He has seen Bridgeway grow from a young, small church into the thriving church it is today.  He loves the opportunity he has to help seek God's will for the church. 

Jon has been married to Sarah since 1999, and they have five kids (and a very busy schedule!). Outside of work and church, Jon loves investing in his kids, coaching their various sports teams, camping, hiking, and going to sporting events.