Pastor Garrett Yamada

510-797-8811 ext. 102


Garrett has served as the Pastor of our church since September of 2009. He has worked well with the leadership to clarify our mission statement and to develop programs and passions to help meet it. He brings a ministry that is full of joy, adventure, laughter and the love of Christ.

Garrett has been an ordained pastor for over 28 years. He received a Master of Divinity from his time at Princeton and Fuller Theological Seminaries. He has previously served at churches in Riverside, Berkeley, Laguna Hills, Pleasanton, San Mateo and Manila (Philippines).

He and Stephanie have been married for almost 30 years and have three grown children, Brent, Kimi and Sara. They met while they were both students at UC Davis. (Garrett earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education and two teaching credentials at U.C. Davis). Stephanie is a Behavior Therapist with Los Altos School District and works with children with special needs.

Garrett loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys traveling, good food, fishing and photography.


Contemporary Music Leader | Sifa Tupa
Traditional Music Leader | Ann Kunich
Bell Director | Bill Taylor


Office Manager | Johanna Holte

Sunday Morning Children’s Leaders

Children’s Ministry Director | Michaela Bennett
Children’s Leader | Liz Tupa
Children’s Leader | Danielle Gruver

Youth Leader

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Director | Johanna Holte

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am-1pm
Newark, Ca 94560