MEET THE TEAM

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday | 9am-1pm
Newark, Ca 94560
 
Welcome to the FPC Newark’s website. We are located in bay area in Northern California and we hope that you come by and visit.
We encourage you to take a look around this site to find out more about us and the ministries that we offer. 
 

Pastor Garrett Yamada

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.

Music

Music Leader | Sifa Tupa
Bell Director | Bill Taylor

Office

Office Manager | Johanna Holte

Children’s Leaders

Children’s Director | Michaela Bennett
 
Children’s Sunday School Leader, 9am
Liz Tupa
 
Children’s Sunday School Leader 9am
Danielle Gruver
 

Youth Leader

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Director | Johanna Holte

 

 
 
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