Steve Wilde - Pastor
Steve joined our church in 2009 as our Head of Staff, eager to become a part of FPCL's great legacy of ministry. Steve brings with him an enthusiasm and desire to make real the incredible love of God that we encounter in Jesus.
It is a love that liberates us as it compels us to live lives that make a difference in our church, our community and in our world. Recently, Steve earned his Doctorate and is continuing to seek to discover and discern how the church is being called to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
Steve and his wife Jen have three boys and when Steve is not at church or in a local coffee shop, he can be found on a soccer field or baseball diamond near you! Email Steve
Josh Jonas - Interim Associate Pastor
Josh is a dedicated Pastor, Leader, Shepherd, Mentor, Teacher, and Worship Leader with a passion to transform people for effective service in building the kingdom of God. Over the years, God has enabled Josh to develop a large and dynamic youth ministry, lead worship both here and abroad, serve as lead pastor of a church campus, and as the Care Pastor for 5,500 members of a non-denominational church. Currently Josh is the founder and president of a local nonprofit Arukah. Arukah helps men who are formerly incarcerated or from the homeless culture with transitional housing, job connections, community connections, and spiritual formation. For more information about Arukah please visit www.arukahweb.org . Josh and his wife Kelly have enjoyed 23 years of marriage and have two wonderful adult children. Josh Is excited to be to be a part of FPCL's Family. Email Josh
Brie Johnson - Director of Children, Student & Family Ministry
Brie joined staff in 2014. She oversees Children & Student Ministries. Brie graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Christian Ministries in 2008, and has been doing full-time ministry since. She has a passion for serving the church in many ways including; children, students, families, music, and women’s ministry. Her desire is to help children and students grow in their faith and provide a space where they can ask questions and explore what it means to be a child of God. Helping children and students grow in their faith means to also walk along parents during these developmental stages and journey of faith. When the church and the family come together they can have a significant impact on the faith of a child. Email Brie
Jane Ackley - Director of Church Operations
Jane joined staff in 2013. As Director of Church Operations, she is responsible for day to day office/facility operations, website and publication implementation. A long time member of FPCL, Jane & husband Don have two grown daughters, who all enjoy getting together for family gatherings (both here and in Jane's home town in the UK), enjoy going to hockey games, travelling, hiking & music. If her door is open (which it usually is!) she welcomes people stopping by just to say Hi or with any questions they may have Email Jane
Michele O'Hair - Project Support Coordinator
Michele was delighted to join the office staff in the summer of 2002 and enjoys the Christian environment and busy pace. With a degree in Health Information Technology, prior to working at FPCL, Michele worked in hospital settings and has served on the board of directors of several non profit organizations. Michele loves spending time with her family, community service, travel, and quilting. Michele’s duties as Project Support Coordinator include maintaining the data base, newsletter and supporting numerous projects such as Faith Formation, N2N and Outdoor Adventures. Email Michele
Jen Wilde - Program Support Coordinator Children and Student Ministry
In her role Jen supports the children and student ministry and works directly with children & student ministry director, Brie Johnson. Email Jen
In addition to supporting Brie, Jen works in the front office each Thursday to help with worship and facility needs. Email the front desk
Denia Segrest - Associate Pastor
Denia Segrest is a tentmaker* Associate Pastor, especially involved with Congregational Care, Deacon ministries, leading Bible Study for Presbyterian Women, and worship leadership. She brings to her sermons a love of God, people, and science, and a fascination with the interconnectedness of all things. Denia and her life partner have been a part of our church since 2004. She feels very blessed to be a part of ministry in her home congregation! Denia is in and out of the office all day Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
*Tentmaker positions are named for the Apostle Paul who worked as a tentmaker to support himself in order not to drain the resources of the churches he served. Denia also works for the Livermore School District where she is an instructional coach and trainer working mostly with new teachers. Email Denia
Janet Holmes - Director of Music
Janet Holmes has been the organist at the church since 1989. She began piano studies at the age of 9, and organ work at the age of 15, studying with Dr. Thomas Stroud. Ms. Holmes has been a church organist and soloist since that time in a number of churches and denominations. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1980 beginning as a piano major and finishing in vocal performance with Dr. Michael Sells and Dr. Thomas Cleveland.
Janet currently teaches voice and piano at Ohlone College in Fremont, and has been a staff accompanist at the college since 1985. She has also been the vocal director for their summer musical production of Summerfest for the past 7 years. Ms. Holmes is a member of the Berkeley Piano Club, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and maintains her own studio in vocal studies in San Ramon and Livermore. Email Janet
Kim Salch - Coordinator of Connections
Kim joined our church in June 2015 as Coordinator of Connection Ministries. She is a graduate of Baylor University and has a Masters in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University, Chicago. She has passion for the people of this community of faith and the friendships created within this community. Her desire is to help individuals strengthen their relationships with one another and provide opportunities to enhance their relationship with Christ.
Kim and her husband, Clayton, are Texans enjoying life in California. They have one daughter, AJ. Kim can be found walking the footpaths around town, crafting or painting, or having a cup of coffee with friends. Email Kim
Danielle Hayes - Accounting Specialist
Danielle joined the office staff in June 2002 but grew up in this church and has been attending since 1981. Danielle left the corporate accounting world after her oldest daughter was born and is utilizing her accounting skills to maintain the church’s books and contributions. When she’s not working Danielle loves to travel, scrapbook, read and hike but most of all, her main love is to spend time with her husband and two daughters. Email Danielle
Danielle also works each Tuesday in the front office and helps with worship and rental needs. Email the front desk
Cathryn Griggs - Bell Choir Director
Cathy has been the handbell director at FPCL for 20+ years. After 37 years of teaching first and second graders Cathy recently retired from the Oakley Union Elementary School District. She enjoys ringing and teaching bell ringing to all ages. She has said, "If you can count to four, like a challenge, and can laugh I can teach you to ring handbells." Cathy currently directs choirs for youth (grades 6-12), beginning adults, and advanced ringers helping each choir to grow in musicality as they make a "joyful noise to the Lord." Email Cathy