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Mike Stelle

Senior Pastor

Office: 916.624.1609 ext 11

Family - Married to Jen since 1991 (let's just say I "married up"). We have two fantastic, college-aged daughters (Kayla and Madison)
Education and Ordination
  • Diablo Valley College
  • California State Univ. Sacramento
  • Fuller Seminary
  • Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church (2008)

Before Coming to Community Covenant Church served on the staffs at:

  • Community Presbyterian Church, Ventura, CA (1991-1998)
  • Harbor Covenant Church, Gig Harbor, WA (1998-2014)

Pets - We're a dog family and all of our dogs have been named after jazz musicians

Travels - Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic

Favorite Things - Movies, March Madness, and Milkshakes

Favorite Books - The Ragamuffin Gospel, Chasing Francis, Playing for Pizza

Favorite Movies - Casablanca, Field of Dreams, Fletch, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sting

Favorite Movie Quote - "We're lost but we're making good time" - City Slickers

Clothing - Casual on Sundays...even more casual during the week

Favorite Musicians - David Crowder, Dizzy Gillespie, Vivaldi, Billy Joel, Tim Hughes, Needtobreathe

Strangely addicted to - Nature shows and Sporcle

Thing I fear - settling for less than significant 


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Chris Gothold

Assoc Pastor of Worship & Family Ministry


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Ruth Hills


Office: 916.624.1609 ext 10

I never would have imagined my life as it is here and now.  God has such a sense of humor.  In hindsight, what would I change?  Not a thing.  He truly makes all things work together for good.
People I love:  my husband Paul, my children: Sean and Patrick and the lost boys
Your favorite line from your favorite movie:  ". . . mere flesh wound . . ." -Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Things you love:  ice cream, a cheeseburger after a long hike.
Things you fear:  a world without ice cream
Your bucket list:  Not really a "bucket list" kind of person, but I would like to thru hike the JMT and the Camino de Santiago (wanna go?)
The most unusual thing in your office:  me
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Konrad Funke

Pre-Teen Ministry Intern


Before Coming to Community Covenant Church served on the staffs at:
Life Community Church (2015-2017)

Pets - Two cats, Eleanor and Finn

Places I want to travel to - Europe

Favorite Things - Movies, Music, Video Games, and the Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite Bands - Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Wham!

Favorite Movies - Casablanca, Forrest Gump, Nacho Libre, Groundhog Day

Least Favorite Foods - Freakin' Hummus, Avocado, Indian Food, Cilantro

Favorite TV Shows - Seinfeld, Survivor, Great British Bake Off

Strangely addicted to - Going to the Dentist

Thing I fear - Fire

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Emily Seyler

Director of Youth Ministry


Favorite Things: Playing soccer, rock climbing, hiking, walking someone else’s dog, and getting to know new people

Strangely Addicted To:  The Bachelor/Bachelorette and pickles

Pet Peeves: mornings, left over boba in my tea, and only playing half of a song

Favorite Bands:  Just ask me, ‘cause its probably changed 4 times since that last time we talked.

Things I Fear: spiders and elevators. If I see a spider in an elevator, I think my heart might stop.

Places I Want to Visit:  New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa

Places I've Lived:  Omaha Nebraska, Chicago Illinois, Yakima Washington, Sacramento California

Personal Motto:  Following God is inevitably an adventure

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Debbie Bechler

Children's Ministry


Family – Married to Ray since 1988 (30+ fantastic years!) and have 4 incredible adult-aged kids, and recently, a son-in-law (Kelsey, Brandon, Derek, Nicole & Tyler)

· Sierra College AA – Behavioral Sciences, Early Childhood Education
· Liberty University BS – Psychology, Christian Counseling

Things you love: Games and winning!, every genre of music (except Country), connecting deeply with people, checking off my “to do” list, laughing, sarcasm, drumming, being surprised by God’s constant faithfulness.

Pets: Sadie (Mini Golden Doodle), and Jack (Havanese). My babies!

Things you fear: Missing opportunities to love people well and airplane flights

Game and TV Addictions: Candy Crush, Farkle, Any card game, This Is Us, New Amsterdam, Chicago Med, The Good Doctor and Madame Secretary.

Favorite bands: David Crowder, Lecrae, NF, The Cars, U2, Hillsong United, Jars of Clay, Phil Collins, Phil Wickham, Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morissette, anything with a good beat.