LEADERSHIP

With Jesus as our example, we are honored to lead, guide, and sacrifice for the community of GateWay Bible Church

 

 

Pastoral and office Staff



Amber Britt

Student Ministries Associate

Amber loves to spend time with people and keep busy. She pours her heart out to your middle schoolers and high schoolers. Youth ministry has been a big part of Amber’s walk with Christ when she was a youth and it was because of her leaders she was inspired to be a part of both our Middle School and High School group. She grew up in Santa Clara and has been in Scotts Valley 4 years. She became a Christian at a youth summer retreat in middle school. She also loves animals, especially cute baby animals and her favorite foods are salmon and sashimi.



Amy Chubb

Director of Children’s Ministries

A San Lorenzo Valley native, who has been married to her best friend since 2006 and has two beautiful young children, Carson and Mariah. Amy’s favorites are camping trips, beach days, hiking, and biking – keeping active and in awe of God and exploring God’s beautiful creation with family and friends.



Chesney Malabuyo

Assistant to Next Gen Pastor

Chesney grew up in SLV and after attending multiple colleges up and down the west coast ended up back in Santa Cruz county.  She is married to Tim, who from time to time shows off his piano skills on the worship team.  They have 3 boys, Caleb, Tyler and Tayte, who keep life fun, interesting and busy.  After living in Europe they all love to travel and explore more of this big world.  Even though they lived in a cold country for a while, she always keeps sunglasses on her head…always ready for the sun!



Christen Miller

Women’s Director

Christen has a passion for learning from God’s word and teaching others about it. She’s been married to her best friend, Erik, since 1995 and been blessed with a son and daughter. She enjoys reading, camping, tennis, hiking, paddle boarding and just about anything outdoors. She plans to visit all the National Parks in America. Her favorite one so far is Glacier National Park!



Dan Bowman

Next Gen Pastor

Husband, Dad, Next Gen Pastor (a.k.a.Bowmanator). Dan is a SoCal boy living in the NorCal area. His blood bleeds blue and purple for the Dodgers & Lakers. He’s been married to his beautiful wife Jeni since 1996 (119 in dog years). He has 3 kids: Spencer, Brendan & Makenna. Interesting Facts: Dan is blind and deaf when he surfs, but knows how to rip. He loves musicals, but will deny it if you ever ask him. He also loves spending time with God, and going to every fast food restaurant he can.



Dave Enns

Worship Pastor

Dave likes doing unique things – exploring with the family, building stuff, snowboarding, acapella, technology, ocean waves, travel, apologetics, big coffee table books, & rollerblades, and appreciating someone’s cool creation. He is also known as “Dave the Horn Guy” and likes to strap bulb horns on his body and share a musical overdose of joy (www.davethehornguy.com). He’s been married to Amy (married 16+ years) and has four amazing kids – Gabe, Andrew, Maya, and Elisha! He is Husband, Father, and Worship Pastor!



Emily Brady

Next Gen Worship Leader

Emily loves building relationships, going on missions, traveling, and just about anything that involves the ocean. She has been involved with youth ministry for about three years now and leading worship for five years. She is madly in love with her best friend and husband, Josh! They have many fun adventures together…whether it be rock climbing, road trips, or watching shows together. Emily is definitely passionate about using her gifts and time to show others the love of Jesus so that they might experience it as well!



Fred Hennes

Senior Pastor

Fred enjoys cooking, fishing, archery and camping. (Oh, and he loves those Warriors.). After spending 17 years in the world of high-tech manufacturing, Fred “traded up” to a career as Pastor. Little known fact: He passed on an interview at Apple while they only had 5 employees and worked out of the garage. Goals: “Love my wife. Love my children. Love my grandkids. Teach the Word. Manage stuff.” Fred has been married to Maredith since 1980 (that’s close to 40 years!), has three great kids: Valerie, Jeffrey and Nate, and four adorable grandchildren:  Audrey, Avery, Ryker, & Shyla. Fred’s most recent book release, Choosing Heaven: Understanding What the Bible Teaches About Eternal Life, is available here.



Gretchen Schmitt

Office Manager/HR

Gretchen grew up right here in SV, left for college in Arizona, an internship in Cincinnati, a job in San Francisco and slowly worked her way back to Scotts Valley. She loves living here, loves to run, loves to play tennis, and loves the Lord. She is married to an amazing man, Gary, since 1988 and has 3 beautiful daughters: Nicole, Kristen, and Courtney. Fun facts: Gretchen runs marathons and has even done an iron man triathlon! Despite all the activity she is secretly lazy and enjoys just lying on the couch!



Jacob Maestas

Custodian

Jacob is a freshman who is currently attending Cabrillo College. In his pass time, he enjoys playing video games with his friends, hanging out with his friends, and playing his guitar. He has been a christian his whole life. Always full of and displaying compassion, kindness, and love to those around him. He volunteers at Gateways middle school youth group as a leader and one day hopes to be a youth director himself, as that has been his dream ever since he was a kid. Jacob enjoys the rewarding task of being a friend. He finds pleasure in helping those whom he loves and is always looking for a way to make you smile! 😀



Perry Knorr

Facilities

Perry and Terri Knorr met right here in Santa Cruz and have been married since 1980. On Sunday mornings, he helps to bring the Bible alive through his passionate teaching and storytelling in our children’s classrooms. He also has the privilege of writing and publishing various children’s stories for the Christian community online. Whether it be serving in our local city or helping on a global missions effort, Perry’s passion is to see God’s hand in everything the Church does.



Rachael Yanez

Assistant to Worship Pastor

Rachael grew up in beautiful Santa Cruz. She loves photography, finding a new trail to hike, spontaneous adventures, singing, trail running, and graphic design. She has travelled to Mexico, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, England, and Russia.



Ron Marsh

Adult Pastor

Ron is an Oregon native and has two of the best kids on the planet! Goals: “As a follower of Jesus-live the gospel and reflect Christ to the world around me. As a husband-love my wife as Christ loved the church. As a Dad-nurture my kids to love God with their whole hearts. As a leadership coach-walk alongside leaders by helping them grow, encouraging them to meet God in their circumstances and drawing out the very best in them.” Ron’s hobbies are running, biking (road and mountain), singing and playing guitar. He and his wife Shae enjoy doing just about anything with family! He’s had the privilege of serving in churches as a youth pastor, associate and lead pastor. Fact: Ron grew up in his parents’ meat plant and doesn’t eat hot dogs for a reason!



Sandrina Gehrke

Bookkeeper

Sandrina loves the beach, tropical hikes, camping, holidays with family, Sudoku and Women’s Retreats! She is married to her wonderful husband Glenn and has three beautiful children who are the loves of her life. She’s been in Scotts Valley since 2002 and has attended GateWay Bible Church over 15 years. Sandrina also loves snorkeling, diving, hiking, traveling and building stuff/cooking with her dad when he visits.


Elders

Our Elders join the leadership in taking the responsibility of praying and caring for the spiritual lives of our church.



Eric Kvamme

Elder

Eric is an engineer on the weekdays, a home remodeler on Saturdays, a husband and father every day.  He was raised in a Christian family and has been in some form of church leadership since college.  God gave him a scientific mind and one of his passions is studying how scientific evidence proves the existence of God and confirms the truth of the scriptures. Eric has been at Gateway for 12 years and also serves on the Global Impact team.  He has participated in several mission trips to places such as Chile, the Dominican Republic and Liberia.  Eric has been married to his wife, Donna, for 27 years and they have 4 kids in their teens and twenties.  He enjoys hiking and distance unicycling on his 36″ big wheel unicycle. He regularly rides in the hills around San Jose and has completed a 42 mile circuit of San Francisco on his unicycle several times. 



Floyd Kvamme

Elder

Floyd has visited virtually every country in Europe, most of SE Asia, Latin America, and from the Antarctic to central Siberia. He also enjoys an occasional round of golf and has followed the SF 49ers since 1946 – the year of their beginning. He enjoys reading theology, politics, and history.

Jean and Floyd married in 1959 after graduating from UC Berkeley. Interesting facts: He got involved with semiconductors before Silicon Valley was called Silicon Valley and worked at Fairchild and National Semiconductor. Then, he got into the computer business, first starting a company and later as EVP of Marketing and Sales at Apple. Before retiring, he spent 24 years in the Venture Capital industry. Floyd served as Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in the White House from 2001 to 2009. He has three married sons and enjoys time with his grandkids hopefully helping them mature into stalwart Christians. Floyd also serves on an advisory board for Wheaton College, the board for Joni & Friends, and three technology companies.



Fred Hennes

Elder (Ex Officio)

Fred enjoys cooking, fishing, archery and camping. Oh, and he loves those Giants, 49rs and Warriors. After spending 17 years in the world of high-tech manufacturing, Fred “traded up” to a career as Pastor. Little known fact: He passed on an interview at Apple while they only had 5 employees and worked out of the garage. Goals: “Love my wife. Love my children. Love my grandkids. Teach the Word. Manage stuff.” Fred has been married to Maredith since 1980 (that’s close to 40 years!), and has three great kids: Valerie, Jeffrey and Nate, and four adorable grandchildren: Audrey, Avery, Ryker, & Shyla.



Gary Trowbridge

Elder

Gary is so blessed to be married to an amazing, Godly woman named Cheri! Together, they have raised five children…all of whom are adults now! Gary’s hobbies are reading, gardening, sports, and serving others. He loves to go on walks, dates, travel, or anything that involves his wife or his special needs daughter, Abigail Rose! Gary has been a Christian for over 45 years and has had the privilege to be a part of the leadership teams at several churches and Christian organizations. He has served as an elder, at another church, for over 20 years and now at GateWay for over 7 years.



Ray Fransen

Elder

Ray’s hobbies are building, reading, gardening, golf. Ray married Conni in 1972 (wow, that’s 45 + years!). They raised six children and have seven grandchildren. Ray wants to serve God where He places him. Currently that means assisting with the Benevolence Ministry and teaching toddlers with his wife Conni. He is a graduate of San Jose State College and worked in public service for twenty-two years  in Sunnyvale, CA. He’s also been a General Building Contractor for twenty-five years.