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Our Staff


Evan Stanfill

Interim Pastor

Evan is a fifth generation Disciple that was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Evan received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2013 and his Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2019. He has served in various roles as a youth minister, chaplain, program coordinator, outreach administrator, community program coordinator, and instructional assistant in churches and Christian-based programs. Evan participated in the NBA XPLOR service corps program and spent a year in St. Louis, MO providing Disciples related ministry and social services. His breadth of experience and learning helps him meet people from all walks of life right where they are. Evan and his spouse August were married in October of 2021 and currently live in Oakland CA with their cat, Toothless. 


Dr. Jay Surdell

Pianist & Organist


Dr. Jay Surdell joined our staff early in 2014. He has had a wide range of experience as a church musician. For over 25 years, Jay has held organist/accompanist posts in several states, and has played or directed for a variety of different styles of worship. He is also an active adjudicator for the National Piano Guild and teaches piano privately in Woodland. Jay and his wife, Pam, are a duo piano team, and have been featured at the International Dvorak Festival.

Sarah Danielson



Janet Dawley

Admin. Assistant

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