MINISTRY STAFF



"I volunteer in a part-time role as Director of Congregational Care. My focus is reaching out with phone calls, visitation, and offering support to those in the SRC family who are dealing with life's tough challenges."

- Andy Dickson

  Director of Congregational Care

I oversee Women's Ministries along with several local outreach ministries, including 2nd Friday and the homeless community.

I have been married to Paul for 35 years and we have two adult sons.

I am a lover of books, hiking and travel as well as bringing people together around our table for a good meal and conversation.

 

- Karen Edwards

  Women


I am an Australian by birth and have lived most of my adult life in the U.S.

Karen and I have been married for 35 years, and have two adult sons – Jonathan and Matthew.

I’ve been in vocational Christian ministry for 38 years, 34 of which I have been pastoring local churches.

I love to hike, read, watch movies, and travel. I have been privileged to have visited over 70 countries and want to be part of the centennial club.

- Paul Edwards

  Lead Pastor

I have been leading worship in various capacities since 1997, and found my full-time vocation as a worship pastor in 2007. I’ve been serving as the worship pastor at Sun River Church since 2015.

My beautiful and wonderful wife Carla and I were married in September of 2002 and we have thoroughly enjoyed the journey of marriage together. The adventure of parenthood began when our twins were born in August 2010, and they have brought so much joy into our lives that we’re constantly talking about how blessed we are.

I don’t think there’s anything else I’d rather be doing with my life than spending quality time with God, proclaiming His greatness, singing His praises, and being used by Him to lead others into worship. Thank you, God, for these incredible blessings, and so many more!

 

- Jathan Good

  Worship Arts


I lead the Nursery and Preschool Ministries at Sun River Church.  I am a teacher by training and am excited about partnering with families as their little ones go through the stages of introduction and initial discovery of God and Jesus. I enjoy gardening, reading, yoga, and the beach. Brian and I have been married for 25 years and have 2 adult sons, Samuel and Matthew, and a teenage daughter Elizabeth. 

- Cheryl Grubbs

  Nursery and Preschool

I lead the middle school ministries at Sun River Church.

I graduated from Vanguard University in 2015 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Religion. I then interned and worked at Mariners Church Irvine for two years, working both on their Junior High Team and with the Membership Database Team.


- Paige Johnson

  Junior High School


I lead the High School Group at Sun River Church. High School Group exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ by being disciples and allowing the word of God to be the foundation upon which our understanding of truth and our love for God is built.

I graduated from William Jessup University in 2015.

I have been married for six years to my beautiful wife, Kyle, and have three daughters - Emery, Joan, and Hazel.

 

- Chris Ireland

High School

I serve as Family Pastor and am on the preaching team. I oversee the ministries from cradle to college.

I enjoy reading, playing golf, competing in triathlons, playing basketball, and hanging out with my family, but nothing excites me more than seeing how God transforms the lives of those who are willing to truly believe and trust Him.

Heidi and I are high school sweet hearts having dated for seven years and have been married for 20 years. We have three teenage kids. Sidney, Zac, and Chris (our honorary second son). We are so proud of all three of them and pray daily that they would trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

 

- Andy Matzke

Family


I have a passion for helping kids know Jesus and His love for them. One of my most favorite things is teaching kids songs and motions and leading them in worship! I love to have FUN while learning so I feel God has put me in the perfect place.

I have been married to the world’s number one FUN guy, Scott Sleeper, for 22 years. We have two kids, Stephen and Kristi.

I love all summer activities: paddle-boarding, boating, swimming, BBQ’s and eating ice cream!

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- Joni Sleeper

  Elementary

I oversee all of our Adult Ministries Spiritual Formation here at Sun River Church, from Life Stage Groups, to Small Groups, to Adult Education classes and Seminars on Wednesday evenings. In addition I am part of our teaching team on Sunday Mornings, and love training and developing emerging leaders who will take the church into the future.

My wife, Sherri and I have been married for 42 years. We have two adult children and six grandchildren.

I like to cycle, eat chocolate chip cookies, and am an incorrigible Sacramento Kings fan.

 

- Paul Thome

  Spiritual Formation & Leadership


SUPPORT STAFF

Sherry Bowers

Assistant to Worship Arts,

Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Patty Dacy

Office Administrator,

Assistant to Lead Pastor


Lisa Elliott

Assistant to Nursery and Preschool

Jill Forest

Financial Administrator


Emily Gomez

Assistant to Elementary

Sharon Johnson

Assistant to Family


Leah Matthews

Assistant to Women

Kristina Munoz

Assistant to Junior High and

High School


Vladimir Semenyuk

Facility Coordinator