Marissa Smit

Children's Ministry Director

In 2010, Marissa moved to the Bay Area from her small home town in the Central Valley. As a freshman at UC Berkeley, she found a passion for creative expression and all things artsy.

Serving in children’s ministry was pivotal in Marissa’s relationship with God. Watching kids wonder over Him with an incredible faith, Marissa’s heart was drawn to Jesus all the more.

As the Children’s Ministry Director, Marissa equips volunteer teams, curates curriculum, and oversees Sunday operations in our Children’s Ministry, The Village.­ She is filled with joy to continue witnessing God’s love through the lives of children in San Francisco.

She and her husband Zac live in Outer Richmond, and they love spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and eating too much candy.

Meet Our Team

Learn about some of the other folks who lead our church.

Dale Gustafson, Executive Director

Dale oversees and manages the staff, helping them to lead and care for the ministries which they lead.

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Candace Richardson, Assistant to Dave Lomas

Candace is responsible for coordinating Dave's meetings, showing hospitality to our guest teachers, and assisting with other pastoral initiatives and projects.

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Emily Morgan, Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Emily works and learns with The Village volunteers who care for our two, three, and four year olds, while also cultivating a caring community of parents, kids, and leaders.

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