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.

Emily Houghton, Nursery Ministry Coordinator

Emily supports our nursery volunteers in caring for the babies of The Village, while also encouraging and connecting with parents.

Read their story

Matt Barrios, Leadership Training & Development Minister

Matt trains and develops leaders in our church, while also creating the Practice content for our Community Groups.

Read their story

Tobi Grunick, Leadership Care & Support Minister

Tobi oversees and cares for dozens of Community Group coaches, who in turn care for and support our church’s Community Group leaders.

Read their story