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.

Kevin Cooke, Marriage & Family Pastor | Elder

In addition to serving as an elder, Kevin provides oversight for our Marriage & Family Ministries, which pursue care and discipleship of married couples, parents, children, and youth.

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Nkechi Neuberg, Newcomer Engagement & Community Director

Nkechi hosts welcoming spaces where new people can be known, seen, and heard — hopefully leading to soul-enriching experiences.

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Victoria Bravo, Office Administrator

Victoria supports the staff administratively, helps create a hospitable, organized environment at our headquarters, and welcomes guests at reception.

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