Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

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Senior Pastor
Pastor Kim

Kim Risedorph

Pastor Kim Risedorph is grateful to be serving at the church where she and her children were baptized. With her whole heart, she knows that being a part of a church community deepens our awareness of God, and prompts us to serve others as followers of Christ Jesus.  Kim and her family joined San Ramon Valley UMC when they moved to California in 1996.  She had been a college professor teaching modern Chinese history, when a series of life events…
Associate Pastor & Youth Pastor
Pastor Andrew

Andrew Davis

Rev. Andrew Davis joined us on July 1, 2022 as associate pastor and with his partner, Trevor Neeley, is excited to be serving SRVUMC. Pastor Andrew will be working with our youth ministry and children’s/youth music ministry. He comes to us after serving Community UMC in Quincy and Foothills UMC in Cameron Park. Prior to being a pastor, he served as a music director, pianist, and organist. Pastor Andrew enjoys meeting people where they are at on their journey of…
Office Administrator
Patsy Kyles

Patsy Kyles

Patsy has been an office administrator and executive assistant for years, and her warm disposition helps set a welcoming tone at the church office. She’s the one who takes care of membership concerns, including updating church records, like attendance. Patsy keeps the white board in the office updated with news of hospitalizations, births, prayer concerns and bereavements. She also stays busy with preparing Sunday bulletins and staying on top of church mailings, plus other (less interesting) paperwork. This responsibility also means working with…
Director, Family Ministries

Laura Roy

Laura has over 23 years in ministry experience as both a Children’s Pastor and Community Life Pastor.  She is passionate about building a strong faith foundation for children by providing a safe and fun place for them to learn to live and love like Jesus. Helping families to connect both with the church and each other to build a strong community is also a high priority. Over the years she has worked with children as a pre-school teacher, Girl Scout…
Office Manager

Sol Cuenco

Sol is the eldest of eight children. She was born and raised in southern Philippines. She migrated to the US in 1979 and has since lived in Concord. She and her husband, Ramon, are blessed with four children, all adults now. Their eldest daughter, Yvette, is now a school counselor based in Abu Dhabi, but will be returning to the US in June this year. Yvette’s constant companion in her international travels is her dog, Milo. Yvette’s had Milo before…
Accounting Clerk
Michelle Cooke

Michelle Cooke

Michelle serves the SRVUMC community in the role of accounting clerk. In this position, Michelle is responsible for processing and maintaining accurate records of donations from this generous community, and for providing relevant reports to pastoral staff, to church committees, and to individual members. Should you have any questions about your donations or the church giving platforms, please reach out to Michelle at extension 102 or by e-mail. It would be her pleasure to assist you.
Director of Recreational Ministries
Matt Clawson, Director of Recreational Ministries

Matt Clawson

Matt is the founding president of a very successful youth basketball organization. He is currently the basketball coach for a local high school and a realtor. He is the son of the builder of the Alamo Recreation Center and the grandson of a United Methodist minister.
Preschool Director
Katelyn Self

Katelyn Self

Katelyn has been a part of the Early Childhood Education field in various capacities for over 12 years. She began teaching preschool and then kindergarten in Arizona right after graduating with her bachelors degree from Arizona State University. After teaching for 5 years while simultaneously getting her masters in curriculum and instruction, she stepped away from the classroom when she and her husband had their first child. Her time away didn’t last long. Through a few different roles upon her…
Editor

Lisa Jancarik

Lisa writes and edits content for the Valley Messenger monthly newsletter and some of San Ramon Valley UMC’s other written materials. She aims to keep the tradition of the monthly newsletter alive with a readable, lively format that captures SRVUMC’s joyful hum of activity from month to month. Before taking on the role of newsletter editor, Lisa has written a range of copy—from email and essays to news articles and catalog descriptions—for companies like Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bel-Art Products.…
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