Scott & Betsy Peterson

Scott has led The Hill Vallejo as its Senior Pastor for over 25 years. His passion is to serve a culturally diverse, multi­generational group of people who relentlessly pursue the Gospel. Scott's desire is for people to connect within the church while building relationships throughout the communities where they live and work, encouraging others to follow Jesus free from traditional religious trappings.

Scott and his wife, Betsy, migrated west from Minnesota with an 11-year stop in Nebraska. They have 7 children and 12 grandchildren, affectionately known as “the boo­gang!”

Scott’s favorite authors/speakers include Erwin McManus, Tommy Barnett, Andrew Womack, and Andy Stanley.


Kevin & Teresa Parker

Kevin serves as the Senior Associate Pastor at The Hill. Managing the church's numerous ministry groups grants him the opportunity to lead others into a growing relationship with the Lord. Whether he is facilitating a marriage group, organizing a men’s breakfast, or guiding newcomers through NEXT on Sunday mornings, Kevin's goal is to assist people in finding the path for their spiritual journey in following Jesus.

Kevin and Teresa, along with their three children, moved to the Bay Area from Oregon in 2001. Home and family are a true priority in their lives, and one of the things that they enjoy most is to get away each year on a family camping trip.

Kevin’s favorite music artists include Chris Tomlin, Clint Brown, Donnie McClurkin, Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Klaus Kuehn, and Lincoln Brewster. Some of his reading includes Leading From The Second Chair and Belonging to Becoming.


Ted & Andrea Spinardi

As Executive Pastor, Ted oversees administration, finance, and technology. This role encompasses implementation and communication of the mission, vision, and values of The Hill Vallejo. Ted is passionate about creating comfortable, contemporary, and casual environments for people to connect with one another and with God.

He brings to The Hill years of corporate management experience and currently owns an investment management firm in Fairfield. Ted is actively involved in serving the local community through Vallejo Outreach and other nonprofit groups. He and his wife, Andrea, have two sons.

Ted’s musical tastes run the gamut, featuring artists such as Johnnyswim, Guns N' Roses, and Propaganda. As for books, beside his bed there is always a copy of Andy Stanley’s Communicating for a Change, David Marrow’s Why Men Hate Church, Outdoor Life’s Ultimate Survival Guide, and the NRA’s Illustrated History of Firearms. His favorite movie has to be Napoleon Dynamite.


Fi & Cheryl Portillo

Fi serves as the Student Ministries Pastor at The Hill overseeing "The Circuit" student ministries, ages 6th through 12th grade. He and his wife Cheryl are passionate about leading others into healthy relationships with the Lord and those in their home and community. Their desire is that the students they serve will build a strong foundation that creates a bridge to a lifelong PATH of following Jesus.

Fi and Cheryl prioritize spending time with their three children, living one adventure at a time. In their free time they are obstacle race enthusiasts and enjoy getting out and being active.

Fi's favorite artists include All Sons & Daughters, The Civil Wars, Worth Dying For and Lecrae to name a few.  Fi enjoys reading and listen to Andy Stanley, Judah Smith, Mark Batterson and Bob Goff.


Tammy Payne

Tammy serves as the Pastor over Lighthouse Kids Ministries at The Hill Vallejo, ministering to children from birth thru 5th grade. She believes that a children’s ministry is where we have a chance to engage the hearts of children when they are most open to the Gospel. Her heart is for the babies to experience the love of Christ when they are in the loving care of the Baby Bay staff and receive prayer during the services. When the children of preschool and kindergarten age go to Waterfront Kids, they will start to get their feet wet and be introduced to Jesus, to learn, and experience His love and goodness and be His “Forever Friend”. When the Elementary­age kids attend The Pier, they are ready to be anchored in Christ, have the Word of God in the port of their hearts, getting ready to set sail and tell the world!

Her passion is Christ, her ministry is children and her goal is for children to have a life­long, eternity­long relationship with Jesus.
She also believes that encouraging and partnering with parents can equip them so they can be the primary faith leader in their homes.

Tammy is married to John, and they have three adult children; Johnny and Mia (their daughter­ in love), Andrew, and Amber. They have the joy of being a grandparent to one grandson, Lucas. Both John and Tammy love to travel, and walk along the sandy shores of a beach, Tammy especially loves history and museums, and loves to paint, draw, write stories, and play the piano, all for the enjoyment of creating something new.


Gwynn Greenwell

Gwynn serves as an intern in the women's ministry, Nurture here at The Hill Vallejo. She wants to see women be a triple threat—fully whole in mind, body, and spirit. Getting women connected and finding their place in the Body is also high on her desire for God’s Girls.

Gwynn’s family—The G­Unit—is comprised of Gwynn, her husband Michael of 24­years, their two sons Joshua and Jordan, and daughter Kaylah. An avid basketball family, they’re always ready for a pick­up game.
Gwynn currently works full­time outside of ministry. Her favorite authors/speakers include, Joyce Meyer, John & Lisa Bevere, and Sean Smith


Bill & Lisa Ancira

Bill & Lisa serve The Hill Vallejo as worship leaders. Bill and Lisa have a love for the arts and a passion to resource great ideas, people and causes. This life focus is represented in their education and experience working as leaders, teaching and speaking in domestic and international conferences and seminars. In addition, Bill is a published songwriter, arranger and music producer with professional credits that include being a recipient of a RIAA certified gold record. Lisa has extensive experience as a vocal coach, worship leader, and musical theatre clinician.

They have worked in some of the largest metropolitan cities in the US; Manhattan, Miami, Nashville, and Houston, which makes the San Francisco East Bay area a natural fit. Their DNA connects with the urban multicultural environment.


Janet West

Janet is the Business Administrator at The Hill Vallejo, and has held various positions since 1982.

Her church membership began in her teens, and she has served in Children’s Ministries, on Short Term Missions, in the Choir where her family was known as the “West Family Singers,” and as an Adult Small Group Host/Facilitator.

Janet met her husband, Daniel, at The Hill and has been married for 40 years. They have a son and a daughter, two grandsons and five granddaughters.

Her life is a balancing act ­ striving to know and serve God, work, and family.