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.
Gwynn serves as an Associate Pastor at The Hill Vallejo. She directs the Nurture woman's ministries 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
LHK Baby Bay Director
Baby Bay is your child's first introduction into our Lighthouse Kids family. Your sweet babies experience God's amazing love through the loving arms, warm smiles and devoted prayers of our staff and volunteers. At Baby Bay, we love being able to welcome our newest additions to The Hill while being a support base to parents.
I have been married to my husband, Darrel, for eight years. We have three little girls who keep life fun! We enjoy exploring new places, hiking, spending time with family and game nights with friends.
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Worship & Creative Arts Director
Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
Kendrick is serving as the Creative Arts and Worship Pastor at The Hill. Originally from Charleston, SC, he moves to the Bay from Atlanta, Georgia where he spent the last few years as a Worship Leader at North Point Community church under the leadership of Andy Stanley. He brings years of experience of leading worship having been involved in some prominent Christian organizations (Orange, Rethink, Passion, Northpoint Ministries, Newspring Church, Seacoast Church, Willow Creek Community Church). He has spent the past several years traveling the US leading worship in various capacities such as conferences, camps, and Sunday mornings.
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Student Ministries Director
Caleb serves as the Student Ministries Director working with students from 6th grade through 12th grade in The Circuit. Caleb is passionate about helping students discover how to engage in their faith in a way that makes sense for them. He loves to help teenagers see their potential, and challenge them to grow in their own unique ways.
He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and is currently studying at Fuller Seminary.
In his free time, Caleb loves to read, explore different restaurants, and occasionally rock climb indoors. You’ll often find him driving absurd distances for boba and likely end up with a recommendation for a book after a conversation. A few of Caleb’s favorite books are East of Eden, Daring Greatly, Garden City, and Strength to Love.
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Senior Associate Pastor
Kevin serves as the Senior Associate Pastor at The Hill. Managing the church's facilities and numerous ministry groups grants him the opportunity to lead others into a growing relationship with the Lord. Whether he is leading Bible studies, men’s breakfasts, training leaders or guiding newcomers through NEXT on Sunday mornings, Kevin's goal is to let people know they are valued here at The Hill, while assisting them in finding the path for their spiritual journey in following Jesus.
Kevin and his wife Teresa, moved to the Bay Area in 2001 after years of full-time ministry in churches across the state of Oregon. Home and family are a true priority in their lives, and one of the things that they enjoy most each year is getting away on a family camping trip with four generations of their family. They have three adult children; Joshua and Kaylyn (their amazing daughter in love) Caleb and Taijannah. They truly love being grandparents to their three grandchildren, Troy, Weston and Marie and always look forward to the many adventures with each of them.
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.
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Director of First Impressions
Student Ministries Pastor
Fi serves as the Student Ministries Pastor at The Hill. He is passionate about bringing hope to people by helping them see that they are welcome in God’s story and communicating his story in everyday language.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Cheryl. Together they have three children aged between early middle school to late high school.
Fi enjoys hiking and traveling to find great places to try new food.
He loves listening to 90’s music along with Hillsong United, Johnnyswim, Andy Mineo, and Social Club Misfits. Fi enjoys reading and listening to Bob Goff, Levi Lusko, Robert Madu, and Andy Stanley. His favorite movies include The Goonies, The Book of Eli, Lilo & Stitch, The Incredibles, Star Wars, and Black Panther.
In her role as Discipleship Director, Andrea oversees Marriage Ministries, Sermon Based Discussion Groups, and Growth Tracks at The Hill Vallejo. She has taught bible courses through Urban Bible Training Center, and has lead bible study groups for children to adults.
Andrea’s passion is biblical literacy and her ministry is the local church. Her goal is to have believers from new to their faith to mature to come to know and love Jesus and to walk out their part of His Kingdom through the study of Scripture.
Andrea is married to Ted, whom she met at Oral Roberts University where she graduated. She and her husband have two sons, and a new daughter in love.
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 a financial planning practice 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 movies are Napoleon Dynamite and Four Christmases.
Director of Fun
Elvi and her husband have been married for 8 years and have 3 children, Raina, Roel & Mattea. She is currently working for the Vallejo School District. Elvi loves to stay active, go out for runs, food adventures, and having FUN!
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Janet is the Finance Director 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.
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