PASTORS / PREACHERS

We are very blessed here at SIERRA with our Senior Pastor's teaching and his heart for Jesus, evident in the messages he delivers.  In addition, we have other Pastors, teachers, missionaries who bring their own personalities and teachings and we appreciate each and every one and believe that you will too!

  • rEV. DR. mICHAEL gRIFFIN

    Pastor Mike was called by the congregation to serve as pastor in January of 2012 and began his ministry here in March of that year.  He has a Doctorate from Fuller Seminary.  His great passions in ministry include proclaiming God's great love for us through the narrative of scripture, partnering with people in getting the good news of Jesus out to our community through witness and service, and helping people work through experiences of grief and loss so that they may become reengaged in the mission of God.  His other loves include his wife of 22 years, Beth, and his two children Joshua (10) and Levi (4).  He loves to read, run, and root for his favorite baseball team, the San Francisco Giants.  He is very relational and has made many connections in the Community in his short time here. 


    You may email him at mike@sierrapres.com. 

    You may call him at (530) 265-3291 ext: 11

    Also, you can hear here sermons by CLICKING HERE.



  • JONATHAN STEEL

    Jonathan has served in music ministry for over 40 years, beginning shortly after graduating from California Lutheran College. He has served in various capacities at Sierra Presbyterian since 1988 as organist, choir director, and worship band leader. He currently oversees the worship and music of the traditional service. Every other year he directs a community chorus and orchestra in a presentation of Handel's Messiah. Jonathan has a great love for all kinds of Christian music and for teaching and explaining Scripture. He sees music as a vehicle for understanding God's Word.


    You may email him at jonathan@sierrapres.com

    You may call him at (530) 265-3291 ext: 19

  • PETE WELTY

    Pete was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA where he was very involved in leadership and music at his home church giving him a strong foundation in ministry. Pete graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and was quickly “drafted” into full time ministry. Pete has served a Youth Pastor, Worship Arts Pastor, Teaching Pastor and Senior Pastor over 30+ years in ministry. Pete’s passions include songwriting, recording music, reading and simply being with and caring for people. He also thoroughly enjoys preaching when the opportunity presents itself and that shows in his passionate delivery when he speaks.


    You may email him at pete@sierrapres.com

    You may call him at (530) 265-3291 ext: 33



  • tim grebe

    Tim is currently a teacher at Pleasant Valley School where he instructs Middle School students in the finer points of Algebra and Pre-Algebra. Tim has been a constant fixture in the Youth Department here at SPC for the past 19 years, where he has done everything from teaching, leading worship, and mission trips to even serving as Youth Director on staff for 2 years. His theological education comes from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he graduated with a BA in Bible-Theology. Tim is passionate about following Jesus. 

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