Pastor Jared Thomsen was born and raised in Southern California, has been married to his wife Angela for 15 years, and has two daughters - Reagan (13), and Delaney (11). After about three years of God stirring their hearts and confirming to them that they were being called by Him to step out in faith and go start a new church in the East Bay Area - Jared and his family moved to Walnut Creek in May of 2014 to plant Calvary Chapel Walnut Creek. They were sent out from their home church Calvary Chapel Canyon Hills in Lake Elsinore where Jared served on staff as an Assistant Pastor. Over the last eleven years Jared has served in various aspects of Pastoral ministry including: youth, young adults, worship, and as an assistant pastor.
Jared is passionate about: seeing church done right (Biblically), keeping things simple and always keeping Jesus central, preaching the gospel, teaching God's word, seeing believers discipled and raised up for ministry, seeing the lost find salvation in Jesus, and ultimately seeing Jesus glorified and made known in Walnut Creek, the entire Bay Area, and all around the world.
Pastor Jared can be contacted via email at: email@example.com
Zach Hodges is the Music and Media Director. He was born and raised in the Bay Area, but moved out of state as a young adult to pursue a career in music. Although he was raised in the church, this time of his life was spent asking hard questions and establishing a real and lasting relationship with God. With his extensive background in music, Zach has served in various capacities of worship ministry since his teens. His work brought him back to the Bay Area in 2014, along with his wife and two kids.
Synthia Stevens was born and raised in Southern California. She committed her life to Christ at the age of 22 and went on to serve in the children's ministry at her home church of Calvary Chapel Canyon Hills for about two years. After months of seeking the Lord through His word and in prayer, He confirmed to her that she was to be a part of the work He would do at Calvary Chapel Walnut Creek. She made the move to Walnut Creek in September of 2014 and has since been a part of the family at CCWC.