We are a Christ-centered bible teaching Christian church dedicated to faithfully preaching the Word and discipling the lost in Santa Rosa CA

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Acts 20:28

Pastor Steve Wadleigh

Steve is was born and raised in central California in a non-Christian family.  He was “born again” in 1970 at the age of 13 while visiting a church with his aunt. Steve was the first in his immediate family to come to saving faith in Christ, but in the next three years his mother, sister and brother would also become followers.  Steve…

Pastor Don Strand

Don was raised in a Christian home in the mid-west, heard the gospel many times but was not called to saving faith by God until 1997 when he was in his 40’s.  He is a retired engineer and business executive who began his “second career” in 2000 as the Director of a Christian nonprofit in San Jose.  After ordination in 2003 he served…

Michael Dittmore

Michael was raised in the Bay Area and while his family had a Roman Catholic heritage they seldom attended church. Michael came to faith along with his then fiancée, Lisa, on the same day, June 4, 1979.  Michael attended Santa Rosa Junior college where he received his Associates Degree. He works as an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist for a large local…

David Israel

Dave was born and raised in the North Bay and was first exposed to the gospel at a young age. It wasn’t until life-changing events in the mid-1990’s brought him to know Jesus as Lord of his life. An advocate for lifelong learning, Dave has earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business management, which have served to advance his career in…

Adam Schneider

  The Technical Services Deacon oversees the information technology and website ministries that are so important to our church. The volunteers who serve in these ministries strive to achieve a distraction-free environment for the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.  Volunteers also provide support for the technology needs of the pastors and staff.

Paula Kelley

The Events Deacon oversees the organization of all special events at Christian Family Fellowship.  These events include our Easter Sunday breakfast, annual church picnic in June, camping trip, end of summer BBQ, harvest social with a chili cook-off in October, Christmas banquet in December plus our fellowship (potluck) meals.  Paula oversees the many volunteers it takes to make these events successful.

Jeannie Knighton

Our church helps to support seven local and foreign ministries that proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. As our Evangelism Deacon, Jeannie coordinates the communication between our missionaries and our church family. Her efforts include presenting missionary prayer requests and updates to the congregation. She coordinates community outreach events to share the Gospel and make people in our community aware of…

The Member Care Deacon coordinates the resources necessary to meet the physical needs of our church family including food, transportation and other support needs as they become apparent.