Leaders and Staff

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…

Pastor Don Strand

Don was raised in a Christian home in the mid-west and heard the gospel many times before he was called to saving faith in 1997. God’s call led Don to begin using his background as an engineer and business executive in a “second career” of Christian ministry. He began as the Director of a Christian…

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…

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…

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…

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…

John Theilade

The Facilities Deacon oversees the maintenance, repair and improvement of our church property.  John also oversees our janitorial staff and the volunteers who come early and stay late to open and close our facility every time we meet.