Our Lead Pastor

Rev. Jenny Warner

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Jenny began as our pastor on September 1, 2017. A native of the East Bay Area, she has
a passion to see healthy communities that are grounded in the love and compassion of Jesus and sharing that love generously with the world. 


Jenny grew up in the church and it was her questions and doubts with her childhood faith that led her to be a pastor. She gets people who have baggage with church because she has it too! But she believes church can be a safe space to ask hard questions, journey in community, seek justice and go deeper in love, faith and hope. Her sermons are full of authentic stories, honest questions, poetry and laughter.


Jenny, her husband, Chris, and daughters Audra and Emmy love to eat well, travel broadly, and laugh together. 


If you’d like to connect with Pastor Jenny, please email her at jenny@valleypreschurch.org

Our Parish Associate

Rev. Kim Engelmann (Mdiv., Dmin)


Kim has been a pastor for over 35 years serving churches in the Bay Area.  These include Menlo Church in Menlo Park, West Valley Presbyterian Church in Cupertino,  and Church on the Rock in Redwood City.  She has authored many books with spiritual themes and now serves as a full-time Board Certified Staff Chaplain at Sutter Health in San Francisco. 


Kim is married to Timothy who is a clinical psychologist and has a private practice in Burlingame working out of the First Presbyterian Church there.  Kim and Tim have three grown children - Christopher, Julie and Jonathan and a daughter in-law Katie (married to Chris).  They live in San Mateo and have been there for over 25 years.  

Our Staff

Kyla Campbell

Operations Manager

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Raf Ornes

Minister of Music

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Kerry Tremblay    

NextGen Lead

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Susan Strehlow

Finance Director

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Rigo Paz


Barbary Grant


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Kathy Hovsmith    

Communications Editor

Pamela Kieninger

Hospitality Coordinator

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Responsible for the entire mission and program of the church, the Session serves as its ruling board. Valley Church's Session consists of 15 Elders elected by the congregation for three-year terms, plus the pastor, who moderates the meeting but does not vote. Youth Elders also may be elected to the Session.

Session meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of most months. You are welcome to attend.

Class of 2021*

Class of 2022*

Asher Allen - Youth

Bob Barrett

Greg King

Debbie Romani, Clerk

Chris Thomsen

Liz Webb

Ginger Holt

Jill Howard

Naomi Hunter

Chris Preimesberger

Class of 2023*

Mary Jo Alderson

Joni Cropper

Cindy Liu

Sharon Lockareff

Chris Selden

* Session terms end on June 30 of the listed year.

 Valley Presbyterian Church

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650 851.8282


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