Our Lead Pastor

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Rev. Jenny Warner

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

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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

Barbary Grant

Organist

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Cathy Paniagua

Wedding Coordinator

Director of Children's Education

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Susan Strehlow

Finance Director

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Pamela Kieninger

Hospitality Coordinator

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Rigo Paz

Sexton

Kathy Hovsmith    

Communications Editor

Raf Ornes

Minister of Music

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Malcolm Jones

Interim Administrative Assistant

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Kerry Tremblay    

NextGen Lead

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 Valley Presbyterian Church

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650 851.8282

office@valleypreschurch.org 

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