We are invited by Jesus to live IN God’s love and live OUT God’s love!

“LOVE – real simple, it’s about love. We were made to receive and give love. That’s when life is at it’s best, right? Honestly, who would disagree? We believe this is true because God made us from love, for love and to love. God is love! And this is good news because God, in Jesus, invites us to orient our whole lives around living in God’s love and living out God’s love (see below). Love – that’s what we’re about; it’s what we want for you; and it’s what we’re inviting you to join us in.

“As the Father has loved me, I have loved you. Live in my love.” – Jesus

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – Jesus

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What does it look like to live in God’s love?
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Our beliefs represent the most simple and foundational beliefs of Christianity and capture the basic contours of Christian theology.


This church belongs to Jesus — and we follow His leadership.
Our leaders follow Jesus and encourage others to follow Him as well.

Dan Haakenson

Lead Pastor

Dan serves as the primary teaching pastor and oversees the overall mission, direction, and health of SunHills. He has served in this role at SunHills since 2008 and is passionate about people being drawn to the greatness of God and moving deeper into the gospel.

Dan is married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle, and has four kids – Andrew, Emily, Zeke, and Ella – and enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, reading, and almost anything chocolate.


Erich Grunder

Associate Pastor

Erich serves as one of our teaching pastors. He also gives direction and pastoral oversight to our Men’s and women’s groups, and student ministries. He is passionate about exposing people to the power of the gospel and training them to follow the way of Jesus. Erich has served at SunHills since 2012.

Erich and his wife, Allie, live in Cameron Park with their three kids, Alex, Isaiah, and Jordan. He likes roasting coffee and is always looking to start a new hobby.


Jill Vogel

Kids Ministry Director

Jill leads our ministry to kids (nursery through 5th grade) and believes each child is uniquely created by God and learns in their own way. She is fun, energetic, and creative in her teaching and has a passion for helping kids to see God’s Word come to life. 

Jill and her husband, Kent, live in El Dorado Hills and have three sons, Chris, Branden, and Tim. She has been serving at SunHills since 2006.


Cheryl Finch

Business Administrator

Cheryl assists the Lead Pastor in administering the business operations of the church. This includes functions related to budget and finance, human resources, operational support, facilities maintenance and janitorial services, security services, and insurance policies for all church ministry operations.


Zeke Haakenson

Youth Coordinator of Spiritual Development

Zeke is going to send us an awesome bio about himself and maybe setup a time to take a sweet pic.


TJ Lind

Student Ministries Coordinator

TJ has been involved with youth ministry here at SunHills for a long time. And he is responsible for coordinating all the details for Student Ministry nights and events. He also hides a pet chinchilla in his beard & believes he is South African.


Our volunteer ministry coordinators oversee leadership of a variety of ministries in our church.
They serve by leading people and ministries to help us move forward in our mission.
Scott Harrison

Global Outreach

Scott Beijer

Local Outreach

Mick Gigone


Rafael & Kelly

Guest Service Team Leaders

Tim & Brandi

Guess Service Team Leaders


Elders meet weekly to pray for the people and ministry of our church and serve in two primary ways: caring for people of our church spiritually (shepherding) and overseeing the health and development of the mission of our church.
Bob Moore
Rob Skaggs
Dan Haakenson


The Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for oversight of the financial and administrative aspects of our church including budget, property, and insurance. The Board serves in these matters to help facilitate and support our mission.
Jay Johnson
Shaun Conrad
Dan Haakenson


Jesus is doing amazing things through SunHills Church and your faithful giving is part of it. We believe in the power of generosity – what it does for the person doing the giving and for the purpose that the giving supports.