A LITTLE ABOUT

SUNHILLS CHURCH

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

Join Us Sunday
In Person & Online

Weekend Gatherings

Sundays // 10:00AM
On Campus & Online

What does it look like to live in God’s love?
What does it look like to live out God’s love?

BELIEFS

Our beliefs represent the most simple and foundational beliefs of Christianity and capture the basic contours of Christian theology.

LEADERSHIP

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

Lead Pastor

Erich serves as the primary teaching pastor and oversees the overall mission, direction and health of SunHills. 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.

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Jo Beijer

Kid’s Ministry Director

Jo graduated from Adam State University with a degree in Elementary education (kindergarten – 8th grade) and then shortly after got her Masters degree in Mild/Moderate Special Education. She has been attending SunHills since 2009, she has been married for almost 26 years and has five beautiful children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, teaching at the gym and coaching. She has a passion for working with kids and helping them walk a solid faith foundation that they can build on.

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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.

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Zeke Haakenson

Youth Coordinator of Spiritual Development

Zeke serves as the Youth Ministries Coordinator of Awesomeness better known as the YMCA. He brings spiritual coordination to the middle school and highschoolers of the church. He enjoys going outside and spending time with friends and family.

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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.

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Emily Kessler

Church Administrator

Emily is here to provide essential administrative support and coordination to the ministries of SunHills, as well as communication with staff, boards, ministry leaders, and congregation. 

She lives in Folsom with her husband Drew and their 4 children: Titus, Trent, Scarlett, and Savanna. They also have a giant German Shepherd named Zorro, who is basically their 5thchild. She enjoys movie nights, hanging out with family/friends, sushi, and candy!

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Ethan Jacobstein

Technical Director

MINISTRY COORDINATORS

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.
Local Outreach Team
Local Outreach Team
Scott Beijer

Local Outreach

Stephanie Loos

Local Outreach

Tim Kesselring

Local Outreach

Scott Harrison

Global Outreach

Mick Gigone

Facilities

ELDERS

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.
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Bob Moore
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Rich Iacovetta
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Erich Grunder

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.
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Jay Johnson
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Cheryl Blake
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Erich Grunder

GIVING AT SUNHILLS

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.