As we invest our lives in these six core values with a spirit of excellence and generosity, we believe God will continue to build a strong local church that will make a difference.
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Dave and Donna Patterson are the Lead and Founding Pastors of The Father's House, and have over 30 years experience in leading worship, teaching, and pastoring. They moved to Vacaville in 1996 and launched the church in March 1997, leading as it grew from a handful of families to thousands of attendees at multiple campuses. Dave is co-author of the book "Lessons for the Worship Team", with Pastor Joseph Zwanziger. Dave and Donna were married in 1982, and have two children (one married) and two grandchildren.
Joseph and Tosha Zwanziger have over 20 years of worship-leading experience between them, and have a heart to see the worship of the local church excel both spiritually and technically. Tosha came to the church with her family in 1997, and Joseph began attending in 2000. They are some of the main songwriters at the church, and Joseph has produced several of the church's worship albums including "Pages", Tosha's debut solo project, and "Shine On Us", Joseph and Tosha's live worship album. Joseph is also co-author of the book "Lessons for the Worship Team", with Pastor Dave Patterson. They also oversee The Foundry, the community of TFH young-adult small groups, and Joseph serves as Production Director, overseeing weekend services and major events. Joseph and Tosha were married in 2007, and have two children.
Tim Nalley has been involved in ministry since his early teens, over 30 years. Tim and his wife Kim came to The Father's House in 1997, and he served as Kids Pastor for many years. Tim became the Napa Campus Pastor when TFH launched a second campus, then began serving as the Small Group Pastor in 2011. His desire is to help people discover their unique gifting and purpose, and find their place in the body of Christ through service and small groups. Tim and Kim were married in 1985, and have three children (two married) and two grandchildren.
Heidi Maxwell has over 20 years of ministry experience, and has served in many areas since she came to The Father's House in 1997. As Connections Pastor, Heidi and her team help create environments to connect people to God and each other. She oversees adult Connections, including new believers and Guest Services, and desires to see everyone who calls The Father's House their home get connected in life-giving relationships and connected to the destiny God has for them. She also serves as the Missions Pastor and coordinates the church's missions endeavors. Heidi and her husband Adriel were married in 2010, and they have one child.
Mark Sligar came to The Father's House in 2007, and has experience in every area of church ministry and church life. Mark has over 30 years of church business experience specializing in church administration, risk management, and business consulting. He was the Administrative Resources Director for Ministers Fellowship International, and prior to that was the Business Administrator for City Bible Church in Portland, OR. Mark's wife Brenda has years of experience ministering to young children and teens, as well as teaching kindergarten. Mark and Brenda were married in 1981, and have four children (two married) and three grandchildren.
Raymond Beaty has been in ministry since 1982, and has served in various areas at The Father's House since he and his wife Kim began attending in 2007. With a genuine heart for social justice, he now leads our ever-expanding community outreach ministry: Adopt-a-Block and Adopt-a-School ministries, Vacaville and Napa Storehouses, an after-school program at the Vacaville Mariposa Center, and a Graffiti Abatement program for the city of Vacaville. He also leads our annual, week-long "We Love Our City" event, bringing hundreds of volunteers together to serve the local community. Raymond and Kim were married in 1978, and they have two children (both married) and two grandchildren.
Tim and Robyn Bittle came to The Father's House in 2002, and began serving in the youth ministry in 2005. A couple years later they were added to the team as Associate Youth Pastors, and began serving as Youth Pastors in 2010. During that time they've seen the youth group frow from 50 to over 500 at two campuses. They're passionate about raising up an army of young leaders in this generation and consider it an honor to be called to such a noble task. They also oversee our Encounter Generation Conference for youth and young adults, and Life Change retreats for youth and adults. Tim is the author of "Replace the Lamp", and is also very involved in operating a successful local real estate practice. Tim and Robyn were married in 2004, and have two children.
Tammy Payne has over 25 years of experience in Children's Ministry, and has served at The Father's House since 2001. She believes in pouring into the next generation of leaders and acknowledges each child is uniquely made, with a distinctive personality and learning style. She annually organizes an engaging day camp for preschoolers, and her vision to launch an accredited preschool was fulfilled in 2011 when The Father's Kids Preschool opened. She has also written and illustrated a series of children's books based on Biblical parables. Tammy and her husband John were married in 1983, and they have three children (one married) and one grandchild.
Jon Sibug came to The Father's House, appropriately, through a small group. He has served in many areas of ministry since then, helping people get connected to God and into life-giving relationships. As the Church Online pastor, he and his team host several online services a week, providing chat and prayer for people around the globe. Jon has a degree in Religious Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and also teaches alongside his wife Faith at Woodland Christian High School. Jon and Faith were married in 2011.
Wil Lake has over 20 years of ministry and business leadership experience. He began serving at The Father's House in 2010, and looks forward to reaching more people in the Napa Valley. Wil also serves as Leadership Development Pastor, overseeing training and release of people called to lead, and leads Marketplace Ministry, encouraging businesspeople to see their business as ministry, instilling faith and vision for greater levels of success and influence. Wil and his wife Autumn are involved in Marriage Ministry, and Autumn loves ministering to, teaching, and strengthening women, encouraging them to reach their full potential. Wil and Autumn were married in 1984, and have four children (one married) and two grandchildren.
Shane Guy has served at The Father's House since 2000 as a worship leader, and with his wife, Jamie, as young-adult pastors. After moving to Missouri to help with a church plant, they returned to Vacaville in 2011 to once again serve on the worship and leadership teams. In 2012 Shane began serving as the Sunday Night Service Pastor. Shane is passionate about the local church and having people experience the presence of God. Jamie loves ministering to women, encouraging them in the area of prayer and hearing God's voice. Shane and Jamie were married in 1997, and have three children.
Myles Weiss has been in ministry since 1988. He came to The Father's House in 2003, and was added to the team in 2012 as pastor of Jewish Ministries. Myles grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in NYC, complete with kosher observance, Hebrew school and a Bar mitzvah celebration. When he accepted Yeshua/Jesus as Lord and Savior, he quickly earned a dual BA in Ministerial Arts and Biblical Counseling, and later a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. After serving in the nations, Myles and his wife Katharine were called by God to Jewish ministry. Currently they also lead the Messianic congregation Beth Shalom in Novato, CA, host the TV program "Zola Levitt Presents", and lead three annual tours to Israel with the Levitt ministry. Myles and Katharine were married in 1986, and have two children.
Peter and Heather Stow have over 20 years of Kids Ministries experience between them, having served in The Father's House Kids Ministries since the early 2000's as young teens. Heather came to The Father's House with her family in 1997, and Peter began attending in 2001. After moving temporarily to Missouri to help launch Kids Ministries in a church plant, they returned to Vacaville and were added to the team as Kids Pastors. They believe kids have a call from God on their life NOW, and want to help them grow in those giftings and learn to hear and respond to God's voice from a young age. Peter and Heather were married in 2007, and have two children.