Meet Our Team

 
Pastor

Erik Keene – Senior Pastor

Pastor  Erik formerly oversaw our worship ministry, but in February of 2017, Pastor Erik was voted in as the Senior Pastor of Petaluma Christian Church.
 
Pastor Erik is a Bay Area native, spending most of his childhood in the East Bay and attending Bible college in the South Bay. It was at this Bible college and former church were he and Cece met. They are very passionate about discipleship and walking new believers though their relationship with Christ.
 
Pastor Erik and Cece have been married since June 21, 2014 and on March 25, 2017 they welcomed their first child Olivia in to this world. Their second child, Gabriel, came into the world November 15th, 2019.
 
We strive, as a family, to make church life and home life one and the same. I never want our kids to think there is a difference between my “job” and our personal life, our family and the Church body, or Pastor Erik and daddy. Being in church leadership, being a pastor is not a career choice, but a calling that requires a lifestyle. -Pastor Erik 
 
You can contact Pastor Erik at 

pastorerik@petalumachristian.org

Elder Board

Erik Billing

You can contact Erik at

erikmbilling@yahoo.com

Todd Overzet

You can contact Todd at

zetinc@comcast.net

Warren Ross

You can contact Warren at

warrengr@comcast.net

Ministry Leaders

McKenzie Anderson- Church Secretary, Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry

McKenzie and her fiancé started attending PCC in October of 2017. She joined Children’s Ministry shortly after, and became Director in March of 2018; McKenzie has always had a passion for working with children , and is currently studying to be an elementary school teacher. She joined Women’s Ministry in March of 2019, and became the church secretary in September 2019. Through all the work that she does, she hopes to live out one of her favorite Bible passages, Hebrews 11.
 
You can contact McKenzie at

kenziekaye18@gmail.com

Amanda Ninokawa-Children’s Ministry

You can contact Amanda at

godskidspcc@gmail.com

Gloria Sustaita – Women’s Ministry Deacon’s Ministry, Missions Team Ministry
Gloria and her husband, Phil, have been members of PCC since 2008. While she was born and raised in Southern California, Northern California has been her home since 1982. She is a retired Research Administrator from UCSF, has three sons, two granddaughters, and one grandson. After joining PCC, she began serving in the Women’s Ministry and led it for 5 years. During that time she also served on the Deacon’s Ministry and has been the Chairperson since 2011. While continuing to serve in Women’s Ministry Leadership and the Deacon’s Ministry, she felt led to serve in the Missions Team Ministry in 2017 and has been on missions trips to the William Carey Memorial School in India and VBS in Belize and with Missions Month activities at PCC. She also serves on the Audio/Visual team for Sunday services and continues to be involved in other activities at PCC where needed. She is grateful for every opportunity to serve. From the time she became a believer in 1987, Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares to the Lord….” has always spoken to her heart.
 
 
Faith Ross- Women’s Ministry, Stewardship, Agape Women’s Ministry
Faith and her husband Warren have been members of PCC since the mid 70’s. They have two sons and eight grandchildren. Faith is a very active member of the church heading us the Stewardship Team, teaching Sunday School, working in the women’s ministry, and working in the Agape Women’s Ministry. She is also active in the community, she is president of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, and  serves on the Petaluma Community Relations Council (PCRC) and Sonoma County Human Rights Commission. She knows that is it not by works that she is saved, but by her faith in the love of God who sent his Son to die on the Cross for us. Her outreach is what she does in response to his love. Her favorite scripture in the Bible is Psalm 139:14-16.

Keith Heiden Jr.-Men’s Ministry

Keith was raised in Novato and has lived in Petaluma since 2003.  He is retired after working for over 30 years in Public Safety.  He is a proud father of an adult daughter and an adult son. He has also been blessed with two grandchildren. Keith has been a believer since he was a child. He previously attended Calvary Chapel Petaluma and 360 Church of Petaluma, where he served as a Deacon, prior to coming to Petaluma Christian Church in 2017.  At P.C.C., Keith serves as an usher and greeter.  He also facilitates the Men’s Bible Study Group.  Keith is thankful for the opportunity to serve our church.

You can contact Keith at

kato59@sbcglobal.net

Kathy Pearson-Prayer Ministry

Kathy was born in San Francisco, California. Her husband Brian and their family moved to Petaluma in 1976. They were blessed to find a Bible based church, Petaluma Christian Church. Kathy loves studying God’s word and is dedicated to our Prayer Ministry based on 1 Timothy 2:1 ‘I urge you, first of all to pray for all people,. As you make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them and give thanks”.

 
You can contact Kathy at

Kathypearson@hotmail.com

Scott Hooper-Greeter

 
You can contact Scott at

snphoop@aol.com

Billie Welsh- Agape Women, Adventurous Senior’s

 
You can contact Billie at

bwelch007@comcast.net

Tony Welcker- Missions

Tony has been a Christian for 42 years and has been a member at Petaluma Christian Church since 1993. He is currently the Missions Team Leader and has served as an elder; additionally, he teaches Junior High and High School on Sunday mornings. His favorite verse is John 15:13, “Greater Love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” and his favorite one-liner is “The smallest of good deed is greater than the grandest of good intentions.” His passion is to serve Christ at PCC and throughout the world.