• Andrew Hoffman - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Andrew Hoffman and his wife, Jodie, live in Albany, CA. Andrew received his M.Div. at Trinity International University and also completed an M.A. in New Testament at Trinity, under the direction of noted theologian D.A. Carson. He holds degrees in literature and music from UC Santa Barbara and is the Executive Director of ReachNetwork, the church planting arm of the Evangelical Free Church of America. In addition to ministry, Andrew is passionate about family, friends, cycling and reading. Andrew and Jodie have four adult children.

    Email: ahoffman at

  • Paul Nuñez  - Associate Pastor

    Paul comes from a diverse background, having a bi-racial Mexican and Anglo ethnicity. Growing up in the poorer Burbank neighborhood in San Jose but educated in mostly upper-middle-class schools, Paul gave his life to Christ in 1999 while a freshman at UC Davis through the outreach of Cru. He married Jaimie in 2005 and they have the joy of raising three kids together. After graduation, he worked with Cru in campus ministry for 14 years. He recently served as an associate pastor for three years in Livermore, CA. 

    As a pastor, he loves digging into Scripture and is zealous for expository Bible teaching that is Christ-centered. He has a diplomatic leadership style and that aims to foster unity, ownership, and teamwork. Paul loves board games, playing and watching sports, and stimulating conversations over a good cup of coffee. 

    Email: paul at

  • Miguel Castuera - Assistant Pastor

    Miguel was born in Burbank, California to a Mexican immigrant family.  He began vocational ministry at the age of 17.  God graciously led Miguel to Solano in 2013.  He married Olesia in 2019 and had a "Mexikranian" wedding with mariachis.  He loves the scriptures and has a B.A. in Music from U.C. Riverside and an M.A. from Biola in Biblical Studies.  Miguel sees music as an important tool for the spread of the gospel of Jesus in the Bay Area and has written songs with his role model, Tommy Walker.  He also enjoys participating in various musical projects outside of church. 

    "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."  1 Peter 2:9

    Email: miguel at

  • Sandra Payne -  Children's Ministry Director

    Sandra has extensive experience as a teacher and educator to middle school children. Sandra has a heart for Solano and reaching El Cerrito.

    Email: sandra at

  • Emily Tyler -  Children's Ministry Coordinator

    Emily was raised in a Christian home, as her father was a pastor in her early years. She came to faith early, and the Lord has continued to call her ever since. Coming from South Carolina, she and her husband Nick moved to the East Bay in late 2021. Familiar with the feeling of being left out Emily loves making friends and helping others feel connected. She loves trying new things, going to new places, eating new foods, and sharing all those experiences.

    Email: emilytyler at

  • Martin Kang -  Interim Operations Director

    Simultaneously born with his brother into a Christian home in Southern California, Martin came to personally know Jesus as a sophomore in high school. He spent a few formatively painful years living in Korea, grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, and came up to the Bay Area in 1997 for college, and studied American Studies at Cal. There are far too many books, succulents, and coffee-related supplies in his apartment—but he thoroughly enjoys them all. 

    Email: martin at

  • Denise Boyle - Administrative Assistant and Interim Admin. Coordinator

    Denise is a Bay Area native.  Raised in a Christian home, she came to know Jesus as her personal savior as a young child.  She is a wife to Edward (since 1993) and mom to two daughters, Erin born in 1998 and Dylan born in 2005.  Denise has never met a craft she doesn't like, and as the wife of a hardware store owner has become handier than she ever imagined was possible.

    Email: denise at


  • Elders

    The biblical roles for elders can be summarized as teaching, modeling, overseeing, and praying, as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, Acts 20:28 and 1 Peter 5:1-3. 

    The elders participate in and serve as the advisory body for Preaching and Teaching. Shepherding of Home Group leaders, Gospel Academy, Pastoral Counseling, and more.

    Solano's elders are selected by the current elders via prayer, demonstrated calling and an interview process that includes their testimony, agreement to our Statement of Faith, views on our secondary and tertiary doctrines, personal character, Vision Alignment, and references from inside and outside our church.

    Our current elders are:

    Andrew Hoffman, Jason Lau, Peter Konz, Jim Wu, Brett Procek, Paul Nuñez

    You can contact them by emailing elders at

  • Council

    The council helps to ensure the spiritual direction of the church and establish the purpose, mission, and values of the church through the following capacities: reviewing the ministry of the Senior Pastor; overseeing and recommending an annual budget; aiding in the care of staff and establishment of HR procedures; overseeing the missions committee; adding new members; and helping advise in the stewardship of facilities.

    Our current council members are:

    Andrew Hoffman, Dave M., Paul Sluis and Melissa Lau.

    You can contact them by emailing council at