SOLANO COMMUNITY CHURCH STAFF

  • Andrew Hoffman - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Andrew Hoffman and his wife, Jodie, live in Albany, Calif. with their four kids. His chief ministry desire is to help people find and follow Christ. 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 U.C. Santa Barbara and is a Church Planting Coach for churches throughout Northern California and Nevada. In addition to ministry, Andrew is passionate about family, friends, cycling and reading. 

    Email: ahoffman at solanochurch.org

  • Miguel Castuera - Director of Creative Arts & Development

    Miguel was born in Burbank, California, to a Mexican immigrant family. He and his sister, Lily, both learned much of their English by watching Sesame Street. He began vocational ministry at the age of 17 at his home church in Glendora, California. During that time, he completed a B.A. in Music at U.C. Riverside. He enjoys spicy food, cycling, and socializing with all kinds of people. Miguel sees music as an important tool for the spread of the gospel in the Bay Area.

    Email: miguel at solanochurch.org

  • Jodie Hoffman - Director of Youth Ministry

    Jodie is a native of Berkeley CA. Born and raised here, she knows and appreciates the Bay Area, yet also remembers the struggle to find Christian peers and community growing up here. She teaches Piano and got her education from UC Santa Barbara and Northwestern University. She has lived in and participated in missions in other countries and is passionate about God’s love of unity and varietylanguage, culture, and color. Her desire and passionate prayer is to help the next generation understand their true identity as image-bearers of God, desire intimacy with him, and know the love of Jesus that surpasses knowledge! 

    Email: jodie at solanochurch.org

  • Jamie Flores  -  Director of Children's Ministry

    Jamie Flores grew up amidst the mountains of Salt Lake, the daughter of a Korean immigrant and a former Mormon. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at the University of Utah, and she began her teaching career in Atlanta, where she received her license in Mild Intellectual/Behavioral Disabilities at Georgia State University. While teaching in Washington, D.C., she met her husband, Angel, and shortly after getting married, they followed God’s call to move to the Bay. Currently, they live in San Francisco with their son and their dog. Jamie loves hiking, fixing things, and deep conversations.

  • Martin Kang -  Communications Manager

    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 to attend college. There are far too many books, succulents, and coffee-related supplies in his apartmentbut he thoroughly enjoys them all. 

    Email: martin at solanochurch.org

  • Ryan Julius -  College Director and Sunday Production

    Ryan grew up in Napa, CA. While he was raised in a Christian home, it wasn’t until a missions trip to Zimbabwe when he was 17 that he really began to follow Jesus. After studying chemistry at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ryan moved to The Bay to work with Cru at UC Berkeley. While working with Cru, he was able to develop skills in evangelism, discipleship, and missions. However, his true passion is for the local church, so after a few years with Cru he transitioned into serving through Solano. He is excited to learn how to serve through the local church and hopes to someday multiply churches in countries where there is less access to the gospel. Ryan loves basketball, music, reading, video games, and his mega awesome wife Melody.

    Email: ryan at solanochurch.org

  • Denise Boyle - Youth Ministry Assistant

    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.  She has always had a heart for working with young people, and to be able to do that and openly integrate her faith has been a blessing beyond measure.  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 solanochurch.org

  • Jeneé Angel - Children's Ministry Coordinator

    Jeneé came to faith as a young child and has had a relationship with the Lord ever since. Some of her most memorable and positive experiences took place at her church in Sunday School and in the Youth Ministry. She studied Human Services with a focus on Community Outreach at Cal State Fullerton. Before moving to the Bay Area, she worked at a non-profit with a focus on providing support and resources to families that have been through traumatic experiences. She currently lives at UC Village with her husband, Cesar, and her young son, Ezra.


  • Terri - Administrative Assistant

    Terri, who finds it awkward to write about herself in the third person, was born and raised in Honolulu, HI in a Christian home. She came to faith in elementary school thanks to the faithfulness of two amazing, godly Sunday School teachers. Terri had no official administrative assistant experience before coming to Solano, but brought years of experience supporting her husband, Royce, in ministry—first as a seminary wife, then as a pastor's wife. When she's not working at Solano, Terri reads old dead languages, teaches, and plays in the dirt (aka archaeology). In her copious amounts of spare time, Terri likes to experiment in the kitchen or get lost in a good book.

    Email: terri at solanochurch.org

Leadership


  • 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 Agape Teams.


    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:

    Ang Lip Lim, Andrew Hoffman, Jason Lau, John Iwawaki, Peter Konz


    You can contact them by emailing elders at solanochurch.org.


  • 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, Jason Lau, Eddie Navarro, Kim Foster, Dave M., Paul Sluis, Sara Rader

    You can contact them by emailing council at solanochurch.org.