Dave grew up locally in Auburn attending area schools and enjoying all the outdoor activities the Sierra Foothills have to offer. The Lord in His grace saw fit to save him from his sins in his early teens and he has been a part of Foothill Christian Fellowship from its inception. After completing his undergraduate work at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Dave entered into education, teaching for twelve years at various grade levels K-12. He also enjoyed coaching basketball at Colfax High School for much of that time. In 1992-94 the Lord provided an opportunity to study at the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA, and upon his return to the Auburn area he began to serve as a pastor at FCF. In 2000 Dave stepped away from his teaching position at Colfax High to serve full-time in pastoral ministry at Foothill. Dave met and married his wife, Susie, right out of college in 1988 and they have two children, Justin (married to Shaina) and Hannah. In his spare time he enjoys working with his hands and being in the outdoors fly-fishing, backpacking, and motorcycle riding.
Jim Esway - Pastor/Elder
Jim grew up in the Bay Area where he met the love of his life, Kathy of 36 years after graduating from San Jose State with a degree in Business and a minor in Ceramics. Jim and Kathy have 5 children and three grandchildren which they adore. Jim and Kathy joined FCF in 1990 and have enjoyed serving the body of Christ in whatever capacity the Lord has seen fit to use them. Jim has been actively involved in youth ministry, discipleship, men's ministries, and GriefShare. Jim serves as Chairman of the Elder board and currently owns and operates a commercial and residential real estate company in Roseville. When Jim is not working in some capacity, he enjoys time on the potters wheel or time on the golf course. His passion is the Word of God, being involved with people, and serving the Lord with all of his life. He loves shepherding people and challenging others to grow in the knowledge of Christ & serving the Lord.
Cary Gibson - Office Admin/Accountant
Cary grew up in Penryn and attended Del Oro High School. She married her high school sweetheart in 1975. 2 months into her marriage, the Lord drew her to Himself in salvation after listening to the testimonies of the Loas people who where escaping their country by boat because of the persecution. She and Terry have 2 children & 5 grandkids. Holly is married to Artie (with 3 girls: Teja, Emmy & Hannah) & TJ married to Lindsey (with 2 boys, Jed & Trever). Cary has attended Foothill for 31 years and has been working in the office as an accountant and a secretary serving the elders & deacons for the past 14 years.
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