Paul Thome | Interim Lead Pastor, Elder, Spiritual Formation & Leadersip
I am currently the interim lead pastor and I oversee all of our Adult Ministries Spiritual Formation here at Sun River Church. I am part of our teaching team on Sunday Mornings, and love training and developing emerging leaders who will take the church into the future.
My wife, Sherri and I have been married for 42 years. We have two adult children and six grandchildren. I like to cycle, eat chocolate chip cookies, and am an incorrigible Sacramento Kings fan.
I serve as Family Pastor and am on the preaching team. I enjoy reading, playing golf, competing in triathlons, playing basketball, and hanging out with my family, but nothing excites me more than seeing how God transforms the lives of those who are willing to truly believe and trust Him.
Heidi and I are high school sweethearts having dated for seven years and have been married for 20 years. We have three teenage kids. Sidney, Zac, and Chris (our honorary second son). We are so proud of all three of them and pray daily that they would trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
I have been leading worship in various capacities since 1997. My beautiful and wonderful wife Carla and I were married in September of 2002 and we have 10 year old twins. I don’t think there’s anything else I’d rather be doing with my life than spending quality time with God, proclaiming His greatness, singing His praises, and being used by Him to lead others into worship. Thank you, God, for these incredible blessings, and so many more!
Xeno High School group exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ by being disciples and allowing the word of God to be the foundation upon which our understanding of truth and our love for God is built. I graduated from William Jessup University in 2015. I have been married for six years to my beautiful wife, Kyle, and have three daughters - Emery, Joan, and Hazel.
I serve as the Jr. High Youth Director here at SRC. I got into youth ministry because when as a youth I found myself bogged down by the weight of my sins, doubt, and questions that plagued me well into my 20's. Christ has rescued me and placed a deep desire in my heart to not only preach the wonderful Gospel of Christ, but to seek out youth and shine a light on their questions about faith and salvation, providing assurance that God has a great plan for their life.
I have a passion for helping kids know Jesus and His love for them. One of my favorite things is teaching kids songs and motions and leading them in worship! I love to have FUN while learning so I feel God has put me in the perfect place.
I have been married to the world’s number one FUN guy, Scott Sleeper, for 22 years. We have two kids, Stephen and Kristi. I love all summer activities: paddle-boarding, boating, swimming, BBQ’s and eating ice cream!
Early childhood is where the foundations of lifelong faith begin. As the Director of The Playhouse Nursery and The Backyard Preschool Ministries I have the privilege being a part of the introduction of God’s big plan to young children. I am married to Brian and we have three children, Samuel, Matthew and Elizabeth. I enjoy gardening, yoga, the beach, and baking.
"I volunteer in a part-time role as Director of Congregational Care. My focus is reaching out with phone calls, visitation, and offering support to those in the SRC family who are dealing with life's tough challenges."
I have attended Sun River Church for over 20 years and have enjoyed paying the bills here for over six years. Rick and I have been married for over 32 years and we have two adult children, Alex and Alyssa. Our favorite place to be is on a beach in Hawaii.
My husband Jon and I have lived in the Sun River community since 1984 when we made Sun River Church our home! We have served in many different ministries over the past 35 years. Currently, I am the office receptionist and I love working with this great team!
Leah Matthews | Media & Communications Administration
I have been blessed to serve here at SRC in various capacities for over 7 years. I currently manage and maintain our social media and online presence as well as designing graphics for all ministries. My husband Chris and I have lived in the Sun River community for almost 20 years and enjoy biking and kayaking in our free time.
I’ve been going to SRC for 13 years. I am an assistant to the children’s director, Joni Sleeper. My husband, Adam and I have been married for 17 years and have 3 children: Alex 14, Gavin 12 and Lily 9. We like to go boating and see movies together.
I have been working here for just over 3 years as assistant to the nursery and preschool director. I also sing on our worship team when I can. My husband Brock and I have been married for 5 years and have two beautiful little girls.