Our Pastor is Art Matheny. Raised in a small farm town in Iowa, Art first became a follower of Jesus when he was just nine years old. He has been pastoring at churches in the United States and Canada for nearly 20 years. He loves teaching and preaching the Word of God and enjoys listening to people's personal stories of their life and faith. Art received his B.A. degree in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He is currently finishing up a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Art resides in Sonoma, CA, with his wife of 20 years Jenny and their two children, Emma and Sam.
Leadership - Consistory
The Leadership Team of Sonoma Valley Community Church is the Consistory. It is composed of the Pastor, as well as Elders and Deacons who are nominated and approved by Church members. Elders and Deacons serve a 4 year term. The Consistory discusses church business and normally meets on a monthly basis. Minutes of each meeting are posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Current Consistory members are: Art Matheny (Pastor), Susie Perry (Vice President of the Consistory and Elder), Margaret Leinster (Elder), Margaret Hage (Elder), Don Van Staaveren (Elder), Margaret Duffy (Head Deacon), Bob Coleman (Deacon) and Greg Berruto (Deacon).