Sherry has 20+ years of Church Administrator experience serving in Bakersfield as well as Southern California. She loves to organize things; to renovate and redecorate buildings; and to connect people through our Sunday morning Grill. She loves movies, chai tea lattes, and almost anything chocolate. She has been organizing mission trips to build houses in Mexico since her children were small and now enjoys taking her next-generation grandchildren on those trips as well. Sherry is married to Rick and they have three married children and nine grandchildren who are, of course, delightful and occupy much of their spare time.
Aaron may be known as the “man who never sleeps”! You can find him on your local television giving your morning forecast and anchoring the news on KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News from 4:30 – 9 AM. Then from noon to 1 PM, when his duty on TV is over… he is off to radio co-hosting The Afternoon Joy Ride on 88.3 Life FM from 2 – 7 PM. In between all of that he finds time to work out at the gym and have worship practice with the band on Sundays. Most importantly… he is a husband to his wife Mindy. They love to hike in the Sierras as much as possible. A typical hike is a 10-day stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. Plus… they have four dogs Shiloh, Solomon, Jacob and Ezekiel.
Children's & Student Ministries Director
Maranda is a graduate of Biola University, former Launch Camp director for Palomar Christian Conference Center and a newlywed! She is passionate about developing relationships with students, leading them to Christ, helping them to grow in their faith; and having fun in the process! She loves board games, hard candy, cleaning and organizing and spending time in the outdoors with her husband, Junior.
College Ministries Director & Pastoral Assistant
Gerardo “Junior” Rodriguez was born and raised in a small town in West Texas. He’s married to the love of his life, Maranda, and spends his free time fishing in all the So Cal lakes. He loves digging deeper into God’s word and sharing it with all ages. He is high-energy, loud and competitive, and excited to be joining the CCV staff.
Student Ministries Assistant
JD has been a youth pastor and worship leader for several years at various churches throughout Bakersfield. He is a graduate of Vanguard University, father to two golden retrievers, and best friends with his wife, Bre. Find him on any given Wednesday night throwing dodgeballs, wearing crocs, or preaching the gospel. If you hear a loud voice ringing throughout the halls of our church, chances are you’re about to meet JD.
Children's Ministries Assistant
Michelle is a Bakersfield girl through and through. Born and raised here and enjoys the history of this small, yet big city. She is an outgoing person who loves to make new connections with people. Michelle has been married to her soul mate Brian for 22 years and counting. They have two fur babies, Brookie and Jersey. Michelle enjoys crafting, traveling, camping and off roading. In their spare time Brian and Michelle can often be found in their RV camping or finding a Jeep trail with their pups in tow. Michelle is excited to be joining the CCV team and cannot wait to see what God is up to next!
Tiffany is a born and raised Bakersfield girl! She attended California State University of Sacramento and earned her BA in Liberal Studies and completed the teaching credential program. During her time in Sacramento, she met her husband, Bill, now married 16 years. After teaching for 7 years, she decided to stay at home with their 3 girls. Tiffany and her husband now run a small retail business from home. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband & family, playing games, watching her girls dance, and serving on the worship team.
Travis has attended CCV for over 20 years. When he is not working in the office, he enjoys hiking in the great outdoors and experiencing the exciting thrills of rollercoasters. Travis is the favorite uncle to three nephews and two nieces. His other accomplishments include graduating from Taft College and California State University Bakersfield with an Associates in Art and a Bachelors in Studio Art. Travis is unsure what the future holds, but he plans to continue working here at CCV while slowly taking steps towards a career in education.
Welcome Team Coordinator
Kelley is a people person who loves change. She is a third generation San Joaquin Valley girl raised in Lemoore, CA who loves trying new things. Kelley regularly lives out the adage that, “a stranger is just a friend she hasn’t met yet!” Her hobbies are gardening, pilates, bowling & knitting. She loves God’s creation and can often be found outdoors & spending time with her fur babies. Kelley has been married to John Little for 24 years, who patiently supports her endeavors.
Renee has enjoyed serving in the church for most of her life, loves Christ and His people. She has attended CCV since 1983, volunteering in various ministries. Renee is married to her husband Bill & they have 3 adult sons and daughters-in-law. She enjoys hospitality, spending time with family & friends, cooking, baking & gardening.
Worship has been a part of Veronica’s life for over 25 years. She has been playing the piano since she was 9 years old. She believes that through worship lives can be changed and restored. Veronica is married to Santiago and they have 3 awesome kids, Elijah, Sydney, and Sofia.
Bill was born and raised in the Sacramento area until he met his wife, Tiffany, who let him know they would be raising their family in her hometown of Bakersfield! Bill has 4 girls, yes that’s right…4! He has his own custom woodworking business as well as helps Tiffany run a small retail business from home. In Bill’s spare time he enjoys spending time with family, playing games, serving in the middle school ministry, and a game of golf here and there.
Michaela enjoys volunteering and connecting with people while working in The Grill. She is also an accomplished flute player who has been playing for over ten years. She has played in the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra for four years and is a member of the flute choir at College of the Sequoias. In her spare time, she likes to read, craft, and spend time with her bird (Jake) and her tortoises (Tortellini and Ziti).
Meet our leadership.
Marty has attended CCV for 20 years. He enjoys watching hockey (The Junior Condors as well as in his own house) and hanging out with his peeps.
Eric enjoys hiking, camping, boogie boarding and any place with red rocks. He’s been a member of CCV for 12 years.
Brian has attended CCV for over 23 years and enjoys spending time with his family, listening to 80s music, and working out.
Larry has attended CCV for 17 years. He enjoys vacationing with family, barbecue, and the theater.
Steve has been a part of CCV for a total of over 40 years. In his free time, he enjoys reading, photography, and guitar.
Rick enjoys playing and singing on the worship team, NASCAR, Children's Ministry and his role as the "Grandpa Taxi" for his grandchildren. He's been a member of CCV for 15 years.
Allen is an Elder who has been a member of CCV for 26 years and enjoys surfing, sailing, SCUBA diving and pretty much anything to do with the ocean.
Bill has been an Elder at CCV periodically for over 30 years and enjoys apologetics, history, and science. He loves his family and likes to teach, “fix and improve things”, fish, hunt and do volunteer work with non-profit organizations.