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JACOB PARODI

TEACHING AND VISION PASTOR

On staff since 2017 // jparodi@fbccottonwood.org

Where were you born? 
Red Bluff, Calif.

Spouse or kids? 
I have a beautiful wife (Bethany) and four incredible kids. Our house is a busy place.

Why Ministry? 
God continued to lay it on my heart since I was a kid. Every time I sought a different path, he returned me to this one. I guess I am in ministry because I am compelled and changed to serve him. I can't escape it, and I don't want to.

Most mysterious thing about God? 
How constantly he pursues me.

Favorite attribute of God? 
Compassion

Where did you go to school? 
B.A. Simpson University;
M.A. Western Seminary; Th.M. Western Seminary (in process)

Passions? 
I love reading and writing, hanging out with my family, and drinking a good cup of coffee.

 
TJ O'Connor

TJ O'CONNOR

STEWARDSHIP PASTOR

On staff since 2018 // tjoconnor@fbccottonwood.org

Where were you born? 
Colorado Springs, Col.

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JEFF HATCHER

WORSHIP PASTOR

On staff since 2018 // jhatcher@fbccottonwood.org

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Kathryn Strawn

KATHRYN STRAWN

OFFICE MANAGER

On staff since 2007 // kstrawn@fbccottonwood.org

Where were you born? 
Fresno, Calif.

Spouse or kids? 
I have a wonderful, albeit ornery, husband (Michael), two children (both married), and four adorable grandchildren.

Why Ministry? 
God's perfect love began drawing me at a very early age. Through many trials and a multitude of fears, God has continued to show his love and mercy. As an adult, every job I have held has been the result of God opening doors; each, in it's own way, preparing me for this opportunity to not only work but to minister alongside wonderful brothers and sisters in the Lord.  

Most mysterious thing about God? 
The magnitude of His grace

Favorite attribute of God? 
All-knowing. Nothing surprises God. Even in the most troubling of times, I am assured "God's got this"

Passions? 
Painting, reading and writing, gardening, antiques (old stuff), crafting/repurposing, and organizing things.