STAFF - PASTORS

Lance Hahn, Senior Pastor

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Lance Hahn, Senior Pastor & Elder

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I’m wildly passionate about God and people, so it’s no wonder why the Lord called me into full time ministry to shepherd His people.  I find myself losing sense of time as I dig into Scriptures and prepare the message for myself and everyone at church. The only thing that compares to my passion for the Lord and His church is my family. I’m married to my beautiful wife Suzi and have two precious daughters, Jillian and Andie who are my pride and joy. I’ve led Bridgeway since 1997 and still get excited every time I walk in the building.  Being the pastor of this church is my favorite ‘job’ ever, if you can call it that. It is such and honor to be used by God to bring about spiritual change in the lives of those under my care.  “Moving You Closer to Christ” is not just a church logo, but my personal motto as well.

 

 

Parnell Lovelace, Director of Care & Compassion

I am native to Sacramento, born in Montgomery, Alabama to Christian parents, and I have received tutelage from trusted pastors, educators, and vocational leaders over the years. I received the Lord as my Savior and was baptized at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church, Sacramento in 1970. I planted and pastored the Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento for 25 years prior to coming to Bridgeway. I am married to the love of my life, Dianna L. (Richardson) Lovelace of East Palo Alto, California and the parent of one son. Additionally, we care for our niece.

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Mark Henkel, Associate Pastor

I was raised in a Catholic family and came to faith in Christ when I was 20 years old. Through an outreach of the Campus Crusade ministry at Cal State Sacramento, I learned of the historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ and how I could have a personal relationship with God through faith in Christ. I realized that was what I was missing, so I put my trust in Christ one Saturday morning and have been on an incredible adventure with Him ever since.

I immediately got involved with the campus ministry and had plans to go on staff with Campus Crusade after college, but God had other plans. After completing my undergrad degree in Communication Studies, I was invited to work with the college ministry at Arcade Church in Sacramento. It was there that God gave me a love for ministry in the local church and a desire to go to seminary to get more training. It was also there that I met my wife, Joyce. We’ve been married now for over 28 years (I was only 12 when we got married!:) and we have been blessed with four children—Emily, Rebecca, Daniel and David.

I completed a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and after seminary Joyce and I served as short-term missionaries in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We relocated back to Sacramento and served in ministry at various churches. I was the Outreach Director at Lakeside Church in Folsom in the mid '90's and helped with the church planting effort that started Bridgeway. I also worked for over 13 years at Intel in Folsom as a web designer, product & program manager, and systems analyst on a software development team.

We have been attending Bridgeway since September of 2000 and I joined our staff in July of 2007. I had wanted to serve in full-time ministry since my junior year in college. That dream finally came true 25 years later! (I was on the Moses plan. He didn’t start his ministry until he was 80 years old, so at least I’m ahead of him!) I totally love this church, the people and the staff, and count it a tremendous privilege to serve here.

 

 

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Matt Bach, Senior High Pastor

Shalom, My name is Matthew Bach, and I have been a follower of Jesus for nearly 20 years. The Lord called me into ministry during a missions trip in Mexico (98’), and I have spent the last 18 years of my life surrendering into a formational friendship with Him and exploring his Revealed Word.

I married my gorgeous wife Becky in 2004, and we have three kids: George, Lucy and Henry, as well as our labradoodle from New Zealand – Gandalf (You shall not pass!). I studied Old Testament Theology in Canada at Briercrest Bible College, served in Student Ministries for over a decade including an Associate Pastor role in Christchurch, New Zealand; and also served as a Director of Church Relations in Mexico Outreach at Azusa Pacific University. I’ve just finished my Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary and have just begun leading tours to Israel to see the Bible in Color (ask me about it!). I have had so much dental work done on my mouth that my secondary calling should be dentistry (don’t ask me about it!). The Lord is always stretching me and teaching me more about Humility, Endurance, Love, and Inspiration.

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Brian Kiley, Director of Connections

My name is Brian Kiley, and I'm the Director of Connections here at Bridgeway! I've been married to Christie since 2007, and we have two super cool boys, Matthew (born in 2011) and Joey (born in 2013).

I've been serving in pastoral ministry since 2006 first as a College and Young Adults pastor, then as a Youth pastor, then here as a Singles pastor, and now here as the Director of Connections. I was born and raised in the Sacramento area, and after graduating high school (Granite Bay) in 2001 I moved to Southern California to attend college (UCLA) and then seminary (Fuller). After college, seminary, and several great years working in ministry, I was ready to return to Northern California by the time we moved back in 2012. My family and I started attending Bridgeway shortly after we moved up here, and I came on staff in April of 2013.

When I'm not at church or with my family I love reading, writing, laughing, running, exploring the outdoors, and watching my favorite sports teams (Kings, Niners, UCLA Bruins) lose.

 

 

Cliff Woodward, Associate Youth Pastor
Bryan Hopper, Young Adults Director