Who Helps Lead


Because we are a teaching church, we have a large group of part-time and full-time people who help make life happen at Granite Springs. One of the joys of being at Granite Springs is having so many different and unique voices who speak into our shared lives together.

Dr. Kevin Adams, Senior Pastor

Kevin is the founding and senior pastor of Granite Springs Church. He loves conversation with people in all stages of their spiritual journey, mentoring young leaders, and praying the psalms. He also loves preaching, receiving his D.Min. under the direction of Haddon Robinson, a much loved and highly respected prince of preachers.

Through his leadership Granite Springs has helped launch ten church plants in the Sacramento area and beyond and received numerous grants. He has taught at William Jessup University and Calvin Theological Seminary and authored The Book That Understands You (2009) and 150: Finding Your Story in the Psalms (2011), various blog posts, and a forthcoming book on baptism and Christian mission. He is the Director of Formation at the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco.

In his free time he enjoys hiking in the Sierras, bicycling in South Placer, and reading novels and historical biography. You can find some of his recent blog posts on Reformed Worship.

Sam Gutierrez, Pastor of Spiritual Formation

Sam Gutierrez loves cycling, art, poetry, donuts, coffee and Star Trek. He has a passion for helping people take the next step in their spiritual journey, facing their fears, living in grace, and finding ways to give thanks in every circumstance.

Chris Ivens, Resident Pastor


Chris Ivens is a youth ministry veteran who is now exploring additional horizons of ministry as our Resident Pastor.

His favorite part of ministry is watching how God’s presence can both meet people in the darkest places of need—and also gather people to encounter indescribable joy.

He enjoys dancing with his daughter, Autumn, sports with his son, Ethan, and date night with his wife, Becky!

Aaron Antoon, Director of Music and Technical Arts

Aaron is grateful to be making music for and with God’s people on a weekly basis. Seriously, is there a better job?

You’ll also find him happy while suffering a grueling mountain bike climb or while being kissed on the cheek by one of his kids.

Mendy Cluff, Office Coordinator

Mendy has been involved at Granite Springs for 15 years. Her passion is watching families grow. She is the mother of two and enjoys hikes, reading, gardening and dinners with friends.

Marrissa Sork, Director of Children's Ministry

Marrissa enjoys teaching God’s precious children the Gospel through love and grace. She enjoys implementing and creating engaging activities as children learn more about the Word of God and how much God loves them each week. Marrissa also loves spending time with family and friends.

Kyu Hahn, Youth Ministry Director

Kyu is passionate about sharing the gospel with unchurched friends and reaching out to the community.

He enjoys making music, preaching (occasionally), and leading small groups.

More things that he loves: basketabll, food(!!!), conversation, camping, coffee, and the USA Women’s National Soccer Team

Liz Cha, Youth Ministry

Liz loves spending her time encouraging and helping to lead the Junior and High school youths in learning more about who God is in their lives.

During her free time, she enjoys drinking tea, reading and spending quality time with her friends.

Matt Timms, Worship Coordinator

Matt enjoys planning worship services that form us into people who are prepared to follow Jesus through the rest of the week.

He enjoys reading and writing theology, watching all kinds of television and podcasts. Definitely podcasts. He also irregularly maintains a blog.

In addition to our staff, we also have deacons and elders who help lead at Granite Springs:

Elders:

Jim Norman

Titus Davis

Joan Curry

Dolly Leedy

Deacons:

Kevin Sherman

Allen Lee

Kirk Rattenne

Dainey Sydow