Pastor Brian grew up in Ashland, Ohio. He has been married to his wife, Cindy since May of 1982. They have two daughters Britton and Kaley who are married and their son, Jack, is studying Business at Simpson University. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Christian Education from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana as well as a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary with a major in Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry in Church and Parachurch Executive Leadership.
Pastor of Marriage & Young Families
Pastor Phil grew up in Grass Valley, California. He has been married to Nancy since June of 1993. Together, they have four wonderful children: Hannah, Caleb, Caitlyn, and Noah. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from CSU Chico and a California K-12 Professional Clear Teaching Credential. He also has a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Pastor of Missions & Outreach
Pastor Dillon grew up in Auburn, California. He has been married to his wife, Kristen since 2002. They have three children together, Anna, Colin and Elsie. Dillon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from CSU, Chico (2003) and a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (2006).
Pastor of Adult Ministries
Samuel Parsons was born and raised in Placerville, California. He is the youngest of 5 and has been married to his high school sweetheart Britton Parsons since May 2007. Britton currently serves as a Registered Nurse in Placerville. Sam has a Bachelor of Science degree from CSU Sacramento with a major in Criminal Justice and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary with an emphasis in Philosophy of Religion. In summary, Sam Loves God, his wife and fly-fishing.
Ryan Connelly is currently serving as Worship Pastor at Foothills Church. His heart is to see people yearn and seek the love of God. At a young age, Ryan had an encounter with God at a worship event that would forever change his life. He began to pursue music, not realizing that he would one day be serving and leading worship in churches around California.
Director of Hospitality & Facilities
Josiah has two lovely daughters. Havilah was born in 2000 and Gianna was born in 2003. Josiah has a background in construction, residential framing, and other trades as well. He received his General Contractors license from the CSLB in 2011. He has attended and served at COTF since 1999 and continues to enjoy the fellowship and warmth of the church body.
Pastor Of Student Ministries
Pastor Doug grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Anacortes, Washington. He and his wife Katie have been married since 2005 and have three incredible boys, Gavin, Jaeden, & Camden. They are passionate about sharing Jesus with the world…and have tried to do just that from Africa, Japan, Thailand, Germany, and many more! They’re an outdoors family that love camping, hiking, and snowboarding.
Director of Children’s Ministry
Patty grew up in Fresno, California. She has been married to her husband, Steve since 1978. Their son, Nathan was born in 1985. Patty has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders (education of the deaf), from CSU, Fresno. She also earned her Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credential from CSU Fresno and her Learning Handicap Credential from UC Riverside. She has begun to further her education a Western Seminary.
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry
Karri Koenigs was born in Salinas, CA and spent the majority of her childhood in Lolo, MT and the Monterey Bay area. She moved to the foothills in 1990, and married the love of her life, Ethan Koenigs, in 1997. In 2003 & 2004 God blessed them with their children, Ella and Isaac.