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Leadership

MEET OUR PROGRAM STAFF

Our Program Staff consists of our Pastors, Director of Family Ministries, Director of Youth Ministry, Church Administrator, Marketing Manager, and Director of Technology. They guide the ministry of all the members with creativity, imagination, and laughter and they are dedicated to reaching beyond these walls to our community with God's message of love and grace.

Rev. Hardy H. Kim

Head of Staff

Hardy joined our staff in July 2017. He is a second generation Korean-American. After receiving a bachelor's degree in government, he enrolled in law school with the belief that a career in law would enable him to change society and express his faith by helping others. Serving a year as a Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer in Mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland confirmed his calling was not to law, but to ministry. The joy experienced and connections made in ministry convinced him that he needed a faith community to sustain and ground him in work. Hardy holds great hopes of working collaboratively towards a vision of God's community in a part of our country where diversity and a transformed social fabric are not a future to be feared but a present reality to be embraced. Hardy enjoys being outdoors, especially if he's able to go for a run in a beautiful setting. He is committed to getting together with friends to cook, enjoy warm hospitality and lively conversation.

Rev. Karin KENNEDY Hejmanowski

Associate Pastor

Karin joined our staff in 2007 with a passion for living out the values of the Kingdom of God in all aspects of life. Karin's areas of responsibility are in Nurture and Mission & Outreach. She brings a concern for justice and a commitment to the marginalized and the poor to all that she does, melding these concerns with a contemplative approach to faith. Having lived in Cambodia and Kenya, Karin enjoys intercultural experiences, trying new things, and dreaming of travel. Karin and her husband, Ken, have two young children who are full of energy and ensure that there is never a dull moment in life!

Ginna Traina

Church Administrator

Ginna has been very involved in the life of our congregation as a volunteer. She has served in the Children's and Youth Ministry Areas as an elder and as a parent. She has participated on the Intersections Music Team since its formation. In 1999 she came on staff as the Hospitality Coordinator, and in May 2001 she became the full-time Office Manager. In 2010 with the retirement of the former church administrator and Tavie Armfield joining the staff as Comptroller, Ginna shifted to become the Church Administrator. Ginna brings to her job strong skills of communication and organization, as well as a wonderful sense of humor.

Carol Heath

Director of Family Ministries

Carol's love for working with children stems back to her days as a preschool teacher. More recently she has been on staff at Sunnyvale Presbyterian as Associate Director of Children's Ministry, and before that in the Children's Department at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. In 2009 she was named Director of Children's Ministry. As the church continues to seek ways to support and minister to families, Carol became the Director of Family Ministries in 2016, which includes supporting Youth Ministry and directing Children’s Ministries. Her passion is to develop and implement programs that demonstrate the love and grace of Jesus Christ to all children, youth, and their families and for deepened relationships to be formed in this community.

Paul Scholz

Director of Youth Ministry

Paul joined our staff in 2016. Paul has been working with students for 10 years, in the church and on school campuses. He began ministry with Youth for Christ and Campus Life going to schools at lunch to support clubs, hanging out with students, and volunteering at schools. While doing this, Paul completed his BA in Bible and Theology at William Jessup University and his MA in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. The most notable of his academic experiences was studying the book of Romans in Rome and the book of Corinthians in the Greek Islands. He is committed to leading through example, inviting teens from all spiritual journeys, challenging in discipleship, and to being humble to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Paul and his wife Jessica enjoy great food, great friends, and trips to Chicago.

Suzanne Ungson

Director of Communications & Worship Tech

Suzanne, a longtime active member of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, worked more than 20 years in the software field. The Heartworks spiritual gifts discovery class at Sunnyvale Presbyterian helped Suzanne identify and affirm her spiritual gifts and passions -- Helps and Administration linked with a love of organization! All these experiences led to her joining the staff in May 2005 as Director of Lay Ministry. Suzanne has had opportunities to observe how God is continually refining spiritual gifts, interests, and skills among the people of this congregation, herself included. The emergence of church communication in today’s technology driven world intersected with Suzanne’s technology background and attention to detail skill set which led to a refinement of her position as Director of Communications in 2010.

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