Jenna received her Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA. Alongside her ministry at Seventh Avenue Church, Jenna is also a Domestic Violence Response Advocate at Center for Domestic Peace in Marin County, CA. [read more...]
Luba Kravchenko first came to Seventh Avenue Church in 2002, when she moved to San Francisco for her undergraduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She joined the staff of SAPC the following spring as the Taize musician. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Conservatory, Luba became the SAPC organist, and in 2007 she took over as the Director of Liturgical Music. [read more...]
M.C. Tilton-Miller is thrilled to be part of the community of SAPC. She graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Journalism and a focus in environmental writing in 2018. She was most recently a peer minister and president of campus ministry at Christ Lutheran Church in Athens, Ohio, where she fell in love with the church and its potential for helping the marginalized. [read more...]
Before moving to the Bay Area this spring, Michael Smith spent years training as a musician in New York, first at Stony Brook University as a doctorate student and then as a fellow at Carnegie Hall and Juilliard. [read more...]
The Rev. Ellen Rankin is guided by her seeking of an ever increasing sense of the sacred in every moment, and adheres to the classical spiritual direction belief that God is in the midst of very moment, and in every place. The deepest sense of her calling is lived out as she provides pastoral care and spiritual direction for individuals and groups. [read more...]
Leslie grew up in a small town in southern Michigan. This gave her the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of activities throughout her school years. Many of those were based around music, drawing on her skills of playing the piano and flute as well as singing. She was also very involved in her church and it’s youth group. [read more...]
Rev. Douglas Lubbers is an ordained Presbyterian ministry (PSUSA), who serves in a specialized ministry at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. For 12 years, he has been the Director of Spiritual Care Services, Clinical Pastoral Education, and Interpretive Services at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. [read more...]
Ryan Rey is a composer, guitarist, and teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes music for a diverse array of mediums including chamber ensembles, rock groups, videogames, and film. [read more...]
Nathan moved to San Francisco in 1988 and become a member of SAPC in 1999. His interests include visiting galleries, museums and attending photography exhibits. He is a movie enthusiast enjoying anything from classics to new releases. He likes music from the 60's and 70’s R&B and Jazz and has an interest is ‘muscle cars’ from the 60's and 70’s.
The Mission of Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church (SAPC) is
~ to listen for God’s word for us today.
~ to model the radically inclusive welcome of God.
~ to tend the Holy in ourselves, one another, and creation.
~ to be the Christ in the world.