Meet Our Staff

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Perry Kallis

Senior Pastor

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  • Born & raised in North Dakota
  • Graduate of Sioux Falls (SD) Seminary M.Div.
  • Started ministry at Temple Baptist in January, 1998
  • Family: Married to Linda since 1977, 3 adult children, 4 grandchildren
  • Enjoys golf and reading

 Favorite Quote: “If  the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”
–Thomas Aquinas-

Favorite Verse: Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own.”

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Steve Opp

Executive Pastor

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Website: www.gracepointlodi.com

  • Born & raised in North Dakota
  • Graduate of Sioux Falls (SD) Seminary M.Div.
  • Ministry at GracePoint for over 25 years
  • Family: Married to Linda since 1977, 2 adult children and our four prophet grandsons - Samuel, Daniel, Ezra & Nathan
  • Enjoys Minnesota Twins baseball and eating German food

Favorite Quote:  "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore....."
--Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz"

Favorite Bible verse: "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me."  ---Apostle Paul's words from Galatians 2:20

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Gene Napier

Pastor of Membership Care & Counseling

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  • Started ministry at Temple Baptist in August, 2000
  • Graduate of Biola University and Cal State Fullerton
  • Certified Marriage & Family Counselor
  • Family: Married to Leasa since 1984, 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren
  • Enjoys cats
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Marshall McLuhan

Worship Pastor

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  • Born in Springfield, OH
  • Raised in Atlanta, GA
  • Married to Chris for over 16 years with 2 children, Lucas & Sophia
  • Career History: Songwriter/Recording/Touring Artist/Concert Promoter in 90's-early 2000's
  • In full-time music ministry since 2002
  • Studied Communications at Glendale Community College & Biblical Studies @ Manthano Christian College
  • Enjoys sports & outdoor activities (golf, football, basketball, jogging, working out, etc.), reading, song writing, recording and spending time with family & friends
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Adam Morris

Young Adult Pastor

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  • Born in Merced, CA
  • Moved to Lodi in 2009
  • Attending Eternity Bible College for Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies
  • Married to Faryn since 2015
  • Has a daughter, Lilah, and a Chihuahua named Happy
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Sean Watt

Middle School & Sports Director

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  • Born & raised in Sunland, CA
  • Graduated from Azusa Pacific University in May, 2001
  • Started ministry as Middle School Director in December, 2009
  • Began ministry as Sports Director in June, 2016
  • Married to Vicki since 2008, 2 children
  • Enjoys frisbee golf, basketball & cooking
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Kathy Frank

Office Manager

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  • Born & raised in Lodi, CA
  • Started ministry at TBC in 2000
  • Duties in addition to Office Manager--Special Events & Women's Ministries
  • Enjoys photography and Broadway musicals
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Rebekah Strootman

Administrative Assistant

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  • Born in Visalia, California
  • Started on staff in 2015
  • 3 children
  • Enjoys cooking, entertaining and serving others
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Marlene Weigum

Contributions Secretary

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  • Born & raised in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
  • Attended North American Baptist College where she met her husband, Jeff
  • Married since October, 1979, four grown children and one grandson
  • Enjoys playing golf and piano, reading and being a grandma.

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 14:4 - "Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest."

Favorite Quote: - "The grace of God is infinite and eternal. As it had no beginning, so it can have no end."
                                                                                                                         --A.W. Tozer

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Richard Hust

Maintenance Supervisor

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  • Born & raised in Lodi
  • Employed at TBC since 2010
  • Married to Jan since 1986, 2 children
  • Enjoys farming and cars
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Greg Fowler

Custodian

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  • Born in Redwood City, CA
  • Married to Renee since 1987
  • Employed at TBC since 2013
  • Enjoys baseball, hiking, fishing, camping and gardening
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Cip Sanchez

Custodian

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  • Born in El Paso, TX
  • Raised in Cd Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Married to Sylvia since 1975, 4 children, 9 grandchildren
  • Enjoys coaching basketball
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Jim Vanderlans

Custodian

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  • Born & raised in Lodi
  • Married to Janice since 1998, 1 son, Brady
  • Enjoys baseball and rooting for the Oakland A's
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Valerie Grant

Children's Ministry Assistant

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  • Born in Southern California
  • Raised in Concord, CA
  • Moved to Lodi in 1999
  • Has Been Attending Since 2010
  • Married to Chris since 1997 with two daughters
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Rachel Smith

Nursery Coordinator

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  • Married to Will snice 2011 with 4 children
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Linda Opp

Choir Director

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  • Born and Raised on a  North Dakota farm
  • BS Music, Minot State University
  • MA Religious Studies, North American Baptist Seminary
  • Married to Steve since 1977
  • 2 Children, 4 Grandsons
  • Enjoys playing the piano, reading, traveling, long walks with my husband, being a grandma, writing (blogs at lindaopp.com)
  • Favorite Quote: To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable! - Beethoven
  • Favorite Verse: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter  2:9
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Dottie Henry

Children's Ministries Director

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  •  Born and raised in northern California
  • Graduate of Fresno State and Grand Canyon University M.Ed.Adm.
  • Attending TBC since 1993
  • Employed at TBC 1996-2000 and 2015-present
  • Family: Married to Mike since 1974; 4 adult children; 4 grandchildren