Krista and I believe in our church's calling: Loving God and Loving People.  We do this with our dedicated ministry team, and amazing church body.  Our desire is to see Jesus' best for all who call upon Him and to see Christ lifted up in our community.  

-Pastor Jake

staff/Ministry team

  • Yes, Evangelist is his real last name! Pastor Jake's heart beats for God's word. His humorous and witty teaching style brings a creative life applicable message for the young and older audience.  

    Pastor Jake has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years, beginning as a youth pastor at his home church in Imperial, California.  After serving youth for 17 years, he was hired as the Lead Pastor here at Neighborhood in July of 2012.  Jake and his wife Krista have been happily married since 1999. They have 3 amazing boys Carson, Landen, and Mason.

    Pastor has 3 passions . . . Faith, family, and football.  Coaching football continues to be a highlight of his ministry to students at Bishop Union High School.  He also enjoys catching all the big bass out of the Owens Valley.

  • KRista Evangelist  Admin/refined women's ministry 



    Krista is a woman anointed by the Lord for services.  Krista has been involved in all facets of church ministry from an early age.  She taught Sunday School, worked with kids at Sidewalk Sunday School, and became youth pastors with Pastor Jake.  She was on staff and later became the Director of It's a Small World Preschool at Faith Assembly.  After teaching in the preschool for many years, Krista began teaching younger grades at Faith Academy. 

    Krista currently works in the office as Office Manager as well as assisting in many other capacities of the church. She has a love for children's ministry, has a heart for single moms, and it's her desire to see women grow in their gifts.    

    Her boys are her world and watching them grow is her greatest joy.  She loves to be involved with her two older boys in sports and 4H.  Both Krista and Jake share the joy of their Mighty Mason.  Mason is a true miracle of God.  Krista can't get enough good coffee, enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and loves to travel overseas.     

  • Tori boyd ROOTED KID's Ministry



    Tori loves  her Jesus!  Her dangerous faith is contagious and she loves to preach God's word.  Her passion for Christ has called her towards ministering to our kids.  With the challenge of mentoring our kids in today's world Tori vision is to see children live out their faith for Jesus.  Tori  is a talented writer with her own blog called Hope Restored.  She loves being a Mom to Maci and Cole and being a CrossFit coach.  Working in the medical field Tori as an Orthopedic Assistant is constantly serving others too wholeness.  

  • Clay boyd Renegades men's ministry



    You can't get anymore of a local boy then Clay Boyd.  Being born and raised in Bishop, Clay knows all about the draw of living in an outdoorsman's paradise.  Clay not only loves outdoors but loves bringing men closer to Jesus.  Clay and his wife Tori have two kids Maci and Cole.  Clay works for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as a Hydrographer.    

  • dr. Shirley Ramirez, PHD Christian Counselor/

    Life Coach



    Shirley a retired California Public Education Teacher. During her career, she's worked with grades two through twelve. The last twelve years was with Special Education sixth through eighth grade.

    She has taught Bible classes for over twenty-five years. It has been her privilege to teach children, teens, college age, and adults.

    Shirley's passion is for helping hurting people find ways to reach their full potential. As a Counselor and Life Coach, she's worked with individuals or small groups helping them to break the habits or hangups that keep them in bondage. Her prayer is they will experience what she feels God wants for each of us; to live happy, joyous and free.

  • Patrick Thompson Worship team



    Neighborhood has been Patrick's home church since he was young boy.  Patrick is a multi-talented person with the gift in speaking/teaching, musicianship, singing, and professional acting.  Patrick is one of three co-worship leaders here at Neighborhood Church.  Patrick with his wife Greta, daughter Arissa also served as missionaries for a couple of years overseas with YWAM (Youth with a Mission).  Patrick has served as the Children's Pastor here at Neighborhood and has done numerous children's ministry events in the Owen's Valley.   Patrick also a talent actor, performing biblical characters that are entertaining and effective ministry outreach.  He currently teaches at Church on the Mountain's private school to elementary age students.  His wife is also fantastic teacher at Bishop Union High School in the English department.  Patrick also enjoys the outdoors, fencing, and  spending time with his family.  

  • marlana Seitz worship team


    Marlana has years of unique ministry experience because she's a Pastor's kid.  While growing up in her parent's successful church in the Oregon District, she brings a current and progressive style of worship.  Marlana will bless you with her amazing voice but she also loves to minister to women of our church and the community.  Her and husband Joe have two kids Olivia and Trace.  Marlana manages Looney Bean Coffee Company here in Bishop, she thrives being around the local of people Bishop and leads her team with passion.   She enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking, and taking rides into the mountains.           

  • Suzanne ketcham Church Connections


    Suzanne has been a faithful member of Neighborhood for over 20 plus years.  She oversees our ChurchLife ministry she organizes our fellowship events, dinners, and other church functions.  She also oversees our Connection Ministry which is our greeters, welcome center, and ushers.  Suzanne is a Mom of two grown sons Jake and Bryce, and a daughter Kira.  She has many years of experience in retail and is currently working at the local Smart and Final.  Suzanne loves Jesus with all of heart and faithfully volunteers herself to make Neighborhood Church great!    

  • Verna Sisk Growth Track/Spiritual Development


    Verna is a retired early childhood development supervisor for Inyo County Pre-Schools.  Verna has years of teaching students, training teachers statewide, writing published curriculum, and developed systems for early childhood programs.  She is a gifted writer with charm, humor, and anointing that connects you to Jesus and the rollercoaster of life.  Verna has been attending Neighborhood for many years.  As a gifted educator Verna has developed our GrowthTrack ministry, which takes new believers and new members through a discipleship program.            

  • CLAY BOYD, Robert Dowers, Micky Carr, and Joe Seitz

     Board members

    The board at Neighborhood lead with integrity and seek to serve God with passionate hearts.  Their goal is to see a healthy, authentic church directed by the Holy Spirit and God's word.