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 Mike Mitchum

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike has a passion to lead the church family to love God and to love our neighbors. He attempts to delivers sermons that are based on the Bible, easy to understand and relevant too. Mike loves the Bible and strives to teach others how to study it for themselves.

Mike has been Senior Pastor at CNC since 1990 when he and his wife, Robin, moved to Rancho Cordova. They have two adult children who are active in the ministry at CNC.

Mike has a Bachelors Degree from UC Berkley and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theology Seminary.

Mike loves Rancho Cordova and has been very involved in the community. He has served as President of the Cordova Community Council and has been a board member of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce.

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Philip Cooley

Associate Pastor, Youth Ministries

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Pastor Phil deeply desires to lead the church in reflecting the wonderful diversity of God’s people and the city of Rancho Cordova.  Through teaching, relationship, and community outreach, Phil works hard towards communicating that all people are valuable because they are created by God and in His image.

Phil has served as Assistant Pastor at CNC since September 2014.  Prior to that he served in a variety of pastoral ministry at CNC going back to 2006.  His current duties include monthly preaching, and youth and young adult ministries.

Phil is married to his wife, Katherine.  He has three young children, two daughters and a son. He is well equipped to deal with all issues pertinent to children under five, ranging from “Does a ponytail or french braid pair best with this skirt and sweater combo?” to “Dad, brother put soggy Cheerios in his diaper.”

Phil received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California San Diego in 2002.  In 2014, he completed his Masters of Divinity from Bethel University.

Phil enjoys many different pursuits.  Ask him about his love for coffee roasting, brewing, and coffee drinking only if you have several days to spare. On the upside, he’ll probably offer you a free cup of coffee.

All in all, Phil seeks to bring his passion for Christ and his love for a good hearty laugh into every area of his ministry and his relationships.

Susan Wright

Associate Pastor, PEP 55+, Women, Children

Susan coordinates PEP 55+, Women’s Ministry and Children’s Ministry.

PEP  is CNC’s group for those 55+. Susan coordinates ministry opportunities and social events for this very active group.

As Women’s Ministry Director she leads the women’s ministry team which plans women’s activities like the annual retreat, secret sisters program and social events. She also has a ministry of counseling women.

Susan supervises Children’s Ministry from nursery through 5th grade.  She desires two things for Children’s Ministry:  (1) to provide all children with a responsible, loving, and fun environment and (2) to partner with parents in the spiritual advancement of their children.

Susan is a mom of two adult children. She homeschooled her children until their senior year in high school. In 2009 she graduated from Western Seminary with a specialized MA in Pastoral Care to Women.

Susan has been an avid blogger since 2006. Take a look at her blog at www.fruitfulwords.wordpress.com.