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Philip Cooley

Lead Pastor

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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 became Lead Pastor in 2018.  He served as Assistant Pastor at Cordova Neighborhood from 2014 through 2017.  Prior to that, he served in a variety of pastoral ministry here going back to 2006.

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 Cordova Neighborhood’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.

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

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

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Mike Mitchum

Associate Pastor

Mike was Senior Pastor at Cordova Neighborhood from 1990 through 2017. He now continues to serve the church part-time.  He’s also the Assistant District Supervisor for the Central Pacific District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Mike has a Bachelors Degree from UC Berkley and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theology Seminary. He and his wife, Robin, have two adult children. Mike loves Rancho Cordova and has been very involved in the community.