Our Staff

Our Staff
PASTOR: Cindy Beck

Pastor Beck is our interim Pastor during our process of calling a permanent pastor.  She comes to us as a specialist in transition. 
We are in the process of calling a full time Pastor. We are blessed with the leadership of Interim Pastor Cindy Beck.
I came to Sacramento & Advent in 1986 in what was my last assignment in a 24 year Air Force Career. My wife Barbara and I joined the choir and 2 years later, I "temporarily" became its director. However, I was no stranger to directing choirs, beginning with directing a men's chorus as a student as St. Olaf College and continuing throughout my Air Force travels. With Advent's growth, the position was expanded into that of Music Director. While it has many facets, I believe the job of the Music Director is actually very simple - "Facilitate the Song of the Church."
ORGANIST - Bruce Crain

Bruce holds a degree and graduate studies in Organ and Music from the University of Nebraska.  He has held positions as organist and choir director for Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches.
Natalie holds a California teaching certificate and works as a teacher.  She leads our children's Sunday School and Wednesday evening children's programs, as well as leading Vacation Bible School and assisting with Youth ministry.  Natalie is a long-time member of Advent, now with her husband and three children.
I have been a member of Advent for many years, serving on Council as a Council President, Treasurer and Secretary. During that time I've been involved with the church's long range plan, adult education, and technology upgrades to name a few initiatives. I have been the church newsletter editor for approximately 5 years, as well as creating the Sunday and Wednesday worship bulletin and power point presentations. I enjoy this position, as it pulls it all together working with the great people of Advent.
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