The Father's House is all about people encountering the reality of God. This shapes all of our core values, which in turn determine everything we do.
As we invest our lives in these core values with a spirit of excellence and generosity, we believe God will continue to build a strong local church that will make a difference.
Dave and Donna Patterson are the Lead and Founding Pastors of The Father's House in Northern California where the church community started with 8 people, in the living room, and is currently 7,000 people in 3 cities. Pastors Dave and Donna have over 30 years’ experience in leading worship, teaching, and pastoring. They also lead The Father’s House Network (related Churches) and speak at conferences nationally and internationally. Their passion is to see people encounter the reality of God and the Body of Christ to experience new levels of God’s presence through worship.
Joseph and Tosha Zwanziger have a heart to see the worship of the local church excel both spiritually and technically. They are some of the main songwriters at the church, and Joseph has produced several of the church's worship albums including "Pages” (Tosha's debut solo project) and "Shine On Us", Joseph and Tosha's live worship album. Joseph is also co-author of the book "Lessons for the Worship Team", with Pastor Dave Patterson and serves as Production Director, overseeing weekend services and major events. Joseph and Tosha married in 2007, and have two boys – Cohen and Iver.
Tim Nalley has been involved in ministry since his early teens, over 30 years. Tim and his wife Kim came to The Father's House in 1997, and he served as Kids Pastor for many years. Tim became the Napa Campus Pastor when TFH launched a second campus, then began serving as the Small Group Pastor in 2011. His desire is to help people discover their unique gifting and purpose, and find their place in the body of Christ through service and small groups. Tim and Kim were married in 1985, and have three children (all married) and three grandchildren.
Mark Sligar came to The Father's House in 2007, and has experience in every area of church ministry and church life. Mark has over 30 years of church business experience specializing in church administration, risk management, and business consulting. He was the Administrative Resources Director for Ministers Fellowship International, and prior to that was the Business Administrator for City Bible Church in Portland, OR. Mark's wife Brenda has years of experience ministering to young children and teens, as well as teaching kindergarten. Mark and Brenda married in 1981, and have four children (two married) and eight grandchildren.
Raymond Beaty has been in ministry since 1982, and has served in various areas at The Father's House since he and his wife Kim began attending in 2007. With a genuine heart for social justice, he now leads our ever-expanding community outreach ministry: Adopt-a-Block and Adopt-a-School ministries, Vacaville and Napa Storehouses, an after-school program at the Vacaville Mariposa Center, and a Graffiti Abatement program for the city of Vacaville. He also leads our annual, week-long "We Love Our City" event, bringing hundreds of volunteers together to serve the local community. Raymond and Kim were married in 1978, and they have two children (both married) and four grandchildren.
Tim and Robyn Bittle married in 2004 and have two children. They first attended The Father's House in 2002. In 2005, they began serving in the youth ministry and in 2010, they were added to the team as full time youth pastors. During their tenure, they've seen the youth ministry grow from 50 to over 600 at three campuses. They're passionate about raising up young leaders in this generation and consider it an honor to be called to such a noble task. They also oversee TFH Young Adults, the Encounter Generation Conference, and Life Change retreats. Tim also owns and operates “Bittle and Associates”, a successful local real estate practice.
Jon Sibug came to The Father's House, appropriately, through a small group. He has served in many areas of ministry since then, helping people get connected to God and into life-giving relationships. As the Church Online pastor, he and his team host several online services a week, providing chat and prayer for people around the globe. Jon has a degree in Religious Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Jon and Faith married in 2011, and have one child.
Wil Lake has over 20 years of ministry and business leadership experience. He began serving at The Father's House in 2010, and looks forward to reaching more people in the Napa Valley. Wil also serves as Leadership Development Pastor, overseeing training and release of people called to lead, and leads Marketplace Ministry, encouraging businesspeople to see their business as ministry, instilling faith and vision for greater levels of success and influence. Wil and his wife Autumn are involved in Marriage Ministry, and Autumn loves ministering to, teaching, and strengthening women, encouraging them to reach their full potential. Wil and Autumn married in 1984, and have four children (one married) and two grandchildren.
Shane Guy has served at The Father's House since 2000 as a worship leader, and with his wife, Jamie, as young-adult pastors. After moving to Missouri to help with a church plant, they returned to Vacaville in 2011 to once again serve on the worship and leadership teams. In 2012 Shane began serving as the Sunday Night Service Pastor. Shane is passionate about the local church and having people experience the presence of God. Jamie loves ministering to women, encouraging them in the area of prayer and hearing God's voice. Shane and Jamie married in 1997, and have three children.
Myles Weiss has been in ministry since 1988. He came to The Father's House in 2003, and was added to the team in 2012 as pastor of Jewish Ministries. Myles grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in NYC, complete with kosher observance, Hebrew school and a Bar mitzvah celebration. When he accepted Yeshua/Jesus as Lord and Savior, he quickly earned a dual BA in Ministerial Arts and Biblical Counseling, and later a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. After serving in the nations, Myles and his wife Katharine were called by God to Jewish ministry. Currently they also lead the Messianic congregation Beth Shalom in Novato, CA, host the TV program "Zola Levitt Presents", and lead three annual tours to Israel with the Levitt ministry. Myles and Katharine married in 1986, and have two children.
Peter and Heather Stow have over 20 years of Kids Ministries experience between them, having served in The Father's House Kids Ministries since the early 2000's as young teens. Heather came to The Father's House with her family in 1997, and Peter began attending in 2001. After moving temporarily to Missouri to help launch Kids Ministries in a church plant, they returned to Vacaville and were added to the team as Kids Pastors. They believe kids have a call from God on their life NOW, and want to help them grow in those giftings and learn to hear and respond to God's voice from a young age. Peter and Heather married in 2007, and have two children.
Marc began attending and serving at The Father's House from the launch service in 1997, and met Jill when she began attending TFH in 1998. They helped in the launch of the youth ministry that same year. After moving to Missouri to help with a church plant, they returned to Vacaville in 2012 and jumped right back into serving in the worship ministry and hospitality. In 2013 they began leading the Young Adults ministry. They both have a desire to see people young and old empowered and released into their God-given purpose. Marc and Jill were married in 2001, and have three children.
Bob and Susan Brigham have been involved in ministry for over 30 years. They came to The Fathers House in 2002 and have been leading Mercy Ministries since 2004. They minister to those who are hospitalized, in nursing care facilities or are recovering at home. Bob officiates at most funerals at TFH and performs weddings. They moved to Vacaville in 1990 and have six children and 10 grandchildren. Bob is currently employed as a construction manager and Susan is a volunteer spiritual care counselor at Kaiser hospital.
Rich and Hilary have served at The Father’s House since their early teenage years. Rich has been leading worship and writing songs for GenLife since 2006, and has since put his education from the Berklee College of Music Orchestration program and TFH School of Worship Arts to use by leading and pastoring the young people of TFH in using their gifts and creativity to glorify God. Hilary has a BA in Communications from Sacramento State University and has been leading small groups and preaching to young people from weekly services to camps and conferences since 2005. Rich and Hilary have a passion to preach the deep things of God’s heart with conviction and see people experience His love and power as they worship Him with authenticity both inside the doors of the church and out. They were married in 2012 and have two children.
Kathi Shaw has a love for the Word and has been leading Bible studies since 1993. While teaching a study on the book of Hebrews in 2001, God placed a burden for the Jewish community deep within her. Today, her passion is to see the Jewish people restored to their Messiah and the Church reconciled with her Jewish heritage. Kathi studied at Biola University and the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. Steve and Kathi have attended The Father’s House since 2004 and have three sons (all married), a daughter in heaven, and one grandchild.
Jared and Erin Lemke individually came to The Father’s House as students where they experienced the life changing presence of the Holy Spirit. With passion ignited to see the next generation encounter God as they did, both began to serve at Encounter where they eventually met one another. Jared, native to Napa, interned at The Father’s House while he led campus clubs and chapels for local high schools. Jared and Erin are expectant that Napa will not only be known for wineries, but as a place where young people are on fire for Jesus. They are excited to pastor the youth of Napa and surrounding valley to the revival that God has in store. Jared and Erin married in 2015.
Dylon has been a member of The Fathers House since he was in 6th Grade. He served on the Encounter Team as a student leader, and after graduating high school in 2009, he attended the TFH School of Leadership. In 2011, Dylon attended Generation Interns in Seattle, Washington at The City Church. It was in 2011 where Dylon caught a vision of students encountering the real love and grace of Jesus! Dylon moved back to Vacaville after finishing his Internship at The City Church and began serving as a leader in The Father’s House. In 2013, The Fathers House planted the East Bay Campus where Dylon became the Campus Youth Pastor and has been building Encounter in the East Bay ever since.
Craig Giannini has been serving in ministry since the 1970s and has been involved in many areas since then including teaching, preaching, small group care & counseling. He worked as a Research Associate at University of California at Davis for 40 years and recently retired. He began serving at The Father’s House in 2004, leading a small group and teaching in various areas including Life Change Retreats on the Holy Spirit. In 2014 Craig and his wife, Katy started TFH Singles Ministry and have served as pastors over the single adults at the Father’s House. Craig and Katy have been married for over 37 years and have 4 children and two grandchildren.
Geoff and Carol served in The Father's House family small group ministry for a decade and during that time became TFH Family Care Pastors in 2010. They began focusing on marriage ministry in 2012 by training for two years with the Intimate Encounters marriage program. They believe that through a relationship with Jesus Christ and Biblical insight the IE program helps good marriages become better, brings hope and healing for troubled marriages and grows healthy support relationships within the church. Geoff and Carol were set in as TFH Marriage and Family Pastors in 2016. They both work in education, were married in 1991 and have two daughters.
Care Pastors directly assist staff pastors in serving and overseeing major ministries of The Father's House. Care Pastors have a heart for people and a desire to see them healed from their past, grow in spiritual gifts, and find involvement in the church.