Rev. Jay Parr, Pastor
When you ask Jay about the church, he talks about how important it is to have a culture of innovation and embracing new ideas. He believes we need to ‘re-think’ church, as church cannot exist just within the four walls of the building. Church is about people in relationship with God and each other — out in the community and world. The Methodist slogan that best references this approach to church is “open hearts, open minds, and open doors.”
Ruhi Nathan, Office Manager
Ruhi and Ronald have been married for over 30 years and their children, Nikita and Tanay, along with their dog, Teddy, are the joys of her life. Ruhi is a news junkie, likes to read, travel and collect coins.
Terry Won, Bookkeeper
He has been a long time member of United Methodist Church in San Jose. He is extremely passionate about serving as a volunteer on short-term mission trips. Terry has been married to his wife Michelle for 38 years and has 2 married sons. Outside of church, you can typically find Terry on a beautiful golf course or with his grand-daughter.
Pastor Bayani Alkuino, Youth Pastor
Ministry experiences include: Company Bible Study, youth music ministry, youth and adult small group ministry, neighborhood bible study, urban and rural mission, hospital and home visitation, and many others.
Blessed with a loving wife, Grace, and three wonderful kids, Blessy (15), Bryce (12) and Brynn (5).
Pastor Bayani believes that success in the ministry is a blessing and grace from God as it is said in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Don Cardoza, Music Director
Don is familiar with a number of styles of worship and looks forward to supporting the choir and the singing of our favorite hymns. He also enjoys arranging and writing music for all occasions.
Don and his lovely wife Leslei Ahne have a daughter Karen and a son Josh.
Deborah Witt, Site Manager for the Senior Nutrition Program
Debbie and her husband Jim live in San Jose with their two dogs, Sherlock and Basil. Debbie enjoys baking, cooking, home improvement projects and spending time with her family.