Meet Our Staff - Sanlando United Methodist Church

Feb 18, 2018

Leading with Love and Faith

At Sanlando United Methodist Church, we are privileged to have a team of dedicated and compassionate staff members who are committed to serving our community and helping individuals deepen their spiritual journey. Each staff member brings their unique talents and passions to their roles, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks through our doors. Get to know the remarkable individuals who make up our extraordinary staff:

Rev. Sarah Thompson - Senior Pastor

Rev. Sarah Thompson is our esteemed Senior Pastor. With over 15 years of pastoral experience, Rev. Thompson provides strong leadership and guidance to our congregation. Her sermons are inspiring and thought-provoking, making her a beloved figure in our church family. She is dedicated to helping individuals deepen their relationship with God and find their purpose in life.


  • Leading worship services and delivering engaging sermons
  • Providing pastoral care and counseling
  • Overseeing the overall spiritual development of the church
  • Working closely with the board and committees to establish church goals and initiatives

John Anderson - Director of Music Ministry

John Anderson is our talented Director of Music Ministry. With a passion for worship through music, John leads our choir and instrumentalists to create inspiring and uplifting worship experiences. His expertise in music theory and performance brings a sense of joy and beauty to our services. John also coordinates various music events throughout the year, enriching our community with the gift of music.


  • Directing the choir and instrumentalists during services
  • Collaborating with the worship team to select hymns and songs
  • Organizing and overseeing music events and concerts
  • Providing music education opportunities for the congregation

Mary Ramirez - Director of Children's Ministry

Mary Ramirez is our enthusiastic Director of Children's Ministry. With a background in early childhood education, she creates a nurturing and engaging environment for our youngest members. Mary is dedicated to helping children develop a strong foundation of faith by providing age-appropriate classes, fun activities, and memorable events that foster spiritual growth.


  • Organizing Sunday school classes and curriculum for different age groups
  • Planning and executing children's events, such as Vacation Bible School
  • Recruiting and training volunteers for children's ministry
  • Supporting parents in their role as spiritual leaders for their children

Jason Miller - Youth Pastor

Jason Miller serves as our passionate Youth Pastor. With a heart for mentorship and discipleship, Jason guides and empowers our middle and high school students to live out their faith. He organizes engaging youth gatherings, impactful service projects, and spiritual retreats, creating a vibrant community where young people can grow in their relationship with God and one another.


  • Leading youth group meetings and Bible studies
  • Planning and coordinating youth events, retreats, and trips
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to individual students
  • Encouraging youth involvement in community service

Emma Thompson - Office Administrator

Emma Thompson is our efficient and friendly Office Administrator. With excellent organizational skills, she ensures the smooth operation of our church office and supports our various ministries. Emma is often the first point of contact for those reaching out to our church, and she warmly welcomes visitors and assists them with their inquiries.


  • Managing administrative tasks and office operations
  • Handling church communications and correspondence
  • Supporting staff, volunteers, and church members with administrative needs
  • Coordinating facility rentals and scheduling

Join Our Community at Sanlando United Methodist Church

At Sanlando United Methodist Church, our staff members are committed to serving our community with love, faith, and a deep passion for God. We invite you to join our vibrant community, get to know our remarkable staff, and embark on a journey of spiritual growth and connection with others. Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families in our area.

Chris Senske
The staff members' love and faith shine through in everything they do.
Nov 2, 2023
Keauna Mason
👋 Impressive team, inspiring community!
Oct 14, 2023
Aaron Weston
The staff's commitment to serving the community is truly commendable.
Jan 16, 2022
Jonathan Geula
I appreciate the staff's emphasis on spiritual growth and community service.
Aug 21, 2021
Darrell Marcy
I'm grateful to be part of a community with such passionate and committed staff.
Aug 10, 2021
Somaye Zeynali
The work of the staff members at Sanlando United Methodist Church serves as an example for all of us.
Jul 21, 2021
Bill Orsborn
I've witnessed the impact of your staff's service firsthand. They are making a difference.
Jan 21, 2019
Renee Ryan
The dedication of your staff is truly inspiring!
Dec 14, 2018
Phillip Fujiyoshi
May the staff at Sanlando United Methodist Church continue to spread positivity and kindness!
Nov 21, 2018
Syddansk Universitet
The diverse talents and passions of the staff create a dynamic and welcoming environment.
Mar 29, 2018
Donna Bedford
I'm always impressed by the warmth and dedication of the staff at Sanlando United Methodist Church.
Mar 1, 2018