Leadership

Craig Kelley

Lead Pastor

Craig Kelley husband to Jennifer, father of eight, grandfather to three and friend to many more.  His passion is connecting people in relationship as they experience God’s story.  He is a southern boy living in the west.  He likes classic rock and reading good books.  This is his 28th year of Pastoral Ministry and he is having the time of his life!  He is a volunteer coach for two local High Schools and a youth program.  I am blessed to serve alongside some amazing people who are crazy about Jesus!

Jennifer Vincent

Executive Pastor

Jennifer is married to Rick.  She has 3 daughters, three sons-in-law, two granddaughters (Aaliyah & Jyllian) and three grandsons (Walker, Bennett & Porter).  After 27 years working in law firms as a legal secretary, paralegal and office manager, God called her to work full-time at GCC as Executive Pastor, managing the day-to-day operations of the church.  Her passion is to love and pray for people, build relationships and serve the foothill community however God calls her to serve.  She also enjoys fishing with her husband and spending time with her family & friends.

Jennifer Kelley

Children's Ministry and Women's Director

Jennifer Kelley is the wife of Craig, mother of 8, Honey of 2 grand babies, and devoted to the Spiritual growth of women at GCC! She has served for the past 24 years alongside her husband in full-time ministry. Her passion is in seeing women experience the life changing message of God’s love and be confident of the hope we have in HIM!

Larry Espedal

Community Pastor

Larry  is married to Chris and they have served together in ministry for the majority of their marriage.  Family is important to Larry; their son Nicholas lives in Auburn and has two boys, Carson and Caeden, who attend Placer High School. Their daughter Cara, son-in-law, Shaun Cooney and their two children Liam and Keagan live inLos Angeles.  
Larry’s passion is relationship and adventure! These two passions fuel his ministry to lead others into relationship with Jesus. You can find Larry sharing his life with others on the trail back packing, fishing, hunting, gold panning on the river, golfing, or just hanging out with people in all age groups.  His philosophy is to invest in the lives of others, earning him the right to be heard, so he can share the Good News of Jesus!

Tracy Lundquist 

Worship Pastor

Philip Costantini

Staff Pastor

Phil is married to Bethany Costantini and have two beautifully rambunctious girls Addy and Nora. Phil has been serving at GCC for almost two years as the Staff Pastor, loving on and caring for the Staff as they minister to the Gold Country Church body. He has a heart for the Auburn community and churches as they discover who God is and how He has uniquely equipped them. Phil serves part-time at Sierra Reach Ministries in the same role loving and developing the staff as they minister and serve in the Applegate community. Besides spending time with family, Phil also finds time to coach boys soccer at Placer High School. Coaching has been a long time passion, investing and developing the youth in our community in the beautiful game.
Phil loves spending time getting to know anyone and would love to spend time with you! Let's set a time up and he would love to buy you a cup of coffee!