First Mennonite Church Of San Francisco


Pastor: Sheri Hostetler

Sheri loves reinterpreting Anabaptist Christian faith so that it is relevant and transformative for our lives right now. She is passionate about this congregation and can’t imagine a better community in which to raise her son. She is trained as a spiritual director and a permaculturist, and is a poet, gardener, and fan of Dr. Who.

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Associate Pastor: Joanna Lawrence Shenk

Joanna is energized to be on the journey of transformation with First Mennonite Church of San Francisco. In addition to being a pastor, she is an author (including, Widening the Circle: Experiments in Christian Discipleship and The Movement Makes Us Human), networker, podcast producer (the Iconocast) and facilitator. She invites others to be in prayer, seek the Spirit's calling on their lives and recognize their deepest identity as God's beloved. She enjoys riding her bike, making popcorn on the stovetop, creating jewelry (especially with spirals) and learning as much as possible about Bay Area history. She also loves living in community with her family and housemates in the Mission District. 

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Minister of Music, Arts and Formation: Pat Plude

Pat is passionate about exploring the ways in which the arts help us embrace a more vibrant life in Christ. As Minister of Worship Arts, she helps coordinate the use of worship arts and ritual in our communal journey of faith. When not in church, Pat can be found making or teaching music, practicing yoga, promoting creativity and innovation in education (Avivo), and generally improvising her way through life.

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Administrative Coordinator: Jessica Bigler Uhl

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