the 1027 team

We have a passion for Jesus, His people, our city and our world. 

Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. 

These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; 

always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Renny varughese

    Lead pastor

    Nickname(s): Rendawg, Renneth, Renforth

    Hobbies: Playing keyboard, playing with my kids, playing sports

    Favorite movie: LOTR trilogy

    Favorite book: Celebration of discipline (Richard Foster), and the gospel of Luke

    Favorite food: Hakka (aka Chinese-Indian food from Toronto...yummm)

    Favorite saying: “going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than going to the garage makes you a car” -Laurence J. Peter

    Most useless skill: Proofreading – i don’t good do proof reading

    Favorite bible story: Moses parting the Red Sea

    My favorite thing about gtc: Great people!

  • Elizabeth morse

    Kids pastor

    Nickname(s): Beth, Mommy

    Hobbies: Scrapbooking, reading

    Favorite movie: The lord of the rings trilogy

    Favorite book: I like so's hard to choose!

    Favorite food: Mac and cheese, pizza

    Favorite saying: “God has a plan for you, and it is a GOOD plan”

    Most useless skill: Playing ping pong

    Favorite bible story: Queen esther saving her people

    My favorite thing about gtc: It is a wonderful place to meet friends and raise your family… the bosses aren't bad either! :)

  • Corrie bryda

    youth director & office manager

    Nickname(s): Core

    Hobbies: Swimming, going to the beach

    Favorite movie: Twilight

    Favorite book: Twilight

    Favorite food: Broccoli

    Favorite saying: Like...whatever

    Most useless skill: Watching Twilight

    Favorite bible story: Jesus alive on the 3rd day!

    My favorite thing about gtc: Great church family!

  • Denis ritho

    Service Manager
    & board secretary

    Nickname(s): Denz, Machozee

    Hobbies: Swimming, Soccer

    Favorite movie: The Notebook (yes...The Notebook)

    Favorite book: The Notebook

    Favorite food: Chapatti

    Favorite saying: comeon! 

    Most useless skill: Teaching people how to drive

    Favorite bible story: The Birth of Christ

    My favorite thing about gtc: Loving people!

  • Nick Crabb

    Guest Services & Deacon

    Nickname(s): Nicholas

    Hobbies: Pottery

    Favorite movie: Elf

    Favorite book: Micah

    Favorite food: Sardines

    Favorite saying: Like...whatever

    Most useless skill: Basket Weaving

    Favorite bible story: Jonah being spat out by a whale

    My favorite thing about gtc: Great people at the church!

  • tim kimani

    director of worship & the arts

    Nickname(s): Tim Kim

    Hobbies: Basket Weaving

    Favorite movie: The Goonies

    Favorite book: The Tortoise and the Hare

    Favorite food: Habanero Chilies

    Favorite saying;  Can you do me a favor?

    Most useless skill: Basket Weaving

    Favorite bible story: Jesus' resurrection! 

    My favorite thing about gtc: I love the gtc community!