Glen Brooks Lead Pastor

Glen felt called by God in 2000 to start Harbor Church. Over the years he has experienced cheers, tears, and jeers, and through it all God remains faithful to his call. The joy Glen feels by serving God at Harbor is a great example of what it means to be squarely in God’s will.

Glen began his ministry serving as a youth pastor at two different churches in Arizona. He then served as the executive pastor at a church in Arizona and another in California. Each of these positions, coupled with the experiences that resulted, have helped to develop his passion and vision for Harbor Church.

Glen began his college career as an electrical engineering major at the University of Utah. During his junior year, he recognized that he was being called by God to enter full-time ministry. Three years later, Glen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Upon graduating from the University of Utah, Glen headed to Colorado where he received a Master’s Degree from Denver Seminary.

Glen and his wife, Pamela, have been married for over 30 years. They have three adult children: two terrific daughters (and 2 awesome sons-in-law), a fantastic son, and 4 delightful grandchildren.

Glen has been involved in sports since before he can remember, but has recently realized the advantages (necessity) of low impact exercise. Glen now considers himself a “cyclist,” and enjoys doing long rides on his road bike. He has started a cycling group at Harbor that has provided a great combination of exercise and relationship building. Glen is also a diehard Chicago Bears fan!

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Greg Diehl Pastor of Community and Youth

Greg began a relationship with Christ at an early age and has been growing in that relationship ever since. He began singing in the youth group choir after being bought off with a Big Mac value meal. Greg finished HS and completed a dual B.A. degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in 1995. Currently, Greg is married to his wonderful wife Kellie and has 3 children he affectionaltely calls his “kiddos”. Collin is 19 and in his 1st year of college at Santa Barbara Community College. MacKenzie is 17 and a junior at Vista Del Lago High School. Pierson is 13 and attends Folsom Middle School. All of his kids play multiple sports including rugby, track, volleyball, and swim. You can find Greg connecting with people on Sundays, holding babies whenever possible, singing in the worship band, hanging out with the Waykers (youth group kids), or attending one of his kids many sporting events.

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Sam Koopmans  Executive Pastor

Sam and his wife, Kara, moved to Folsom in July of 2008. Shortly thereafter, Sam and Kara found themselves at Harbor Church and immediately felt at home. They were excited to welcome their son, Asher, into the Harbor family in March of 2011 and their daughter, Judah, in December of 2013. Sam was raised in a Christian home where his father served as a pastor in a variety of roles. He attended college at Simpson University where he received his BA in Business Administration and a minor in Biblical Studies. While at Simpson, Sam realized that God was calling him to be a worship leader. He served on staff at two start-up churches in Redding, CA and continued to lead worship and be a part of church leadership when he returned home to Auburn, CA upon graduation in 2006. In addition to leading worship at Combie Bible Church, Sam also co-led the youth group for three years and assisted with the planning and development of Sunday services. Sam has been on the Vision Team since 2009, as well as the worship band since 2008 and has seen God do some amazing things both in his own life, as well as the life of our church in that time. He truly has a passion for the Church and feels extremely blessed that God has called him into fulltime ministry at Harbor. His desire is to see our church represent Christ’s love, grace and compassion to our community and our city to help people understand who Jesus is. Sam is currently pursuing his MA in Intellectual Leadership through Tozer Theological Seminary and will graduate this fall. When Sam is not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and playing sports with his kids. Sam is an avid golfer and enthusiastic Giants fan!

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Jonathan Jimmerson Pastor of Worship

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In September of 2016, Jonathan accepted a calling to Harbor Church and moved with his family to Folsom, California. Jonathan has a passion for the church and a particular love for discipleship. He and his family are blessed to be a part of a church that values a deep relationship with Jesus Christ.
At a young age Jonathan felt a calling to become a pastor. At around the same time he developed an interest in music and began taking guitar lessons. This new passion eventually became a vocation.
In 2004, Jonathan moved to Texas to study music at Wayland Baptist University. After college he felt a calling to do ministry in San Francisco, California. He studied and received a Masters in Divinity from Golden Gate Theological Seminary in 2012. For eight years he served as a pastor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jonathan is married to Selby and together they have two sons, Jadon and Josiah. Selby and Jonathan often wonder what it would be like to get enough sleep. They love to run, play sports, and believe it or not, go for long walks on the beach at night.

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Zooey Sandman Director of Harbor Kids

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Zooey became a Christian as a child, growing up in a loving Christian home. She was raised in the church and spent her life volunteering in all avenues of ministry. She began teaching Sunday school as a fifth grader and continued to be involved in children’s ministry into her adult life. Zooey has served in children’s ministry, worked with middle school and high school students, served on worship teams, led small groups, been actively involved in evangelism and discipleship, and has worked with college students.

 After a softball injury ended Zooey’s career as a hairdresser, God led her into full-time ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ. She spent two years building a new Cru movement at Folsom Lake College. While working with Cru, Zooey was hired part-time as the assistant to the Director of Harbor Kids. She quickly fell in love with the children of Harbor and found great joy in helping build the kids up in their relationships with Christ.

 Zooey came on staff as the full-time Director of Harbor Kids in 2015. God has given her unique gifts and abilities to be able to minister to children. She is dedicated to teaching each child of the love and forgiveness that they have through Christ. It is her desire to help kids understand the Gospel in their lives, and to develop their relationships with Christ.

When Zooey is not at Harbor she is hiking with her husband, Matthew Sandman, or they are rooting for the San Francisco Giants.

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Jan Watterson  Co-Director of Safe Harbor

Jan has been clean and sober since February 20, 1991. After ten years of being involved in Alcoholics Anonymous, working the Twelve Steps and sponsoring women, her life had changed.  She knew the “God of her understanding,” but something was still missing.  That missing piece was Jesus Christ!  On Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, she gave her life to Christ. The transformation from death to life had begun.Shortly thereafter, she went to her first “Christian” AA meeting in her hometown of Sunnyvale California. She loved it and wondered, “Why aren’t there more of these kinds of meetings?” Using the Life Recovery Bible, she worked all the Twelve Steps again, in order, and she was awakened to God’s presence in all areas of her life. From that moment on, God put it on her heart to help others who struggle with addiction and introduce them to Christ. She wasn’t sure what that would look like, but trusted that God would open the door when He was ready. In 2003, Jan, her husband Brad and their 2 children, Kevin and Katie (both now grown and living on their own; Katie with her husband, Tommy) moved to Folsom. When she and Brad began attending Harbor Church in 2008, they immediately felt at home. In June of 2010, Safe Harbor began and has been effectively impacting and transforming lives ever since. Jan has seen the Christ-centered Twelve Step program here at Harbor bring addicts and alcoholics into a healthy community; one where all involved become part of each other’s recovery.
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Heather Zobel  Administrative Assistant

Heather grew up in a Christian home in Auburn. She entered into a relationship with Christ as a child but was not actively involved in a church until she reached high school. In 2007, Heather married her high school sweetheart, Chris, and moved to Huntington Beach, California. Sadly, in the three years they lived in Surf City USA they never learned to surf.

Heather and Chris started attending Harbor in October of 2011. They were drawn in by a strong sense of community and the church’s passion for Christ. They found the perfect opportunity to get connected by serving as “deckhands” in the tech booth on Sunday mornings and have since enjoyed serving in many different areas of ministry.

After working for several years in public and school libraries, Heather joined Harbor’s staff and enjoys serving in a position that utilizes the gifts God gave her and her passion for working behind-the-scenes.

When Heather is not working she is spending time with family and friends, reading, or just enjoying the outdoors.

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