Meet Our Pastors

Pastoral Staff

Henry Hansen

Head Pastor
In 2016, Henry and his family moved to Chico from the Bay Area, where Henry had served as a pastor for nine years. Although Henry grew up in Petaluma, CA, his education pulled him eastward across the country, first to Arizona for his bachelor’s degree and then to New Jersey for his master’s degree. Henry finally returned to California to earn his Doctorate of Ministry at Fuller Seminary. One of Henry’s joys in Christ is that believers have the incredible privilege of being lifelong learners from the one true teacher – Jesus Christ.

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Henry and his wife, Jenna, have three young children: Hartley, Hayden and Madeline. In addition to his passions for Jesus and his family, Henry loves coffee, ice cream, running, reading, playing guitar, and keeping up with the latest releases at the movies.


Shannon Coon

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Women’s Ministries
Shannon grew up in Chicago and came to BPC after graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2011. Prior to seminary, Shannon had two previous careers and lived in New York City and Chicago. BPC has been her first full-time ministry experience and she loves being a pastor, preacher, teacher, and friend to the congregation.

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Shannon’s two favorite people in the world are her husband, Chris, who is a pastor in the Bay Area, and her son, Rylan, who is in high school. She loves outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, as well as indoor activities like watching movies, reading, and making jewelry. Her passion is helping people go deeper in their walk with Christ and continuing to learn about God while on the journey of life.

Tammie Veach

Interim Director of Visitation and Care

Tammie came to California to attend Golden Gate Seminary in Marin county following her graduation from Seattle Pacific University. She has spent time as a youth pastor, teaching pastor, and even a solo pastor of a small church in the Bay Area. Tammie and her family moved to Chico in 2013 to escape the chaos of the Bay Area. She is thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to preach, teach and serve here at Bidwell Pres.


All Staff

Marcie Anderson

Office Manager

Rachel Arnold

One Thirty One Worship Leader



Janis Barnett

Administrative Support Assistant


Nancy Bultema

Children’s Director

Jenna Christophersen

Administrative Support Assistant

Casey Conner



Patty Davidson

Administrative Support Assistant


Elaine Davis

Communications Coordinator

Robert Engstrom

Lead Custodian

Belle Fricke

Event Coordinator  

Lea Hall

Hospitality Director & Events Coordinator


Bill Hammond

Worship and Arts Director

Nicole Hanson

Children’s Program Coordinator 

Joshua Hegg

Choir Director

Roger Helwig

Hospitality Assistant

Kyle Jessen



Ashley Keller

Childcare Manager


Mary Lopez

Executive Assistant

Preston Lopez-Mora

Video Streaming Technician 




Kate Ory

Youth Ministries Coordinator


Sharon Osborn

Account Tech III


Victor Paz





Matt Plotkin

Youth Ministries Director


Lee Ann Powers

Food Services Coordinator


Dara Scholz


David Scholz

Chancel Choir Director



Brent Sesnon

One Thirty One Worship Leader




Barbara Schaffer

Food Services Coordinator




Allison Simcox

Small Group Coordinator

Lisa Stone

Business Administrator

Kiersten Watkins

College Coordinator


Richard White