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.

Administration Team

Patty Davidson

Administrative Support Assistant

Susan Kimball

Administrative Support Assistant

Allison MacDonald

Administrative Support Assistant/Receptionist

Mary Lopez

Executive Assistant

Hospitality Team

Belle Fricke

Event Coordinator  

Barbara Shaffer

Food Services Coordinator



Lea Hall

Hospitality Director & Events Coordinator

Roger Helwig

Hospitality Assistant

Lee Ann Powers

Food Services Coordinator

Children’s Ministry Team

Nancy Bultema

Children’s Director

Nicole Hanson

Children’s Program Coordinator 

Ashley Keller

Childcare Manager

Alyssa Miller

Childcare Coordinator

Custodial Team

Robert Engstrom

Lead Custodian

Richard White


Casey Conner


Joe Warthen


Kyle Jessen


Victor Paz




Musical Worship Team

Rachel Arnold

One Thirty One Worship Leader


Dara Scholz


Bill Hammond

Worship and Arts Director

David Scholz

Chancel Choir Director


Joshua Hegg

Choir Director

Brent Sesnon

One Thirty One Worship Leader



Youth & College Ministry Staff

Chris Corbitt

College Coordinator

Kiersten Watkins

College Coordinator

Kate Ory

Youth Ministries Coordinator

Other Movers & Shakers

Sharon Osborn

Account Tech III

Lisa Stone

Business Administrator

Ricky Hayes

Marketing and Communications




Preston Lopez-Mora

Video Streaming Technician 



Four-Legged Staff


Pest Control

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