Our Staff

  • Rev. Kimberly L. Merrill

    Certified Transitional Pastor

    revpossible7@gmail.com | Pastor@communitypresbyterian.com

  • brendan kavanagh

    Director of Family Ministry


    I joined Community Presbyterian in August of 2016 and the journey here was certainly interesting, unexpected, and a testimony to God's presence in our lives. I was born and raised in Lockport, Illinois, lived for significant periods of time in Washington state and Texas, and most of my academic and professional backgrounds involve teaching high school sciences or conducting research on reptiles and amphibians. Despite being heavily exposed to Christian theology through attendance of Catholic schools, around the age of 12 none of it seemed real and I became very skeptical, critical, and for a time resentful of Christianity. All that changed on February 27, 2016 when my heart was transformed by the grace of God. Everything that I had previously struggled to make sense of suddenly and profoundly yielded to a crystal clear understanding and Christ became as real to me as any physical object in our world. The passion God ignited that day fuels my existence and the subsequent doors He opened lead me and my family to this Church. I am married to Billi and we have three children, Aubrey, Sam, and Calvin. We are blessed to have found Community Presbyterian and we are thrilled to be here!

  • Becki Fulton

    Director of Worship & Ministry Assistant

    worship@communitypresbyterian.com |   office@communitypresbyterian.com

    I'm a born and raised Midwest girl and moved to California in 2002.  I joined the staff of CPC in 2004 as Ministry Assistant and transitioned to Director of Worship in 2019.   I also feel blessed to be part of this amazing community of believers. They became family immediately when I moved to California.  I am passionate about worship music and desire that all who come through our church doors experience the Spirit of Lord.     Outside of the church, I enjoy family time with my husband,  Dave, my adult son, Nate, and our 3 dogs. 

  • Michele Harn

    Financial assistant


    I joined the CPC staff in April 2007 after 13 years working in Danville. Originally from the Bay Area, I initially moved to Dixon but not long after, I settled in Vacaville and eventually God brought me to Community Presbyterian. I am married to my wonderful husband, Steve and have one daughter, Alyssa. 


    Director of presbyterian enrichment preschool (pep)


    My first time coming through the doors of PEP school, I was a high school student in an early childhood education class assigned to do an observation in a preschool classroom. After I was married and had children of my own, I enrolled my son in PEP school while I worked jobs in an elementary school program called Just For Kids and as a noon duty supervisor. When my second child was born, I decided to get my Associate's Degree in early childhood education at Solano College and when my daughter started school, I did too, right here at PEP school! I was a PEP teacher until our previous director retired. I loved our PEP school and didn't want it to change, so I applied for the position and became Director in August of 2001. When it was time for my daughter to move on to kindergarten, she didn't understand why I wasn't either. Every year when our children go on to kindergarten, I am so happy for them, but I will stay in Preschool:) I am just not ready to move on!  

  • Margaret Jacobs

    Director of Mother's Day out


    I've been in this area my whole life having grown up in Davis and attending the Heald Business College in Sacramento, where I graduated with a degree in Business in 1976. I have been involved in early childhood education ministries since 1989 and earned my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Solano Community College.   I'm married to Marty, and we have four adult children and 8 (and counting) grandchildren! 

  • Mary lou Gantt

    Pep administrative Assistant


    I am thankful to be part of the PEP School staff, I have long been a proponent of preschool and can put my passion into action here. I was born in Dallas, graduated UC Davis and am the proud mom of two adult children. I am continually amazed at the abundance of God’s grace, and look for ways to serve Him more.