meet the Staff

  • pastor paul hudson

    (425) 551-0233

    I am so grateful to be the pastor at Vacaville Community Presbyterian Church, I’ve waited my whole life for this! I was a missionary in Thailand for 17 years and 21 years total with Youth With A Mission. My main ministry for most of my life has been worship leadership and discipleship. I was a youth pastor for 7 years while simultaneously directing the modern worship team at a church in Washington State before coming here. I completed my master’s degree from Western Seminary in Biblical and Theological Studies in early 2023, and am on the heels of finishing my ordination with ECO (Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians). My wife of 23 years (Oct. 28th) is Yam, and we have 2 sons (Sam and John) and 1 daughter (Emily). My whole family is a worship team - one of the great blessings that the Lord has gifted us with! You’ll most likely see me around with a guitar on my shoulder or on my electric skateboard. I am passionate about Jesus, preaching the Word, and helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. Hope to see you Sunday!

  • rosie antes

    office administrator

    (707) 448-5055

    My husband, Steve, joined CPC's worship team as the bassist a few years ago, and a few months later I volunteered to assist with weekly rehearsals and Sunday worship presentation slides. For many years we envisioned and prayed to be a part of a church where our talents and Christian beliefs could be shared. Our first Sunday service together at CPC was met with the immediate warmth of CPC's friendly staff and congregation. It was an unforgettable experience and very quickly cemented our decision to make CPC our home church. I am grateful to Pastor Paul for placing his trust in me as the Office Administrator. And I am humbled to be a part of CPC's staff and for the blessing of fellowship, worship, and serving the Lord at Community Presbyterian Church in Vacaville.


    Director of presbyterian enrichment preschool (pep)

    (707) 448-1626

    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

    (707) 448-1626

    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.

  • Chyna Bradford-Lagrande

    DIRECTOR OF family ministries for youth and children

    I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. Through the years I have served as a youth leader, bible school teacher, choir director, praise dance instructor, and worship leader. I am so excited to assist the youth and families in connecting with the church and establishing a true relationship with our lord and savior Jesus Christ! As the Director of Family ministries I am here to teach, encourage, uplift, and provide resources to all the youth, children and families in our community. Can’t wait to meet you! 

  • ben rivera

    Worship leader

    (707) 673-3205

    I was born in Reading PA and was influenced by the sounds of Puerto Rican music playing in the neighborhood, and 70’s music playing on the AM radio. Music has always been a big part of my life. When I became a teenager, I did not want anything to do with God. It wasn’t until after my divorce that I started looking for a church to call home. I found a church and was drawn to the modern music and wanted to join the worship team. I talked to the Worship Leader and he said come to the practices. I went for the next 4 to 5 months with no expectations but to learn and hope one day I would be good enough to be asked to play. That day came and I have been on worship teams for over 10 years at various churches. I was asked to help play at CPC about in 2019. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. I was then asked to join the team as the Worship Director in 2021. I was excited and very nervous. My conversation to God was I don’t want this but if this is your will, I will do it. God has used my love of music in my Christian journey. I have met so many people that have inspired me and helped me grow as a Christian and my relationship with God. I feel that is why God lead me here, and I am excited to see him work in me and this church. Besides music I love to spend time with my adult kids and grandkids, and staying active and healthy.