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Community Groups

the heart of the church

The heart of our church is a network of small groups, in which face-to-face friendships, encouragement and mutual ministry develop. These groups are led by members and meet in homes throughout Silicon Valley. They are also the primary place of prayer for the church and God's kingdom.

community groups

Grace Presbyterian Church is based on Community Groups because we are committed to several important biblical values:

1. We believe that the Gospel creates a new community which loves and serves each other
2. We believe that the Gospel alone changes people's lives
3. We believe that this change occurs as Christians share their lives with one another in mutual encouragement

Community Groups are small communities of six to twelve people meeting in homes throughout Silicon Valley and the South Bay during the week. They are primary Christian communities, the first place Christians turn to for applying the gospel to their lives. All groups are led by trained leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support. These groups are geographical rather than topical, allowing a diversity to emerge in each group, allowing members to benefit from the varied experiences of their fellow believers. Most groups remain open to visitors and new participants.

Each group expects to weave people together in Christ, enabling lives to be transformed by the gospel through mutual ministry. People should see regular changes in their life as they draw closer to Christ and are remade in his image.While some churches may have small groups on the side, Grace Presbyterian Church is centered around our Community Groups. They are the core of the church. Therefore, belonging to a Community Group is the way to truly belong to our church.

Interested in joining a CG?

Below is a map of current community groups, with contact information for each group leader. You can also find more information at the Welcome tables at each site on Sundays.

Map of Current Community Groups


Community Groups

San Mateo
Sundays - Women Marie Suh
(every other)

Kat McLean

Fridays - Men Phillip Suh
(every other)

Redwood City
Kevin & Elle Koleckar

Wednesdays Brett & Melody Westervelt

Palo Alto
Sundays Yang & Ruth Wu


Tuesdays Brendan & Ashtyn Circle

Wednesdays Mark & Aimee Hoffmann

John & Ana O'Connor

Xander & Maleesa Pollock

Mountain View
Wednesdays Jared & Tia Kruzek

Mike Bahn & Caleb Tseng

Todd and Elizabeth Smith

Wednesdays Adam & Allie Leeper

Matthew & Brenna Hall

West San Jose
Wednesdays Mimi & Myron Kwong

2nd and 4th Thursdays Ed & Katie Chen

East San Jose
Tuesdays Rob & Jenn Lombardi

South San Jose
Fridays Rob & Jenn Lombardi

Sundays* Scott & Emilie Holzer
*skips 1st Sunday of the month

Thursdays Jaeik Song

Los Gatos
Wednesdays Tom & Kristen Willerer

Thursdays Walt & Kip Jones

Saturdays Michael & Susan Stenman

Sundays Evers & Lois Ding


Affinity Groups

PA Women's Bible Study Melody Westervelt Wednesday mornings
GraceCreates Elise Zingenbein Various
SB Women's Fellowship Michelle Evens Various
PA Men's Group Doug Devine Various
Faith & Sexuality James Bailon Various
Men's Sexual Wholeness David Jones Various