Roy Donkin - pastor
Nancy Johnson - treasurer

Roy grew up in inner city Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!)  He has a music degree from Juniata College, an M.Div. from Eastern Seminary, and a D.Min. from Drew Theological School.  He is married to Cheryl, father of Alexis and John, and grandfather of Corwin and Khloe.  He plays bass in the church band and is an accomplished acoustic guitar player.  He performs regularly on both bass and guitar.  You can hear some of his music at and you can read his blog at

Nancy has been Treasurer since 2010. A southern California native, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from U.C.R. and originally worked as a software developer. She and her husband Greg moved to Goleta in 1979. As their three children grew older, Nancy returned to college and earned a Business Accounting Certificate through U.C.S.B. Extension. Aside from her work, Nancy enjoys playing synthesizer in the church worship band and likes to play clarinet in small ensembles.

Jessica Mireles - pianist

Jessica received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California. She currently teaches a piano studio of forty students and is President of the Santa Barbara Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California. Jessica is a published writer and is currently working on a novel. You can read her blog at

Michele Tappeiner - director, Goleta Valley Nursery School

Michele’s passion for teaching began many years ago while she was a young girl providing child care at her family’s church. In 1984, Michele began working at a local preschool and by 1986 she was a pre-kindergarten teacher for a private school in town. Over the next 20 years, Michele worked with children in various capacities, including working in an infant care center with high risk infants and running a children’s center at the YMCA. In 2006, she joined Goleta Valley Nursery School (GVNS) as a teacher and was the Assistant Director for several years. In 2013 she became the Director.

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