Kevin McDougall, ThM. Senior Pastor
Kevin grew up in La Mirada, California and graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Humanities with emphases in Communication, Philosophy and English literature. While in college Kevin interned at his home church – Church of the Open Door – where he also met his wife Christy. It was during his experience interning that he felt the call to full-time ministry. In 1986, directly after graduating from Biola, Kevin moved to Dallas, Texas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. After 4 years of full-time study, Kevin graduated from DTS with his Master of Theology degree with emphasis in pastoral ministries. After graduation, Kevin became the Youth Pastor at a church in Woodland Park, Colorado where he served for 9 years. In 1999 Kevin and his family moved here to Redwood Valley and Kevin became the Senior Pastor of Redwood Valley Community Church. Kevin and his wife Christy have been married since 1988 and have 4 children – Vitalic, Sergei, Reagan and Baylor. His favorite thing to do with his family is to have dart-gun wars and play games together. Kevin believes that “God transforms people through a relationship with His word using His Spirit and other people, and that the church is a place where that happens.” He feels excited and blessed to be apart of it.
Teddy Jestakom, ThM. Associate Pastor
A paleo evangelist, recovering sneaker addict, and a connoisseur of all things Willy Wonka, Teddy’s mission at RVCC is simple̶to declare and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ. A native Virginian, he did his undergrad at George Mason University, studying Recreational Resources, Health, and Fitness. From there he completed his Master of Theology degree with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary, further fueling his academic pursuits in ancient Near Eastern thought and Greek New Testament textual criticism. His most recent work includes the study of transcriptions of the Gospels and Revelation on ancient papyri.
Prior to ministry, Teddy spent a decade in the fitness industry, delicately balancing his clients needs of doughnuts and deadlifts, working with NFL athletes, government agencies, and children with special needs. Keeping his cup full and the plates of his clients a tad less full, his heart eventually led him from getting people physically jacked to spiritually jacked, in which he now serves the ever changing needs of the students here at RVCC.
On his downtime he enjoys memorizing lines from the Batman Lego movie, crossfitting with his wife Tiphanie, and making any excuse to throw his daughter Lynlee into the air to the Happy Hits playlist on Spotify.
Geraldine Ramsey Children’s Director
Geraldine is a native of Redwood Valley and grew up attending Redwood Valley Community Church. In Junior High, she began volunteering at the church and became a teacher’s assistant for the kid’s Sunday school class. In 1995 Geraldine married her high-school sweet heart, Chad, and the two of them have been blessed with their children – Mykala and Cameron. When her kids were little, Geraldine began teaching at RVCC as a Tiny Tots Sunday School teacher. She also taught in children’s church, pre-k VBS and volunteered in the Cubbies program for AWANA. In 2004, Geraldine accepted the position of Children’s Director of Redwood Valley Community Church. On top of being the Children’s Director, Geraldine also home-schools her 2 teenage children and loves to run, kayak, and play music and sports with her family. She also volunteers as a youth leader and occasionally helps her mom in the drama ministry. Geraldine is passionate about serving the Lord and reaching kids with the Gospel. She loves having the opportunity to work with children and share God’s word with them and watch them grow.
Sue Goodrick Finance Secretary
Sue has lived in Ukiah for 28 years, prior to that she lived in Petaluma with her husband Jerry of 38 years. Jerry and Sue have two adult children – Lindsay and Casey both of whom attended Deep Valley Christian School. She graduated from Chico State and has held numerous jobs with the City of Ukiah and Mendocino County in the fields of Executive Administration, Budgeting/Finance and Human Resources. She retired in 2013. Sue has been a member of RVCC since 2003, and joined the office staff as finance secretary in February 2016. She participates in the AWANA program as a “Cubbie” leader and is also a member of the Women’s Ministry Planning Committee. Her favorite past times are hiking (especially in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area) and reading. She feels blessed to be a part of this “wonderful and loving church family” and has enjoyed getting to know everyone on a more personal level through her position as Finance Secretary.
Angie Woodworth Church Secretary
Angie moved to Ukiah, California in 1979 just after getting married to her husband Bill in December 1978. In 1982 Angie and Bill bought their home of 34 years in Redwood Valley, California. Angie and Bill started attending Redwood Valley Community Church in 1988 and were baptized in 1989. They have two adult children, Deana and Luiken, who attended Deep Valley Christian School.
Daniel Walker Director of Communications
Ralph McDill Head Usher and Assistant Extraordinaire
Ralph is Redwood Valley Community Church’s “Jack – of-all-trades”. He has been apart of RVCC since 1954 when the youth pastor at that time invited him to youth group. In 2010 he became the official Head Of Maintenance for Redwood Valley Community Church. Ralph loves being apart of RVCC and having the opportunity to serve his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.