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Tim Fearer
Transitional Pastor

Tim was born and for the most part raised in southern California, holds degrees from Westmont College, Princeton Seminary and Claremont Graduate University, has been pastor/head-of-staff of three churches, lived as a missionary in the Middle East for 7 years, and currently serves CCCM as Transitional Pastor / Head-of-Staff.

Tim makes his home in Whittier, CA. His 97-year-old mother lives in Santa Barbara, as does his brother’s family.  Tim loves his three nephews, the beach, the mountains, books, painting and CrossFit.

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Jim Tirone
Associate Pastor

Jim is our Associate Pastor for Church Growth.  Jim is married to Sue and has two married children--Matt and Allison who grew up at CCCM and twin toddler granddaughters.  He holds undergrad degrees in Economics and Psychology and a Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Jim has also done post-graduate work at Fuller Seminary.

On a more personal note, Jim was born in New Jersey and enjoys fencing, handball, racketball, skiing and tennis. He is passionate about teaching the Bible and preaching, counseling, outreach into the community, English as a Second Language, and Kid's Club.

Jim's hobbies include cooking, exercising and spending time with his family.

David Kupitz
Executive Pastor 

David grew up in Arizona and came to the bay area while serving in the U.S. Navy at Moffett Field. After the service he began a 23 year high tech career with Northern Telecom primarily in engineering and management. David joined the staff at CCCM in June 2002.

David is blessed with leadership, organizational and administrative gifts that he uses in his passion for church organizational effectiveness and staff leadership. His life verse comes from 1 Timothy 3 "If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach..."

David is married to Jackie and has two sons, John and Chris and a daughter, Kimberly along with three grandchildren. David enjoys watching and playing sports - baseball, softball, football, volleyball, basketball and golf to name a few!

Kim Clevenger
Youth Pastor

Born in Merced, California, Kim comes from a family of five children. Kim will tell you that she is married to a very handsome man who is a dentist and they have two very cute sons in their early 30's who have recently married.

Kim has been in Youth Ministry for 25 years and enjoys every minute of it. She loves hanging out with Jr. High and High Schoolers and hearing about their lives- both their joys and challenges. Laughing and sitting out in the sun talking to youth is what I look forward to every day. 

Kim is passionate about teaching the Bible so that the youth can understand how the Word of God applies to their life.

Kim rides a 650 BMW motorcycle and loves dirt biking.

Alma Richards
Local Foreign Missions Director

Alma is married to Lindon Richards and they have two daughters. She was trained as an elementary school teacher and taught high school for 13 years in Jamaica and the Bahamas. She also has a degree in Child and Adolescent Development. 

Alma's passion is for people to come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior and loves sharing Christ with both children and adults. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

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Ligi Samuel
Life Group/Womens Director

Ligi was born in India. She resides in San Jose with her husband, Samuel, a high tech professional, for over couple decades, now. They have been married for 26 years and are blessed with two children, Thomas and Timothy. Both grew up attending Sunday school here at CCCM. She enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, and spending time with her family.

Prior to coming on staff at CCCM, Ligi worked at a private Christian high school as a Guidance Counselor. Ligi enjoys serving the community and sharing God’s word.

Todd Dunn
Worship Director

Todd is married to the very talented and beautiful Renee who works with the Children Ministry team. They have been blessed with 8 children (5 are adults and the three youngest being adopted from Haiti. Noah, one of those children passed away during the adoption process) and has 3 grandsons and a granddaughter with a grandchild on the way sometime near the end of 2019. He loves being a Grampy!  He grew up in this church, having attended here since 1970 and has been on staff as the Director of Worship Ministries since 2000.

Todd's passion is to draw closer to God every day.

Todd loves how God uses the Worship Ministries family to bring new and talented people to our church, giving them an opportunity to glorify God with their talent. There is a motto used in Worship Ministry: "We are more than the Arts, we are family."

Sue McKinney
Finance & Operations Director

Sue was born and raised in California. Sue is married to Don and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. She has worked in the Finance area for over 28 years and has written articles and taught workshops in the area of non-profit finance.

Her ministry verse is 1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Sue commutes 150 miles round trip to serve here at CCCM. 

She loves spending time with her grandchildren and diamond painting.

Mark Simmons
Business Manager

Mark was the first of three brothers born into a family that moved regularly. He lived in many places throughout the midwest and northwest and has now lived in or visited 48 states plus several other countries.

Mark settled in the Bay Area after graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering because this is the high tech capital of the world. Mark found the rest of the world had settled here with him. Having friends from everywhere around the world and learning about each other's experiences has been wonderful.

Vocationally Mark has worked with start-ups, small business and large corporations in both technical and executive management.  In addition, Mark has been deeply involved in church life in virtually every capacity imaginable. Now he is "living his dream" as the Business Manager at Christ Community Church.

Dave Palmer
Facilities Manager

Dave was born in Missouri and raised in Califonia. He moved to San Jose and married in March of 1970. He and his wife Annette have four children and six grand children. 

Dave began attending CCCM in 1989. Dave feels blessed to have been apart of this church for over 25 years. Dave has a background in Mechanics and Management.