Ministry Staff


Daniel Holmquist

Transitional Senior Pastor

Pastor Daniel comes from an extensive pastoral, interim pastor, leadership, and missions background. Daniel enjoys preaching the Word and developing leaders around the world. As the president of Church Assistance Ministry, Daniel travels frequently to Asia to train, coach and mentor national Christian pastors and leaders, concentrating on the areas of church planting, leadership development, theology and preaching. Pastor Daniel and his wife Linda, have been married since 1988 and have been blessed with six children and one son-in-law. Daniel and Linda both enjoy working out, exploring culture, reading theology, doing missions, and experiencing the outdoors with their family.


Matthew Blevins

Associate Pastor

Pastor Matthew (aka Pastor Matty) has BA from William Jessup University (formerly known as San Jose Christian College) in Management Ethics and Biblical Theology. He also has a Graduate Studies Diploma from Western Seminary. Prior to his ministry pursuits, Matty was a management consultant, specializing in in the areas of workplace productivity, generations in the workplace, and emergency preparedness. Matty has been married to his best friend, Mary, for over 20 years and is blessed with 2 young sons – Elijah and Josiah. Matty enjoys anything Middle Earth, experiencing different culinary traditions, reading fantasy and scary books, Mixed Martial Arts, and playing with his boys.



Arli Jue

Ministry Communications Director

Arli comes to CV First with an extensive time serving with parachurch ministries. She has also worked for an art gallery, has done freelance graphic work, and was an elementary school art teacher. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science degree in Design and a minor in Communications. Arli enjoys cycling, running, trying out new foods and doing creative projects.  Arli and her husband, Brian, have been married since 1990 and have three children ~ one daughter and two sons.


James Bohn

Worship Director

James is the newest member of our ministry staff. He has served as a Middle School ministry intern for 2 years, and 4 years as a volunteer Student Worship Leader. He enjoys Disney pin trading, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, sports, painting, and reading. He is married to his best friend, Paula.


Daniel Ennis

Youth Ministry Director

Daniel has been ministering in our Youth Ministry for the past 10+ years.  Daniel is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies while working full-time at ThinkHR as a Customer Success Manager. Daniel is an avid reader that spans from the Christian classics to the recent superhero comic book.  He and his wife Amber have two beautiful daughters.  

Ben Atkinson

Young Adult Ministries Director

Ben is the director of our newly formed Young Adult Ministries. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He enjoys playing and watching sports and games, eating good food, going camping.





Ben Atkinson

Facilities and Maintenance Director

Ben also oversees our facilities and maintenance. While on campus, you may also catch him in the middle of one of his amazing renovation projects. Ben is working on getting a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management while specializing in welding.

Connie McMahan

Accountant / Financial Secretary

Connie has been one of our incredible office volunteers serving these past 4 year as our Financial Secretary. She now joins our Finance ministry team as our Accountant. Connie gains her experience from her former work with the US Army and Defense Finance & Accounting Service  as a staff accountant for 12 years, and then working in the banking world for 5 years after. She is married to her husband, Jim. She enjoys crocheting, reading, and swimming.