CV FIRST STAFF

 

Daniel Holmquist

Transitional Senior Pastor – dholmquist@cvfirst.org

Pastor Daniel is our Transitional Senior Pastor coming from an extensive pastoral and leadership background.  He began his pastoral ministry in 1988 as an intern in College Ministry and has served many churches and mission organizations in various roles since then.  He was Senior Pastor at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church for 12 years.  Daniel is heavily involved in mission partnerships in Asia where he works intensively in training, coaching, and mentoring pastors and church planters.

 

Pastor Daniel is pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.  He holds a MDiv in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MA and BA degrees in Christian Education from Wheaton College.

 

Pastor Daniel and his wife Linda have been married since 1988 and have been blessed with six children (and recently, one son-in-law!).  Linda runs an independent business.  Daniel and Linda both enjoy working out, exploring culture, reading theology, doing missions, and experiencing the outdoors with their family.

 

Pastor Daniel’s life verse is 2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

 

 

 



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Matthew Blevins 

Associate Pastor  mblevins@cvfirst.org

Matty Blevins is Associate Pastor  at Castro Valley First Baptist Church where he has served for several years. He graduated from San Jose Christian College and Western Seminary.  He has been married to his best friend Mary for over 20 years and have two amazing boys. 

Matty enjoys all things Middle-earth and experiencing varying and interesting culinary cuisine.

 

Matty’s life verse is  1 Timothy 1:15-17 

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

 


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Arli Jue

Ministry Communications Director – ajue@cvfirst.org

Arli has been with CV First since 2012. Arli comes to CV First after an extensive time serving with parachurch ministries. She has also worked for an art gallery, has done freelance work and was an elementary school art teacher at a private school in Alameda. She graduated from UC Davis in 1987 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Design and minor in Communications. Arli loves the outdoors and can be found biking or running through the hills of our county.   Arli and her husband Brian have been married for over 20 years and have three children.

 

Arli’s life verses are: Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) and Philippians 1:9-11 (NASB)

 

” For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

 “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

 

 

 


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Daniel Ennis

Youth Ministry Director dennis@cvfirst.org

Daniel is the Youth Ministry Director at CV First.  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 beautifule daughters.  


 

James Bohn

Worship Director  jbohn@cvfirst.org

 



 

 

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Ben Atkinson

Young Adult Ministry Director  batkinson@cvfirst.org

Ben has been involved in leadership at CV First for many years. Ben is currently pursing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management while specializing in welding. He is the youngest of 3 siblings in the Atkinson family. He enjoys sports, games, good food, camping and more!  Ben has been on our staff team since July 2016. 

 

Ben’s life verses are Psalms 51:12 and Philippians 14:13

“Restore to me the joy of my salvation, and up hold me with a willing spirit.”

 

“I can do all thing through him who strengthens me. -“

 


 MINISTRY SUPPORT STAFF

 

 

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Ben Atkinson

Maintenance & Facilities Director batkinson@cvfirst.org

 Ben oversees the maintenance of our church campus as well as assisting with renovation and special projects or events. He has been involved in leadership as a Youth leader and AWANA. Ben is currently pursing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management while specializing in welding. He is the youngest of 3 siblings in the Atkinson family. He enjoys sports, games, good food, camping and more!  Ben has been on our staff team since July 2016. 

 

Ben’s life verses are Psalms 51:12 and Philippians 14:13

“Restore to me the joy of my salvation, and up hold me with a willing spirit.”

 

“I can do all thing through him who strengthens me. -“

 


 

Connie McMahan

Accountant cmcmahan@cvfirst.org

 


 

Julie Jorgensen

Bookkeeper finance@cvfirst.org