Our Staff

BRYAN FERRETTI

Pastor/Elder

Bryan Ferretti was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of The Master’s College (B.A. Youth Ministries and B.A. Counseling) and Western Seminary (M.A. General Ministries). His favorite things to do are to watch movies with his wife and kids, play in the backyard with his kids, hangout with people, watch sports, watch Survivor, and read. He enjoys vacationing with friends and family at his parents’ lake house and riding their jet-skis.

He also enjoys listening to all types of music but especially likes Stryper, Journey, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot, and U2. Bryan is also a connoisseur of fine foods. Bryan has been married to his high school sweet heart for sixteen years and they have four children.

CRAIG FORBES

Pastor/Elder

Craig and his family have been part of the Half Moon Bay community for over 21 years. Craig made the transition into full-time ministry from executive management in high technology business. He has taken skills developed in starting and growing companies and used those in the local church. He was on staff full-time at Mariners Church as an associate pastor in 2005. He has served as executive, small groups, and youth pastor. Craig served in the USAF, receiving his officer’s commission at Lackland Airforce Base. He graduated from Bucknell University with a BSEE and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Trinity Seminary.

Craig and his wife, Kim (his friend, partner, and awesome gift from God), have two great boys. Craig and Kim have been married for 28 years and it just keeps getting better! Craig likes time with the family, playing guitar (Kim plays drums, Aaron plays drums and piano, Caleb plays bass), biking, running, and most outdoor activities. He’s mastered barbecuing and he and Kim love people dropping by. Favorite song: Frontline by Pillar. Favorite movie: Braveheart. Favorite verse: Romans 12:1, 2. Favorite sport: Football. He has a heart to see youth and adults grow in deep faith and love for God.

JOEL JOHNSON

Pastoral Candidate

Joel Johnson was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of The Master’s College (B.A. Biblical Studies) and The Master’s Seminary (M. Div., Th.M. New Testament). He is also an accomplished Classical guitarist and guitar teacher. He’s been known to rock out on his electric guitar like Joe Satriani. He loves various types of music, listening to everything from Christopher Parkening to John Coltrane to Dream Theatre.

Joel also enjoys going out on dates with his wife Nancy, often frequenting some of San Francisco’s many restaurants. He is very particular about his pizza and considers himself privileged to be near some of the finest pizzeria’s in the world. While reading a good theology book, he loves sipping on his Starbucks, while listening to some Jazz. Joel has been married to the love of his life for 11 years and they have two beautiful girls.

Andy Koning

Worship Arts Minister

Andy is a Bay Area native and graduated from Biola University with degrees in Worship Leading and Biblical Studies. He loves reading (Theology and Fiction), binge watching TV shows with his wife, and rooting for the US Men’s National Soccer team. He grew up devouring Radiohead, U2, and Sunny Day Real Estate but has since expanded his musical palette.
He and his better half, Haley, have 3 kids (Avery, Myla, and Solomon) and are passionate about adoption and living uncomfortably for Christ. Their lives are never quiet but they wouldn’t change anything about it!

Andy oversees the Worship Arts Ministry and the Sunday Worship Gathering at Vintage Grace Communities.