Rev. Jesse Kearns
Jesse is the Senior Pastor at FCC Chico. He came to Chico in December of 2007 after serving nine years as the Associate Regional Minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia. Pastor Jesse has a passion for camps and outdoor ministry. In his thirty-plus years of experience in outdoor ministry, he once calculated that he spent around two years and two months of his life at a camp facility. He developed healthy clergy boundary training programs for both the Virginia and Northern California-Nevada regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the past Board President of the Shalom Free Clinic in Chico, current Vice President of the Chico Area Interfaith Council and is the third-Friday host of the Peace and Social Justice Program at our local public radio station, KZFR. Pastor Jesse enjoys kayaking, caving, hiking, and anything that gets him outdoors. His wife Mary is also an ordained Disciples pastor as well as an ACP certified chaplain.
Pastor Jesse studied at Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee where he received his M.Div. He is an alumi of Northwest Christian College where he received his B.A. in religious education.
Administrative Assistant Briony Gniechwitz
Briony has worked at First Christian Church Chico as Administrative Assistant since June 2008. Her family moved to the Chico area in late 1996 to be closer to her grandfather. She received her B.S. at CSU, Chico and ran her own retail yarn shop for three years. She lives in Oroville, in the house her grandparents built with her husband, six cats, and two dogs. Her hobbies include voracious reading (roughly 100 books a year), knitting, and gaming.
Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday (Fridays Administrative Assistant works from home)
Worship Services are back on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am. Masks and social distancing required--more info here. We are continuing services online via Zoom and Facebook live, with YouTube videos going up the next business day
Sunday Worship Times: 10 am for live videos
10:00 am in the sanctuary