Pastoral Staff

The purpose of the Pastoral Staff is to serve the church in love, to give direction, and to help people find their fit and function within this local church.

Tom Gardner

Senior Pastor Tom Gardner is responsible for all aspects of the operation of Sunshine Hills and the other members of the Pastoral Staff report directly to him. His role is to provide clear and compelling spiritual leadership and oversight to Sunshine Hills Church by discerning the will of God through...

Lottie Gardner

Assisting Pastor Lottie Gardner oversees Sunshine Hills for Women and our Music Ministry. She coordinates our Sunday morning and special services, oversees a variety of special events throughout the year, and co-leads our short team missions trip to Mexico. It is her desire to see people grow in their relationship with...

Danny Jones

Assisting Pastor Danny Jones leads our dynamic youth ministry and has a heart to see teenagers step into all that God has for them as they connect to His call in their lives. He is passionate about seeing teenager’s lives changed as they encounter God, grow in their relationship with...

Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff bring support to the pastoral staff and help run the many ministries of Sunshine Hills Church. From children’s ministries to IT, our Ministry Staff ensure that the church is well resourced and bursting with opportunities for all ages.

Lynn Wallis

Lynn Wallis serves as our Administrative Assistant. In this role she oversees the day to day administrative work of our local church and provides valuable assistance to our entire pastoral staff. Her heart is for people and her desire is that everyone our church comes into contact with feels welcomed...

Karen Arevalo

Our director of Kid’s Ministries Karen Arevalo oversees Sunshine Hills’ wide variety of programs and curricula available to our children. From the nursery up through grade four, Karen has a passion to see kids learn the truth of the Gospel and to build relationships with their families and with the...

Tara Tetzel

Tara Tetzel serves as the Director of Hilltop Christian Childcare Center. Our childcare center is a vital ministry of Sunshine Hills Church that runs throughout the week. Tara works tirelessly to ensure that Hilltop continues to provide quality care to every child that registers. Tara also sits on our Church...

Danny Hunt

Communications Director Danny Hunt oversees the production, graphics, and branding of Sunshine Hills Church as well as overseeing our vibrant Young Adult ministries. He coordinates our stage design and lighting and creates the visual presentations that can be seen on a Sunday morning or throughout the week online or on...

Matthew Crowell

Matthew Crowell is the Team Leader for J12, the preteen ministry here at Sunshine Hills. He has a passion to see pre-teens and their families come to have a personal relationship with Jesus. He organizes events on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday for the pre-teens to come, hangout, and have fun. He loves to see preteens...

Alan Hawker

In his role as Communications Coordinator, Alan Hawker works to keep Sunshine Hills’ many information avenues up to date and informative. Weekly bulletins, monthly calendars, and social media updates all run smoothly thanks to his careful work.