Joe Poppino

Lead Pastor
Joe Poppino began as Lead Pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church on September 1st, 2018. Prior to coming to Sanctuary, Joe served in a variety of roles at churches in Washington, Illinois, and Ohio. Joe graduated from Multnomah University (Portland, OR) in 2006 with a degree in Bible, Theology, and Educational Ministries. He received a Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) in 2015.
Joe and his wife, Rachael, have two children, Matthias and Adele, and enjoy cycling, disc golf, and hiking together as a family.

Tony Edwards

Worship Leader
Tony Edwards, our Worship Director, heard God’s calling to his life at a young age. Tony has degrees in music, is currently teaching music in public education, and has also toured the country in a rock band. Tony has been a lead worshipper at many churches in the area including Quail Lakes Baptist and Crosswalk (First Baptist of Stockton), but he now finds himself worshipping with the members of Sanctuary Covenant Church. Tony and his wife Kristina have two sons.

Jennifer Herring

Children’s Ministry Leader
Jennifer is passionate about teaching, kids, and -most of all- God’s love. With these three passions at her core, she feels privileged to have the opportunity to help Sanctuary’s kids learn as much as they can about God’s love. She hopes to see our children grow closer to God and to know His love more fully every day. She works alongside a team that shares these goals and is excited to see what God has in store for the lives of these children.
Outside of Sanctuary, Jennifer works as an elementary school teacher and is currently pursuing her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

Gaelika Brown

Connections Coordinator

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