The Gathering By The Bay is the parent church organization for three different house church networks: The Santa Cruz Gathering, San Jose Gathering, and the Salinas Valley Gathering.  Our leadership is comprised of Pastors, Leadership Council, House Church Leaders, APEST Meetings, and Staff.  Read below for more details about our leadership.

Network Pastors

Santa Cruz Gathering

  • Pastor Dave Gschwend
  • Pastor Brandon Johnson
  • Pastor Bev Peltzer
  • Pastor Keith Lindstrom

San Jose Gathering

  • Pastor Dave Gschwend
  • Pastor Peter Cathcart

Monterey Gathering

  • Pastor Brian Bajari

Salinas Gathering

  • Pastor Mary Fernandez

Santa Cruz Leadership Council

The Santa Cruz Leadership Council is the Board of Elders for all the House Churches in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Salinas, CA.

  • Karen Jurado
  • James Jurado
  • Lisa Priapi
  • Keith Lindstrom
  • Brandon Johnson
  • Bev Peltzer
  • Dave Gschwend
  • Greg Boothe

San Jose Leadership Council

The San Jose Leadership Council serves as the Board of Elders for all the House Churches in San Jose, CA.

  • Liz Kauk
  • Glen Kauk
  • Dave Gschwend
  • Peter Cathcart

House Church Leaders Team

The Leaders Team is comprised of all the leaders of the House Gatherings and the Network Pastors. They gather monthly for communication, decision-making, prayer, and training. Different members of the Leadership Team will rotate into the Leadership Council on a regular basis. This Leadership Team, along with the Leadership Council, helps establish the vision and direction for the Network and seeks ways of launching new Networks in other demographic, ethnic and geographic regions.

APEST Meetings

APEST meeting are occasional meetings of the five-fold ministry leaders in The Gathering.  APEST stands for Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds, and Teachers (Ephesians 4:11).  At The Gathering we are committed to letting Jesus Christ lead the church, through the Holy Spirit.  Hence, we hold occasional meetings of this body comprised of those who have gifts of Apostleship, Prophecy, Evangelism, Shepherding (Pastoring), and Teaching primarily to listen to the Holy Spirit and discern direction for the church body.