rev. Jeffrey Ogden, senior pastor
Pastor Jeff was called to serve The Village Church in September, 2014. He grew up in Sacramento, California, and attended Fremont Presbyterian Church with his family. He graduated with a BA in English from U.C. Davis, and with an M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in Massachusetts. Pastor Jeff is married with three wonderful girls.
tony conragan, certified lay pastor
Pastor Tony has a passion for youth ministry and evangelism. Tony has served in the church as Elder and Deacon and currently leads several youth programs at the church. The focus of Tony’s ministry is enabling our youth to become young men and women of faith through knowing Jesus Christ and applying his teaching in their lives. On Sundays Tony can be found in the A.V. booth serving as the audio video tech, assisting with worship by preaching, praying, or doing outreach ministry with the youth.
Cindy Liggett, Preschool Director
Miss Cindy has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Early in life, the Lord gave Cindy a passion for children. While in High School, she volunteered in preschools, kindergarten classes and youth groups. In 2003, Cindy was asked to organize a children's program. Thus, the Village Christian Preschool & Daycare opened its doors. After only two years short years in operation, there was a waiting list. Today, she has embraced the roles of preschool teacher and Director.
ANNE PAYNE, OFFICE MANAGER
Anne (pronounced Annie) graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She has worked in several different office settings including a rescue mission, accounting office, and a human resources and data security office. After working in secular positions for many years, and as an answer to prayer, Anne felt a calling to work as the Office Manager for the Church and Preschool.
MARY GILBERT, Christian Education Director
Mary moved to Tahoe in 1977 and has been a member of The Village Church for over 20 years. She has a BFA from the University of Texas and a MED from UNR. In addition to teaching at Incline Middle School for 23 years, she developed and managed children’s programs at Sierra Nevada College for Continuing Education.
ANN SCHOFIELD, Financial Administrator
Ann has been part of the church staff since April, 2006. Seeking a concrete way to serve our Lord, she began working as the Village Church and Preschool's office manager and now is the Financial Administrator. Ann graduated with distinction from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. from the School of Environmental Science. An entrepreneur by nature, she has owned and operated a number of businesses, worked on cruise ships, sold commercial properties and yachts. Twenty years later, with many adventures to tell about, she and her husband George retired and returned to Lake Tahoe.