Our Leaders

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Keith Cromie

Teaching Pastor


Keith has been on the staff team since 1989.  His goal is to equip, empower and encourage people to make forward progress  in their faith journey with Jesus.   His unshakable confidence is that God is at work restoring people and followers of Jesus get the privilege of cooperating with  God in the process.  Keith’s wife is Margaret, his life and ministry partner of 41 years (and counting).  Time with his adult children and grand-children rank at the top of his joy list.    He also engages in recreational bicycle riding, long-distance motorcycle riding, and friendly conversations over coffee.  His favorite breakfast is a good bowl of oatmeal!

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Tom Kirkendall

Executive Pastor


Tom came to Cedar Grove in 2011 with a variety of ministry and management experience. After graduating from San Jose State in Business  Finance, he worked for 8 years in banking until God directed him into full-time ministry and to earn a Masters degree from Western Theological Seminary. His  deep passion is to see God unify his Church and to develop leaders with an authentic passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tom and his wife Debbie are  blessed to have 3 sons Robbie, Jacob, and Jensen who are uniquely following their own passions and love for God.

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Luwanna Dice

Executive Director of Ministry


Luwanna has been a part of our staff since 1998. She currently  serves as Executive Director of Ministry.  She is committed to teaching children to know, love, and follow Jesus. She leads a  team of dedicated volunteers who care for children every week.

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Dan Chapin

Student Ministry Pastor


Dan joined our staff in October, 2014, leading our High School, College and Middle School ministries. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a  Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies in 2011. Dan enjoys getting into spirited debates about why Star Wars is better than Star Trek. Dan married Ellie in  2011; they have been sweethearts since junior high. They both have a passion to see students become risk-taking, legacy-living, community-changers for  Christ.

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Sam Herscu

Worship Leader


Sam has been leading worship at Cedar Grove since November 2011 and has been leading worship across the Bay Area for over 15 years. He is a General Building Contractor and received his degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Music from Cal State University, East Bay. Sam and his wife, Stephanie, were married on December 31, 2005.

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Kelly Curtis

Children’s Ministries Associate Director


Kelly joined our staff in 2012 after eight years of service as our Vacation Bible School Director.  She and her husband Dan have been active in children’s ministry for over 20 years.  They have two children, Brittany and Austin.

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Alicia Cone

Worship Ministry Associate Director


Alicia is the Assistant to the Worship Pastor at Cedar Grove. She enjoys leading worship, helping design and implementing church services, assist molding the worship team, and assisting with other music ministry needs. Alicia also has enjoyed starting and currently co-running Women at the Well quarterly worship nights.
Alicia received her BA in Music with an emphasis in Music Education and another in Church Music from Azusa Pacific University.
Alicia loves to watch movies (particularly of the superhero or Jane Austen variety) with her husband, Andrew, reading, and drinking too much coffee and Coke Zero.

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Haley Vopnford

Jr.High Ministries Associate Director


Haley joined our staff in January of 2018 and is currently serving as the Associate Director of Middle School Ministry. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in 2017. Haley has a passion for creating spaces for Middle School Students to have firsthand experiences with Christ. She loves walking alongside the students helping them understand more about who God is and who He has made them to be. You’ll most often find Haley trying to be funny, playing crazy games with the Middle School students, or eating taco’s at Casa Orozco.

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Linda Avery

Administrative Assistant


Linda has served on our administrative team for many years.  She takes care of our desktop publishing needs, as well as a host of other responsibilities.  Linda is married to Ken, and they have two grown children, Jonathan and Alicia.

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Carrie Vanlandingham



Carrie has been on staff with Cedar Grove since 2017. Carrie has a BA in Human Development and Early Childhood Education. In His wisdom, God has placed in the heart of an introvert to be good with numbers, comfortable with books and studying. Carrie has compassion for people and a desire to share His love and to comfort others with the comfort She has received.

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Tonya Higby

Administrative Assistant


Tonya works in the church office scheduling Ushers, Greeters, Info Table helpers and Family Room prayers.   She is also the person in charge of keeping our FellowshipOne database up-to-date and also helps out doing general secretarial work. She has a husband, Doug and two children:  Seth (21) and Jordan (19).  They  are huge Disney fans and have been to Disneyland 54 times and counting!