Brian Lopez    

Lead Pastor

Brian grew up in Amador County and came to faith in Jesus during his elementary years. He felt a calling to ministry while in college and in 1997 took on his first youth pastor position. He attended Simpson Bible College and Western Seminary while serving in both youth and lead pastor positions in Northern California and has been in full time ministry just under 20 years.


In 2016 Brian and his wife Rachel felt God calling them back to Amador County to be a part of The Call Church. They moved, with their 5 children, and are amazed to see what God has already done in such a short period of time. 

Brian is excited about seeing the lives of many being transformed and looks forward to The Call Church making even a greater impact in their community in the years to come.

Taylor Hodge

Worship and Creative Arts Pastor

Taylor grew up in the greater Sacramento area and came to Christ in his elementary years. He and his beautiful wife, Natalia, live in Pioneer, have been married for 3 years, and have an absolutely perfect daughter, Shiloh, who is 1 year old.

Taylor is firm in his faith and in his calling to pastor people through worship, and is beyond excited for God to use him in new ways. He is currently studying at West Coast Bible College and Seminary, securing his Bachelor's degree in Worship Arts, with plans to continue in schooling to secure his Master's degree.

Taylor loves spending time with his wife and daughter, Drinking quality coffee, custom woodworking, cycling and mountain biking, and anything else that involves being outdoors. Oh and also Nike shoes. He really loves Nike shoes.

He's also social, so check him out on facebook!

Ciara Hernandez

Children's Director

Ciara grew up here in Amador County and started attending the Call Church in 2004. Although already in high school, it was the children's ministry that brought her to a relationship with Jesus! 

She has been married since 2009 and has two handsome boys. Ciara has always had a heart for children and now as our Children's Ministry Director she pursues not only to teach children who Jesus is, but also guide them in a fun and developing relationship with Him. Furthermore, her passion is to equip kids, along with their families, to not just attend church but continue their learning and understanding of who God is at home. 

Ciara enjoys spending time with her husband and boys, along with the rest of her family and friends. She also has a special place in her heart for dance, which she started at a young age and still continues. Cleaning and organizing is also another joy for her in her spare time.

She's a people person, so here's her facebook

Lori Ann Galtere

Administrative Assistant

Lori Ann grew up in South East Tennessee. She and her husband Geoff, of 28 years, have made California there home for the past 25 years. She has attended the call church since 2016 and was called to serve there in 2017 where she accepted the position of Administrative Assistant.

She greatly enjoys her three fur puppies, knitting, photography and spending time with her husband.

Oh! She's great with computers too... which means she's on facebook.

Youth Pastor


We're hiring for a full-time Youth Pastor! If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume, a video of you preaching, and any other items you think will be of value to

Here is a download link to the job description and requirements.