meet the staff


  • pastor: brian lopez     

    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.

  • children's director: ciara hernandez

    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. 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 as well. 

  • secretary: lori ann galtere

    Lori has and continues to work for Hospice of San Joaquin in the bereavement department. She enjoys the value of volunteer work and is currently facilitating groups for hospice along with being on staff at The Call Church. She loves serving the Lord, supporting her brother's and sister's, and studying Gods word with her husband Geoff.