Sunday Service @ 10:00am | Meeting Location: 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville

Staff and Elders

Jim Smith - Teaching Pastor and ElderIMG_6069-1024x682

Jim was born and raised in Southern California before moving north in 1976 to attend Sonoma State University. It was there he was converted to Christ and met Cory, whom he later married in 1978.

After graduating from college, Jim embarked on an eighteen-year career as a school teacher before entering full-time ministry in 2001. Throughout his Christian life, Jim has served in the church as a children’s teacher, worship team member, small group leader, elder, and associate pastor. His attitude has always been to maintain a willingness to serve wherever need arises.

In May, 2006, while on staff at Crossroads Christian Church of Vacaville, Jim responded to a call to serve at North Hills. With the blessing and support of Crossroads, Jim stepped out and assumed his current role as Lead Pastor. His passion is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and see lives transformed through the ministry of God’s Word.

Jim and Cory live in Vacaville and have four grown children: Michael, Hilary, Cailey, and Christy. Jim's hobbies and interests include reading theology, listening to jazz, mountain biking, and surfing.

Nicholas Wassell - Associate Pastor and Elder IMG_6076-1024x682

Nic was born in Redlands, California in 1979. He moved to Northern California in 1989 and has called Vacaville home ever since. Nic graduated from Vacaville High School in 1997, and then while working in the medical field, he came to know Christ as his Savior when a co-worker shared the Gospel with him. Nic was soon plugged into Crossroads Christian Church where he did a one-year internship and met his wife Amy. They were married in 2006.

Nic became a part-time staff member at Crossroads where he served in missions, worked as homeless ministry coordinator, and where he also served for eight years in the high school youth ministry. His passion in ministry is for the proclamation of the gospel, and particularly for "Frontier" missions, but he is willing to serve where ever God calls. God called Nic and his family to North Hills in September of 2009 where he currently serves full-time as Associate Pastor. It is his desire to help shepherd the flock and to learn servant leadership with an ever growing passion as God continues to stretch him in these areas.

Some of Nic's favorite ways to spend his time is to read Christian literature, talk about theology with friends, play frisbee golf, watch or play sports, and to spend time with his best friend, his wife Amy, and their three beautiful children, Jaycee, Abigail and Micah.

 

Craig Morrison - Elder IMG_6067-1024x682

Craig was born in Baltimore, the Eastern “city by the bay” and moved to San Francisco in 1970. After years of being an avowed atheist, he came to know Christ as Lord and Savior in 1988. Later that year he met his wife Jayne and they were married in 1989.

After becoming a Christian God gave him voracious appetite for His Word and for studying the works of Christian authors. He also has a heart for sharing the truth and sufficiency of God’s Word in small group Bible studies, Sunday school, camps, conferences, Bible schools, teen and children’s ministry as well as from the pulpit. He has a passion for “ascribing to the Lord the glory due His name” and loves to reflect on God’s majesty and grace. He is zealous to see believers be equipped to “think Biblically” in all areas so they can live for Christ and bring light and truth to the world.

Craig and Jayne are blessed to have two sons; Ben and Sam who also love the Lord and want to see others come to saving faith. The family moved to Vacaville from the Bay Area in 2002. They became part of the North Hills Christian Church family in 2009.

Craig’s interests include enjoying family, God’s beauty outdoors, reading and studying Biblical Apologetics/Worldview, fellowship with other believers and good jazz music.

 

Dan Pilcher - ElderDan Bio Pic

Dan was born in Walnut Creek California and lived in the area until his family moved to Washington State. Dan attended junior high and high school in Spokane. He completed his undergraduate degree at Whitworth College after spending 3 ½ years at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Though he grew up in a Christian home, it was during his time at Westmont that Dan became serious about following Jesus and was baptized during his junior year.

Dan met his wife Rebecca at Westmont and they were married in 1986, just before returning to Washington where he completed his college degree. While in Washington, Dan and Rebecca discovered verse-by-verse expositional preaching and their love for God’s Word exploded. Since that time, Dan has enjoyed serving in the church by teaching grade school, middle school, and high school Sunday school classes as well as mid-week studies. He also enjoys teaching adult home fellowships and Sunday schools. Dan loves to study church history and to teach on the subject. His ultimate desire is to love Jesus with everything that is within him, and encourage others to do the same through the study and application of Biblical truth.

Dan and Rebecca have two grown sons, Daniel and Braedan and they have lived in Vacaville for the past 14 years. They have attended North Hills Christian Church since 2010.

Dan’s interests include attending church leadership conferences, waterskiing with his boys, road cycling, and doing projects around the home.

Becky Johnston - Administrator IMG_6082-1024x682

Becky was born in the central valley of California and moved to Northern California with her parents when she was just 5. She graduated from Fairfield High School, went on to get an Associate degree from Solano Community College and then on to take more classes from Sonoma State University and Chico State University with the eventual goal of becoming a teacher.

Although Becky learned how important a relationship with Christ was from her paternal grandmother at the age of 7, she didn’t begin growing in her relationship with the Lord through discipleship until she had a child of her own.

Becky, with her husband Damon, began attending North Hills in 2006 and joined the staff in 2007.

In her free time, Becky enjoys dates with her husband and keeping up with the activities of her three wonderful children, Katelynn, Andrew and Christopher.