MEET OUR PASTORS & STAFF
Thank you for visiting our staff page. Here, you can see our pastors, administration staff, ministry staff, and other movers and shakers behind the scenes at Bidwell Pres.
ABOUT HENRY HANSEN
In 2016, Henry and his family moved to Chico from the Bay Area, where Henry served as a pastor for nine years. Although Henry grew up in Petaluma, CA, his education pulled him eastward across the country, first to Arizona for his bachelor’s degree and then to New Jersey for his Master of Divinity at Princeton Seminary. Henry finally returned to California to earn his doctorate at Fuller. One of Henry’s joys in ministry is seeing how people make connections between their faith, gifting, and their service to God. He likes to witness how we receive the fullness of life when we serve in the manner in which Christ made us.
Henry and his wife, Jenna, have three young children: Hartley, Hayden, and Madeline. In addition to his passion for Christ and ministry, Henry loves the Giants, Red Sox, 49ers and Warriors, Golf, Guitar and music, films, everything that is written by Tim Keller, several books by NT Wright, and his favorite biography is The Unfinished Life of JFK. While he was in seminary he took film classes in New York, and received training and performed in the theater, which he also studied in college along with Communications.
Assoc. Pastor of Discipleship and Care
ABOUT SHANNON COON
Shannon grew up in Chicago and came to BPC after graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2011. Prior to seminary, Shannon had two previous careers and lived in New York City and Chicago. BPC has been her first full-time ministry experience and she loves being a pastor, preacher, teacher, and friend to the congregation.
Shannon’s two favorite people in the world are her husband, Chris, who is a pastor in the Bay Area, and her son, Rylan, who is in high school. She loves outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, as well as indoor activities like watching movies, reading and making jewelry. Her passion is helping people go deeper in their walk with Christ and continuing to learn about God while on the journey of life.
Assoc. Pastor of College & Emerging Adults
ABOUT RAY MEDINA
Ray has served churches for over seventeen years; from Atlanta, Long Beach, the Bay Area, north of Pittsburgh, and now at Bidwell Presbyterian Church. He and his wife of fifteen years, Jeannine, have two boys, Micah (7) and Jayden (5). The boys were both born in the Bay Area and the family is excited to be back on the West Coast.
Ray has a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary with an emphasis on family and youth and is presently working on a Doctor of Ministry in the areas of Organizational Change and Adaptive Leadership. During his free time, he likes to “chase his boys around in circles,” play guitar, “throw heavy things around the gym,” read mind-blowing stuff, cycle, and date his wife Jeannine.
When asked, “Where are you from?”, Ray likes to respond with the Johnny Cash line, “I’ve been everywhere, man.” He is originally from the Chicago area, where he spent high school and college, but his childhood days were spent in El Paso, Texas.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEAM
MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAM
Chancel Choir Director
OTHER MOVERS & SHAKERS
Video Streaming Technician