Staff

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Rector: Ryan Jones

Lead Priest  |  ryan@eucharistSF.orgClergy headshot

Fr. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in Theology (2002) and a Masters of Divinity (Fuller Theological Seminary, 2008). He has served as pastor on the staff of three congregations in addition to planting Eucharist Church. He was ordained in 2014 by Bp. Todd Hunter. Ryan is a NorCal native married to Elizabeth (a bay area native); they welcomed their first child (Nathan) in Feb. 2018. Ryan and Elizabeth believe that a healthy “domestic church” (Christian family life) is critical to the health of the larger church and structure their life to reflect this priority.

Ryan blogs at Christopolis, a blog attempting to reclaim a communal vision of the Christian gospel.

 

Associate Rector: Jon Yeager

Priest  |  jonyeager@eucharistSF.org

Fr. Jon has a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2013). Originally from Texas, he and his wife, Brittany, have joined the Eucharist team after spending nearly a decade in New England. Jon served as a Ministry Fellow at both Yale and Harvard University, and served in various ways at Church of the Cross in Boston, most recently as a Curate. They have one creative and adventurous daughter named Ellie. Jon enjoys the arts, especially story-telling, painting, bread baking, and the dramatic poetry in motion that is world football (aka soccer).

Director of Operations: Ferial Trammell

Administration  |  ferial@eucharistSF.org

Ferial joined the Eucharist Team in June 2019 after managing the IT Department for a Behavioral Healthcare organization in the Bay Area. Ferial has years of experience with systems development, administration, project management, and social work. Ferial and her husband, John, have been a part of the Eucharist community since 2016. They live with their baby daughter, Lucy, in the East Bay. Ferial loves a strong cup of coffee, singing to her daughter, going for walks outside, and keeping everything organized.

 

Church Planter in Residence: John Gorin

Priest | johnG@eucharistSF.orgIMG_6025%25281%2529.jpg

John has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Trinity College, an Anglican seminary in Bristol UK, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. Born and raised in the Bay Area, John has spent most of his life in the Silicon Valley where he enjoyed an eighteen year career in tech and then fourteen years as one of the pastors overseeing the discipleship ministries in a large evangelical multicultural church.  John enjoys hiking, history, and football (both NFL and Premier League soccer). He and his wife Vicky are planting Holy Trinity Church, an Anglican church in the Silicon Valley in the fall of 2019.

Director of Music: Francis Sajja

francis@eucharistSF.org

Francis was born and raised in Kakinada, India. His father is a full-time pastor and his mother is a full-time doctor. He grew up in the church, heavily involved with his father’s ministry from a very young age. Francis began helping in the music ministry at the church from the age of 10 and found that music was a worshipful expression for him. In adulthood, Francis studied pharmaceutical sciences, however during the early years of his career as a pharmacist he sensed a calling to Music ministry. He ended up quitting his job and came to Chicago to pursue a degree in music and theology at Moody Bible Institute while serving at different churches in the Chicago area. Now graduated, Francis come to Eucharist Church and the Bay Area primarily to serve the church through theologically influenced music and he is excited to put to use all of the knowledge and experience he has acquired learning under incredible professors at Moody. Francis’s favorite style of music is Jazz and he loves Thai food, Indian food, and Korea barbecue.

 


Leaders

Pastoral Intern

John Trammell | johnt@eucharistsf.org

John is the assistant director of Table Groups and additionally assists with catechesis, music, communications, and various other ministries. John is married to Ferial (Director of Operations).

 

Co-director of the Catechumenate & Counseling

PathwaysElizabeth Jones | elizabeth@eucharistsf.org

Elizabeth (married to Fr. Ryan Jones) obtained her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University (2017). Elizabeth and Ryan began dreaming about Eucharist Church in 2015 and went on to cofound the church in 2016. Elizabeth’s passion is to guide people toward wholeness and healing in Christ via full incorporation into Christ and His Body. She co-directs (with Fr. Ryan) the Eucharist Church catechumenate, a formational cohort that shapes people towards Christian communion. Elizabeth also offers counseling ministry at Eucharist Church.

 

Curate

Drew Yamamoto | drew@eucharistsf.org

Drew has a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary, 2010. He has served in various ministry capacities most notably overseeing missionaries in Asia, as well as a pastor in an English speaking, international church in Japan. Drew is ordained in the Reformed Church in America.  He is a San Francisco native married to Mana (from Japan). They have two children, Francis Sho, and Frances Kei (Named in honor of Sts. Francis of Assisi and Xavier).

 

Facilities Manager

Hannah Smith

Hannah was born and raised in the South Bay and been attending Eucharist since 2015. She works as an EMT in San Francisco and is currently studying to become a paramedic. Outside of work she is passionate about showing Christ’s love to people affected by disability through Joni and Friends. She also enjoys learning about nuns, the scapula bone, and any and all types of cake.

 

Missionaries

Ihab Ishak & Rika Sourial

Ihab (from Egypt) and Rika (from South Africa) serve as part of the team at Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Ihab & Rika help manage a drop-in center for the homeless where they have the opportunity to meet practical needs of those who stop in as well as offer them prayer and discipleship. Eucharist Church is their home church here in SF; our church is honored to be part of their support team.

 

 


Accountability | Support

Vestry

The Vestry, elected by the congregation to offer accountability, guidance, wisdom, and support to the operational side of the ministry, meets on a monthly basis. For more information, email Fr. Ryan (ryan@eucharistSF.org).

Members:
Fr. Ryan Jones (Rector)
Tom Ruby (Warden)
Chris Lee
Katie Lilly
Ivy Sjoholm
Daniel Zimmerman

Bishop Todd Hunter

toddhunterBishop Todd leads the diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others which belongs to the Anglican Church in North America. He is also the rector of Holy Trinity Church in Costa Mesa, California. He is an author, speaker, and visionary who has a very busy schedule keeping watch over his geographically extended flock. We see him on several occasions a year for ordinations, confirmations, or other important diocesan events. But he is always only a phone call or email away if we need his assistance. Because of the geographical distance, however, Bishop Todd depends on a local dean to offer support. Our dean is Fr. Rob Patterson of Redeemer Anglican Church in Santa Cruz.

Eucharist Church is a congregation in San Francisco connecting ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people.