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Our Staff

 
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Beth Needens

Administrator/ Preschool Coordinator

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Beth was born and raised in the Bay Area in a  family that was culturally Christian. While she grew up believing in God, it wasn’t until she was married with three kids that she started to grow in her faith. Her next door neighbor Coletta invited her to study the Bible together and that is when her relationship with Jesus became firmly established. Her prayers for the rest of her family to know the Lord were answered over the next few years. She became very involved in a local church and has volunteered in numerous capacities including co-leadership in small/home group & marriage ministries, eldership board and Stockton Team area co-director with the Dennis Rainey ministry. She also served as office manager at a previous church. She is most fulfilled when she serves the church administratively and feels honored to serve at BayMarin as the Administrator.

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Brian Kaplan

Children's Director

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Brian was born and raised in Marin County back when the 101 was a two lane road. After high school he worked as a carpenter until eventually becoming a contractor in partnership with his brother in a company called Kaplan Brothers Inc. After a best friend shared Christ with him the day before Easter in 1995 he began attending BayMarin Church the next day.  He met his wife Stacey at the name tag table back when the church was based at Dominican College and they married in 1998.  It wasn't until he volunteered with kids that he realized his passion and gifting was teaching so he went back to college from 2000-2004 to finish a bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education as well as a Multiple Subject Credential from Sonoma State. While working on his studies he managed to have three children! Brian's first teaching job was at San Domenico School in San Anselmo where he taught 2nd grade Reading and Math along with 5th grade Science. Later he developed a Science curriculum for 1st –5th grade and became the Science Specialist and middle school Maker teacher for 13 years. He recently started a business called "Mobile Maker Club" and will be serving schools, home school students and individuals who don't have access to space, tools and a Maker facilitator. Brian is excited to engage and empower the kids of BayMarin while incorporating the benefits of Making (project based learning) to draw the children closer to God.

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Bryan Tabor

Pastor of Students and Community Life

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After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a BS in Sociology, Bryan moved to the Bay Area to pursue a Master of Divinity, finishing his coursework in May 2014 with a concentration in Biblical Studies. Bryan desires to lead others into a biblical and theological understanding of who God is, to know and apply the truth of Scripture and to love and serve others. He has a passion to work with students from all walks of life and has actively been involved in working with students since 2005. Bryan loves all things maroon, most likely due to his love of Texas A&M. Although the 49ers have grown on him, he still believes the Dallas Cowboys will win the Superbowl.

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Dave Robinson

Rhema & Creative Interfaces, Inc.

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David is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and teacher who uses his skills to teach about spiritual realities. He holds degrees in Educational Leadership, a Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Golden Gate Seminary. He is the Director of "Interfaces," a ministry to artists and others in San Rafael, of which BayMarin is an official sponsor. David serves as the point leader for Rhema, the Sunday PM service at BayMarin, which is designed to be a more interactive, relational, and "acoustic" experience. David also serves on the teaching team at BayMarin and is a part of the Creative Team for Sunday AM Gatherings, where his talents in visual artistry are frequently experienced and displayed.

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Jonathan Moe

Director of Music

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Jonathan is a graduate of the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and spent many years traveling and playing music professionally. He and his wife Pam joined BayMarin in 1999, and in 2008 Jonathan became the music director. Playing great worship music is a passion for him, and his team hopes to be a vibrant and engaging inspiration for BayMarin. He also hopes that his ministry would be a place of community and fellowship for everyone involved.

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Matt Krick

Lead Pastor

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Matt and his family moved to Marin in 2011 to join the BayMarin community. Matt is passionate about facilitating opportunities for people to learn more about living in loving union with God and joining in communities of faith that bring the hope and healing of Jesus to the world. Before coming to BayMarin, Matt was a Spiritual Formation Pastor at Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, MI where he also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Bible and Theology at his alma mater Cornerstone University. At Cornerstone he studied Literature and Religion. Matt also holds a Master's from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctorate from George Fox Seminary.

Matt, his wife Jenna, and their four children live on a small plot of good earth that they cultivate together as a family. They love hiking and exploring the Bay Area together. Every day is an adventure!