Our Staff

markRev. Mark W. Holmerud

Fourth Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod

E-mail | Phone: 916.756.1665 x116

Mark was born September 2, 1956 in Pomona, California. Mark is an eighth-generation native Californian, tracing his family’s history to early Hispanic settlers of the eighteenth century. Diego.

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katyRev. Katy Grindberg

Assistant to the Bishop, Sacramento Office

E-mail | Phone: 916.756.1665 x 102

Katy was born and raised in North Dakota, and attended the University of North Dakota, receiving a BS in Athletic Training in 1991. She then moved to Lawrence to attend graduate school…

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comingsoon Rev. Kathryn Gulbranson

Assistant to the Bishop, Bay Area Office

E-mail | Phone: 650.590.0980 x 103

Pastor Kathryn Gulbranson is a fifth generation Californian. She studied English and Spanish at California State University, Chico, where she also received a secondary teaching credential …

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dianeDiana Suruki

Business Manager

E-mail | Phone: 916.756.1665 x125

Diana was born in Santa Cruz, California and was raised in the northern California area. In 2003, she decided to make Sacramento her permanent home and purchased a house not too far from where she lived with …

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debbieDebbie Cook

Finance Assistant

E-mail | Phone: 916.756.7665 x114

Debbie joined the Synod staff in May 2011 after retiring from over 30 years in the California Fair Industry. After graduation from Fresno State University, she worked at the California …

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laurieLaurie Gaumer

Administrative Assistant, Bay Area

E-mail | Phone: 650.590.0980 x121

Laurie Gaumer joined the Synod team in January 2011 and works out of the Bay Area office in Burlingame. She has lived in San Jose nearly all her life, considers herself …

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kathyeKathye Hamm

Communications Coordinator

E-mail | Phone: 916.521.3037

Kathye Hamm joined the Synod team in February 2016 and works out of the Sacramento office as well as from where ever her laptop may be. A lifelong Lutheran, …

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Female_silhouettePatty Monteiro

Receptionist, Sacramento

E-mail | Phone: 916.756.1665

Born December 17, 1965, she is a native of Sacramento. She is of Portuguese (Cape Verdean) descent and is the eldest of 4 siblings. She has 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.

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