In Community

At Hessel, Growth Groups are our primary relationship building and personal growth venues.

Our growth groups are designed to be a place where you make new, lifelong friends and grow upward towards Christ, inward towards each other and outward towards the world.

We believe it’s better to “Follow Jesus and be His Presence” together with other believers. If you’re looking to be challenged, loved and encouraged towards Christ come join one of our Growth Groups and start your journey!

Take a Look at These Stories of Life Change

Groups now meeting throughout the week

These groups have room for additional folks.

Email the host for information.


Matthew & Sharon Junkel – Santa Rosa

Meets the 1st & 3rd Sunday from 6:00-8:30pm

Email Matt and Sharon


 Irv & Pat Kvalheim – Hessel Church (French Hall)

Meets the 2nd & 4th Sunday from 6-8pm

Email Irv and Pat


Todd Baker – Hessel Church (Room 555)

Meet very Sunday from 9:00 – 10:30am

Email Todd


Chris Haws – Hessel Church (Room 556)

Meet the 2nd & 4th Sunday from 10:45am – 12:00pm

Email Chris



2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:30am

Hessel Church (Fireside room)

Email John Brandenburg


Rich & Laurie Cundall – Hessel (upper CE)

Meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm

Email Rich


Rich & Linda Scudero – Santa Rosa

Meets 3 times a month on Wednesdays from 7-9pm

Email the Scuderos


Fred and Sue Shotwell – Sebastopol

Meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

Email the Shotwells


James Skiles – Sebastopol

Meets every Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

Email James


Stan & Lynda Higgins / James & Laura Skiles – Santa Rosa

Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday from 7-9pm

Email Stan


Mike & Michele Bishop – Santa Rosa

Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday from 7-9pm

Email Mike


Tom Cooney – Sebastopol

Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday from 7-9pm

Email Tom


Paul & Cindy Chandler – Sebastopol

Meets every Saturday from 4-6pm

Email the Chandlers


Thursday –  @ 9:30am

Childcare available for the morning groups only

Janie Phillips, Shawna Swafford and Adria Bishop

Nehemiah | Sermon on the Mount | Breathe


Mary Cooney 



Kathy Ecklund, Katie Iroala and Loreen Whirley

Fundamentals | Woman of Strength


Kitty Jones, Glenn Glenn and Natalie Varner

1 & 2 Corinthians

Thursday – Womens @ 7:00pm

Sarah Merkel, Linda Wayman and Cindy Wilde



Kathy Atkinson and Lynda Jones

Promised Land | Live Fearlessly | Dust of the Rabbi


Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Shari’s Restaurant, RP

Meets every Tuesday from 7-8am

Email Norm


Sal Borruo – Hessel Church (Fireside)

Meets every Thursday from 7-9pm

Email Sal


Erick Podchernikoff – Sebastopol

Meets every Friday from 7-9pm

Email Erick

Growth Group Contact

Think you'd like to join a Growth Group?

Submit this questionnaire and we'll put you in contact with groups that fit your criteria. Feel free to visit them and see what you think.


Questions? Email Mike Bishop.