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Ministry at Foothill is definitely a team effort. Led by Chairwoman Adele Fowler and Pastors Hans-Erik and Victoria, there are many hands rowing this boat -- all with unique talents and gifts being put to use for the work God has set before us.  Here is a growing list of the people you will meet in Leadership:

  • Rev. Dr. Hans-Erik Nelson, Senior Pastor

    Hans-Erik has served as Senior Pastor at Foothill Covenant since October 2011. He is a passionate preacher of the Gospel and it is his joy to bring the scriptures to life as a communicator. As well, it is Hans-Erik’s goal to help people by being a compassionate presence through the varying seasons of life. 

    A native of Tuscon, Arizona, Hans-Erik’s first foray into life in Silicon Valley came by way of IBM where he worked on satellite control software. But a sense of calling to vocational ministry was irresistible and it led him first to Luther Seminary in Minnesota and subsequently to pastoral ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church in Minnesota, Iowa and most recently Scotts Valley, CA. 

    Hans-Erik and his wife Krista were married in 2005 and they have three children: George, Kaia, and Asher. Hans-Erik enjoys carpentry and beekeeping as hobbies - rumor has it his Santa Cruz Wildflower Honey blend is not to be missed. 

    Contact Hans-Erik here

    Phone: Leave a message for Hans-Erik at (650) 967-7447

  • Victoria Gilmore, Children and Youth Pastor

    Pastor Victoria is our full-time staff member dedicated to children and youth ministry.  A graduate of North Park Theological Seminary, she specialized in children's ministry and programming.  She joined Foothill in the Fall of 2016 after 10 years of children's ministry in other settings, most recently North Brook Covenant Church in Illinois.  Victoria loves our kids and our kids love her!  

    Contact Victoria here

    Phone: Leave a message for Victoria at (650) 967-7447

  • Sonia Arattukulam, Office Manager

    Sonia keeps this place together by producing the bulletin, answering the mail, and otherwise keeping things in tip-top shape.    


    Phone: Leave a message for Sonia at (650) 967-7447