The Family Church is a body that believes in healing, miracles, and the right of each person to walk in the fullness of their dreams and destiny in Jesus Christ.  We are committed to healthy community, healing, and restoration for each person: Spirit, Soul and Body.  The Transformation Ministry offers many opportunities for you to live your most-abundant life through the following:

Altar Ministry

At Family Church, we believe that Supernatural living is “Normal Christianity.” So we pray and believe for healing, deliverance, and miracles.  At the conclusion of each church service, a team of prayed up, trained up volunteers are available to pray, with great faith, for you and your needs. 

If you are interested in joining us, we are looking for solid Christian with a passion to pray and encourage people, who are willing to commit to training and being a regular participant in our services.  Contact Pastor Jean Nylin or the church office (916) 971-7555.

Leader: Pastor Jean Nylin

Jean is a lover of God and passionate about praying for people.  A Christian for most of her life, Jean has seen many miraculous answers to prayer over the years.  She knows that “when we pray… something happens; and when we pray more… more happens.”  Since joining The Family in 1993, she has been very involved in various aspects of church life: from nursery worker to women’s ministry leader, girls’ ministry leader, children’s pastor, and choir.  Jean is licensed through The Family Church, has two daughters and four grandchildren.

Celebrate Recovery Ministry

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.  CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.  We meet Wednesdays at 6pm.  We serve dinner, have a large group meeting with live worship, then separate into Men’s and Women’s Small Open Share Groups.  For more information, go the CR website:

Leaders: Pastor Kevin Setzer

Pastor Kevin has been a member of The Family Church for 14 years and is licensed through The Family Church.  He graduated from the River City School of Ministry in 2011. In addition to co-leading CR, Pastor Kevin has served on the Altar team is the temporary leader of the Response ministry.  He is married to Melinda and is the father of seven children: four of which serve our Celebrate Recovery team. 

Inner Healing Ministry

There is a “why” for everything you do. Our Inner Healing team members are trained volunteers who help you identify, through Spirit-led prayer, the roots of a challenge or recurring life pattern. God is a good Father, and His truth brings freedom where there has been bondage.  We are committed to making your Inner Healing appointment a safe environment for you. Many report incredible freedom and peace from just one appointment!  We have daytime and evening appointments, as well as Zoom appointments, available at no charge.  To schedule an appointment, contact the church office (916) 791-7555.

Leader: Pastor Dixie Weyel

Dixie has been part of The Family Church since 2012.  She has a BA in Music, a MA in School Counseling, graduated Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in 2012, the Welton Academy, and is licensed through The Family Church.  As the pastor and a team member of the Inner Healing Ministry, she has witnessed many people finding freedom and healing in their lives.  It has been a fulfillment of her lifelong desire to help others find the encouragement, hope, and healing of the heart wounds that happen to us all.

Dixie is married to Gene and has two children and two grandchildren.

Intercessory Prayer

At The Family Church, we believe in the power of prayer; we know that when we pray, something happens; when we pray more, more happens.  You are welcome to submit your prayer request or to join us for Intercessory Prayer.  There are scheduled times where we go before the throne room of God, in unity, to both bless and war on behalf of our church body, the region, and those God has placed in authority over us. We also have our online ePrayer Team who pray, with great faith, for your needs.  If you would like prayer, contact the church office at (916) 791-7555.

Leader: Pastor Judy Anderson

Judy has been with the Family Church since 1982 and has a heart for this fellowship and for the community around her. She loves the testimonies of answered prayers – God is so good!  In addition to leading Intercessory Prayer, Judy is involved with the Women’s Ministry, Altar Ministry, Inner Healing Ministry, and Home Groups.  Her passions include praying for others, and sharing God’s goodness with those around her. She loves how the Bible gives us stories and principles on how to walk out abundant life, how to love on family and those around us, and how to represent Him in the workplace.


Judy is licensed through the Family Church.  She and her husband, Ed, are successful Real Estate Brokers in the region.  They have been married for 54 years and have four children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Pastoral Counseling

For those who have deeper or foundational wounding, there is one-on-one pastoral counseling available. This allows for building of healing and behavior momentum, coupled with new life skill development. Our pastoral counselors utilize a prayer-led Inner Healing model that focuses on revealing the root of errant belief systems and behaviors to bring lasting change.  Pastoral counseling allows line-upon-line, precept-upon-precept healing to occur.  Both daytime and evening appointments are available.  There is a suggested donation of $65 per session. To schedule an appointment, contact the church office at (916) 791-7555.

Leaders: Pastors Dennis and Kristine Dohner

Altar & First Responders Ministry

At Family Church, we believe that Supernatural living is “Normal Christianity.” So we pray and believe for healing, deliverance, and miracles.  At the conclusion of each church service, a team of prayed up, trained-up volunteers are available to pray, with great faith, for you and your needs. In the presence of the Holy Spirit, some feel led to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; Our Altar/First Responders serve as a first point of contact in helping direct them to “what now?” If you are interested in being a part, we are looking for solid Christians, with a passion to pray and encourage people, who are willing to commit to training and being a regular participant in our services.
Contact Sandi Selland or the church office (916) 971-7555.

Leader: Sandi Jones Selland
Sandi has been a Christian for 44 years and served in various leadership roles including pastor, Prayer Summit facilitator, prayer leader, and Bible study leader.  Her passion is to inspire others to experience a personal relationship with God that goes beyond salvation to physical and inner healing, to develop a strong knowledge of the One who loves us deeply, and to build up an unshakable faith.

Communion Ministry

We take Communion because Jesus instructed us, on the eve of His death, how to be reconciled with God. (1 Corinthians 11:2-26) Jesus became the “Passover Lamb.” His body was broken for our healing, and His blood was shed for our forgiveness.
At The Family Church, anyone who believes in Jesus can participate in Communion. It is an opportunity for each of us to search our hearts, finding the places that need to be reconciled to Him.
We offer Communion each Sunday morning. Visit the table in the back of the sanctuary where we offer individual juice and a cracker for you to experience Communion individually, during worship. We also have times of Corporate Communion where we also offer wine and bread.

Leader: Ann Cheney
Ann has been with The Family Church since 2015, and has overseen Communion preparations for Sunday services since 2016. She is also involved with the In-Touch Group (a group of women who stay in touch with all the church members on a regular basis.)
Ann and her husband, Mike, moved to the area from Southern California in 2014 so they could be closer to their youngest son and his family. Ann and Mike have been married for 52 years and have 2 boys and 2 grandchildren.


When a visitor or member enters the doors of The Family Church, it is our desire that they feel at home with a warm and genuine word of welcome. Our Greeters provide a positive first impression for those visiting for the first time and a “glad to see you again” feeling for those who already consider The Family Church their home. Greeters set the tone for the experience many people have at the church and can make coming to a new church feel warm and personal.

Leader: Ryan & Kristan McNally
Ryan & Kristan have been attending Family Church since 2018. The McNally’s have a passion for people and love leading the Greeters Ministry. “It give us so much joy each week to see all of the smiling faces as they walk through the Family Church doors.” Ryan and Kristan have been married for 25 years and have 3 beautiful children.


You will see our Ushers helping in many ways. They are often to the first to arrive at the church and the last to leave. In addition to readying the building for service, they are the ones who assist attenders to their seat and helps accommodate those who have special needs or requirements. They are called on to assist with noisy babies as well as maintaining order and security of services.
Our ushers have a heart to serve, and do so with a smile.

Leader: Mike Cheney
Mike has been with The Family Church since 2015. In 2016, he started helping with the Ushering on Sunday mornings. In 2021, he was thrilled when he was asked to take on the leadership role and became the Lead Usher.
Mike and his wife, Ann, moved up to the area in 2014 from the Mojave Desert in Southern California so they could be closer to their youngest son and his family. They have been married for 52 years and have 2 boys and 2 grandchildren.

Foyer Ministry

Foyer volunteers help the ushers make sure the foyer is set up for Sunday morning service. This includes readying the tables and chairs, the fountains, televisions, signs in place, and more. They also help with those in the foyer who may need ministry (prayer etc.) and help direct people to where they need to go. The Foyer Ministry pastor oversees any pastoral ministry needs in the foyer before, during and after service.

Leader: Tim Price
Tim attended Bethany Bible College, and graduated from River City School of Supernatural Ministry in 2011. Tim is a pastor who is also an introvert. He LOVES people and is always looking to give a friendly smile to anyone walking into the foyer. While he says he is not a “touchy feely” person, he has a heart to see people and listen to them, then pray for them right then and there. When he feels God speak to him about someone, he will contact them and let them know he is praying for them.
Tim has been married to Cyndi for 31 years. They have four adult children: Spencer, Zach, Raegan, and Halle.

The Brew Ministry

The Brew offers coffee and complimentary donuts on a weekly basis before Sunday service. It is an important ministry to the church, not only to regular attenders, but also to visiting guests. There is more to The Brew ministry than a good cup of coffee. It is a great place to make people feel welcome and provide a way to feel more comfortable engaging others. There is something comforting about holding a cup of coffee or noshing on a donut while catching up with friends and meeting new people.

Leader: Zachary Price
Zachary has been a part of The Family Church since 2008. He started as a cashier at the Brew, learning the ropes, in 2010. After a four and a half year hiatus for college, he returned to run The Brew in 2019. Zachary has always seen The Brew as an opportunity to serve others. He has become a great Barista and enjoys providing this valuable service to Family regulars and our guests.

Spirit Cafe

At The Family Church we believe that all the gifts of the spirit are still alive, relevant, and active for believers today.  Spirit Café is your opportunity to experience God’s Goodness through a “menu” of ministries.  The menu includes: Healing ministry, Prophetic ministry, Inner Healing ministry, and Dream Interpretation.  If you would like to know what God is saying to you today, or are just curious about the gifts of the Spirit and would like to experience them for yourself, Spirit Café is a wonderful opportunity to “taste and see that God is good.” There is no charge.

Second Sunday of each month, in the sanctuary.   Call the church for details (916)791-7555.

Leader: Pastor Nini Dow

A graduate of Family’s NIKAO School of Leadership in 2015, Nini is licensed through The Family, and has been an integral part of many ministries over her 10+ years at the Family Church. Her passions include encouraging others in their understanding of identity, and the ministries of Inner Healing, Prophecy, and Physical Healing.  

Nini has raised four kids, has five grandchildren, nine grand-dogs, and two horses. She likes keeping fit and being outdoors.