Vince Saunders was installed as the new pastor of The Haven church, located on the campus of St. Helena Hospital in Deer Park, on July 1, 2022. The Haven church and its ministry were heavily impacted by the Glass Fire in fall 2020 and still face unique challenges as the community rebuilds.
Saunders graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2005 and received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Andrews University in 2011. He has been in pastoral ministry since 2006 and the Northern California Conference since 2015. As part of his ministry, he is a natural church development coach and a North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI) leadership coach. One of his guiding Bible verses is “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30, NKJV).
On the day of his installation, Saunders stated, "I am excited to be guiding and nurturing a church that is known for its loving spirit."
By Laurie Trujillo