Our Staff

Steve Hoden, Lead Pastor

Pastor Steve has served as Lead Pastor at Edgewater since August 2017, is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and has previously served churches in Minnesota and Spain. Steve grew up in Duluth, Minnesota – developing a love for all things outdoors. He loves tent camping , good coffee, standing on the beach and being married to the love of his life, Rebecca, for 20 years. He’s thankful to God for leading him to serve the people of Edgewater, Pittsburg and the East Bay of California.

Fun Fact: Steve loves to eat Rice Krispies almost obsessively – they would be his desert island food!

Amy Mark, Children’s Pastor

Pastor Amy has been with Edgewater from it’s first days as a new church. She leads our Kidzone ministry (K-5th grade) and loves working with our children. Serving as a bi-vocational pastor, Amy uses her bilingual skills to help students and families in a local school district. She is also a talented artist and musician – whether playing the piano, singing or composing. She is so thankful to God for allowing her to use her gifts and serve people.

Fun Fact: Amy’s dog runs circles around bushes in the backyard, creating several worn-down tracks. Phoenix is full of life and energy!

Karyn Engle, Youth Pastor

Pastor Karyn helms our youth ministry (6th-12th grades) along with a great team. We partner with another local church to multiply the youth effect for all of our teens. Karyn serves as a bi-vocational pastor, also working one-on-one with students in a local school district. Somehow she balances this on top of raising five children! Karyn is a talented photographer and is thankful for the opportunity to show God’s love to our teens.

Fun Fact: Karyn’s dog can get very excited to see you when you visit… just don’t stand too close – thanks Sekhara for that gift!