David Yetter, Executive Minister

Email: David@convergepacwest.com - David has served as Executive Minister for Converge PacWest since 2009.  David is a graduate of Biola University and earned his Master of Biblical Studies degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

David's 30-years of ministry experience includes pastoral roles in churches of varying sizes and settings. He is passionate about reconciling all people to God and one another through the cross of Jesus Christ.

He is the devoted husband of Sandy. They have four children, all of which are married. They live in Fresno, CA, and serve our region and movement with joy.


Paul Root, Associate Minister of Church Planting

Email: Paul@convergepacwest.com - Paul has served as our church planting director since August of 2005. His passion is to help our network of churches reproduce new congregations. He works with churches and planters to plant healthy reproducing congregations that transform lives and communities.

He has been in full time ministry since 1979.  Paul's life and ministry have been shaped by a variety of ministry experiences.  He has worked in pastoral training in Northwest Mexico.  He led a dying church through a revitalization process in Southern California. He planted a new congregation in Burlingame, CA.

He is passionate about speaking Spanish, riding bicycles and motorcycles, the Oakland Raiders, gardening, and home repair.  He has been married to Theresa since 1980, and they have 3 adult children. 

Chris Lovelace, Church Planting Associate – Email: Chris@convergepacwest.com – Chris provides administrative support for Paul, our Church Planting Director, as well as being involved in the planting assessment process, planter training, and he is also a church planter himself!

Bernard Emerson, Urban Church Specialist - Email: Bernard@convergepacwest.com - Bernard resides in Oakland where he planted and now pastors Tapestry Church in Oakland.  He recruits, trains, and coaches urban church planters, and also consults rural and suburban churches to partner ministries in diverse contexts.

Denise Lovelace, Church Planting Assistant - Email: CPWAdmin@convergepacwest.com - Denise assists Paul, Chris, Bernard and the church planters with a variety of tasks, including communication, reports, and much more!

Michelle Kendrick, Office Manager – Email: Michelle@convergepacwest.comMichelle oversees all office operations for Converge PacWest, including communication and financial systems.

Lisa Krause, Event Coordinator & Office Assistant – Email: Lisa@convergepacwest.com –  Lisa oversees all regular and special events sponsored by Converge PacWest as well as helping in our office.

Sandy Yetter, Assistant to the Executive Minister – Email: info@convergepacwest.com – Sandy serves an assistant in church communications and provides administrative support for our Executive Minister.

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