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Meet the Staff: Garden City Church

God has assembled an awesome staff team at Garden City Church. I’d like you to meet them. You already know me, so we’ll skip me. Here are the three other members of our staff.


Colin Dobrin: Worship Leader/Deacon

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As the son of a pastor and musician, Colin was fed a healthy portion of gospel and music at an early age. After playing brass instruments at school, playing drums in local bands, and leading worship at his high school youth group, he went on to study music at Vanguard University in Southern California.

It was at the end of college that Colin really felt the call to be a disciple of Christ, and the journey since has been quite an adventure. A Bay Area native, Colin is excited to be part of what God is doing at Garden City Church.

Aside from playing music, Colin gets his kicks surfing, studying theology, hiking, and rooting for the SF Giants.

Karen Liu: Operations Director

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Karen spent most of her childhood in Silicon Valley. She attended the University of California at San Diego, where she received a B.S. in Management Science. She returned to San Jose after graduation, and worked in the tech industry before joining the team at Garden City Church.

She enjoys dancing, exploring coffee shops, and blogging at Substance Over Shadows.

Evelyn Stringer: Kids’ Director/Deacon

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Evelyn was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. At the age of 12, she was adopted by her aunt in San Diego after losing both her parents to AIDS. Jesus got a hold of her life shortly after that at the age of 14; she has walked with Him since.

She holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice from San Diego State University and an M.S. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine.

She relocated to San Jose after marrying her best friend, John, in November 2012.

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