Our Pastors


Jeff Chapman

Pastor, Head of Staff, jchapman@faithpresby.org, 916-428-3439

Jeff ChapmanThough born in Colorado, Jeff spent most of his growing-up years in the Bay Area in San Carlos. After four years majoring in English (with an unofficial minor in downhill skiing!), Jeff graduated from U.C. Davis in 1988. He worked for several years as the youth director at First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame where he met and eventually married his wife, Esther, in 1992. Jeff received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996. From Princeton, Jeff’s first call was as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Families at Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served for eight years. In 2004, Jeff and Esther received a new call back to California and joyfully became a part of the Faith community here in Sacramento. Jeff and Esther have four children — Isabel, Noel, Godebo, and Bereket. Next to spending time with his family, Jeff most enjoys backpacking, basketball, playing his guitar, good Mexican food (well, any Mexican food), and coaching soccer and Little League.


Brett Shoemaker

Associate Pastor, bshoemaker@faithpresby.org, 916-428-3439

Brett ShoemakerBrett Shoemaker serves as Associate Pastor to Youth and Families. Brett came to the adventure of California after twenty years of youth ministry at a church near Seattle, Washington, where he was born and raised. His home team consists of four beautiful women — three daughters and his wife Wendy. Brett especially enjoys anything involving motion, including biking, running, skiing, and ultimate Frisbee, and a few things that do not, such as card games and reading. He is thrilled to be in a position to walk alongside young people and families, experiencing together lifelong memories of Spirit-filled moments through worship, mission, and community.