Serving as the Director of Family Ministries at IPC allows me to teach children and their parents about the joy and adventure of life with Christ. I am a Behavior Therapist, serving children with special needs in Bay Area school districts for the last 15 years. I love to use arts, drama, and gospel magic to teach Biblical truths to kids, and feel called to nurture families as they grow in faith in an increasingly challenging world.
My husband, Pastor Garrett Yamada and I have been married for 33 years, and have served in churches in Riverside, Manila (Philippines), Berkeley, Laguna Hills, Pleasanton, San Mateo, and Newark, California. We have three grown children, Brent, Kimi, and Sara. I enjoy spending time with our family, traveling, hiking, the visual and dramatic arts, and good food.
Jeanette has been the Bookkeeper for IPC since December 2008. Born and raised in the Midwest, she has two grown children and two of the four-legged furry variety currently in residence. She enjoys sharing her faith with students in Children’s Church at IPC and Kids Club at Hirsch Elementary School. She is grateful to God for mercifully saving her and patiently working in her life to conform her to the image of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.