> Elder Board

Our leadership team consists of people from all walks of life, each with different God-given gifts when put together work to glorify the Lord's kingdom. Get to know our elders!


Steve Rea

Steve and his family have been a part of Morgan Hill Bible Church since 2003. Teaching God's Word is a privilege he has enjoyed through leading numerous Bible studies and ministry groups over the years since earning a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from San Jose Christian College in 1991. Steve also teaches START at MHBC and he loves to see people growing in their relationship with Christ and stepping into a deeper life of discipleship.


Mike Peternel

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Born in Arizona, Mike has made his home in the Bay Area since he was a child. He moved to Morgan Hill with his wife, Joyce, in 1995 and has been a member of MHBC since 1998. He and Joyce have two children: Nicki (19) is an Engineering student attending CSU Berkeley and Joshua (12) is in the 7th grade attending Pacific Point Christian Academy in Gilroy. Mike's education in the USAF led him to his career as an Electrical Engineer. He is currently an Engineering Manager at Infineon in Morgan Hill. Mike has been involved in Kids Ministry for many years as an AWANA Leader and now with the Foundry Kids Ministry team as the coach for small group leaders. 


Randy Singley


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Roy was born in New York State but grew up in San Jose. He graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor's in Industrial Technology and later earned a Master's in Vocational Education from SJSU. In 1991, Roy retired as Commander after 29 years of combined active and reserve duty in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his years of service to our country, Roy taught electronics and robotics for nearly 30 years at both the high school and college levels. Roy and his wife of more than 40 years, Lee, have attended MHBC since 2000. In addition to serving as a community group leader and elder, Roy serves as Director of Pastoral Care where his heart for people, passion for seeing them connected to the body of Christ and encouraged in their walk with God is fully expressed. If he isn't ministering at church, traveling or spending time with his grandkids, Roy enjoys gardening or spending time on the golf course.


Steve Parmenter

Steve was born and raised in Oregon, but he moved to San Jose with his family while in Junior High. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor's in Social Science, he went on to receive his Master's in Educational Administration. Steve has been in Christian education for the past 16 years, spending 15 of them with middle school students. Steve and his wife, Suzy, have been at MHBC since 2004 and have two beautiful children, Kathryn and Samuel. As a family, they enjoy cooking, trips together in the outdoors and sports.


Dr. David Whitaker

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Church ministry is woven into the fabric of Dave's life. A "preacher's kid" born in Iowa, Dave grew up in the east bay town of Pleasanton. After receiving undergraduate and seminary degrees from Bob Jones University, Dave served seven years as associate pastor of his home church, First Baptist Church of San Ramon, and then as senior pastor of Heart to Heart Bible Church in Phoenix, AZ for thirteen years. During the years in Phoenix, Dave received his Doctor of Ministries in Church Ministry from Northland International University. Dave's burden to return to the Bay Area led him in 2004 to become the lead pastor of MHBC. In addition to serving at MHBC, Dave is the director of Next Generation Churches of Northern California/Nevada and he serves as a volunteer chaplain with the Morgan Hill Police Department. Dave also serves on the boards of CBAmerica and of Western Seminary. Dave and his wife, Lanette, have been married for more than 35 years and have one son, Jonathan (married to Carrie), and a daughter, Kaylan, who lives in New York. Dave enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, golf and playing with his Apple gadgets. Even more, Dave loves studying and communicating the Word, and is passionate about connecting people into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.