pastorerikErik began February 1, 2016 as the pastor of Live Oak Church of the Brethren. Erik is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren Erik graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University in Anderson, IN with a major in Christian Ministries in 2008. He went on to graduate with a Masters of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary in 2013. Erik is originally from Indianapolis, IN, but now considers both Live Oak, CA and Gridley, CA his home. Erik is a self described geek with interests in science fiction, fantasy, and superheroes. Erik is fascinated with the intersections these interests have with theology, scripture, and faith. In his spare time, Erik enjoys reading, playing video games, and trying new food.

Pastor Erik can be reached by email at or at 530-695-1709.