Our Team


 
BERNARD EMERSON

BERNARD EMERSON

▲ LEAD PASTOR

Bernard is a proud native and resident of Oakland, California.  He works in Urban Church developing, partnering with local churches and coaching indigenous leaders. Passionate about serving under resourced urban areas, the move to plant a church East Oakland was a natural one. In his free time, he loves to mentor "at risk" young men and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. Bernard and his wife Kim have been married 27 years and have 5 children.

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KYLE BROOKS

▲ Executive PASTOR

Kyle is a husband to Stephanie, a lover of God, and a resident of the Fruitvale district of Oakland. He has been active in PICO California's HEAT campaign to radically reimagine the public safety system in California, as well as Operation Ceasefire in Oakland with the Oakland Community Organization. Kyle holds a Master of Divinity (M Div) and Master of Theology (ThM) in philosophical theology. He loves golf, dogs, and hearing people's stories over coffee. 

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CATHERINE EVANS-SMITH

▲ Associate PASTOR

Catherine hails originally from London, UK, and has lived in the East Bay for more than 6 years. She is passionate about worship, and is excited to be working to help Tapestry Church become a space where everyone is able to encounter God. She has her Master of Divinity (M Div) from Western Theological Seminary, and is about to begin a Trauma & Ministry Certificate Program at the Allender Center in Seattle. She lives with her husband, Jeremy east of Lake Merritt.