Josh Ratiani, Associate Pastor

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What do you do at Neighborhood Church?

I'm the Associate Pastor. I oversee the worship team, and lead worship most Sundays. I also am in charge of the Home Groups and organizing volunteers for cleaning and landscaping on our church grounds. I occasionally preach on Sundays and I also do most of the media work you see.


I married my wife, Julie, in October of 2008. My dad, Nick, is the Senior Pastor, so you can learn more about my family by checking out his page.


I was born in Hawaii and lived there for 10 years until moving to the Mark West area, so I usually say Santa Rosa is my hometown.



I love creative endeavors, mostly photography and making electronic music on my computer. I also enjoy the great outdoors--especially kayaking and hiking. Traveling new places is always fun.


My iPod is full of all sorts of music, mostly alternative stuff and worship CDs. Some of my favorites are: The David Crowder Band, Phil Wickham, Imogen Heap, U2(honestly, what kind of church website would this be without one of us saying U2?), Death Cab for Cutie, Switchfoot/Jon Foreman, Hillsong United, and Coldplay.


Crazy Love (Francis Chan), i am not, but i know I AM (Louie Giglio), Praise Habit (David Crowder), Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller), The Year of Living Biblically (A.J. Jacobs).


The Book of Eli, Ray, Walk the Line, Blood Diamond, Lord of the Rings, (500) Days of Summer, Garden State, The Lion King (just kidding).

TV Shows

LOST (which I enjoy far more than any movie, and which deals with issues of faith and science quite interestingly).

Drink at Starbucks

Peet's, not Starbucks. I get black coffee, americanos, and espresso shots, unless I'm feeling like tea. If coffee was supposed to be sweet, God would have made it that way. :)


The tops of mountains and trees, or in a plane. I like to see large areas in front of me. The ocean (especially swimming in a warm place like Hawaii) is a close second.

Sports Teams

Football:49ers, Hockey:Sharks, Baseball:Giants, Olympics: Team USA

Life Scripture

Habakkuk 3:2
LORD, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD.
Renew them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.

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