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 lead RENEW (our youth ministry) with my wife, Julie. I occasionally preach on Sundays and I also do most of the media work you see.

Family:

I married Julie, in October of 2008. We have been foster parents since early 2015. My dad, Nick, is the Senior Pastor, so you can learn more about my family by checking out his page.

Hometown:

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.

Favorites

Hobbies

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.

Music

I love all sorts of music, mostly alternative stuff and worship CDs. Some of my favorites are: Gungor, Phil Wickham, U2 (honestly, what kind of church website would this be without one of us saying U2?), Switchfoot/Jon Foreman, and Hillsong United.

Books

The Crucified God (Jurgen Moltmann), The Resurrection of the Son of God (N.T. Wright), The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer), With and Futureville (Skye Jethani), Working the Angles and Under the Unpredictable Plant (Eugene Peterson), and any classic literature I can download for free on Kindle.

TV Shows

Parks & Rec, Person of Interest, LOST.

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. :)

Places

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

Baseball:Giants, Football:49ers, Basketball: Warriors, Hockey:Sharks, 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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