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.

Family:

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.

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

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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