Retooling Ministries, Nick Rodrigues & Tim Ruiz

Retooling Ministries 

If you have not done so yet, please watch the video posted in our last entry. In this video Jeff and Joel share about the current retooling of both church ministries in order to prepare for the launch of the new church.

One of our staff's focuses is to make sure we are communicating well with the leaders of our ministries. We care for our leaders and are committed to meeting and sharing vision with each of them personally. Between our two churches that is a lot of individuals to meet with and update, this takes time. Again, we are asking for your patience and understanding so we can properly communicate to the necessary people. 

Meet Nick RodrIGUES

Nick was born and raised in Fremont California and since he was five Neighborhood Church has been his home church. In 2007 he met his wife, Aubrey, on a mission’s trip in where they served as a missionaries with Youth With A Mission in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. They have three brave children, Benaiah, Leilah Jubilee (in heaven) and their newest addition Judah Wild. 

Nick has been in youth ministry for 10 years and is passionate about discipling youth. His heart is to see teens and young adults grow in their intimacy with Christ.  When he’s not at church (which is rare) his hobbies include fishing, hunting and adventuring with his family. 

Meet Tim Ruiz

A Bay Area native, Tim has traveled "all over the world" yet has lived all of his life in the Bay Area, mostly in San Jose where he still resides. He is a graduate of Western Seminary (M.A. Specialized Ministry) and San Jose State University (B.S. Business).  Before coming to InRoads to serve as the executive pastor in 2013, he spent the previous 12 years in ministry in San Jose, Ca. and before that, he worked for 12 years at Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino, Ca.  

Tim is married to his wife Dianna and they enjoy spending time with their daughters Maddie and Gabbie.  They enjoy family trips to Tahoe, the beach, Hawaii and Disneyland whenever they can, building fun memories along the way!

Tim is a person of passion.  He is passionate about seeing vision come to life, helping people know Jesus and working to nurture and equip Christ-followers, encouraging them to reach their spheres of influence.  He continually strives to seek first the Kingdom of God and eagerly awaits seeing God's Kingdom come! 

Additionally, he is an avid sports fan (GIANTS, RAIDERS, Warriors), loves music and guitars, enjoys coffee, reading, quality time with friends and is an avid runner often training for and running ultra, full and half marathons.  Spending time trail running in the mountains or along the ocean are among his favorite activities.  Tim loves to travel, and among his favorite place to travel are Napa, Tahoe and Cuba.