About Us

The members and friends of Skyland Community Church cherish the beauty and embrace the challenges of living in the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as nearby Los Gatos, Santa Cruz and other nearby towns.

photo credit: Lesley Louden

We believe in collaborating with others in the community we share to bring the realm of God just a little bit closer each day. As a congregational church, we have a Church Moderator, who leads our Church Council and chairs congregational meetings at which all important decisions are made by the members.

A number of teams, committees, and individuals carry out the ministries of the church. Our senior minister leads worship, provides pastoral care, and “equips the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12)

We are a member church of the Santa Clara Association, Northern California Nevada Conference and United Church of Christ.

Our members participate in Mountain Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Loma Prieta School Board, Loma Prieta Club, Santa Cruz Mountain Alliance, and other organizations.

You can read the History of Our First 100 Years here.

As of July 1, 2020, the Reverend Melanie Weiner became our Senior Minister.

Recent ministers have included Interim Senior Minister, Kevin Omi, who served from September 2018 to June 2020, Bridge Pastor Jean Jeffress, and Rev. Stephen Glauz-Todrank, who served for 27-1/2 years.