Staff


Pastor Dave Brown
Dave@churchoncypress.org 
(916) 579-9562

Pastor Dave has been at Cypress since 2016. He serves as the senior pastor. Pastor Dave graduated from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary  (now called Gateway) with a Masters of Divinity degree.
His wife Terrie and their four nearly grown children served for fifteen years in Taiwan before coming to Cypress, and they served for fourteen years before that in California. Sacramento and the North Bay was home for them during most of those years. Dave loves God and loves people. He has a heart for meeting needs and helping people discover God and His plan for their lives. 
In addition to ministry, he enjoys music, especially playing guitar or drums, and playing golf. He grew up in Asia in a multi-cultural environment and loves the diversity of the Carmichael area. 



Sam Gray, Associate Pastor
sam@churchoncypress.org
(916) 972-8200

Sam came to Cypress from Maryland in 2009. He serves as Associate Pastor and leads the music ministry at Cypress. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity degree through Gateway Seminary.
He and his wife, Sarah have four children.  In addition to serving at Cypress Sam teaches Logic and Apologetics and Computer Programming at The Potter’s School where he serves both homeschooled and missionary children. 
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing Settlers of Catan, and if he can, playing a pick up game of basketball or soccer.



Kate Radford, Family Minister
kate@churchoncypress.org
(916) 972-8200

Kate came on staff in 2008.  She is the Family Minister and leads the Children's Ministry from ages 0 through high school. She is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Ministry with Children, Youth, and Family emphasis. Kate does an amazing job loving the kids and their families and teaching them about God’s love as well.
Her husband, James and their three children came from the far away land of Sacramento (yes… they’re local). 



Melissa Burgess, Administrative Assistant
admin@churchoncypress.org
(916) 972-8200

Melissa and her husband, John, have been at Cypress since 2001.  They have three fun-loving children, each with unique personalities, who love their Cypress family!  Melissa was blessed to be able to join the Cypress staff in 2009 as Administrative Assistant and loves the work she does!  
In her spare time, Melissa spends time with her family camping, watching movies, reading, listening to music, cooking, gardening, watching “The Voice”, eating ice cream, participating in church activities, enjoying the holidays, hanging out with friends…ok, she basically enjoys life!!  And if that isn’t enough they also spend a lot of time with their large, extended family!