Kirk Ellsworth, originally from Richmond, CA, became a Christian when he was 18. He considered himself agnostic until an encounter with God in a Linear Algebra class. He has served as an Elder and Deacon at different times for most of the 25 years he has been at CPPC. Kirk became a Deacon because he wanted to help and serve people, and served as an Elder when he felt called to help lead the church through difficult times. He enjoys it most when he is truly helping someone in need, although does find the administration aspects more challenging. At CPPC, Kirk loves the focus on the Bible, the friendly and loving people, and the presence of the Holy Spirit.