Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Jack Baca

The Reverend Dr. Jack W. Baca

Senior Pastor

Jack Baca was born and reared in Socorro, a small town south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico (history major) in 1978, and his Master of Divinity (preaching concentration) from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1982. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jack's first call to ministry was as associate pastor of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, Texas. From there he became an associate at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, and then senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona. In September of 1998, Jack assumed the senior pastorate of the Village Church.

In addition to his experience with the local church, he has served on numerous presbytery and synod committees, as a national board member and vice-president of Presbyterians for Renewal, and as a commissioner and committee moderator at the 205th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Jack and his wife, Helen, have four children: Amanda, Robert, Heather, and Rebecca. He enjoys, but is not necessarily good at, golf. He and Helen love to entertain and travel.

Rev. Dr. Jan Farley

The Reverend Dr. Janet Kay F. Farley

Associate Pastor

"I love to proclaim the simple and powerful story that Jesus loves us. I am committed to helping followers of Jesus become partners in proclaiming salvation through the work of Jesus Christ. It is my heart's desire to use the joy, enthusiasm and passion of experiencing daily the reality of God's grace and mercy to equip the people of God to reach out to a hungry, disillusioned world."

Jan has served at Village Church for over 13 years and is currently the pastor for Missions and Worship and Arts at as well as working along side the Deacons and Stephen Ministers in the church.

Jan graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Sociology and from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena with two degrees; a Master's in Theology and a Master of Divinity. In 2014 Jan completed her Doctorate in Ministry in Leadership through Bethel Seminary. Theological discussions are her view of "heaven on earth." Jan is married to Rick and they have grown children who live in the area. They also have two dogs and have recently become granddoggers to a very large 2 year shepherd mix. Jan enjoys exercise, reading, sunsets, board games and two food groups; coffee and chocolate. She and Rick have lived in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla for over years and feel blessed that Jan has served the Presbytery of San Diego for over two decades.

Rev. Neal D. Presa, Ph.D.

The Reverend Neal D. Presa, Ph.D.

Associate Pastor

“To know Christ, to be known by Christ, and to invite others to know Christ.” These are Neal’s triple passions in life and in ministry.

Neal lives this out as a follower of Jesus Christ, as the husband of Grace, as the father to Daniel and Andrew, born into a large Filipino family, married into a Korean American family, as a friend to many, baptized into the one holy catholic apostolic Church, and as one of the pastors of the Village Community Presbyterian Church. At the Village Church, he lends pastoral and strategic leadership in the areas of new member initiatives, pre-school, children’s, youth, young adults, and collegiate ministries.

Concurrently, Neal holds dual appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Worship with the School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary, and as Extraordinary Associate Professor of Practical Theology with the Unit of Reformed Theology of the North-West University in Potschefstroom, South Africa. 

Prior to joining the Village Church community, Neal served for 11 years as a solo pastor of a multicultural congregation in New Jersey and served on the faculty of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, where he taught preaching, worship and Presbyterian studies. He was privileged and grateful to have been elected as the Moderator of the 220thGeneral Assembly (2012-14) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), representing the Church in a variety of national and global settings and presiding over the plenary proceedings of the Church’s national governing council.

Neal has served in national, global and theological education settings, which include: the executive committees of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and World Communion of Reformed Churches (www.wcrc.ch), the Faith and Order Plenary Commission of the World Council of Churches, a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary, Convenor of the Caribbean and North American Area Council, Vice Chair of the General Assembly Council, Moderator and Vice Moderator of the Presbytery of Elizabeth in central NJ.  In 2016, the 222nd General Assembly elected him to be a trustee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation.

He is a member of both Societas Liturgica, and the North American Academy of Liturgy, and completed service on the  editorial board of the peer-review journal, Studia Liturgica.

He is a regular book reviewer for The Living Pulpit (www.pulpit.org), an on-line journal for pastors.

He has written and co-edited several volumes, essays and articles in the areas of homiletics, liturgics, ecumenics, and pastoral theology. His publications include:

Liturgical-Missional: Perspectives on a Reformed Ecclesiology (Pickwick Publications/Wipf & Stock, 2016), editor

Our Only Comfort: 52 Reflections on the Heidelberg Catechism (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015)

Here, I Am, Lord, Send Me: Ritual and Narrative for a Theology of Presbyteral Ordination in the Reformed Tradition (Resource Publications/Wipf & Stock, 2012)

That They May All Be One: Celebrating the World Communion of Reformed Churches (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010), editor

Insights from the Underside: An Intergenerational Conversation of Ministers (Broadmind Press, 2008), editor

Neal holds the Ph.D and M.Phil in liturgical and ecumenical theology from Drew University, the Th.M. in pastoral theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, the M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and the B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) and History (cum laude) from the University of California, Davis. He did graduate studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, CA.

Neal loves black coffee, great red wine, reading, walking on the beach, jogging, traveling, watching professional tennis, and hanging out with his family. He has traveled to six continents and has Antarctica on his bucket list.

Connect with him by Facebook, Twitter (@nealpresa), or LinkedIn, and his website (www.nealpresa.com)

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