Leadership

Pastor Mike + Inna

Pastor Mike is a co-founder of Genesis Church. At an early age, he felt God calling him to evangelism. Mike and Inna were married in 2003; they have 5 children. As a teenager, Mike started his ministry traveling to preach in churches, camps, and conferences. Eventually, God led him into youth ministry as a youth pastor. In 2010, Pastor Mike and Inna were a part of the team that launched City On A Hill Church in the greater Seattle area. in 2017, God began to stir Mike and Inna’s hearts for Sacramento. After meeting with Serge and Tanya Kisel, they felt a confirmation of what was already on their hearts. They sold their house and moved their family to the Sacramento region to plant a community oriented church. In his down time, Mike enjoys sports, especially rooting for his beloved Seahawks.

Pastor Sergey + Tanya

Pastor Ilya

Pastor Serge Kisel is a co-founder of Genesis Church. He grew up in Sacramento, California, graduated from Sacramento State University, and calls the greater Sacramento region his home. He has been married to Tanya since 2009, and together they have 3 children. Previously, Pastor Serge has served as a youth pastor and led a teen ministry. He credits his maternal grandmother as the most influential person in his life; her life of faith and perseverance inspires him to live passionately for Jesus. He is an avid reader, loves to travel, and enjoys snowboarding and watching football.
Pastor Ilya serves as the Executive Pastor at Genesis, helping the church accomplish its vision by empowering and equipping our Dream Team of leaders and volunteers! Ilya grew up in Sacramento, where most of his family calls home, and attended Sacramento State. After college, he moved to Texas for several years to study at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Theology degree, specializing in New Testament studies. While in Dallas, he also served on the pastoral team at Trinity Dallas, helping people build deeper relationships with God and others through small groups. Ilya loves living in Northern California, where he enjoys outdoor living, fly fishing, and cheering on the New England Patriots.