Pastor Burke Owens is a second career minister. His life long love of food and wine and culture influenced and helped form his first career in the wine and restaurant industry. But this also inspired him to pursue his spiritual calling in 2012, becoming an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church in 2018. Burke has served in Napa, Petaluma and St Helena UMCs; he and his wife Caroline have lived in Napa county for over 20 years.
Lesa Ward has been the SHUMC secretary since 2019. Lesa is a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and a lifelong resident of Napa.