Chris & Jessica Konker

Meet our Pastors! 

Pastor Jessica Konker Co- Lead Pastor

Pastor Jessica graduated from Seattle Pacific with a major in Christian Education and then went to Princeton Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Divinity. She has been serving as a pastor for over 20 years of experience in ministry. She has worked in youth ministry, college ministry, as an associate pastor for small groups, and now as a co-lead pastor. Pastor Jessica enjoys tea, listening to leadership podcasts, reading books about deepening the impact of the church, and fruit snacks! She loves hiking, going to the beach, and playing with her kids. She is excited to be partnering with NPC to share the extravagant love of God in Bakersfield!

Pastor Chris Konker Co-Lead Pastor

Pastor Chris also went to Princeton Theological Seminary where he met Jessica. Pastor Chris has also served as an associate pastor and has over 13 years of pastoral ministry experience. Pastor Chris likes making up silly songs and playing basketball. He normally has 4-5 books he is reading at one time and has mastered the art of reading while walking. Pastor Chris is passionate about racial reconciliation and has a great gift for music and worship.