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Judy Tsao

Judy Tsao

Director of Strategic Ministries and Acting Staff Director

Judy has been a part of The River since the early days in 1998 when we were a new church meeting at the Sunnyvale Community Center. Back then, she and her husband were DINKs working in high tech marketing, and volunteering at The River in small groups ministry and community-building. Once she became a mom in 2002, she began volunteering and leading in our children’s ministry. She joined the staff team in 2014 and has been involved in several ministries, including children, small groups, newcomers, and River Partnership.

Currently she is the Director of Strategic Ministries and Acting Staff Director. She is responsible for leading the team through articulating our hopes and goals for each ministry year and helping us execute on our plans. She also helps Brad supervise and care for the staff team to make sure we have a healthy, joyful team leading the church.

Judy and her husband, Tom, met on the East Coast the summer before they both moved out to California to attend Stanford (and were fortuitously placed in the same freshman dorm!). Tom served on The River’s board for 10 years and works as an executive at a high tech company. They have been married since 1995 and have two teenage daughters. In her free time, Judy enjoys baking, cooking, hosting people at her house, games, creative/crafty activities, and photography.