Dave & Bernice Gudgel

Dave is a pastor who has degrees from Westmont College (Sociology), Talbot Theological Seminary (M Div), and Western Seminary (D Min). Over the years he has been the Lead Pastor at three churches and has taught several hundred Live Events for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.

Bernice has a degree in Psychology and has focused on raising her family and leading various ministries in the church, particularly helping Music Pastors plan and lead worship services where people can connect with God and each other.

Today Dave and Bernice live in the San Francisco Bay Area where Dave is the Lead Pastor at Bridges Community Church in Los Altos. They are committed to helping people grow in their understanding of who God is and what it means to follow Him – which includes encouraging and equipping people to make disciples.

Along the way Dave has also hosted a weekday radio program and written a number of books including: Owner’s Guide to Using Your Bible, Before You Live Together, Before You Get Engaged, Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home, Enjoy Your Marriage More, and Where Death and Hope Meet. He’d tell you he couldn’t have done any of that without Bernice by his side.

Andy Bates

Andy Bates is a freelance artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has illustrated two children’s books, including *How to Handle a Hippo*, and has also provided artwork and logo designs for several companies. During the day, he works as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley tech industry. When he’s not working or drawing, he enjoys spending time with his wife Marcy, and his kids Trevor and Molly.