Our Team

Our church leadership is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, all with the common goal of helping others develop a deeper relationship with God.

Trevor Van Laar | Pastor

Trevor was born and raised on an almond farm in the Central Valley of California. He was blessed with loving parents and a church family who guided him toward Jesus. His first experience in ministry was in high school where he led his first bible study. After graduating from California State University, Fresno (with a degree in Administration of Recreation and Leisure studies), Trevor began his ministry career at Mount Hermon Christian Camps and Conference Center in Santa Cruz, California where he served in multiple leadership positions over the course of a decade. Many long-time GPC attenders will remember that Trevor also served right here at GPC as the Director of Family Ministries from 2007-2012. While serving GPC the first time, Trevor finished up his education with an Masters of Divinity from West­ern Seminary.

Trevor is married to Cynthia, who as it happens, grew up attending GPC! Together they have four great children, Noelle, Wyatt, Emma and Mackenzie. Trevor is an active member of the Gilroy community, serving in various roles in the Garlic Festival, and as a board member and Facilitator for Leadership Gilroy classes each year.

Carol Moreland | Office Administrator

Carol Joined our staff in May of 2014. She and her husband William are longtime members at GPC. As well as being on staff Carol enjoys volunteering in many areas here at Gilroy Presbyterian Church.

You can find Carol at the front desk ready to greet you with a smile and help you in any way She can. She enjoys working with Church leaders, staff and volunteers to ensure that things run smoothly.

When not at her desk, Carol spends time working in her garden, cooking, baking, and reading her way through the mystery section at the Gilroy Library.

Denise Taylor | Accountant

Denise joined the Gilroy Presbyterian Church staff in January 2018 as the church’s Accountant. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Accounting, Denise earned her CPA license in 1993 and has been building her career doing taxes and accounting ever since. When she’s not keeping the church accounting records in order, you will find her volunteering for The Gilroy Exchange Club or Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. She also enjoys running, watching Grey’s Anatomy and spending time with friends and family. Denise has lived in Gilroy for over 40 years and has three children, Erik, Anna and Katelyn


John Hunsperger, Edwin Njinimbam, Chris Okoronkwo, Ben Chan, Edie Elder. Chuck Moresco(Clerk Of Session)


Mary Henry, Dinga Nfon, Ken McDonald, Jan Paterson/Digiovanni, Claudia Green, Mark McPherson, Mickey Bauer, Brian Martini, Sarah Burke, Nancy McDonald