Staff


Rev. Caiti Hamilton, Pastor

Pastor Caiti Has served Open Door UMC since July 1, 2019.

Pastor Caiti is passionate about hearing and sharing how we each encounter God in our lives. She believes we are all called to reach out to each other in love, resist injustice and prejudice wherever they exist, so we can build beloved community together abiding in Grace.

She has a background in Non Profit work having spent time working for Sierra Service Project and Heifer International.

In her free time she enjoys Hiking, Mountain Biking, playing Ice Hockey and spending time with her Dog’s Amos and George.

Cole McCrorie McKnight, Office Administrator

Cole is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (BA) as well as Cascadia College (AA), both located in WA, where Cole grew up.

He has a passion for theology, diversity, and community. Cole loves to learn, as well as lead and is always eager to try new things. However, as a vegan, most of the interesting food Cole tries are animal and environmentally friendly.

Some things that are important to Cole are family, friends, and Divinity. He currently lives in Richmond with his family and animals. His spouse Jordan (They/Them), Sister Kelsey (She/Her), and Cousin Eva (She/Her). This big family also has many animals including a service dog, Duke, who you will find in the office most days (off duty and ready to say hi).

Adriana Ruiz, Childcare ProviderDSCF1219

Adriana is originally from Colombia. She immigrated to the United States 28 years ago. She studied human service at the College of San Mateo. Adriana worked in a Jewish synagogue for 18 years as a care taker and child care provider.  She has also worked as a tutor for elementary school children in Richmond, and is currently teaching in an after school program in Marin County. She is married to Jesus Ruiz and they have a 23 year old son who is finishing his masters in New York City. They now live with their other son Snickers, a chocolate Labrador. In her free time Adriana loves traveling and entertaining with family and friends. She also enjoys reading walking, painting and practicing yoga. She loves working with children and getting involved in community projects.

DSCF1224Erika Cortes, Childcare Provider

Erika Cortes is our new Assistant Child Care Provider. Erika lives in Richmond, is a student at Berkeley City College, and hopes to be a pediatric nurse someday. She comes to us with extensive child care experience and a great love for children. For fun, Erika likes to dance and to go places like the zoo. She joins Adriana Ruiz in caring for our kids on Sunday mornings.

Permanent Music Director, Position vacant. Applications being accepted. Contact us!