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Meet Our Staff

Duane Sayre

Senior Pastor

Pastor Duane has been the Senior Pastor at San Jose Open Bible Church since September 1994. Prior to that, he served his first ten years of ministry as a Youth Pastor in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon. He is a 1984 graduate of Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa with a degree in Pastoral Theology.

Pastor Duane has been active in the San Jose community through coaching various sports and is a Volunteer Community Chaplain with San Jose Police Department. His passion is to bridge the gap between the local church and the community it is called to serve in by providing a caring approach to building relationships.

A gifted communicator, Pastor Duane brings the Bible to life through relevant and current teaching, challenging its hearers to grow in their relationship with God. Through his leadership, the church has grown from its original twelve members to become a loving and safe place for people to heal and grow as they learn to connect with God, others and with the community around them.

Pastor Duane and his wife Rachel have four boys, Caleb, Joshua, Aaron and Luke and have been married since July of 1989.

You can contact Pastor Duane via email at or by calling the church office at 408.269.5779.

Caleb Sayre

Youth Leader

Caleb has been a part of San Jose Open Bible Church since he was a young child. He is currently working at Carter Avenue Preschool and pursing a business degree at Grand Canyon University online. He is engaged to the love of his life and serves alongside her and a wonderful team of people to bring fun and unique events to the youth group. Caleb is also involved in running sound and media and helping around the church any way he can.

You can contact Caleb by calling the church office at 408.269.5779.

Rachel Sayre

Family Ministry Coordinator

Rachel Sayre has been a catalyst for implementing the Orange cirriculum into our childrens program. She does a wonderful job engaging students and making lessons fun and exciting. Rachel serves as a liason to the youth, children's, and nursery programs by connecting with each leader and assisting them with the tools they need to help their ministry run effectively.

You can contact Rachel by calling the church office at 408.269.5779.

Makalea Kim-Darmer

Pastoral Care Ministries

Pastor Makalea has many passions, but two that are very near to her heart are ministering to the sick and elderly and Worship Hula. Her passions are evident as she uses them to share the message of God's love through Christ. Makalea has a Bachelor's degree in Theology and began serving San Jose Open Bible Church in 2001 as the church secretary. She moved to Hood River, Oregon in 2005 and volunteered there as an on-call Chaplain for both Heart of Hospice (Hood River) and Mid-Columbia Medical Center (The Dalles). She relocated back to San Jose in 2011 and returned on staff initially as the Children’s Pastor and is now serving as head of our Pastoral Care Ministry.

Makalea is the Founder and Director of Shades of Praise Worship Arts, a non-profit organization representing varied genres of the Arts for Jesus. When she isn't busy working at SJOB, she can be found teaching hula and piano and ministering, entertaining or speaking at a wide variety of outreaches and events.

Makalea has three grown children.

You can contact Pastor Makalea via email at or by calling the church office at 408.269.5779.

Stephanie Ryan

Church Administrator

Stephanie joined the church staff as Administrative Assistant in 2015. In the past, Stephanie served as a youth leader, nursery director, children’s church helper and on the women’s ministry team. Currently she serves on the prayer team as well as volunteers her support to various other ministries.

Stephanie has been attending San Jose Open Bible Church since 1998. She grew up going to NorCal Open Bible Summer Camp at Camp Koinonia initially as a youth and later as a youth leader. She and her husband, Tom, have been married since 2009 and have two young daughters.

When out of the office, she enjoys playing with her girls, baking, listening to her husband play guitar and spending time with loved ones.

You can contact Stephanie by calling the church office at 408-269-5779 or by emailing her at

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