Homeless Cohort Santa Cruz | October 25th

Cohorts are designed for cause leaders and agencies.

Interactive One Day Conference for Church Planting 

November 10th | South Bay Church, San Jose  

Michelle Higgins- Seeing past the color lines in the Bay Area.

November 12th | University Zion Church, Palo Alto

TBC Large Group Gathering | Jimmy Mellado

January 28th  | First Baptist Church, San Francisco

About Us

Guiding Verse

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

- Jeremiah 29:7


To catalyze a holistic gospel movement in the Bay Area that results in spiritual and societal transformation. Spiritual transformation is the result of an increasing number of people loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength; societal transformation is the result of an increasing number of people loving their neighbor as themselves.



To see every person in the Bay Area thrive and flourish--in body, soul, and spirit by living life as God intended it.

From the Chairman of the Board

The Bay Area carries a unique magnetic attraction for those around the globe seeking their futures and fortunes. We are home to incredible universities, businesses, sports teams, social movements, cultural venues and endless opportunities. Often what starts in the Bay Area ripples out to affect the rest of the world. We have influence and we have affluence. Our eleven counties and 256 cities & towns have one of the highest per capita incomes of any area on the face of the earth. We also have our challenges; in spite of our affluence, 22 percent of people in the Bay Area live below the poverty line. Although we have amazing teachers and educators, 51 percent of our 3rd graders cannot read at 3rd-grade level. Of the nearly 8 million people in the Bay Area’s eleven counties (we include Santa Cruz and Monterey County), close to 5 million are un-churched or have no religious affiliation whatsoever. Within our faith communities, many churches live a siloed and isolated existence, which greatly diminishes our potential collective impact.

In 2013 several leaders from the faith, business, and tech communities began to gather and dream about how people of faith could work together to make life better for every person in the Bay Area—physically, educationally, relationally and spiritually. The outcome became Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC). We are just beginning but we’re filled with the hope of “what could be” as we dream and work together. We invite you to join us by bringing your passion and talents to make life better for every person in the Bay Area.


Three Strategies


What God is doing in and through service throughout the Bay Area. AMPLIFY is a collaboration between the public, private and social sectors, led by the faith community, to respond to the biggest needs of the Bay Area. More 


Healthy churches throughout the Bay Area. Healthy churches are places of healing, growth, and transformation—a place to connect with God and people. Churches are places where people are mobilized to love their neighbor and serve their communities. More 


The Bay Area Christian leadership. UNIFY is about relationships...creating space in our lives and time in our schedules to intentionally be with those who are furthering the work of God in the Bay Area. More 

Our Scope


256 cities and towns in 11 counties comprised of nearly 8 million people



Our Team

Nancy Ortberg

Chief Executive Officer

Pat Gelsinger

Board Chairman

Jon Talbert

Chief Convening Officer 

Kevin Compton

Board Member

Mike Brock

Chief Strategy Officer 

Promod Haque

Board Member

Steve Clifford

UNIFY Director
Board Member

Kevin Palau

Board Member

Gary Gaddini

Board Member

Sushil Chako

Board Member