Founders Board


Convergence was planted by three local Santa Cruz pastors. These leaders come from different Christian expressions (evangelical to charismatic) and are all deeply committed to seeing unity happen in the body of Christ. Ken Cornell, Jesse West, and Brandon Johnson are the three co-founding board members of Convergence and each lead separate church ministries throughout the week to serve the local Santa Cruz area. 




The churches and ministries that meet at Convergence all have their own 501c3 non-profits, theology of mission, bylaws, and ministry visions but they all believe in the greater vision of working together in unity, and loving one another; we believe that we are better together than apart. Convergence leadership places a high value on the Presence of God, unity, equipping, activating, and inspiring people to step into their purpose. 


Ken Cornell

Lead Pastor @ Hilltop
CO - Founder of Santa Cruz Convergence

“The Lord is moving powerfully in Santa Cruz County and we are excited to ride the wave of this new movement.” – Ken Cornell

Hilltop is a kingdom expression of authentic love, acceptance, and encounter, and is a founding partner of Convergence Santa Cruz. Led by Pastors Ken and Shauna Cornell, their mission is to be a community of belonging—facilitating a move of God and incubating ministry through equipping,empowering, and activation. Founded in 1990, Hilltop has a great heritage of bringing revival, healing, and transformation to Santa Cruz. For more information about Hilltop Community,