Josh Ratiani, Associate Pastor

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What do you do at Neighborhood Church?

I'm the Pastor. I get to help people understand the love of God the Father, walk in the Way of Jesus, and experience the presence of God's Spirit.


I married Julie in October of 2008. We have been foster parents since early 2015 and adopted our daughter in 2016. My dad, Nick, served as Senior Pastor at Neighborhood Church from 1994 to 2016, and is now our Associate Pastor.


I was born in Hawaii and lived there for 10 years until moving to Sonoma County, so I usually say Santa Rosa is my hometown. After moving away for college and thinking I would never end up here again, I felt God call me back to Sonoma County in 2007.



I love creative endeavors, mostly photography and making electronic music on my computer. I also enjoy the great outdoors--especially kayaking and hiking. Traveling new places is always fun. I spend a lot of time in my garden and playing with my daughter.


I love all sorts of music, but especially enjoy alternative stuff and worship music. Some of my favorites are: Switchfoot/Jon Foreman, Hillsong United and Hillsong Young & Free, All Sons & Daughters, Phil Wickham, Rend Collective, Gungor.


The Resurrection of the Son of God (N.T. Wright), After You Believe (Wright), The Day the Revolution Began (Wright), The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer), The Crucified God (Jurgen Moltmann), With and Futureville (Skye Jethani), Working the Angles and Under the Unpredictable Plant (Eugene Peterson), Desiring the Kingdom (James K.A. Smith), Water to Wine (Brian Zahnd), and any classic literature I can download for free on Kindle.


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