Jeff and Judy Hopkins? Though they’re fairly quiet folks, it might surprise you to know that they’ve been with us at The Sanctuary for quite some time!
Married for 20 years, and members of our church community for the same amount of time, Jeff and Judy have been long-time partners in many areas of The Sanctuary’s ministry.
Jeff first visited The Sanctuary way back when we were called “Canyon Country Foursquare Church” while he was in high school, when we met at our old campus on Sierra Highway. Jeff began attending regularly back in 1989, right around the time Pastor Marty came on staff. Jeff and Judy married in 1996 and they both began attending that same year.
Professionally, Judy works as an Occupational Therapist but also travels for various speaking gigs related to her field. Jeff owns a tech company based out of the Industrial Center that produces communications equipment.
Judy has three daughters (Joy, Sarah, and Rachel); Jeff has two sons (Tim, and Chris). They are also enjoying the grandparent life with four young grandchildren ranging from 3 years to 4 months (2 boys and 2 girls) and one on the way. In their free time Jeff and Judy enjoy taking cruises, and they look forward to experiencing new parts of the world with each new cruise adventure.
During the last two decades, Jeff and Judy have been fixtures in both The Sanctuary as well our community. Jeff was a graduate of Arroyo Seco, Hart High, and founded his business here in Santa Clarita. Though Judy was born out of state, she grew up in La Crescenta. Both Jeff and Judy have also been active in our broader Foursquare Denomination family.
At this point, you might note that the Hopkins are pretty big on long-term community, and commitment to the local church. Essential in forming these long-term relationships is a spirit of hospitality. For the Hopkins, this is a big part of who they are.
Judy and Jeff have been active in our Hospitality ministry, drama ministries, helping with check-in with CHAMPS kids, and organizing events. Outside our church-led ministries, they have made it a personal life-ministry to show hospitality by opening their home to others. In fact, they have also led a LIFE Group that helps teach others the basics of hospitality.
We consider ourselves blessed to have such hospitable, and community oriented people as part of our congregation. Make sure you snag them on a Sunday to introduce yourselves!