The Sonoma Valley Interfaith Ministerial Association (S.V.I.M.A.) is an organization with members representing
multiple faith traditions here in the Sonoma Valley.
We meet monthly to discuss and respond to the practical
and spiritual needs of our community.
S.V.I.M.A. meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise arranged. The meeting begins at 12:00pm, feel free to bring your lunch.
Meetings will be held virtually until otherwise noted.
Dec. 8 / Nov. & Dec. combined mtg., Homeless Action Sonoma
Jan. 26 / Carla Rodriguez, Chief Deputy DA Sonoma County
Feb. 23 / Renee Scott, Vintage House ED
March. 23 / Kathy King, S.O.S. and Sandy Piotter F.I.S.H. (TBD)
See our News & Events page for Coronavirus information and resources.
For places of worship guidance visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/
2021 Community Thanksgiving Service
Video Live Now
Members of SVIMA, local non-profits and city leaders send you their Thanksgiving messages.
Nicole Trotter of St. Andrew Presbyterian church is leading with the main sermon.
This is a pre-recorded service that is now live for viewing. Click the link here.
You can also view the 2020 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - See the video here.
Curran Reichert, Rich Gantenbein, Chief Rodriguez, Larry Frakes, Donna Thomas (back), Manette Fairmont, Rob Goerzen, Nick Dalton (back), Peadar Dalton, John Bonnoit (back), Steve Finley (and Pip), Garnet Hyde Jr., Emily Pickens-Jones (back), and Jim Thomas. 2019
Richard Paul Gantenbein
04/27/1951 - 04/27/2019
In memory of Pastor Rich Gantenbein - St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Rich was a founding member of the SVIMA and a champion of interfaith dialogue. Rich was always ready to do his share in service to the community; supporting the schools, serving on the board of the local hospital, work parties at Sonoma Overnight Support and a stalwart supporter of F.I.S.H. If it mattered to the Valley, it mattered to Rich. His commitment to Sonoma went beyond his role as pastor to one congregation, being of service was who he was at his core.
As faith leaders we have relied on Rich’s wealth of knowledge and generosity of spirit. He was a deep hearted man and he will be remembered by his colleagues for living a life of value with integrity. We will miss our dear friend; may he rest in peace.
Rev. Dr. Curran Reichert
Vice President, SVIMA