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About us

Our Leaders

Jon Riley / Senior Pastor  


Jon has lived in San Rafael his whole life and grew up going to Open Door. Jon worked as a musician and counselor before feeling called to be a pastor. His life's passion is to live in intimacy with Jesus and help others do the same. Jon met his wife Elena during a summer of volunteer work in Uganda. They have a son named Malcolm and a second child on the way.

Mike Riley Associate Pastor


Mike is one of the founding pastors of Church of the Open Door and has pastored at Open Door for almost 50 years! Mike is a true shepherd, a lover of people, a proud husband, father, and grandfather. He has a heart to see every person find health, happiness, and belonging in the family of God.


Laura Boyd Open Door Kids Director


Laura came to Open Door in 2010 and began volunteering immediately! Besides running Open Door Kids, Laura works as an occupational therapist with children - the more challenging the better! Laura has a passion to see children everywhere know Jesus and thrive and we are thrilled to have her at Open Door.


Emma Stratford / Production Lead


Emma is a Marin County local who grew up attending Open Door. A school teacher by trade, Emma has a passion for serving others and the church. She and her husband, Graham, are a huge part of making Open Door feel like home every Sunday.

Our beliefs
  • We believe in the Trinity of God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is three in one, as expressed by the Nicene Creed and Creed of Chalcedon.

  • We believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, who alone is the Savior.

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. It is infallible. It is inerrant in the original. It is the final authority for the Christian faith and practice.

  • We believe in the incarnation of God as man in Jesus Christ (the Word became flesh).

  • We believe that the way of salvation is both repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, His dwelling presence in every believer and the gifts that He imparts.

  • We believe the church, the body of Christ on earth, is composed of all who place their hope of salvation and forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ. It is the central agency by which God accomplishes His work in the world. It is both universal (all believers) and local. We seek to identify with all believers in Christ.

  • We believe that God has appointed elders, in each church, to oversee His work.

  • We believe the essence of the Christian life is a personal relationship with Christ lived out in the fellowship of the church.

  • We believe the age will end with the return of Jesus Christ to set up His kingdom.

  • We observe the Lord's Supper and baptism as ordinances through which we express our faith in obedience to God.

  • We are committed to bringing the Gospel to our local community and to all the world.

  • We are committed to equipping the saints for the work of ministry that we might present each one mature in Christ.

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