Rev. Dr. Darren Hawkins, senior pastor of the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, was a member of the FTF Yuma Regional Partnership Council for seven years, most recently serving as Chair. He is a strong systems thinker who emphasizes the shared responsibility of families, communities and schools in helping our children reach their fullest potential. Rev. Hawkins has had the opportunity to work in Christian education, stewardship, outreach, fellowship, personnel and mission committees. Rev. Hawkins has been actively involved in community programs such as the Habitat for Humanity, Crossroads Mission and School-Based Clinics programs. Rev. Hawkins holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller School of Psychology, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Shelley for over 27 years. They have grown children and two dogs. In his spare time, Rev. Hawkins enjoys watching football, playing golf and spending time with his family.