Charis Dueñas

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Charis grows disciples through managing administration operations of the church.

Born in the Philippines, Charis moved to San Jose with her family in 1991. Charis worked as a paralegal for most of her career. In 2015, she quit her job and left California briefly to pursue missionary opportunities in 13 countries where she partnered with local churches and ministries providing food to orphans and the homeless, teaching basic English, and building/renovating homes in impoverished neighborhoods. Last year, Charis returned to the Silicon Valley to for a job opportunity as a paralegal that brought her home.

She enjoys sitting in coffee shops, re-exploring the Bay Area, and fresh baked cookies. Charis graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice.