Doctor Drew Buell


Picture of Pastor Drew Buell
Drew grew up in a Christian home with wonderful, godly parents. He married the love of his life, Amy, in the Spring of 2001. The Lord has blessed them with four children (Micah, Cody, Luke. & Ruth).

Pastor Drew is a graduate of The Master's University in Santa Clarita, CA. Drew graduated in the Spring of 2001 with a degree in Bible Exposition. In 2002 Drew began to attend The Master's Seminary (TMS) in pursuit of a Master of Divinity, which he completed in December of 2005. Drew completed a Doctorate of Ministry from the same institution in 2021.

Ministry Experience
During his time at TMS Drew served as an Associate Pastor of Student Ministries and Worship at Pine Mountain Christian Community Church in Pine Mountain Club, CA. Following his time in Pine Mountain Club Drew served as an Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, WA from 2005 - 2010.

He became the Pastor-Teacher of Cool Community Church in 2010.

Rob Odum

(associate pastor)


Originally from Redondo Beach, CA. - Rob began attending Cool Community Church in 1999, the year he first moved up to Cool in Auburn Lake Trails. Rob is joined by his wife Jennifer and their three children Chyna, Kyel and Caedon.


Rob completed 4 years of Doctrinal Studies through the Evangelical Free Church's Gateway Institute, graduating from the program in 2016.


Having led Music Ministries for multiple Church programs since 2007, Rob began directing Cool Community Church's Worship Ministry in 2011 and later took over our Student Ministries in 2015. Rob has worked diligently on Missions efforts from our Church for Peru, Mexico and most Recently Alaska. 

Sarah costa

(children's director)

Sarah grew up in Placerville in a loving Christian home. She received Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. Her love for children began early as she often babysat her three younger brothers. Throughout her high school and college years, she worked at the Boys and Girls Club of America, nannied for several families and became a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

After graduating in 2013 from Sac State with a BA in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education, Sarah worked at Silver Fork School for a number of years and continued mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Sarah moved from Placerville to the Divide in 2015 and married the love of her life/fishing buddy, Nate. Cool Community Church has been their church home and helped them welcome their 5 daughters (Leah, Jessica, Emma, Megan & Nicole).