Gerrit Buddingh is a member of the board at Grace Valley Christian Academy and also senior associate minister at Grace Valley Christian Center which has been the subject of some controversy. A UC Davis alumnus, he also played basketball for the Aggies. He is a lawyer.

In an article in the Sacramento Bee (December 10, 2006, Page B1) Buddingh expressed concern over comments made on the Davis Wiki regarding Grace Valley Christian Center:

"Rev. Gerrit Buddingh, the associate pastor of Grace Valley Christian Center, said church leaders weren't happy to find allegations accusing Grace Valley of being emotionally and spiritually abusive to its members. Buddingh said church leaders asked that the page be removed, but to no avail. They also decided litigation wasn't a good Christian solution in this instance. 'There's no practical way to achieve vindication,' he said."