PARKSIDE CHURCH PASTORS
Welcome to my WORLD. It is an adventure that is different everyday, just the way I like it.
I have been serving JESUS and OTHERS for the last thirty plus years as a Youth Pastor, Business Owner, Executive Pastor and now Lead Pastor.
I love the outdoors where I am able to enjoy the gift of Gods landscape as I hunt, fish, hike and run the trails of the outdoors that God gave us all to enjoy.
I love people and I am Blessed to Lead others as we all look to use our gifts to grow God’s Kingdom together.
Pastor Michele joined the Parkside team in April of 2011. Pastor Michele has lived all over Southern California and Arizona but claims San Diego as her hometown. She is a 2004 graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University. Prior to serving at Parkside, Pastor Michele served as children’s pastor and youth pastor at churches on the Sacramento district and SoCal District.
Pastor Michele’s interests include Disney, more Disney, and some more Disney. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and children, cheering for the Seattle Seahawks, discipling young families and journaling. Pastor Michele’s ultimate goal is that everyone would know that God sees and loves them and has created them for a purpose.
Spanish and Recovery Pastor
Dan has been serving Placer County since his arrival in the summer of 2006. He is an ordained minister since 1995 from Rhema International Ministries.
He has served as a Missionary in Austria, Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor and Lead Pastor in multicultural ministries.
He is currently serving at Parkside as Lead Pastor for the Spanish ministry and director of the Road To Recovery Program.
He is also Founder of an inner city prevention / intervention program imbedded in the Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Court System and Juvenile Hall Mentorship.
Pastor Charity has been serving in the ministry for over 25 years in various capacities. She and her husband Dan came to Parkside in the fall of 2016 and have successfully transplanted a viable Spanish church into the amazing family of Parkside.
Charity is a graduate of Messiah College and Rhema Bible College and is ordained by the Rhema Ministerial Association. She currently leads worship at Parkside and for the past 18 years has worked with Dan building the Kingdom of God by outreaching to and pastoring the Hispanic community of Placer County.
Her greatest joy is being the mother of her three amazing children Ryan, Rocky, and Destiny. Family trips to Tahoe, watching her boys play sports, and living life with church family are what keeps her smiling!!
Pastor Clay is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prior to serving as youth pastor at Parkside, Clay founded a local non profit organization that provided ministry and counseling to families and children of prisoners.
He is active in juvenile justice reform, mentoring and teaching at local high schools and beyond.
Clay is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has a Psychology & Theology degree from William Jessup University.
Senior Adult and Missions Pastor
Pastor Dan serves at Parkside as a pastor for senior adult ministry and for missions outreach. He holds advanced degrees (MA and Ed.D.) in professional education and organizational leadership. He was ordained on the Los Angeles District of the Church of the Nazarene in 1995. Since 1991, as a bivocational minister, Dan has served as pastor in a church for homeless and disadvantaged people, as well as for churches in crisis, while also ministering as a Professor in graduate and advanced studies at Azusa Pacific University since 1991. After retiring from APU Dan moved back to Placer County and his home in the trees near Foresthill, California, where he resides happily with his wife of over 50+ years. His favorite things to do start with ministering in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, but also include carpentry and scuba diving. Dan is passionate about missions and world evangelism and leads an annual missions trip to minister in Belize, Central America for Parksiders, as well as from other churches on the Sacramento District.
Mike is no stranger to Parkside, having served as Worship Pastor for the church from 1990 to 1997. He has served as a pastoral staff member, worship leader and other ministerial positions for over 30 years. His passion of service for the kingdom, and the church, has been personally rewarding beyond all expectations.
He currently serves as the District Administrator for the Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene in Loomis. He also currently volunteers as a member of Parkside’s worship team.
Ian has lived in the bay area for the majority of his life and has been serving and working in student ministries in different parts of the globe for the last 5 years. In 2014 he lived in Ghana and worked with Faith Roots Academy as a P.E. teacher for children from kindergarten to 8th grade. For the last 3 years he has been working in a christian preschool in Moraga, Ca. Ian’s goal is to make church a fun and safe place for children and to enjoy and grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ.
Ian loves anything outdoors and loves sports and backpacking. He also loves all things Disney, with lion king being his favorite movie. He is excited to see how God is going to reveal Himself in children’s lives and is just blessed to be a part of all of it.