PARKSIDE CHURCH PASTORS
Tony Jones - Lead Pastor
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.
Michele Dickerson - Executive Pastor
Dan Elliott - SENIOR ADULT & 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. From 1991 to 2015 Dr. Dan served as a bivocational minister while also ministering as a Professor in graduate and advanced studies at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Dan has pastored in a church for homeless and disadvantaged people, as well as for churches in crisis and as a long-term interim pastor facilitating pastoral change processes at churches in transition. 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 55+ 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. firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile Phone (818) 321-5014, Office Phone (530) 823-9911
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.
Dan Beltran - Spanish Lead Pastor
Charity Beltran - Worship Pastor
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!!
Originally from Southern California, Sam moved to the bay area in pursuit of an acting career. It was on this ‘road’ Sam had an encounter with Christ. Since then Sam has been driven to help youth grow in their relationship with Jesus and develop into disciples. He has served in youth ministry for over 10 years and has been Youth Pastor since 2016 in the La Morinda area. His passion is to help the youth flourish in their relationship with Jesus while navigating the world they live in!
Sam loves to spend time with his wife, Katherine while growing in his role as a husband. He also enjoys watching movies, listening to/playing music and watching baseball (GO DODGERS)! Sam is honored and excited to build relationships with the families in the community and seeks to highlight the love and grace of our Lord, Jesus!
Sam Valenzuela - Youth Pastor
Zach Diestler - Worship Pastor
Zach Diestler was born and raised in the Bay Area, came to faith at a young age, and is blessed to be married to Nicole for over 16 years, and father to their son Semaje.
Over the past 15 years, Zach has served as an Associate Pastor of Children, Youth, and Worship, and is currently pursuing his Masters at Western Seminary. He and Nicole founded the Bay Area Street Church, which reaches people on the streets of Oakland every Friday night with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here at Parkside, they are privileged to serve alongside long-time partners in ministry, as well as new brothers and sisters in Christ they are meeting each Sunday!
The thread that ties together every experience in their lives, has been following the lead of the Holy Spirit; always listening to His voice behind them saying “this is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21)
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.