DEACONS

PBC’s deacons, together with the elders and pastors, minister to people across our church, community and world.  Our elders recognize and appoint deacons; as the deacons and the church body come to know each other, they can call upon one another in times of need.

Adam Schuetz

Adam Schuetz

#hospitality #food #usher

I started attending PBC in 2006 and have enjoyed serving behind the scenes in various ways since then, especially serving food to large crowds! When I don’t have my hands full with my two young sons......

Adam Schuetz

#hospitality #food #usher
Adam Schuetz

Adam Schuetz

#hospitality #food #usher

I started attending PBC in 2006 and have enjoyed serving behind the scenes in various ways since then, especially serving food to large crowds! When I don’t have my hands full with my two young sons, I enjoy surfing, snowboarding, and traveling.

 

Alice Sage

Alice Sage

#high school

After growing up and attending college in New England, I moved to San Francisco and fell in love with Jesus.  A few years later I met my husband Ron, we moved down the Peninsula and started attending......

Alice Sage

#high school
Alice Sage

Alice Sage

#high school

After growing up and attending college in New England, I moved to San Francisco and fell in love with Jesus.  A few years later I met my husband Ron, we moved down the Peninsula and started attending PBC in 2001.  I have been involved with Children's and Women's Ministry in the past, but right now my heart is in the High School Ministry where our children are.  I love being outside in God's creation hiking, biking or just enjoying the view.

 

Andrea Xu

Andrea Xu

#womens ministry #moms #shelter ministry #Homeless

I'm is passionate about serving the women of PBC, helping them connect and find community (especially new moms!). My husband, Jack Xu, and I also love coordinating the meals for our shelter ministries......

Andrea Xu

#womens ministry #moms #shelter ministry #Homeless
Andrea Xu

Andrea Xu

#womens ministry #moms #shelter ministry #Homeless

I'm is passionate about serving the women of PBC, helping them connect and find community (especially new moms!). My husband, Jack Xu, and I also love coordinating the meals for our shelter ministries including Hotel De Zink and Heart & Home.

 

Atul Ayer

Atul Ayer

#communion #ushers #Missions #India

We are proud of being in the PBC family; our adult children grew up at PBC. We have always loved the Worship & Bible teaching offered at PBC and know we are growing in Christ. We are passionate in......

Atul Ayer

#communion #ushers #Missions #India
Atul Ayer

Atul Ayer

#communion #ushers #Missions #India
We are proud of being in the PBC family; our adult children grew up at PBC. We have always loved the Worship & Bible teaching offered at PBC and know we are growing in Christ. We are passionate in serving our brothers and sisters in Christ, locally and internationally. We love serving the poor, orphans, neglected and untouchables in India; uplifting and medically treating them. We coordinate the 1st service usher and communion servers. We coordinate/lead the PBC India Pastoral training and medical mission teams.

 

Ayrin Ayer

Ayrin Ayer

#communion #ushers #Missions #India

We are proud of being in the PBC family; our adult children grew up at PBC. We have always loved the Worship & Bible teaching offered at PBC and know we are growing in Christ. We are passionate in......

Ayrin Ayer

#communion #ushers #Missions #India
Ayrin Ayer

Ayrin Ayer

#communion #ushers #Missions #India
We are proud of being in the PBC family; our adult children grew up at PBC. We have always loved the Worship & Bible teaching offered at PBC and know we are growing in Christ. We are passionate in serving our brothers and sisters in Christ, locally and internationally. We love serving the poor, orphans, neglected and untouchables in India; uplifting and medically treating them. We coordinate the 1st service usher and communion servers. We coordinate/lead the PBC India Pastoral training and medical mission teams.

 

Blossom Abraham

Blossom Abraham

#Visitation

Enjoy visiting people at VA, senior centers, homes and hospitals.

 

Blossom Abraham

#Visitation
Blossom Abraham

Blossom Abraham

#Visitation

Enjoy visiting people at VA, senior centers, homes and hospitals.

 

Brian O’Neill

Brian O’Neill

Resources & Production Manager

Brian joined the staff in 2017 after spending 34 years as a Silicon Valley systems test engineer and a volunteer Audio Visual tech at PBC.

Brian O’Neill

Resources & Production Manager
Brian O’Neill

Brian O’Neill

Resources & Production Manager

Brian joined the staff in 2017 after spending 34 years as a Silicon Valley systems test engineer and a volunteer Audio Visual tech at PBC.

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Christine Kurihara

Christine Kurihara

 #hospitality #disciple foundry #nature

My favorite ways to serve is through hospitality - blessing our body with coffee and snacks! I also help with the Disciple Foundry and I enjoy the arts, flower arrangements, decor and gardens.

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Christine Kurihara

 #hospitality #disciple foundry #nature
Christine Kurihara

Christine Kurihara

 #hospitality #disciple foundry #nature
My favorite ways to serve is through hospitality - blessing our body with coffee and snacks! I also help with the Disciple Foundry and I enjoy the arts, flower arrangements, decor and gardens.
Palo Alto,CA
Dan Van Elderen

Dan Van Elderen

#foster #adopt #shortterm housing #young life #kilgoris

We serve in Foster care ministry (including Help One Child and PBC's foster parent support group), Young Life ministry, (both local in Palo Alto and Mountain View and international in Africa and Russi......

Dan Van Elderen

#foster #adopt #shortterm housing #young life #kilgoris
Dan Van Elderen

Dan Van Elderen

#foster #adopt #shortterm housing #young life #kilgoris

We serve in Foster care ministry (including Help One Child and PBC's foster parent support group), Young Life ministry, (both local in Palo Alto and Mountain View and international in Africa and Russia), New Creation Home Ministries (supporting single teenage moms in East Palo Alto) and The Kilgoris Project (Kenya mission field project focused on education, health care, and nutrition for the Masaai peoples) . We also support Hospitality, including short to medium term housing in the greater Palo Alto/South Bay area. Our housing hospitality has a special emphasis on families needing housing near Stanford Hospital while a family member is a patient at Stanford Hospital for a short to medium period of time.

 

Dean Stanton

Dean Stanton

#batallion #pew racks #games puzzles #pinewood derby

I’m a software engineer at a storage company called Tintri (recently acquired by Data Direct Networks). My wife, Terri, is a director of a private preschool and kindergarten. We have 3 grown childre......

Dean Stanton

#batallion #pew racks #games puzzles #pinewood derby
Dean Stanton

Dean Stanton

#batallion #pew racks #games puzzles #pinewood derby

I’m a software engineer at a storage company called Tintri (recently acquired by Data Direct Networks). My wife, Terri, is a director of a private preschool and kindergarten. We have 3 grown children. I'm a puzzle and game lover and my hobby is "gimmick car rallyes," which are public complex driving logic puzzle events. I am a Battalion leader, Boy Scouts-like group for Jr. High and High School boys; we run Pinewood Derby (making and racing little gravity-powered wooden cars).

 

Dianna Heeb

Dianna Heeb

#usher #young life #prayer

Support Young Life, prayer support for the church and help usher on Sundays.

 

Dianna Heeb

#usher #young life #prayer
Dianna Heeb

Dianna Heeb

#usher #young life #prayer

Support Young Life, prayer support for the church and help usher on Sundays.

 

Eusebius Lai

Eusebius Lai

#connect group #Mens group #IT team

Laura and I are active in our Community with a Bible Study group and I also am part of a Men's Group. I support IT at PBC when needed.

 

Eusebius Lai

#connect group #Mens group #IT team
Eusebius Lai

Eusebius Lai

#connect group #Mens group #IT team

Laura and I are active in our Community with a Bible Study group and I also am part of a Men's Group. I support IT at PBC when needed.

 

George Abraham

George Abraham

#Visitation #Prayer

Visit Seniors at home, nursing homes; visit Menlo Park VA Community Living Center, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Senior Homes, and Palo Alto Sub Acute Rehab Center. Offer comfort, pr......

George Abraham

#Visitation #Prayer
George Abraham

George Abraham

#Visitation #Prayer
Visit Seniors at home, nursing homes; visit Menlo Park VA Community Living Center, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Senior Homes, and Palo Alto Sub Acute Rehab Center. Offer comfort, prayer for those in our body and those visiting from out of the area. Offer prayer, comfort communion services and Bible Studies at Senior Homes.
Jack Xu

Jack Xu

#YAF #music #shelter ministry

Originally from Chicago, I moved here in 2011 and have been at PBC ever since. I am a water resources engineer by trade and recently a new parent. My passions lie in empowering people to worship and g......

Jack Xu

#YAF #music #shelter ministry
Jack Xu

Jack Xu

#YAF #music #shelter ministry

Originally from Chicago, I moved here in 2011 and have been at PBC ever since. I am a water resources engineer by trade and recently a new parent. My passions lie in empowering people to worship and grow more deeply with God, as well as building real communities that strive after Him. I have been/am involved in YAF, music ministry, and the shelter ministry.

 

Jay Chesavage

Jay Chesavage

#kitchen remodel #hotel de zink #shelter ministry

Helping with kitchen remodel, Hotel De Zink, and other church projects as needed.

 

Jay Chesavage

#kitchen remodel #hotel de zink #shelter ministry
Jay Chesavage

Jay Chesavage

#kitchen remodel #hotel de zink #shelter ministry

Helping with kitchen remodel, Hotel De Zink, and other church projects as needed.

 

Jay Heeb

Jay Heeb

#road crew #moving #help

I love this church and its people.  I help out where I can moving people, fixits and yard work.

 

Jay Heeb

#road crew #moving #help
Jay Heeb

Jay Heeb

#road crew #moving #help

I love this church and its people.  I help out where I can moving people, fixits and yard work.

 

Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton

#slides #tech #network #remodel

I've been part of the PBC body for 25+ years, privileged to serve in a variety of ways particularly around passion for arts and tech for worship and operations.

 

Jim Thornton

#slides #tech #network #remodel
Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton

#slides #tech #network #remodel

I've been part of the PBC body for 25+ years, privileged to serve in a variety of ways particularly around passion for arts and tech for worship and operations.

 

Joanie Burnside

Joanie Burnside

#drama #middle school #crafts

Born and raised in Northern California, I met the Lord in High School and enjoyed volunteering as a Young Life leader for many years.  Worked as a nurse and spent one year in Mexico as a missionary n......

Joanie Burnside

#drama #middle school #crafts
Joanie Burnside

Joanie Burnside

#drama #middle school #crafts

Born and raised in Northern California, I met the Lord in High School and enjoyed volunteering as a Young Life leader for many years.  Worked as a nurse and spent one year in Mexico as a missionary nurse, later on taught drama and love to hike in God's creation and do almost anything with my hands, baking, knitting, sewing, especially when I can do it to bless others.

 

John Tang

John Tang

#music #deacons

I came to the Bay Area for college and have noticed many ways that the area has changed over the decades. I'm always trying to think of ways of applying our faith to the daily culture of our area. I'm......

John Tang

#music #deacons
John Tang

John Tang

#music #deacons

I came to the Bay Area for college and have noticed many ways that the area has changed over the decades. I'm always trying to think of ways of applying our faith to the daily culture of our area. I'm currently active in worship ministry and leadership of the Deacons.

 

Judi Van Elderen

Judi Van Elderen

#foster #adopt #shortterm housing #young life #kilgoris

We serve in Foster care ministry (including Help One Child and PBC's foster parent support group), Young Life ministry, (both local in Palo Alto and Mountain View and international in Africa and Russi......

Judi Van Elderen

#foster #adopt #shortterm housing #young life #kilgoris
Judi Van Elderen

Judi Van Elderen

#foster #adopt #shortterm housing #young life #kilgoris

We serve in Foster care ministry (including Help One Child and PBC's foster parent support group), Young Life ministry, (both local in Palo Alto and Mountain View and international in Africa and Russia), New Creation Home Ministries (supporting single teenage moms in East Palo Alto) and The Kilgoris Project (Kenya mission field project focused on education, health care, and nutrition for the Masaai peoples) . We also support Hospitality, including short to medium term housing in the greater Palo Alto/South Bay area. Our housing hospitality has a special emphasis on families needing housing near Stanford Hospital while a family member is a patient at Stanford Hospital for a short to medium period of time.

 

Julie Cheng

Julie Cheng

#seniors #intouch

Wesley, my husband, and I are very active in the Senior Community, with a heart for our 'silver saints' - we visit, assist and support them in many ways including through the "In Touch" Ministry.

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Julie Cheng

#seniors #intouch
Julie Cheng

Julie Cheng

#seniors #intouch

Wesley, my husband, and I are very active in the Senior Community, with a heart for our 'silver saints' - we visit, assist and support them in many ways including through the "In Touch" Ministry.

 

Kelly Dolan

Kelly Dolan

#connect group #visitation

Have a connect group we support, make visitation a priority.

 

Kelly Dolan

#connect group #visitation
Kelly Dolan

Kelly Dolan

#connect group #visitation

Have a connect group we support, make visitation a priority.

 

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

#Thanksgiving #childrens ministry #exec #women

Our girls grew up far from our hometown of NYC, so we've considered PBC as family since 2004. I organize church-wide events like Thanksgiving, Passover and Harvest Fest, and love affirming for people ......

Kimberly Lee

#Thanksgiving #childrens ministry #exec #women
Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

#Thanksgiving #childrens ministry #exec #women

Our girls grew up far from our hometown of NYC, so we've considered PBC as family since 2004. I organize church-wide events like Thanksgiving, Passover and Harvest Fest, and love affirming for people that they are His beloved and there is joy in a purpose-driven life. I serve on PBC's Executive Committee and support families of children with disabilities and special needs. Women's discipleship groups transformed my understanding of the truth and power in the Bible, and through PBC Children's Ministry I grew to trust in God's plans and not my own.

 

Laura Lai

Laura Lai

#connect group #blessing days #womens retreat

I help plan and participate in Blessing Days and help with the Women's Retreat.  I also am part of an active Community Group.

 

Laura Lai

#connect group #blessing days #womens retreat
Laura Lai

Laura Lai

#connect group #blessing days #womens retreat

I help plan and participate in Blessing Days and help with the Women's Retreat.  I also am part of an active Community Group.

 

Lauren Schuetz

Lauren Schuetz

#usher #welcome

I’m a California native and have been attending PBC since the age of 6. I love welcoming people through our doors on Sunday mornings and seeing both new and familiar faces. My favorite vacations inc......

Lauren Schuetz

#usher #welcome
Lauren Schuetz

Lauren Schuetz

#usher #welcome

I’m a California native and have been attending PBC since the age of 6. I love welcoming people through our doors on Sunday mornings and seeing both new and familiar faces. My favorite vacations include warm weather and lots of scuba diving.

Lisa Parekh

Lisa Parekh

#connect #fall retreat

Support the Fall Retreat, large church initiatives and connect groups.

 

Lisa Parekh

#connect #fall retreat
Lisa Parekh

Lisa Parekh

#connect #fall retreat

Support the Fall Retreat, large church initiatives and connect groups.

 

Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee

#hospitality

Enjoy making Sunday mornings 'hospitable' with my family - we help prepare food and make coffee for the congregation.

 

Melinda Lee

#hospitality
Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee

#hospitality

Enjoy making Sunday mornings 'hospitable' with my family - we help prepare food and make coffee for the congregation.

 

Michelle Lee Dolan

Michelle Lee Dolan

#connect group #music #childrens ministry

Passion: family life, community, worship

 

Michelle Lee Dolan

#connect group #music #childrens ministry
Michelle Lee Dolan

Michelle Lee Dolan

#connect group #music #childrens ministry

Passion: family life, community, worship

 

Pam Chesavage

Pam Chesavage

#justice #homeless #daniel plan #shelter ministry

Currently called to advocate for the unhoused and those who are at risk. Passionate about gardening and about teaching others (in word and in deed) how to eat in a way that honors God.

 

Pam Chesavage

#justice #homeless #daniel plan #shelter ministry
Pam Chesavage

Pam Chesavage

#justice #homeless #daniel plan #shelter ministry

Currently called to advocate for the unhoused and those who are at risk. Passionate about gardening and about teaching others (in word and in deed) how to eat in a way that honors God.

 

Pamela Klibo

Pamela Klibo

#childrens ministry #quilting

I've been part of the PBC community since 1976 moving here from Southern California. I am passionate about discovering life as God intends it for us by studying scripture and applying it to daily life......

Pamela Klibo

#childrens ministry #quilting
Pamela Klibo

Pamela Klibo

#childrens ministry #quilting

I've been part of the PBC community since 1976 moving here from Southern California. I am passionate about discovering life as God intends it for us by studying scripture and applying it to daily life. I've been serving with children and teaching all ages since I turned my life's control over to God in 1968.

 

Rahul Parekh

Rahul Parekh

#childrens ministry #fall retreat

My passion is solving problems and helping others grow.  I love to jump into something messy and complicated and find a way to bring order to it.  I find I get lots of opportunity to do that when wo......

Rahul Parekh

#childrens ministry #fall retreat
Rahul Parekh

Rahul Parekh

#childrens ministry #fall retreat

My passion is solving problems and helping others grow.  I love to jump into something messy and complicated and find a way to bring order to it.  I find I get lots of opportunity to do that when working with children, so that is where I have been serving.  I love meeting new people, learning things from each other, and just doing life together.

 

Rob Burnside

Rob Burnside

#middle school #closed session invitee

Support Middle School.  Invited to sit in on Elders closed session meetings to provide input.

 

Rob Burnside

#middle school #closed session invitee
Rob Burnside

Rob Burnside

#middle school #closed session invitee

Support Middle School.  Invited to sit in on Elders closed session meetings to provide input.

 

Roland Lee

Roland Lee

#hospitality #engage class #connect group

Enjoy making people feel welcome and fed - support Sunday Hospitality and the Engage class. Also, run a connect group.

 

Roland Lee

#hospitality #engage class #connect group
Roland Lee

Roland Lee

#hospitality #engage class #connect group

Enjoy making people feel welcome and fed - support Sunday Hospitality and the Engage class. Also, run a connect group.

 

Rolf Klibo

Rolf Klibo

#sound #tech #community group

I've been attending PBC since 1980.  I presently support audio/visual for the Equip class and Praxis class when needed.  On occasion I help with A/V upgrades.  Otherwise, I help out with various se......

Rolf Klibo

#sound #tech #community group
Rolf Klibo

Rolf Klibo

#sound #tech #community group

I've been attending PBC since 1980.  I presently support audio/visual for the Equip class and Praxis class when needed.  On occasion I help with A/V upgrades.  Otherwise, I help out with various service needs.

 

Ron Sage

Ron Sage

#missions #fall retreat

Supporting missions at PBC as well as helping out with the Fall Retreat, Camp PBC, Harvest Fest and other large events.

 

Ron Sage

#missions #fall retreat
Ron Sage

Ron Sage

#missions #fall retreat

Supporting missions at PBC as well as helping out with the Fall Retreat, Camp PBC, Harvest Fest and other large events.

 

Steve Kurihara

Steve Kurihara

#usher #communion #road crew

My wife Christine and I have been in the bay area since 1990 and attending PBC just as long.  Our family has been blessed through the teaching at PBC, and the people we have met here.  I enjoy servi......

Steve Kurihara

#usher #communion #road crew
Steve Kurihara

Steve Kurihara

#usher #communion #road crew

My wife Christine and I have been in the bay area since 1990 and attending PBC just as long.  Our family has been blessed through the teaching at PBC, and the people we have met here.  I enjoy serving at PBC with the Sunday morning teams and men's ministry.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling, running, hiking, and fishing in the Sierras.

 

Terri Stanton

Terri Stanton

#meals #kitchen

I enjoy cooking and help out with making meals for new mom's and other meal requests when I can.

 

Terri Stanton

#meals #kitchen
Terri Stanton

Terri Stanton

#meals #kitchen

I enjoy cooking and help out with making meals for new mom's and other meal requests when I can.

 

Wesley Cheng

Wesley Cheng

#seniors #intouch

Julie, my wife, and I are very active in the Senior Community, with a heart for our 'silver saints' - we visit, assist and support them in many ways including through the "In Touch" Ministry.

Wesley Cheng

#seniors #intouch
Wesley Cheng

Wesley Cheng

#seniors #intouch

Julie, my wife, and I are very active in the Senior Community, with a heart for our 'silver saints' - we visit, assist and support them in many ways including through the "In Touch" Ministry.

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