LEADERSHIP

Our view of leadership at PBC is one of co-laboring. We start with submission to the Lordship of Jesus and the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. Each leader here at PBC (elder, pastor, deacon, and support staff) ministers to the church body by proclaiming the power of the Gospel in every circumstance. Our utmost desire is to give God the glory, to train up new disciples, and to minister to the whole church with faithfulness.

PBC affirms the spiritual giftedness of both women and men. After a year studying the topic of women in ministry, the elders have prepared a Q&A regarding our practice.

Aaron Tom

Aaron Tom

Elementary Director

Aaron Tom

Elementary Director
Aaron Tom

Aaron Tom

Elementary Director
Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper

Creative Director

Austin Cooper

Creative Director
Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper

Creative Director
Bekah Lopez

Bekah Lopez

Pastor to Children

Bekah was born in Kansas but raised in the Bay Area. She married her husband, Paco, in 2014 and has been a part of PBC since 2015.

Bekah Lopez

Pastor to Children
Bekah Lopez

Bekah Lopez

Pastor to Children

Bekah was born in Kansas but raised in the Bay Area. She married her husband, Paco, in 2014 and has been a part of PBC since 2015.

Bella Moreno

Bella Moreno

Middle School Pastor-in-Training

Bella joined our staff in May 2020 and loves middle schoolers!

Bella Moreno

Middle School Pastor-in-Training
Bella Moreno

Bella Moreno

Middle School Pastor-in-Training

Bella joined our staff in May 2020 and loves middle schoolers!

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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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Brian Shiu

Brian Shiu

Elder

On my Facebook profile under religion, I put "Jesus loves me this I know..."; that is what has and continues to anchor my life. Blessed to be part of PBC since 1997, sharing life with friends and my w... Read More

Brian Shiu

Elder
Brian Shiu

Brian Shiu

Elder

On my Facebook profile under religion, I put "Jesus loves me this I know..."; that is what has and continues to anchor my life. Blessed to be part of PBC since 1997, sharing life with friends and my wife Vanessa and 3 kids. Humbly called to serve as an elder in 2010.

Brittany Koch

Brittany Koch

Accounting & HR Manager

Brittany joined PBC in 2021 after years of working as an employment lawyer and HR Director for nonprofit organizations. Originally from Kentucky, Brittany and her family moved to the Bay Area in 2016... Read More

Brittany Koch

Accounting & HR Manager
Brittany Koch

Brittany Koch

Accounting & HR Manager

Brittany joined PBC in 2021 after years of working as an employment lawyer and HR Director for nonprofit organizations. Originally from Kentucky, Brittany and her family moved to the Bay Area in 2016 and love exploring, hiking, cooking, and travel.

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Bruce Maez

Bruce Maez

Recovery Pastor

Since joining the Recovery Ministry at PBC about fourteen years ago, God has completely transformed my broken life, with the help and support of the Recovery Ministry and many of the men and women of ... Read More

Bruce Maez

Recovery Pastor
Bruce Maez

Bruce Maez

Recovery Pastor

Since joining the Recovery Ministry at PBC about fourteen years ago, God has completely transformed my broken life, with the help and support of the Recovery Ministry and many of the men and women of PBC. I have been involved in many aspects of the ministry since. God raised me up to be the director of the ministry, starting in February of 2108. God has also gifted me with my wonderful wife Lucy, and we have been happily married since 2012. We both love to serve the Lord by serving others in many different ways! I love being part of the PBC team to love, lift up, and equip God’s people!

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Dan Westman

Dan Westman

College and Young Adults Pastor

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Dan first came to California for college in 2007. After graduating from Biola University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he moved to the Bay Area in 2015 t... Read More

Dan Westman

College and Young Adults Pastor
Dan Westman

Dan Westman

College and Young Adults Pastor

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Dan first came to California for college in 2007. After graduating from Biola University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he moved to the Bay Area in 2015 to begin pastoring college students and young adults at PBC.

Dan and his wife, Linzy, have two young boys. Together, they love hiking, adventuring around California, cooking (and eating!) delicious food, and drinking good coffee.

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Dave Thorne

Dave Thorne

Recovery Director

Dave serves as the Recovery Ministry Director and provides support and leadership in the many facets of the Recovery Ministry. Dave has been a volunteer and leader in the Recovery Ministry for many ye... Read More

Dave Thorne

Recovery Director
Dave Thorne

Dave Thorne

Recovery Director

Dave serves as the Recovery Ministry Director and provides support and leadership in the many facets of the Recovery Ministry. Dave has been a volunteer and leader in the Recovery Ministry for many years.

Eric Soderberg

Eric Soderberg

Elder

I've been an elder at PBC for about 10 years now. I like swimming, design, and a touch of chaos. I like to sniff the air, looking for the fragrance of Jesus to show up in unlikely places. He's tricky ... Read More

Eric Soderberg

Eric Soderberg

Elder

I've been an elder at PBC for about 10 years now. I like swimming, design, and a touch of chaos. I like to sniff the air, looking for the fragrance of Jesus to show up in unlikely places. He's tricky like that.

Jennie Villanueva

Jennie Villanueva

Connections Director

Jennie Villanueva

Connections Director
Jennie Villanueva

Jennie Villanueva

Connections Director
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Jerry Yan

Jerry Yan

Elder

Let's have coffee...

Jerry Yan

Elder
Jerry Yan

Jerry Yan

Elder

Let's have coffee...

Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor

Elder

I've been attending PBC for over 40 years and live in the area with my wife, Julia, and three boys. I'm constantly excited to experience and see God's love at work, changing lives in the crazy unique ... Read More

Joe Taylor

Elder
Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor

Elder

I've been attending PBC for over 40 years and live in the area with my wife, Julia, and three boys. I'm constantly excited to experience and see God's love at work, changing lives in the crazy unique area of Silicon Valley.

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Elder

Husband to Bethany and father to Cole & Owen. I love life and soaking in God's beautiful creation. I get excited about trying to live out the ministry of reconciliation that Christ calls us to in ... Read More

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Elder

Husband to Bethany and father to Cole & Owen. I love life and soaking in God's beautiful creation. I get excited about trying to live out the ministry of reconciliation that Christ calls us to in the New Covenant.

Leana Anacker

Leana Anacker

Nursery & Preschool Director

Leana Anacker

Nursery & Preschool Director
Leana Anacker

Leana Anacker

Nursery & Preschool Director
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Lexi Frank

Lexi Frank

College Director

Lexi grew up in Joplin, MO where she attended Ozark Christian College and received her Biblical Studies degree. Lexi married her husband, Simeon, in December 2019. She and Simeon greatly enjoy hosting... Read More

Lexi Frank

College Director
Lexi Frank

Lexi Frank

College Director

Lexi grew up in Joplin, MO where she attended Ozark Christian College and received her Biblical Studies degree. Lexi married her husband, Simeon, in December 2019. She and Simeon greatly enjoy hosting people, making food and all sorts of coffee. They enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, and skiing.

Linzy Westman

Linzy Westman

Worship Director

Linzy Westman

Worship Director
Linzy Westman

Linzy Westman

Worship Director
Louise Williamson

Louise Williamson

Communications Manager

Louise is a Bay Area native who worked in marketing communications with local technology companies before joining PBC in 2015.

Louise Williamson

Communications Manager
Louise Williamson

Louise Williamson

Communications Manager

Louise is a Bay Area native who worked in marketing communications with local technology companies before joining PBC in 2015.

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Lynne Fox

Lynne Fox

Pastor Emeritus

I received my initial training in pastoral counseling during the PBC internship program. Following ten years of lay counseling at PBC, I completed a doctorate in clinical psychology 1992 and soon join... Read More

Lynne Fox

Pastor Emeritus
Lynne Fox

Lynne Fox

Pastor Emeritus

I received my initial training in pastoral counseling during the PBC internship program. Following ten years of lay counseling at PBC, I completed a doctorate in clinical psychology 1992 and soon joined the PBC staff.

My husband and I married in 1964. Our two adult children, their spouses, and our teenage grandchildren all richly gift our lives.

As Pastor of Counseling, I focus on training others to counsel more effectively. To that end, I disciple lay counselors individually and in small groups, teach classes, speak at retreats and seminars, and have an extensive writing ministry with material available on my website, biblegrapes.com and in my book, Grappling with Your Identity. A second book, Sex & Worship, is nearing completion.

VISIT BIBLEGRAPES.COM

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Nick Hansen

Nick Hansen

High School Director

Nick Hansen

High School Director
Nick Hansen

Nick Hansen

High School Director
Paco Lopez

Paco Lopez

High School Pastor

I’m a Bay Area native and married to a beautiful children’s worker named Bekah. I became a HS pastor at PBC in 2015 after working in college ministry in the South Bay. I have a passion for burrito... Read More

Paco Lopez

High School Pastor
Paco Lopez

Paco Lopez

High School Pastor

I’m a Bay Area native and married to a beautiful children’s worker named Bekah. I became a HS pastor at PBC in 2015 after working in college ministry in the South Bay. I have a passion for burritos, good coffee, and (more importantly) seeing HS students come to know Jesus.

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Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Teaching Pastor, Elder

Immediately upon coming out to the Bay Area from Texas for college in 1995, I decided that I never wanted to leave. PBC became my church home two weeks later. After getting a degree in engineering, I ... Read More

Paul Taylor

Teaching Pastor, Elder
Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Teaching Pastor, Elder

Immediately upon coming out to the Bay Area from Texas for college in 1995, I decided that I never wanted to leave. PBC became my church home two weeks later. After getting a degree in engineering, I worked in software development for seven years before going to seminary. In 2007 I became a pastor PBC and have served as an elder since 2014. My wife Rachel and I have five children: three born to us and two adopted. Life is crazy and challenging and fun and full of God's grace. Check out my blog exploring technology and theology at allthingsnew.tech.

Explore Messages by Paul Taylor

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Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Middle School Director

Rachel Taylor

Middle School Director
Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Middle School Director
Ray Kaestner

Ray Kaestner

Elder

My wife Beth and I have been at PBC since 1995 and I have
served here in a variety of ways, most recently as an elder.
We moved to the Bay Area when I took a software job here, because
this a great... Read More

Ray Kaestner

Ray Kaestner

Elder

My wife Beth and I have been at PBC since 1995 and I have
served here in a variety of ways, most recently as an elder.
We moved to the Bay Area when I took a software job here, because
this a great place for that sort of thing. We have raised 4 children
and now we are starting to experience the wonder of being
grandparents.  God is gracious and we have a lot to be thankful for.

Rob Schulze

Rob Schulze

Pastor of Administration & Compassion

I'm from Walnut Creek and met my wife Judy at UC Davis. After graduation we served together 12 years with Cru, mostly at Stanford. Since then I've directed a nonprofit and been a pastor at three other... Read More

Rob Schulze

Pastor of Administration & Compassion
Rob Schulze

Rob Schulze

Pastor of Administration & Compassion

I'm from Walnut Creek and met my wife Judy at UC Davis. After graduation we served together 12 years with Cru, mostly at Stanford. Since then I've directed a nonprofit and been a pastor at three other churches. We also have three teenage daughters yet we're too blessed to be stressed.

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Rolana Smith

Rolana Smith

Pastor to Women & Community Groups

I've had the privilege of serving at PBC since 2007. My wonderful husband, Jeff, and I live in East Palo Alto and enjoy time with our two daughters.

Born and raised here in the Bay Area, I attended... Read More

Rolana Smith

Pastor to Women & Community Groups
Rolana Smith

Rolana Smith

Pastor to Women & Community Groups

I've had the privilege of serving at PBC since 2007. My wonderful husband, Jeff, and I live in East Palo Alto and enjoy time with our two daughters.

Born and raised here in the Bay Area, I attended UC Santa Cruz and Western Seminary. My teen years were rough, and I know first hand how challenging Middle School and High School can be. Those hard years drove me to always be involved with helping people. I became a believer a few days shy of turning 17 when my world around me was crumbling. God proved Himself to be the only constant, and filled me with joy and gratitude I never had before. As God entered my life with such unbelievable love, I too hope that others experience a love that will not fail them.

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Scott Grant

Scott Grant

Teaching Pastor, Elder

I grew up in the Santa Clara Valley; I'm married to Karen (fabulous) and have two girls (also fabulous). I was formerly a journalist and have served as a pastor since 1994. I'm on the lookout for the ... Read More

Scott Grant

Teaching Pastor, Elder
Scott Grant

Scott Grant

Teaching Pastor, Elder

I grew up in the Santa Clara Valley; I'm married to Karen (fabulous) and have two girls (also fabulous). I was formerly a journalist and have served as a pastor since 1994. I'm on the lookout for the artwork of God in the scriptures and everyday life. www.hookedintheheart.com

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