Servant Leaders

Pastors & Elders

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Tim Brady

Family Life Pastor

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Tim has been serving at Creekside since July 2007 as a Family Life Pastor.  He currently oversees HSM, our high school ministry. Since 1996, he has ministered to students and families as a Camp Director, Middle School Teacher, and Junior High and College Director. Tim has a passion to see students and their families fall in love with Jesus together! He received his ministry training from William Jessup University, studying Bible Theology and Christian Leadership.

 Tim and his wife Michelle were married in August 1999 and live in Alamo with their three beautiful daughters Ashlynn, Kamryn, and Lauryn.  

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Doug McBride

Teaching Pastor/Elder

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Doug was born and raised in Alamo and lives in a house in the same neighborhood he grew up in.  He and his wife are both graduates of Monte Vista High and Cal Berkeley.

Doug has been teaching the Bible for the last 30 years, starting as a volunteer Youth Pastor and has been a leader and teacher at Creekside for the last 15 years.  He owns and operates UCSMC, a small medical company specializing in cancer radiation therapy.

Doug currently coordinates the teaching schedule with other gifted teachers in the body as well as participates in helping to plan the Sunday Morning Service.  He attends the Elder meetings once a month to continue to ensure his teaching is in line with Creekside's vision and goals for spiritual growth in the body.

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David-Israel Lozada

Middle School Pastor

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Born in East LA and raised in the Bay Area, David-Israel grew up serving the Lord by  sharing his love of music on worship teams and leading groups of all ages.  After facing many challenges during his middle school years, his passion for pursuing God’s heart on a deeper level has led him to minister to those around him.  He understands that Jesus has the power to transform the hearts and souls of people in spite of their flaws.  

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63  

Loving God and loving people is his mission for the life he’s been given.  He’s always down for a hike or coffee/lunch!  Feel free to give him a call, he’d love to get to know you!

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Gregg Armstrong

Elder

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Gregg has attended Creekside for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Marion, live in Walnut Creek. They have two grown children, Laura and Jonothan. 
Gregg owned and operated a whitewater rafting company since 1974.  He enjoys gardening, biking, skiing, fishing and spending time with people in his free time. 

Philippians 2:12-13 is his life verse.

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Derek Ewin

Elder

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Derek grew up in Lafayette and has been involved at Creekside since the 1980s.  He graduated from Acalanes High School and moved on to UCLA where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.   After graduating, Derek attended the King Hall School of Law at U.C. Davis.   He and his wife, Diana, live in Walnut Creek.  Their daughter Alexandra currently works locally and their son Dominic is in high school.

Derek was one of the first Summer Youth Pastors for the church back when he was in college, and he has been leading Bible studies and teaching ever since.   Derek spent 12 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County before opening up his own law practice in Walnut Creek.   He currently helps individuals, families and kids negotiate the criminal justice system with an emphasis on restoring relationships and self-worth.  Derek feels that teaching the Bible and his law practice are the two ministries God has called him to. 

Derek currently serves as an elder at Creekside and he teaches in “Journey” - the Sunday morning adult Bible class.  Occasionally he will preach in the Sunday morning service.

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Jerry Grassi

Elder

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Jerry has been attending Creekside for about 15  years.  Jerry and his gifted wife Kimberly have two fantastic children, Gerard and Sophia.  Jerry teaches in the Journey class at Creekside, an adult bible study that meets on Sunday morning.

Jerry began his career as a civil engineer, but has been working in the software industry since 2001.  Kimberly is an Associate Professor at Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD candidate at Golden Gate Seminary.  Jerry continues to be amazed that His Father in heaven accepts him as he is and allows him the opportunity to share in what He is doing in the world.

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Jeremy Mann

Elder

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Jeremy Mann was born and raised here in the San Ramon Valley.  He grew up in Danville graduating from San Ramon Valley High School and receiving his degree from San Francisco State University.  As a past youth ministry director on staff at Creekside and now an elder, Jeremy has been a part of Creekside for many years.  He teaches in Journey, the adult bible study class, and the Sunday morning service.  Jeremy and his beautiful wife Marissa now live in Danville with their four fantastic children.

Jeremy currently works for USCMC, a small radiation oncology company, serving patients and families battling cancer in California.  In addition to this, Jeremy is also a chaplain for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, President of Unveiled Ministries Inc. (a small local non-profit service organization), and proud foster parent along with Marissa.

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Jeff Klippenes

Elder

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Jeff was raised in the north woods of Minnesota in a small mining community. He came to know Jesus in 1965. He attended Multnomah Bible College, obtained his under graduate degree from Warner Pacific Portland, and graduate degree from Fresno State.

Jeff was married to Jacque in 1977 and together they opened Sequoyah Counseling Center in 1980. They have 2 daughters, a son in law, and 2 grandkids Cade and Mylee. Oh yes, goats, turkeys, and chickens...

Jeff has been involved with marriages, men's ministry, pastoral mentoring, and wilderness retreats.  His desire has always been to pursue the wild places of our God's heart.  He has been blessed with strong men around him that speak into his life and kick his butt when needed. Occasionally, his Italian bride does that too.

 

Deacons & Staff

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Rhonda Fuery

Women's Shepherding Team

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My husband and I have been attending and serving at Creekside since 1995. While the body here has changed in many ways over the years, one thing has remained constant and true…the Head of this body is God and we gather together to grow in our relationship with Him and to spur one another on to love and good deeds.

The role of the women’s shepherding team is to oversee, pray for and encourage the women in our body to connect with God and with one another and to use their gifts, talents and passions for God’s glory!

In addition to serving in this way I enjoy hiking, tennis, reading and my favorite type of camping experience...staying in a nice hotel!

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Phil Herndon

Deacon of Facilities

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Phil has attended Creekside since 2001 and served as an elder from 2004-13.  He and his wife Deborah make their home in Walnut Creek.  They have two grown children.  Phil owns a storage rental company and enjoys a variety of outside interests. 

As a minister’s son he came to know Jesus Christ at 8 years old and has through life’s ups and downs never lost that knowledge.  Because of life’s challenges, God's grace and the need to depend on Him has become clearer.  In a world where truth is blurred and independence is sought, the need for God is ever present.  Only He provides what we all truly need.  As Paul says, “I am out here for the defense of the gospel.”  We are all called to show Christ to a lost world.

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Isaac Perez

Worship Director

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Shortly after I was born in Los Angeles, my parents moved to Mexico to work in a church in the state of Baja California. At the age of 7, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.       

Since I was little, I was drawn strongly towards music and worship. This interest nested inside me throughout the years and it grew to become my passion. At the age of 16, I knew that I wanted to transform this passion into a life-long professional career, and serve the Lord through it. After finishing community college, I decided to leave my home in Mexico and move to the United States to continue my studies in music. 

I'm so thankful to the Church and God for bringing me here. It is a blessing for me to join brothers and sisters here at Creekside and do what I love the most, worship God!

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Kerri Sadigh

Director of Children's Ministry

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Kerri has been serving at Creekside since 2005.  She has worn many hats at Creekside including maintaining the website and newsletter, planning events, small group planning, coordination of Sunday morning ministries, and now takes on the role of Director of Children's Ministry.  She desires to see all who come to Creekside connected to others in the body experiencing life together and sharing the life God gave them with people in the community. 

Kerri resides in Danville with her husband, Anthony,  and their two beautiful children, Cameron and Hannah.  Life Verse: Romans 8:28

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Meredith Wolfe

Office Administrator

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Meredith has been Office Administrator since May 2011 and oversees the daily operations in the office at Creekside.   Meredith enjoys working in the church office, using her giftings to collaborate with staff and members of the church to effectively serve the Creekside body.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Meredith lived in San Diego where she worked in inner city ministry, planting churches.  She likes the beach, reading, and all things sports.