Our Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are the members of our current Council who make our church community special:

Council Leaders:

Jeanne Peterson (Flanigan) - Moderator

Jeanne has been a member of Parkside Community Church for about nine years.  She and her husband, James Flanigan, moved to Sacramento from East Lansing, Michigan, when Jeanne was appointed to run a statewide program in California related to affordable housing finance.  Both Jeanne and James have a passion for affordable housing and worked for many years as General Counsel and as Chief Architect respectively at Michigan’s state housing finance agency.  She has been involved in social justice/civil rights issues for much of her life and was happy to find a church home at Parkside. 

Kelly Wilson - Vice Moderator 


Kelly is a military veteran and Registered Nurse.  Kelly brings a compassion and diligence to her position. She steps in when Jeanne is unavailable and is also responsible for the annual review of pastoral staff. 




Lamaia Coleman – Secretary


Lamaia serves to track the Council monthly meeting minutes, discussions, and voted actions.







Markus Stout – Treasurer

Mark Stout, better known as Markus, began his term as Treasurer in July 2011.  Mark brings a variety of experience, from 18 years of supply/logistics work in the U.S. Navy (Active Duty) and the US. Coast Guard (Civilian) to over five years as an Auditor with the U.S. Department of Interior - his current employer.  Mark received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the Univeristy of Hawaii - West Oahu and MBA from the Chaminade University of Honolulu.


Commission Chairs


Craig Chalmers - Buildings & Grounds 

As Chair of this commission, Craig will oversee the stewardship of our facilities through maintenance and repair. He and his team will organize work days, recommend guidelines for facility use, and coordinate contractors when repairs are needed. Craig has been a volunteer on the Buildings and Grounds Commission for a number of years.

Norma Killion - Fellowship

Norma strives to continue the great fellowship experience among the members and friends of the church.  Whether it's the after church social hour, off campus gatherings, potlucks or picnics, Norma is there to ensure fun and efficiency are served.

Amanda Luther - Good News Team

The Good News Team seeks ways to reach out by word to the community and to acquaint the community with the nature of this congregation and our ministry.  Amanda, chair of Good News, has a deep history with Parkside and is eager to share the church with others.

Vacant - Health Ministry

This position is currently vacant.

Bob Simon - Mission & Service 

Bob leads this commission in educating the congregation about the needs of others and encourages and provides support for the mission of this church in service to our community.

Christine Pobanz-Stelter - Spiritual Growth/Christian Education

(Bio pending)

Denise Leopold - Worship

An ordained minister, Denise brings many years of experience in the pastorate as well as being a chaplain within a major health organization in Sacramento. The Worship commission oversees everything that pertains to the service of worship, administration of the sacraments, and our creative arts.

July 31, 2014

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