Meet Our Ministerial, Worship and Administrative Staff
Reverend Elizabeth Griswold – Pastor
Rev. Elizabeth is the newly settled Pastor at Parkside Community Church and has a long history with the United Church of Christ (UCC), growing up at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad, California, and serving other UCC congregations. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, she brings to Parkside extensive experience in various faith communities, a strong commitment to social justice and a keen desire to be of service to the greater community at large. Rev. Griswold comes to us from Irvine United Congregational Church in Southern California where, as Associate Pastor she actively provided key leadership in dynamic church growth as well as throughout church operation. Rev. Elizabeth possesses the skills and experience necessary to work with the congregation to expand our outreach to children, youth and young families and can help us navigate the adjustments that the church must make to remain vital to new generations of members. Rev. Elizabeth is married to Rabbi Seth Castleman and recently they welcomed the arrival of their baby girl, Lilah.
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Eva Amago – Administrative Assistant
Eva Amago is the Administrative Assistant for Parkside Community Church United Church of Christ (UCC). Her father is a UCC Minister and his father was a Philippine UCC Minister. She has been a member of Parkside since 2001 and was the Administrative Assistant from 2003-2010. She has been a volunteer at Loaves and Fishes and the Elk Grove Clothes Closet. She is the proud mother of two teens, Ian and Mia, and the the wife of the current Mission and Sevice Chair for Parkside UCC, Bob Simon.
Becky Anton – Faith Community Nurse
A Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree, Becky’s advocacy, education and attentive care serves the Health Ministry of Parkside Community Churh and the greater community. Blood Pressure checks are provided to Parksider’s once a month after worship and Becky co-teaches the Tai Chi and Yoga classes that are offered. She maintains regular office hours on Tuesday afternoons where she is available to help you find answers to your health questions. In October, 2011, Becky was recognized by the UCC and became a Commissioned Minister of Congregational Health.
Janet Ramey – Organist
Janet has provided inspirational musical accompaniment at Parkside Community Church for 30+ years!! She faithfully accompanies the Chancel Choir and congregational singing on the piano or our Rogers digital organ. She is also a member of our Hand Bell choir as well as a regular member of the Drama Team. Oftentimes she will entertain the congregation, young and old, with her favorite hand puppet, Tiffany Tiger.
Eric Stetson - Choir Director
Eric is a musician, composer, choral director, teacher and dynamic
performer. In addition to his role at Parkside, he serves as the Lead
Music Artist at Southside Art Center, where he helps adults with
developmental challenges explore creative expression through music.
His education at Georgia Southern University (BM Composition and
Theory, 2010) includes private study with recording artist Giuseppe
Lupis, and opera composer Michael Braz. He's also a private music
teacher specializing in piano, music theory and ukulele, and performs
regularly on multiple instruments around the Sacramento and Bay area.
September 16, 2014
Meet the Staff
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