Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is a ministry of presence and reconciliation.  God is with you,
and we are for you. Creekside Christian Church is committed to your spiritual,
emotional, and relational wellness.  

Enrich your relationship with your partner, deepen your commitment to shared values, and develop a future with joy, hope, and peace.

Creekside Church is honored to come alongside of our members and attendees as they plan a Memorial Service for family members.

At Creekside church, we believe that God is present in our services and moving in each of our hearts in significant ways.  And prayer catalyzes change and opens our hearts to God's grace, mercy, wisdom, and power.

Chaplains are available to journey with individuals and family members facing end-of-life situations and express love, encouragement and compassion to people experiencing short or long term health challenges that exclude them from fellowship and church services.

Become a Relationship Coach for dating, engaged and married couples.

Are you looking for a counseling center that can help you? Get the help you need with a variety of services including individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy.

We are pleased to walk with you through times of struggle and loss.  Jesus is our hope, and his presence changes everything.  Couples and parents will also find support and resources to bless their relationships and family life.

Our Pastoral Care staff are here to help.

Just call our main office and ask for Pastoral Care.


Pastoral Care Staff

Ron Hitchcock

Position: Pastoral Care Pastor
Categories: Pastoral Care Team, Pastors
Prior to joining Creekside staff in 2022, Ron served as a pastor in Alaska for 17 years and in Columbus Ohio for 18 years. He accepted Jesus at age 8. He was born in the California Bay Area, then moved to Montana to attend college, where he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara. They have been married 43 years and have two adult children and four grandchildren. Ron enjoys the outdoors, traveling, writing, and connecting with people. Ron has two favorite verses: · Psalms 90:12 – Teach us to number our days so we can gain a heart of wisdom. · 2 Cor 5:18 – Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Ron Hitchcock

Pastoral Care Pastor

Prior to joining Creekside staff in 2022, Ron served as...

Nancy Aird

Position: Pastoral Care Admin
Phone: (916) 685-4821x124
Categories: Administrative Assistants, Pastoral Care Team

Nancy began attending Creekside in 2012.  She joined staff in 2017 and has been in full time ministry since 2007.   She accepted Christ at the age of 13. Nancy was born and raised in Canada, lived in Toronto until 2006 and married her husband Cécil in 2004.  Her hobbies include traveling, singing, reading, watching classic movies on TCM and British dramas on PBS. Her favorite verse is:

  • Psalm 116:7 – Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 

Nancy Aird

Pastoral Care Admin

Nancy began attending Creekside in 2012.  She joined staff in...

Earl Estep

Position: Men's Coordinator
Phone: (916) 685-4821x127
Categories: Discipleship Pathway, Pastoral Care Team

Earl began attending Creekside in 2016 and has been on staff since 2019. Having accepted Christ when he was 20, he began full-time ministry in 2008. He married Michelle in 2000, and they have six adult children in their blended family. Earl was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but grew up in the Houston, Texas area, although he has also lived in Sunnyvale, Dallas, and Virginia. Earl loves reading, traveling, and doing home improvements projects. His favorite verse is:

· 1 Peter 1:3-5 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Earl Estep

Men's Coordinator

Earl began attending Creekside in 2016 and has been on...

Michelle Estep

Position: Pastoral Care Assoc
Phone: (916) 685-4821x134
Categories: Pastoral Care Team

Michelle began attending Creekside in January 2016 and joined the staff in May 2018. She accepted Christ at the age of 13 at Summer Youth Camp and has served in part-time pastoral staff ministry positions since 1995. Michelle has been married to Earl for 21 years, and have six adult children in their blended family. She was born in Kansas City, Mo, raised in Northern California (Santa Rosa, Redwood City), Washington state (Kirkland), and Ontario, California. After she college moved to Chicago for three years, and moved back to Northern California area for most of her adult life. Michelle has many verses that have guided her life, but the two that she has claimed the longest in her life and ministry really come from:

· Hebrews 12:1-2 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and that so easily entangles, and let us run, with perseverance, the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…

· Romans 12:10-12 – Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Michelle Estep

Pastoral Care Assoc

Michelle began attending Creekside in January 2016 and joined the...