Pastoral Care

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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 for 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...

Bob Speizer

Position: Senior Adults Pastor
Phone: (916) 685-4821 x116
Categories: Pastoral Care Team, Pastors

Bob and his wife, Nancy, have been attending Creekside since 1991 with a five-year sojourn to Germany as missionaries. He accepted the Lord in the fall of 1977. He began his full-time ministry as high school pastor at Bethany Community Church in Tempe, Arizona, starting there right after seminary in 1982. Bob and Nancy were married in 1979 and have two children. Bob grew up in Southern California, and says his hobbies include Cat whispering, Hula Hoop theology and traveling…. Actually, the last is true. Add, reading, and watching old movies. His favorite verses are:

· Phil. 1:6 – Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

· John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Bob Speizer

Senior Adults Pastor

Bob and his wife, Nancy, have been attending Creekside since...

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...

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