Staff Members

Paul Wilson

Superintendent

As Superintendent and team leader, Paul has deep experience developing ministries in a large variety of contexts. He is most passionate about helping people become who God created them to be. His nature is to both challenge and encourage the hearts of the pastors and leaders with whom he connects. Paul’s primary connections involve leadership and ministry development coaching. Email

Matt Aalseth

Director of Youth Ministry

As a veteran of youth ministry, Matt cares deeply about helping young adults transition well from adolescence to adulthood. He also believes that the church needs to give the very best we have to these emerging adults. Matt gives leadership to the PSWC Youth Initiative including Emerge, the Community College internship that will launch in fall of 2016. Email

Abraham Bejarano

Director of Latino Ministries

Abraham is the pastor of Emmanuel Covenant Church in Northridge, CA. As a young adult in Venezuela, he pastored a thriving church in his native Venezuela. In Los Angeles, he has been key in encouraging Covenant Hispanic youth to come together for worship and community. Abraham’s work involves strategic connections to mobilize Hispanic leaders and ministries. Email

Jean Cheng Gorman

Director of Ministerial Health

As both a pastor and a licensed psychologist, Jean is skilled in helping leaders and churches become healthier. Her experience as a staff person in a growing church plant coupled with her cross-cultural competencies position her well for coming alongside PSWC churches and leaders.

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Anita Eyer

Director of Conference Ministries

Anita is passionate about connecting people deeply with God and each other. She coordinates Energize and Equip Events and Celebration, our annual gathering of pastors and churches. She also oversees communications, resourcing of children’s ministry questions, and supports the team on special projects.

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Dave Olson

Director of Church Planting

Dave’s focus is developing healthy churches that advance the Kingdom of God – through starting new churches and coaching churches for ministry and leadership development. He is widely respected as one of the country’s finest developers of church planters. He is the author of two books – The American Church in Crisis (2006) and Discovering Your Leadership Style (2014) and the accompanying website.

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Fil Nesta

Special Projects (contracted)

Fil is the pastor of Iglesia La Jornada Covenant Church, Brentwood, CA. God took hold of Fil’s life when he was a college student at California Berkeley; he has been in ministry ever since, including planting two churches within the PSWC. Fil’s work involves special projects including but not limited to: Spanish-speaking church plants, adoptions and coaching. He is also passionate about the church’s ministries of mercy and justice.

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Pat Stark

Associate Superintendent

Pat serves as the point person for churches in Arizona and San Diego, Orange County, Riverside and Imperial Counties in Southern California. He provides coaching and congregational vitality leadership, and is the PSWC liaison to Alpine Camp. Pat has most recently served as church planter and Lead Pastor of Genesis Covenant Church in Phoenix. He is passionate about helping churches reach their missional potential.

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Erika Basak

Director of Finance

Erika joined our team in the summer of 2015, bringing with her strong experience from the finance world. She is delighted to be able to use these skills to serve the broader church. In addition to overseeing the whole of PSWC finance, budget, and accounting, Erika is a resource to churches on financial practices. Email

Laura Chellew

Finance and Information Technology Assistant

Laura handles accounts payable, our church database, and church pledges. She also posts “open calls” for staff positions, and receives Bethany Benefit insurance applications. She is the perfect person to contact when your church contact information changes or when you hire that new staff person! Email

Kristine Gilmore

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

If you need to meet with Paul, call Kristine!  If you need have a credentialing question, call Kristine! She capably coordinates Paul’s calendar, supports the ministerial credentialing process (licensing and ordination), and gives support to the Executive Board and Ministerial Association. Email