STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
We believe that the church is made up of real people, who take time out of their schedules to contribute to the kingdom of God. Therefore, the majority of people that make up our ministry team, are volunteers. They're people just like you, who believe that they have a place in the active leadership of the church. If you have any questions for these people, come on a Sunday, and there's a very good chance that you will see everyone of them!
Director of Roots Ministry - Grant Kay
Grant is the Director of Roots Ministry and Children's Ministry at Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, and until July 2014 served as the Worship Director at Roots. Grant was born and raised in San Diego and spent most of his life in the Pacific Beach neighborhood. He loves PB and the widely diverse community that makes it up. Grant graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2013 and is currently attending Bethel Seminary, seeking his Masters in Divinity. Grant believes that justice and redemption are at the heart of Christianity, and that we as the church are called to be the breaking in of the Kingdom of God here on earth. He is dedicated to bringing people closer to God and loving them the way Christ taught. Grant is always available to talk or meet, and is always looking for ways to serve.
Director of Worship Arts - Karla Gastelum
Karla Gastelum is the director of worship and creative arts at Roots. She is a student at Grossmont College hoping to transfer to a 4-year university to get a B. A. in Public Health. Karla is passionate about worship and missions which has led her to lead worship around the world. She has a heart for Asian countries and hopes to use her degree to help others in medical need.
Assistant Director of Roots Ministry - Robert Gerow
Robert is the Director of Youth Ministry at Pacific Beach Presbyterian, Roots PB's parent church. He has been involved at Roots for over 4 years, both in the worship team and in other capacities. Robert has had a relationship with God since childhood, and is passionate about Christian ministry serving all ages! Robert is working on his BS in Biblical Studies at Liberty University Online. If you are interested in getting involved with the Youth Ministry, Robert is the man to contact.
Assistant Preacher/Care Director - Ty Smith
Ty has been with Roots since the very beginning. Prior to volunteering with Roots, he heard God's calling to volunteer his time with PBPC's Children's and Youth ministries. We are thankful to have someone that is very positive and energetic when it comes to working with the Children, the Youth and with Roots. Knowledgeable of the Bible, he is able to help apply scripture to everyday life. If you would like to join us when he is preaching, feel free to contact him to make sure you are here for his teachings.