• David Allison - One Thirty One Technical Director

    David is the Technical Director for the Bidwell at One Thirty One worship service. He is currently a student at Butte College, studying Computer Engineering. He has been involved with Bidwell youth ministries for a number of years and enjoys meeting new people. Over the summer of 2015, David went on a month long backpacking trip which inspired him to continue traveling and pursue the natural world around him. He can often be found in Upper Bidwell park shooting photos or hammocking between a pair of trees by the creek.

  • Marcie Anderson - Office Manager

    Marcie has been with BPC since June 2000.  Prior to joining the BPC Team, she had 13.5 years of administrative experience in local government.  She is a native Northern Californian and enjoys baking cupcakes, gardening, doing small projects around the house, and spending time with her family.  Marcie's first set of wheels was a '64 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe that was handed down through the family and one of her favorite local places to eat is La Hacienda.

  • Janis Barnett - Administrative Support Assistant

    Janis joined the BPC staff in January 2017. She is an avid reader and loves other bookish things such as writing and editing. She enjoys hanging out with her husband Dan and their two cats Nigel and Suzette, as well as quilting, walking, and working in the yard. Some of her favorite things are words, birds, colors, sunshine, and thunderstorms.



  • Sarah Bartow - College Ministry Coordinator

    Sarah is the coordinator for our College Ministry. She loves to read, hike, drink a large amount of coffee, watch movies, and be around people. Her passions include serving The Lord, listening to others, being a friend, loving without limit, and eating dairy- free ice cream. If there was one thing she wants to accomplish this year, it is to show the love of Jesus to students. Sarah attends Chico State and plans to graduate in a year with a psychology degree. 

  • Shawn Bentley - Worship Coordinator

    Shawn has been with BPC since 2011. He supports Worship Ministries.  Shawn loves worship music and napping on his free days.  His first set of wheels was a green Schwin Sting Ray.  According to Shawn, "he can't fly, but is a good bouncer."  Shawn loves it here in Chico and his favorite local chow is La Hacienda and Smokin' Mo's.

  • Casey Connor - Custodian

    Casey joined the BPC team in 2014.

  • Patty Davidson - Administrative Assistant

    Patty joined the BPC staff  in April 2016.  Patty is the administrative support to Missions, Women's Ministries, and Congregational Care.  Her hobbies include walking, reading, painting and re-purposing small used furniture, and singing.  She is a member of a Barbershop Chorus in Chico.  She enjoys her family and friends, her cats, and all things nature, especially National Parks.  Her favorite local restaurants are Sol, Pelican's Roost, and Sierra Nevada.  Patty served in the U.S. Navy.


  • Robert Engstrom - Lead Custodian

    Robert joined the BPC team in 2003 and loves it here because of the staff and church members.  When he was 18 he was into sports and his first set of wheels was a '68 Ford Mercury Cougar.  Robert and his wife, Carolyn, enjoy yard and estate sales on their free days as well as sushi.  Robert's hobbies are art glass and vinyl records.  A fun fact about Robert  is that he graduated from the Butte Fire Academy.

  • Belle Fricke - Event Coordinator

    Belle Fricke is BPC's Event Coordinator.  Belle has the gift of hospitality and enjoys meeting new people.  She and her husband have three grown children.

  • Pam Gustafson - Receptionist

    Pam is the receptionist for BPC. She loves the people of BPC and interacting with them. Pam is originally from Nebraska and a life-long Cornhuskers fan (Go Big Red!).  Her hobbies are anything related to being outdoors such as bicycling, walking, hiking, or swimming. She never gets tired of the mountains, ocean, Dogwoods in bloom, or fall colors. She also enjoys creative activities such as quilting, sewing, and home improvements (she even knows how to operate a jackhammer!). A fun story about Pam is that she wiped out an entire beginning ski class while standing waiting for the rope tow on the Bunny Slope.

  • Lea Hall - Hospitality Coordinator

    Lea is our Hospitality Director and one of our Event Coordindators.  She has the gift of hospitality, loves to cook, bake and garden as well as make people feel welcomed at BPC.

  • Bill Hammond - Worship and Arts Director

    Bill has been leading worship at BPC since 2005.  He enjoys reading, windsurfing, songwriting, music of all types, and hanging out with family and friends around a table of great food!  When he was 18 years old he enjoyed listening to StarSong radio which was a great Christian music station in the Bay Area.  When Bill has a free day, he likes reading, and watching a movie.  His first set of wheels was a Ford Maverick, then a Chevy Camaro.  Bill shares that when he was in the first grade, he lived in Tokyo, and took the train and bus home alone - which scared his family!  Bill states that he makes a great cappuccino and his favorite local restaurants are Thai Basil, Tres Hombres, Aonami Sustainable Sushi, and Ginger's Chinese.

  • Nicole Hanson - Children's Program Coordinator

    Nicole joined the Children's Ministry Team summer of 2014. Nicole has been married to Tim for 14 years and they have 2 sons who are destined to be stunt men or professional eaters. She writes curriculum for BPC’s Pre-K-1st graders and is also an instructor at In Motion Fitness. She loves baking with butter and running, (because of the butter). 

  • Christi Harrington - Administrative Assistant

    Christi has supported Children's Ministry since 2007.  Christi loves stories be it books, movies, or even games.  She enjoys geo-caching with her best friend and husband, Bill. She likes to have friends over to her house to cook, eat, drink, and share life. She loves camping with her family at Gold Bluffs Beach and spending days in Disneyland. 

  • Kelly Hock - Children's Ministry Director

    Kelly has been a part of Children's Ministry at BPC since 2004.  She is married and has two sons.  She likes hanging out with her family and being creative with her home.  When she has free time she likes to have a cup of coffee with her husband, walk around the downtown shops, then have dinner at 5th Street Steak House.  Kelly's first set of wheels was a boxy green Volvo. She loves being in Tahoe.

  • Dan Holmes - Gospel Choir Director

    Dan is the Director of the BPC Gospel Choir. He and his wife Kate joined the church in 1988, and since then he has served as Chancel Choir Director, Worship Leader, Children’s Choir Director and has been the director of the BPC Gospel choir since 2008. Dan also teaches music for Chico Unified School District and is involved in many local musical endeavors. Dan has been blessed with seeing the growth and changes at BPC for close to three decades. Dan and Kate have three grown children and a couple of grandkids too!

  • Ashley Keller - Nursery Coordinator

    Ashley started working in the nursery at Bidwell Pres when she was still in high school.  Some of the first babies she cared for are now graduated to the youth programs of our church.  Ashley loves welcoming new kids to the nursery but has a special place in her heart for "her" babies that know and love her.  Ashley manages the scheduling for all of our great childcare workers in the nursery.


  • Sharon Osborn - Account Tech

    Sharon has been on staff since 2007.  She enjoys sewing, crafting, and playing board games with family and friends.  Her favorite local chow is Celestino's Pizza.  Sharon's first set of wheels was a '62 Rambler Classic.  She loves being at Patrick's Point on the California coast.

  • Sara Petersen - Children's Program Coordinator

    Sara joined the Kidwell Park team in 2016. She is newlywed to a wonderful man named Trevor. She graduated from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Special Education. Sara is originally from Carmichael, CA. She loves working with kids because of their innocence and their playfulness. She loves seeing their faces light up during play and exploration. She has a special calling for children with disabilities and knows the Lord called her to Bidwell Pres. She is so excited to see the Club Kidwell ministry grow.


  • Matt Plotkin - Youth Ministry Director

    Matt joined the staff in 2015. He oversees ministry to Jr. High and High School students. Matt is married to Rebecca and they have a dog named Samson. They recently moved here from Walnut Creek, CA.

  • LeeAnn Powers - Hospitality Coordinator

    LeeAnn joined our Hospitality Team in 2014. She prepares meals for special events!

  • Dara Scholz - Organist and Children's Choir Director

    Dara Scholz joined our Worship Team in 2012 and is the organist for our traditional service, weddings, and memorials.  She is a 1998 graduate of St. Olaf College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and was an active member of the St. Olaf Choir, Chapel Choir and the Early Music Singers. She received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2006 from the University of Minnesota.  In addition to her studies at the University of Minnesota, Ms. Scholz from 1999-2006 was a member of the Vocal Essence Ensemble Singers, a 32-voice professional choral ensemble based in Minneapolis, MN.

  • David Scholz - Chancel Choir Director

    Dr. David Scholz is the Chancel Choir Director at BPC.  He is also the Director of Choral Activities at California State University, Chico, where he directs the Acappella Choir, the Chamber Singers and the University Chorus.  Dr. Scholz holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College (1994), a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University (1999), and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Minnesota (2006).

  • Lisa Stone - Business Administrator

    Lisa has been a part of the BPC team since 2006.  Lisa enjoys anything on the water as well as traveling, gardening, and doing projects around her house.  When she has a free day she likes to go for a long bike ride.  Her nickname is Stone (original).  She loves to be out on her houseboat on Lake Oroville and eat at local places such as Smokin Mo's, Red Tavern, and Grana.  Jaw-dropping views that Lisa likes are Portofino, Italy; Grand Canyon, and pretty much any place in Hawaii.

  • Richard White - Custodian

    Richard has been on our staff for since 2013.