Meet the Elders

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Steve Altman - Steve and his wife Lori have been married for 24 years and have 4 children, three of whom are currently in college. They have been members of Creekside for 12 years. As a civil engineer he has been used to help build many physical structures. As a husband, a dad and a servant of Jesus Christ he has been used by the Lord to help build up the spiritual lives of those around him. He and Lori have been active in many children’s and high school ministries, including Awana, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and have taught parenting classes. He served as a deacon for 10 years at a former church, five of them as head deacon. Steve has a servant’s heart and is a great encourager.


Steve Beckner - Steve is a sixth grade teacher working in the Elk Grove Unified School District. He has been a part of our church for 37 years, and his wife, Kristen, has been with our church for 40 years. Their hope, as a family, for our church is that our body of believers at Creekside would be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and live in obedience to Deuteronomy 6:5 which says, "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." They pray our devotion to God causes each of us to live our lives to further the kingdom of God, whatever it takes.


Bob Crump (Chairman) - Bob and Lynette Crump have been part of Creekside for 25 years. They have three children (Drake, Dalton, and Denae) and have recently added to their family through Drake’s marriage to new daughter-in-law Sylvia. Bob’s hope for our church is that we will prayerfully seek God's will in the stewardship of the resources and gifts He has given us, that we may passionately serve our community, our country, and our world, and that it be evident we do these things as living evidence of the love of Jesus.

Currently, Bob is a member of our HR Committee.

 Fendall web Bob Fendall - Bob says... I chose Jesus when I was 5 years old. I prayed with my mom before going to bed one night. I confessed that I was a sinner, I thanked Him for dying on the cross for me and forgiving me for my sins, and I asked Him to come into my heart. Since then I have had a journey of recognizing that He is more than my savior but also my Lord. In college I committed my life to Him in a deeper way that said, “You can be Lord over my decisions about careers, relationships, living situations, ministry opportunities, etc.” This was a turning point in allowing Jesus to actually be the One that I follow instead of the One I just believe in. John 1:12 says that “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” This gives me certainty that I am a child of God, because I have received Him into my life

This elder nomination is an example of God’s leadership in my life. I had thought that one day being an elder would be a great way to use my gifts and serve the church. But I had decided that if I was asked over the next few years I would say no, because I thought I was too young and my kids were too young. Before I was approached, I felt like there were times when God was speaking to me about how He wanted me to consider it. I ignored it until Scott shared with me about the nomination. Then, I heard about the process and became even more willing to pray about it. I have sensed His leading in this decision in so many ways and am happy to follow Him into it. God has blessed me with an amazing wife that challenges me in my faith and in my parenting. My kids are wonderful people that I enjoy having in my life and I am blessed with a great job, good health, a great house to live in, and amazing friends. I see that as I am faithful in using and expressing the gifts God gives me, he gives me more opportunities to glorify Him with these gifts. I am amazed at how there is always more that can be given even when I think I have been poured out empty.

Bob and his wife, Arlena have been part of our church family since March of 2009 and became members in April 2010. They have two young children.

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Scott writes: “Once I had this encounter with the Living God and realized that Jesus Christ was really there to forgive me, love me, support me and lead me... once I fully grasped that I was not alone in this world... there was no turning back for me.” This was in 1978, and about six months later, Scott moved to Fresno. While working through his Business Administration Degree at Fresno State, he began began cutting his teeth in various areas of ministry like music, evangelism, discipleship and leadership.

Scott’s actual call into ministry came in 1982, and the next year he began three-years of seminary, followed by 18 years of service as a missionary in Europe. While in Europe, he and his wife Michelle started a brand new church in Faenza, Italy before launching two other big ministries: teaching Bible seminars throughout Italy and developing an evangelistic music ministry, recording 5 CDs of contemporary Christian music (four in Italian, one in English), performed hundreds of concerts, had his music on the radio for years, and traveled as a music evangelist in over a dozen nations, including Turkey and Tunisia.


Rob Lopez – Rob Lopez has been attending Creekside for the past 33 years. Rob has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 29 years. They have four children; two are adults and the younger two boys are still at home. He is a skilled plumber and loves sports. Working with children of all ages has been a big part of Rob’s life. Rob and his wife have been fos­ter parents to many children over the years and also served in Creekside's Youth Ministries for 19 years. Now Rob is teaching third and fourth graders in Chil­dren’s Ministries.

Mann-Ron web Ron Mann - Ron accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was a young child and began a close relationship with Christ at that point. Ron says, “I have a true faith that no matter what is going on in our lives, or those around us, that God is in control and ultimately has the best in mind for everyone.” He has a heart for God and Creekside and is anxious to begin serving the congregation as an Elder. Ron, and his wife Kari, have been married for 21 years. They began attending Creekside in 2002 and then became members in 2004. They have three children, Alicia, Lauren and Kyle. He and his family serve the church in many ways (ushering, women’s ministry, men’s ministry, youth ministry).


Bill Maxon (Executive Pastor) - Pastor Bill Maxon and his wife Dawn have been part of our church for 12 years. Initially Bill served as the Worship & Arts Pastor, his lifelong area of ministry; however, just over two years ago, Bill (and the church’s leadership) sensed God’s voice in a new direction for his life, so he stepped into the role of Executive Pastor. Dawn teaches Advanced Placement English Literature at Franklin High School, where she loves her 11th and 12th grade students. Although empty nesters now, they have two sons, Devin and Chad, who were a part of Creekside for many years. Both recently married. Devin, and his wife Brooke, live in Santa Paula, and Chad, and his wife Taylor, live in Elk Grove, California. Oftentimes you will see Bill in the 8am service where he loves to lead others in worship of God and desires to see Creekside become a people so connected to the Spirit of God, that they don’t just survive, but that they thrive in their faith, making a joyful contribution of change to Elk Grove and to the world.
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Darrell Schuh - Darrell and his wife Darlene have been married for 52 years and have 4 children, all of whom have followed in their spiritual footsteps. He has a very rich spiritual heritage. Darrell has been a member of Creekside for 61 years. He is very passionate about missions. As a contractor he has organized and led more than 50 short term mission trips to Africa and other destinations where he and the “Schuh Crew” have constructed a variety of buildings that have helped churches grow and serve their communities. In addition, he has served at Creekside in many, many capacities over the years, including three decades as a leader for our youth and 6 times as a deacon. Darrell has been a role model for generations of men, some who are presently serving as Elders.


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Tung Tran - Tung and his wife of 17 years, Annalise along with their two boys, Joshua and Ethan have been with our church since 2006. They have been involved in our Children’s Ministry for the last six years serving on Sunday mornings, with AWANA, at special events and also as a volunteer parent/leader in the local Boy Scout of America program for their boys. Tung works for the State of California as a lead coordinator, managing statewide desktop installations.

Tung came from a Buddhist/Ancestry worship background and at great personal cost associated with renouncing his family’s traditions, received Jesus as Lord of his life in 1987, at the age of 18, following the death of his father. Tung has been walking with our Lord ever since. He loves to serve the Lord and share a belief that God’s purpose for each Christian’s life is to serve and enrich the lives of others so that Jesus Christ may be revealed through the believer’s act of obedience. He takes to heart the biblical truth that is taught in the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and truly believes that God’s Word is the foundation that we as believers need to live by. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”



Chris Wagner (Secretary) - Chris Wagner and his wife, Young, have been attending Creekside for 7 years and have been members almost 4 years. Chris and Young have been married 17 years. They have three children, Bella, Noah, and Abby. Chris works at Intel as a team leader and has worked there for the past 18 years. He also spends time in the community coaching his kid’s basketball and soccer teams.


Troy Winslow (Vice-Chairman) - Troy says... I was raised from birth by two godly, Christian parents, who are my spiritual role models to this day. My father has been a pastor and elder since I was 3, and my mom has ministered by his side and on her own their whole marriage (52 years of marriage to date. My dad is 80 and still preaching and teaching). Knowing and believing in Jesus seemed like a birthright, and I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior and was baptized by my dad when I was around 6.

It never really became a personal relationship, however, until I met my future wife at the advanced age of 14! Karen was Catholic, and she caught my eye 35 years ago, despite her glasses and braces. In the early part of our friendship and courtship in High School, she was searching for the TRUTH, and I found myself at a loss for answers. I was in a rebellious stage, and when you rebel against your godly parents, you end up rebelling against God.

Things got a little crazy for me and my friends in high school, specifically my affinity to drink at parties. Thankfully, while God allowed me to stray, he never let go of my hand even though he eventually had to get my attention. He used a motorcycle accident to gain that attention. While I was nearly immobile for 3 weeks, he showed me that he didn’t want me to have my parents’ faith – he wanted me to have a personal relationship with Him – a relationship built on the knowledge of Him through my own digging into his Word, time spent in fellowship and prayer with Him, and a love for Him based on who He is and what the cross and His sacrifice meant for me personally. I recommitted my life to Him that summer before my junior year and from that moment on we’ve been on a grand adventure together: me challenging his Word in search of the only TRUTH in every aspect of my faith. As in every adventure, my path has not always been straight, the journey never complete, but I find myself more in love with the Lord, my wife, and my kids today than I have ever been in my life – and that’s a good place to be.

Troy and his wife, Karen have been part of our church family since January 1994. The day our current campus opened was their first visit and they joined as official members within the first couple months; 22 years ago. They have two adult children.