Toby Nelson

Interim Pastor

Disaster Pastor

Pastor Toby has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 40+ years with a focus on being an interim pastor for congregations in transition. He calls himself a “Disaster Pastor” which stems from being a Chaplain on the Federal Disaster Team at Ground Zero after 9/11. Since then, he has worked around the world when there are disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Haiti Earthquake, Philippines Typhoon Hainan, South Sudan wars, and many other hurricane/earthquake/tsunami tragedies. Pastor Toby and his wife Judy have been married for 47 years and have a son, Erik.


Darryl McCollum

Commissioned Lay Pastor

President, Praise in the Park

Darryl wears many hats from preaching as Lay Pastor (CLP), leading worship music, and working to upgrade the audiovisual aspects of worship services. Darryl co-founded Praise in the Park Concord in 2014, which annually brings 5,000+ Christians to Todos Santos Square for a day of collective worship supporting the principles of Faith, Love, and Service. Darryl is the proud dad of three adult children. He has authored a book, "In All Things Grace" a layman's take on church unity, Released an EP, 4 Songs for God with The Flock Praise Band, enjoys golf and is currently working on a CD for release in 2018.

Rebecca Chase

Director of Community Ministry

Rebecca started as Director of Children’s Ministry in 2015 and now additionally oversees Small Groups, Equipping Ministry, Seniors, and Prayer. She also serves as the staff representative for Deacons, Adult Education, and Connections. She is passionate about assisting the “ministers of God” in discovering their call to serve. Rebecca loves reading, eating at local restaurants, and tasting wine. Rebecca, her husband Chris, and two sons (when they’re home from college) reside in Vallejo.

Ann Keirns

Administrator to the Pastor and Elders

Commissioned Lay Pastor

Ann is the first face many see visiting the office, and she enjoys her daily adventures as church administrator! She is the oldest of six siblings with some local family and a son who lives in Florida. Ann is a Commissioned Lay Pastor and very passionate about a biblical approach to social justice and is jazzed about a church that looks more like the ministry of Jesus and the early church in the book of Acts. You can often catch her teaching during the Adult Sunday School hour!

Andrew Cardiasmenos

Director of Music & Worship

Since childhood Andrew has sung in choirs, played and composed music. He received a Bachelor of Music Composition in Wisconsin and a Master of Education in Chicago and began directing church choirs. Andrew also teaches high school French and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessie, and his 3-year-old son, Blake.

Lisa Gonzalez

Administrative Coordinator

Lisa has been an Administrative Coordinator with us for almost 24 years! She has attended FPCC since grade school; participating in Sunday School, Youth Club, Choir, Bell Choir, and other after-school activities.You can find her relaxing and reading (e-books only now!), gardening, RV-ing with her husband and friends, as well as laughing with her 18-month-old granddaughter Lacey, thirty-something-and-very-busy daughters Hayley, Lindsay and son-in-law Drew, in San Francisco, and stepson Patrick in Concord.

Robin Stearns

Beginnings and Beyond Montessori Preschool Director

(925) 676-6244

Robin relaunched FPCC's Preschool with a Christian Montessori program in August 2011, and now oversees 35+ children ranging from 2-5 years. Robin graduated from Saint Mary's College in 2003 with a degree in Liberal and Civic Studies and a minor in Montessori Thought, a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She is an active church member and lay leader having served as an elder and Clerk of Session for three years.

Susan Soehner

Musical Accompanist Piano & Organ

Susan has been at FPCC for nearly 20 years. She is an extraordinarily talented musician and choir accompanist.

Harold Lund


Harold keeps our facility in order!