staff


  • Brennen Behimer

    Teaching Pastor

    Pastor Brennen's passion is to preach and teach God's word and see others grow in their understanding and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He has been at Parkside since returning from overseas missions in 2010.  He earned a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute and a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College.  Brennen and his wife Stephanie have been married since 1995 and have six children.


    Contact: behimer@gmail.com



  • Woody Swenson

    Pastor of Service and support

    After graduating with a degree in Biblical Theology from LA Baptist College in 1979, Woody served in two Southern California churches as a youth pastor, associate and senior pastor until God opened the door for him to join the staff at Parkside in the summer of 1995.  Woody's drive in ministry is for the local church to glorify Christ, by growing in His grace and knowledge, and to show the love of Jesus to the people of Fallon.  He continues to serve the Lord in numerous capacities here but his greatest joy is serving alongside his wife Noreen in leading PBF worship services.  The Swenson's have three happily married adult children who have brought forth nine fun-loving, beautiful grandchildren!


    Contact: woody@cub.net


  • rochelle boyer

    secretary

    Rochelle, her husband and their three children moved to Fallon in 1982.  Rochelle's husband's uncle and aunt were the first who shared Jesus Christ's sacrifice with her in a meaningful way.  They invited her to attend First Baptist Church (now Parkside Bible Fellowship), then pastored by Pastor Phil Blomgren.  They, along with Pastor Blomgren, led Rochelle to understanding what faith in Jesus Christ means (Rom. 6:23; John 14:2-3) and the sure security of knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us! (John 10:29; Phil 4:7; Heb. 13:5).  Since then, Rochelle has had the privilege of serving Him at Parkside for many years.


    Contact: pbf@cub.net


  • sarah hurley

    director of women's and children's ministry

    Sarah landed in Fallon when her husband, Gene, was transferred here with the Navy in 1990, and they never left!  She served with Child Evangelism Fellowship for six years before joining the Parkside staff in 2008.  Her desire is to follow the Lord wherever He calls her.  She has a deep love for women and children and a passion to help those around her know Christ and walk closely with Him.  Gene and Sarah have six children and a growing horde of grandchildren.


    Contact: sarahhurley@cccomm.net

  • Brianna behimer

    Children's ministry

    The Lord has taken Brianna from Chicago, to Russia, to Turkey, to Texas, to, finally Fallon.  She is thankful for God's faithfulness, sovereignty, and goodness in her life as well as the opportunity she has been given to work in the children's ministry.  Her goal in life is that the Lord would be glorified, and she is excited to continue to see how He will use the children's ministries at Parkside to do just that.


    Contact: brihimer@gmail.com


  • Stephen Duarte

    Director of student ministry

    Stephen has a heart to see students know, trust, and glorify God.  He previously worked with both high schoolers and college aged students in California and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to teach students in Fallon.  He originally went to school to become a school teacher and has his B.A. in Social Studies for Single Subject Teaching from San Jose State University as well as a Masters of Education from National University.  Stephen has enjoyed the blessing of marriage with his wife Debbie since 2014 and has a toddler aged son named Caleb.


    Contact: stephencduarte@gmail.com