The wonderful people who contribute to the nuts and bolts
Dawn Hyde, Pastor
Dawn followed God’s call cross country to be pastor of Mission Bay Community Church. Originally from North Carolina, she received a B.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from North Carolina State University and then her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in May of 2012. Here at Mission Bay she uses her gifts of preaching, teaching, giving pastoral care, and dreaming about how church will continue to grow and change in the 21st century. She appreciates diversity of thought and seeks to be intentional about community and service in her ministry. And she loves a good conversation over a good cup of coffee! Dawn and her husband Tim both enjoy being outside, running, laughing, and traveling.
Pete Feltman, Pastoral Assistant for MusicA multi-instrumentalist/singer/ songwriter, Pete has a deep love for all kinds of music. He has been writing and performing since the mid-90′s when the waves of alternative and hip-hop began to crash all around him through his high school days in Iowa. A graduate of University of Northern Iowa in theatre/communication/education, after his undergrad he served the Presbyterian Church in Mason City, Iowa as Youth Director—all the while gigging with his band around the midwest. He came out to the Bay Area in the summer of 2007 to begin work on his Master’s of Divinity at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He immediately began playing in bands and attending open mics and generally immersing himself in the scene. He now plays keyboards in three different bands of varying genres and is hard at work on his own solo project: musical settings to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. He also hosts an open mic at Brainwash Cafe every Tuesday night. Pete believes that everyone has a lot more musical potential than they might realize. Because of this, he likes to encourage people to jump into the song without any fear or preconceived notions of what might happen. Music is intended to be experienced in the moment—and when people begin to commit to that idea they often times begin to experience the Holy Spirit in a simple/profound way. There is nothing that makes Pete happier than joining in communal song with a group of diverse thinkers and doers. Blog | Facebook | Twitter
The Session is the primary decision-making body of the church. Made up of “Elders” the Session is responsible for working in partnership with pastoral staff to embody what it means to be Mission Bay Community Church now and into the future. The areas of service are directly related to our Mission and Vision Statement Class of 2013 Katie Pope, Michael Beadle, Jeannette Feddes Class of 2014 Tom Kendall, Dave Mickle, Katherine Williams, Tiffany Flaming Class of 2015 Gabrielle Anderson, Marc Jung, Kristin Tatum