Leadership Team

SharonSharon S. serves PCC as Glocal Hub Director.  After graduation from Taylor University in another era, she served in a variety of short term experiences in many places, including Asia (mostly Taiwan) for 2 years.  With a son Ben and family living in China today, that area of the world engages her spare time (when she’s not watching her Matt compete on the tennis court).  After coming to PCC, she and her husband Bob enjoy together investing time in many of PCC’s partnerships, particularly in the Congo and East Asia, both here and there.

Why PCC?  “It represents so many people that care so deeply about the world in many ways.  It is my goal to support and release them to be and serve however God has called in order that all might know Him.”  Why you? “Learning to view the world and God from the viewpoint of another culture will change your life, and we pray over the long term it will change theirs as well!  It’s win-win for all.”

 

Dawn

Dawn Leiro chairs the PCC Glocal Hub Board and also oversees local partnerships.  She demonstrates through her life her belief that “we are ALL called to spread the love and hope of Jesus whether we are being missionaries at our jobs, in our homes, with our neighbors, or oversees. I like to encourage others to get involved wherever God calls them to serve.”

A homeschool teacher of Tirzah (15), and Téa (14), Dawn is also a Recovery Specialist at Cordilleras Mental Health Facility.  She and her husband Andre open their hearts and hands widely to the needs of the local community through many different outreaches and projects. .

Before coming to PCC she studied and served with Youth With A Mission in Hawaii, Japan, and  The Netherlands, working with victims of sex trafficking and homelessness.  She also served on teams in Jamaica, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, and has led relief work teams to Haiti and Kenya. Inspiring others to do new and challenging things outside of their comfort zones as God leads them is one of her greatest rewards.

Why should you consider getting involved?  Dawn sees it simply.  “We are all called to bring the good news of Jesus wherever He places us in this hurting and broken world.  Jesus changes lives and that is why we go! We start by understanding what the Lord has done for us, and it compels us to want to share that with others.  Out of that comes wanting to serve others and sharing about the Lord with others.”

 

TashaTasha Keirns is a nurse, married to Patrick, and devoting her time to their 6 year old son Noah and passionate about global health.   She became involved in PCC glocal leadership to build relationships and connect others at  PCC with ways to serve, care for, and expose people to the gospel.  In addition to serving on several short term mission teams in Mexico, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, she lived in Cameroon for a year with YWAM.  Why did she consider getting involved at PCC?  She says because,

“Investing my life in mission, intentionally sharing the gospel and constantly placing myself in situations to care for and serve others, is the most rewarding and fulfilling way to impact the Kingdom of God. Mission exposes me to God’s heart and compassion in a tangible way, and continually shapes my understanding of His unconditional love for all the people of the world. For me, a great way to get started in mission was through prayer – praying for coworkers, my city, my state etc, and by getting connected with other people who are also passionate about changing lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

 

 

?????????????????????????????????John B. serves the PCC Glocal Hub Board as Consultant, especially focused on reaching the least reached.  An international global leader and pastor, he lives in Redwood City with his wife Maureen and 4 teens, Kayleigh, Anna, Asher, and Alex.  When not serving a gathering of international leaders somewhere in the world, he can be found climbing, mountaineering, sailing, painting or running.   With an MA in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary, John and Maureen have invested their lives together reaching many of the world’s  most unreached communities with the Gospel , from church planting in Kenya 20 years ago to international leadership today.  Why? God is a God onmission and He wants His children to be onmission too.

Why should someone start thinking this way?  John answers, “Because God cares about bringing a lost world to Himself.   There is no greater privilege than to take the Gospel to places where it did not formerly exist.  Start by reaching out to your neighbor and sharing the love of Jesus with them.”

 

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Carol Lee, Marriage and Family Therapist and Career/Life Coach, heads up whole life care for PCC’s global partners.  Married to Guy, she has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren.  She loves to read and listen to music, swim, hang out with her family (especially outdoors), and share times of worship and hospitality.

Growing up as a missionary kid in India, Carol has been involved supporting and preparing those who serve for  years, partly because she uses counseling and coaching as tools to help families, partly because it is who we are as a church, a mindset, not a separate program.  She says, “Jesus told us to go make disciples throughout the world.  Begin where you are, and ask God to open doors for involvement, in things and people that He is trying to reach.   Pray to be sensitive to His voice, and He will open the doors for service. “

 

 

 

Doug Morton,  retired insurance Broker who serves or has served many Boards: Paul Carlson Partners, Congo Voice,  Able works. He has three married children, Sarah, Clarke and David. who are  He describes his calling as “It is what we are called to do. Eph 2:10- We are God’s Masterpiece created ihjgkgn Christ Jesus to do good works, which He created in advance for us to do.” He has been on multiple mission trips including Congo and served on the Mission Board for many years. His hobbies include Family, Working out, biking, golf and hanging out with Mary Lou. He has a bachelors degree from Oregon State. His advice to those seeking mission work is “When you discover your calling you will find that it is a form of mission.  Once you know how God has called you the only way that you can be at peace and content is to do the good work he prepared for you, and that will be mission. To get started you must pray and earnestly seek God’s call and then just do it.”

 

 

 

Clara Sharpless,  retired interior and architectural designer with three children and 5 grandchildren. When asked about why she is so passionate about missions she replied “It is part of my DNA since birth. My parents took me to the logging camps of Washington State and shared the good IMG_6862news of Jesus.” Her experience includes serving on the Glocal Hub Board at PCC for over 20 years; privately supporting agencies and global partners all over the world; working with foreign students at Stanford with Inter Varsity for two years; extending hospitality to missionaries in her home. Clara loves beautiful gardens. She graduated from the University of Washington where she met her husband Bob and served together with him for over 50 years until his recent journey to heaven.  “Why should someone invest one’s life in mission? How might they start? Directive from Jesus in Matthew 28:19 says to “go out and make disciples of all nations”; Mark 15:15 says to “go into the world and preach the good news to all creation.” One might start by checking out the Bible then educate yourself to many factors such political , economic, spiritual for the whole globe, and how it would apply to oneself participating in missions. Connecting with a missional church is also of utmost importance.”

 

 

 

Angie Ibarra is a Bay Area native born to immigrant parents and understands firsthand the pain of growing up on welfare, with a single Mother and many siblings.  Community development is her passion and she has tirelessly led many efforts in her community.  She serves as Local Missions Coordinator at unnamedher church, Peninsula Covenant Church and is on the board of Able Works, a non-profit organization focused on equipping individuals with financial education.  Angie spent 15 years in Corporate America, while volunteering her time reaching out to youth and families.  Her mission is to empower and mobilize a team of volunteers who will work with local schools, providing much needed support and resources to families in the inner city. For over 25 years. Her passion is to invest in young leaders and encourage those who have been marginalized in our society. Her positive energy, passion and drive to help those in her community are evident in her work.  Her greatest joy is spending time with family, her 2 married daughters, granddaughter and grandson and countless “adopted” sons and daughters – she is lovingly referred to as “Mama Ang.”