Kim Machado was born and raised in Manteca, California. She has been married to her husband Daniel for 15 adventurous years. They have four children whom she homeschools. In Kim’s free time she enjoys being a maker. Creating and crafting for home and family. Kim has been playing guitar and leading worship for over 19 years. Being in the mountains or on the beach are thin spaces where can connect easily with God.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ~Victor Hugo
Children's Church Coordinator
Lizzie is a born and raised Manteca native where she has set her own roots with her Loving and supportive Husband Sam and three lively children Brooklyn, Logan, and Owen. When not working full time fulfilling her passion for the beauty industry doing hair at a local salon you can find Lizzie on the Soccer field or at home cooking up the next big children ministry idea. Baseball is the heart of her household and where you can find her and Sam enjoying the few moments they get away from it all, go Dodgers!
Jen Pellizzari is our Hospitality Czar. She offers great direction, care, ambiance and preparation for most of our Church Events. She is a mom to 3 busy and wonderful kids and has a side business making cakes. She works for a non-profit in Manteca and has an overwhelming servants heart. The beach and music are her two favorite things!
"He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." Psalm 9:14
Miles Larson and his wife moved to Manteca from a sleepy little town in North Central Ohio in the all too hot of a summer of 2016. Welcomed by 108˚ temperatures, they quickly realized they were in a new world. It was a world filled with exciting new possibilities and adventures that fit beautifully with Miles' (too) many interests. Hiking, backpacking, traveling, golf, cooking, the spectacular collision of unexpected flavors and the nuances of wine, beer and new ethnicities of food, along with the radically diverse cultural exposure had Miles stunned and hooked. He's somewhat settled down since, and has found the proximity to so much beauty in North Central California overwhelming, and humbling. Whenever possible he will scurry off to be a silent part of the beautiful creation God has blessed us with in the Valley. Additionally, Miles believes he grows especially close to people and God when he can use his gift of hospitality which is part of why he so deeply loves the people of NCC.
"You can't have God as your Father without the Church as your Mother." ~St. Cyprian
Associate Pastor of Outreach
Jesse Adams is one of the Associate Pastors here at Northgate Community Church. He has been attending NCC for about 15 years and has worn various hats in our church community but his current leadership role is focused on outreach and connecting us to our neighbors.
Jesse is married to his beautiful and caring wife Te and they have two kids, Will & Olive. Jesse and his family love going on road trips to the mountains and hiking or going to any destination where water is found! They like going to places unknown and discovering a new travel gem.
Music is a huge passion for him. His Spotify playlists are constantly playing, immersing himself into deep dives of various music styles. He has also been playing guitar since he was 10 years old. Playing music is one of many disciplines that helps him focus and hear God amongst the noise.
Welcome Party Leader
Parag’s top three favorite things are JESUS, Praising JESUS, and encouraging others in the Name of Jesus, in that order! Born and raised here in Manteca, Parag graduated from Manteca High and later received an Associates Degree in Nursing from Modesto Junior College. He and his family have been members at Northgate Community Church since 2014. He is also one of the members of our amazing Greeting Team. Everyone wants to know that they Belong. Everyone wants to know that they are Welcomed. And most importantly, everyone wants to know that they are LOVED. His desire is for anyone who comes into our doors, to be greeted and welcomed by the LOVE of JESUS.
LeeAnn comes to Manteca most recently from small-town Ashland Ohio and will always consider herself a Mid-west Girl. With a background in English Education she has always found intrigue in the story and literature, which is what gives her the keen eye needed to be our storyteller. She notices the small details and finds beauty in the everyday and ordinary. LeeAnn is a certified yoga instructor, a lover of books, kitty cats and the ocean. When she's not working, she loves to spend her time traveling with her husband, looking for the next beautiful view and eating the next delicious meal.
"If the only prayer you say in your life is 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart