Our Staff

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Wayne Griswold

Pastor, Elder

Office: 916-781-2013 ext. 201
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Active in youth and college ministry for years, Wayne has served on staff at East Parkway Church since 2000 and was called to be the church’s pastor in July 2009. A gifted speaker, he is committed to expositional preaching and loves engaging people with the practical, everyday truth of God’s Word. He is married to Sally, the wife of his youth, and together they try to keep up with their five children ranging from 2–16 years old (easier said than done!). When time allows, Wayne also enjoys road trips with his family, working in the yard, and watching sports on TV. And tacos. Lots and lots of tacos!

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Andrei Yaholkovsky

Pastoral Assistant, Youth Pastor

Office: 916-781-2013 ext. 202
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Andrei graduated from Biola University in 2012 and has been working at East Parkway Church since 2013. He has attended this church since childhood, and has enjoyed serving alongside the congregation that he grew up in. As Assistant Pastor, he serves in leading youth ministry, helps with the overall mission and vision of the church, and preaches several times a year. He is married to Becky, and together they enjoy life with their young daughter.

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Melinda Chapanian

Office Manager

Office: 916-781-2013 ext. 200
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Melinda has worked in the office for 9 years, but her responsibilities don’t stop with typing and filing! She can be found around the building making sure things run smoothly, meeting with vendors and visitors, and taking care of numerous tasks to aid ministries within our church. Melinda became a Christian in her mid-40s, when Christ moved from that place of intellectual understanding to an indelible place in her heart. Married for 40+ years to her high-school sweetheart, Chuck, she is a fan of Sherlock Holmes and McConnell’s ice cream.