charley scandlyn, pastor
Charley Scandlyn has been a pastor for more than 30 years in San Diego and Menlo Park, California. His ministry focuses on helping people live in the way of Jesus. Charley spent many years as a pastor to middle and high school students and young adults. He also coached in local public schools for his four sons' sports teams every year for almost 20 years. Charley has a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Seminary and often speaks on subjects such as relationships, adolescence, parenting, leadership and spiritual formation. Charley was the founding executive director for the Ravenswood Education Foundation in East Palo Alto, where he helped raise funds and develop programs to improve educational outcomes for local public schools. Charley and his wife Nicole have a total of seven children, ranging from 17-27 years old.
jaron cheung, Associate Minister of Youth, Young Adults, & Community Engagement
Jaron is an experienced educational leader and creative advocate with over ten years in education, residence life, and youth centered ministry and non-profit contexts in Southern California and North Carolina. Born and raised in Fremont, CA to two deaf parents, Jaron is a proud Bay Area native and member of the Deaf community. Jaron is Cantonese Chinese American by way of Hong Kong.
With a professional history of leading at-risk students at the middle and high school level in South Central LA and Hawthorne, California, Jaron’s professional and ministerial vocation has been focused primarily on youth and cultivating the whole person.
Jaron received his Master of Theological Studies with a focus on ethics, theology, and philosophy at Duke University. His California teaching credential is from the UCLA, Extension, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from UC, Riverside. In his free time, Jaron is an aspiring competitive mixed martial artist and an amateur foodie. Outside of work, you will catch him training in the gym or spending quality time with people over good eats.
Follow Jaron: @jaroncee, @philthymind
AMANDA PANDJIRIS, Associate minister of KIDS
Amanda Pandjiris is our New Community Kids associate minister. She loves working with kids because they tell funny jokes and share their honest insight about life. She lives with her husband, Tony, and her two sons, Andy and Colin who attend Menlo Park schools. She knows how to juggle, tap dance, and speak Spanish, but probably not all at once. She loves to read, organize, and she couldn’t live without chips and salsa!
Alice siu, part-time director of infrastructure
Alice is a native of the Bay Area - growing up in San Francisco and traveling down to Stanford for her undergraduate (Economics, Public Policy) and graduate degrees (Political Science, Communication). She is the Deputy Director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy and travels the world to advise governments and policymakers. She has also served on local non-profit boards including PAMP, the Parents' Club for Palo Alto and Menlo Park. At New Community Church, Alice oversees church infrastructure.
Aisea Lupeheke Taimani, associate minister of worship
Aisea is a Tongan creative artist and psalmist, born and raised in Newark, California, by his parents, Pastors Vaka and Neomai Taimani. He is the brother of Teolosia, Barry, Vaka Jr. and Toakase and uncle to six nieces and two nephews.
As a pastor's son, Aisea grew up serving alongside his family at the First Tongan Assembly of God Church in San Carlos, where his mother and father still serve.
Over the past 20 years, Aisea has focused on serving youth and congregations as a creative psalmist, speaking, performing, and teaching both internationally and nationally.
Aisea is releasing his first full record “Closer To Home” in November 2018, a project inspired by the prodigal son narrative, with a cultural emphasis that parallels the spiritual journey back home.
Follow him at: @samuraisea @weareminorislands
Ever turcios, Part-time associate minister and finance/Accounting
Ever is an associate minister at New Community Church and manages finance and accounting. Ever is also the executive pastor at Verbo Church, a nearby church in Redwood City.
Born in Guatemala, Ever immigrated to California in 1995. He has served at Verbo Ministries since 1997, been a Board Member since 2010, and is a recognized Minister for Verbo Ministries International.
He and his wife Nancy have been married for ten years and have two daughters.
NANCY TURCIOUS, KIDS MINISTRY
Nancy was born in Los Angeles and raised in the city of Pomona. She’s been in the Bay Area for 13 years and loves her new home. She and Ever have been married for ten years and have two beautiful and fun daughters, Amaris who is seven and Everly who is four.
Nancy enjoys working with children and loves being part of their growing development. She’s worked with elementary students in a variety of settings including in after school programs and summer camps, as an academic tutor, a Spanish enrichment teacher and a volunteer at Verbo in the children’s ministry and camps. Nancy holds an A.A in Early Childhood Development & ECE Certificate from Canada College, & Certificate in Biblical Studies. Nancy is also currently a preschool teacher at PCC and has been part of that team for ten years.
KARLI ZARCONE, COMMUNICATIONS
Karli grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She and her husband Zack have lived in the Bay Area since they got married nine years ago. They recently moved to Half Moon Bay with their two boys, Tennyson and Clinton, and their dog Whiskey. Karli has a background working in Human Resources and volunteering with Young Life, high school ministry, and women’s ministry.
New Community Church Board
Board members provide strategic and spiritual guidance and financial and governance oversight: