bay hills team

That includes you! Team Bay Hills is made up of our attendees, volunteers, and staff and we are so glad you're part of it.

Our staff

David Fasold

Senior Pastor

A missionary kid from Barcelona, Spain, David and his wife Sandy joined us in 1993 when the church was just under 40 people. Combined with his infectious personality, strategic leadership, and powerful communication skills the church has grown every year. David has a doctoral degree in divinity and has been the Senior Pastor of Bay Hills for over 26 years. David and Sandy have 3 children, Josh, Jessie, and Julia. David is an avid fan of the Barca soccer team, the Chicago Cubs, and the Raiders. 

Julie rietema

Chief of Staff / Executive Pastor

Julie joined the Bay Hills Team in January 2020, moving from the greater Sacramento area. She has been working in full-time ministry for the past 13 years and has a Masters in Christian Leadership from William Jessup University. She has experienced a wide range of roles and responsibilities including working with middle school, high school, college, women's, and men's groups, small groups, volunteer teams, and launching campuses. Connecting with people and building teams are her greatest passions. She is a farm girl from Iowa and is an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. On her days off you will find her hiking outdoors with her German Shepherd named Gilly or watching a good movie.

Karl romeus

Teaching / Executive Pastor

Karl is a speaker, leadership coach, and consultant. He has been in ministry for almost 20 years. Most recently, Karl oversaw the children's, middle school, high school, and college ministries across all campuses at a vibrant church with 22,000 people in weekly attendance. He also served on the leadership team for Thrive Unleashed youth conference for five years, helping to impact thousands of students. He studied Christian Leadership and Biblical Theology at Grand Canyon University. Though he is absolutely in love with Boston sports, his heart belongs to his wife Jen and daughters Georgia and Ruby.

Kevin Mahaffy

Family Pastor

Kevin Mahaffy Jr. is husband to Adriana and father of two daughters, Claudia and Natalia. He has been in youth ministry for over 20 years, has served as a teaching pastor, is an author, and is a popular speaker at camps, retreats, churches, seminars, workshops, and conferences all over the world. He loves the Yankees, is a two-time marathon finisher, and enjoys the outdoors and traveling the world.

Terrence Green

Online/Outreach Pastor

Terrence has been part of Bay Hills for 15 years. During his time here, he has worked with the youth, young adults, worship team, and served on the Elder board. In January of 2020, Terrence left his management position with a large biotech company in order to be on staff with Bay Hills. He and his wife, Bekah, have been married since 2002 and have 3 children, Jackson, Tommy, and Frances. When not spending time with his family, Terrence enjoys watching live sports (Go Lakers!) and enjoys visiting, researching, and talking about Disneyland. In fact, he probably loves Disneyland a little too much ... if that's even possible.

Josh canham

Groups Pastor

Josh and his wife Angie have been a part of Bay Hills Church since 2008. He graduated from Arizona State with a degree in Business Management and turned his part-time college bookstore job into a career, directing bookstores and staffs throughout multiple states. Josh worked with the Bay Hills Kids team while continuing to work for the State of California managing analytics and e-commerce business intelligence until joining us full time in March 2020. He is so excited to be working with our small groups and helping community continue to thrive at Bay Hills. Josh and Angie have one daughter, Maya. In his free time, he loves Lego building with Maya and spreadsheets (Oh yeah!).

Brigette lopez

Church Administrator

Brigette came on staff in June 2006 to help with our logistics of having a second site. By the end of the summer she was hired to help "run the church." As the church has grown she has constantly had to reinvent herself and the position. She is a team player, is task oriented with a get-it-done attitude, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Business. She has been married to her husband Kevin since 1987 and together they have 3 grown children and are the proud grandparents of Emma, Tucker, and Logan. That is who she will be with on her days off or you'll find her in Louisiana with extended family.  

Wesley Santiago

Ministry Director

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Wesley has been a part of Bay Hills since he was a High School freshman. As a student, he developed his love for ministry, from leading worship for the youth group to teaching children on Sunday mornings. He now has the honor of working for the church alongside his wife Andrea. In his spare time, you'll most likely find him enjoying the beautiful Bay Area trails or watching yet another documentary.

Luis Molina

Graphics & Video Director

Luis was born in Guatemala and moved to the US when he was 11 years old. He met the love of his life Julie at church when he was 16. They have been married for 26 years and have two teenage boys, Khristian and Benjahmin Luke. They have been attending Bay Hills since 2015. Luis has a B.S. in Business Management. He is the Soccer Coach at Hercules High School and has also been involved in different clubs in the community. Luis loves Jesus, worship, Barcelona FC, the Raiders and Star Wars (which is why his youngest is named Luke – so he can constantly say “Luke, I am your father.”)

Hannah Zalesky

Communications Director

A Bay Area transplant from the Central Valley, Hannah lives in Pinole with her husband Zack, their golden retriever Ruby, and an exciting new addition arriving in October. She started working for Bay Hills shortly after visiting for the first time and loves calling Bay Hills her home church. Hannah feels blessed to be able to utilize her degree in English and previous experience volunteering within the church for Bay Hills. Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, camping, and traveling, especially to her family's cabin in Minnesota.

Babette Fritz

Groups Administrator

Babette came on staff in 2018 and is very passionate about welcoming and connecting all who enter our church. For the last 25 years she has worked in all areas of administration including finance, human resources, and operations.  Babette has a knack for details and logistics and thrives in streamlining, creating, and implementing new systems. Babette and her husband Eric are Bay Area natives and have three children, Erica, Alyssa, and Eric II. In 2019 they welcomed the light of their lives, their first grandchild, Colette (aka Coco). Their family enjoys camping as much as they can and hanging out with their four Shih-Tzu's!

Angie Canham

Early Childhood Director (Birth - Kindergarten)

Angie was raised in Cancun and still misses the beaches there. She came to Berkeley for college where she met her husband Josh. They started attending Bay Hills over 12 years ago. She and Josh started volunteering with Kids Ministry when their daughter Maya was in preschool. When Angie's nose isn't buried in a book, she loves finding ways to sneak art lessons into children's curriculum.

Andrea Santiago

Elementary Director (1st - 5th Grade)

Andrea joined the Bay Hills Kids staff August 2019 once she returned to the Bay Area after earning her degree in Art Education & Theatre. She first joined Bay Hills as a baby in the nursery 20+ years ago. She started serving in Kids Ministry as soon as she aged out and it is a big reason why she is so passionate about serving today. When she's not at church, she teaches Art to K-8th graders. You will find her as her happiest self when on a long hike with her husband Wesley, traveling to a new place, trying new foods, or curled up with a good book and a cup of tea.