Brian Hopkins

Pastor Speaker

Lead Pastor | Bayside Folsom

Brian has been pastoring and leading Churches for 30+ years. Originally a California native, Brian was born in Sacramento and grew up in the Northern California area— mostly in Willows. He has spent the majority of his life in Montana where he met his wife Danna (a Montana girl). Brian and Danna have been married for 23 years and they have 13 kids—ages 12 to 29. They have 9 girls and 4 boys, with 4 biological kids, 4 adopted from Ethiopia, and 5 adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Brannon Shortt

Pastor Speaker

Lead Pastor | Bayside Folsom

Brannon is a pastor, rapper (Bshortt), candle maker, and community developer. Along with being a Pastor at Bayside Church, Brannon also sits on the board of directors for “Rise Academy Compton” and “The Hollywood Prayer Network”. Brannon’s greatest passions are communicating the message of Jesus, engaging culture, and all things creative. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theological Studies from Bryan College and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. Brannon, along with his wife Casey and dog Gizmo currently reside in Sacramento California. Go Dodgers!

Darlene Long

Director of Local Outreach and Director of Operations | Bayside Folsom

Hi I'm Darlene! I am married to my husband, Brian, and have two grown children, Mike and Michelle. My life revolves around love for Jesus, my family, my church, and serving our community. I'm passionate about sports, especially water activities. I find joy in both family and faith and love both with zeal and passion.

Zach Cheek

Executive Coordinator | Bayside Folsom

As the newest Folsom team member, I’ve been part of the broader Bayside family since 2014. I graduated from Thrive School of Leadership, and hold immense enthusiasm for my community and the people around me.

Kalie Annis

Communications | Bayside Folsom

Kalie is a creative who loves spending time outdoors with her husband, son, and dog. She has a passion for the Church and bringing beautiful things into ministry.

Maryann Goette

Events | Bayside Folsom


Rachel Annis

Students Pastor | Bayside Folsom

I joined the Folsom Fam in July 2023 for middle and high school ministries. I started serving in student ministry in an administrative role at Bayside Granite Bay while completing my Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication, which eventually led to a pastoral position at Bayside Folsom. My heart is to show students what an authentic relationship with Jesus looks like and what it means to truly love Him. I’m a coffee enthusiast and outdoor lover; I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog, baking, writing in coffee shops, and engaging in meaningful conversations with friends.

Jake Bartkovsky

High School Pastor | Bayside Folsom

Noah Reynolds

Middle School Pastor | Bayside Folsom

Hi! My name is Noah and I’ve been married to my amazing wife for a year and a half. I enjoy camping and helping students foster a personal relationship with Jesus.


Donna Pepper

Kids Director | Bayside Folsom

I am passionate about creating a safe and age-appropriate space for our kids to hear and respond to God’s Word. I firmly believe that if God’s Word is planted and takes root in the heart of a child, it will continue to grow throughout their lives. When not with our Bayside kids, I enjoy spending time with my husband of over 30 years, and my own four children doing anything outside - specifically boating, camping, hiking, swimming, or walking my sweet beagle, Izzy.


Misun McIlreevy

Women's Ministry Coordinator | Bayside Folsom

Born in South Korea, I moved to America as a baby and grew up in the Bay Area. I earned a nursing degree in Oklahoma and have been a nurse for 27 years. Folsom has been my home for the last 20 years. I’ve been married to John for 25 years, and we have 2 daughters, Mia and Ava. Our family has attended Bayside Folsom for 7 years, and I joined the women's ministry team last June after the Lord making it abundantly clear that I needed to be here. I am grateful to serve with an amazing team and support the women of Bayside Folsom.


Dustan Droogmans

Men's Thursday Leader | Bayside Folsom


Kory Lewis


Men's Pastor, Groups Director, Connections Director, and Care | Bayside Folsom


Josh Guerrero

Campus Worship Pastor | Bayside Folsom

I will be celebrating nearly 20 years with my wonderful wife, Wendy, this July; and we've been blessed with three amazing boys. I've dedicated two decades to ministry and worship, 10 of those here at Bayside Folsom. I love coaching my boys and spending my free time on the golf course!

Aedyn Caron

Worship Leader | Bayside Folsom

What is up people. I am passionate about music, and leading others closer to Christ. I love dogs, mac n cheese, and the San Francisco Giants. I’m excited about all that God has done and continues to do in our church. Love y’all

Nicole Granelli

Worship Leader and Outreach | Bayside Folsom

Brandon Annis

Production Manager | Bayside Folsom

Hi there! I have been married for 7 years and have the joy of working with my wife here on staff. We are currently in the toddler years with our first child, and his best friend is our dog, Piper. I am a culinary enthusiast who enjoys golf and off-roading. I love the challenge of bringing creativity to a worship service and working with our incredible team.

Julianna Torres

Production | Bayside Folsom

Celebrate Recovery

Diane Hull

Celebrate Recovery Children's Ministry | Bayside Folsom

Rodney Wegemer

Celebrate Recovery Leader | Bayside Folsom

Teri Wegemer

Celebrate Recovery Leader | Bayside Folsom