Cory is the Lead Pastor here at Bayside Woodland. His desire to guide others in knowing Jesus is what has determined his steps over the last two decades. Cory has been serving in the church as a Youth Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and Pastor to Adults and Families for 15 years. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Christian Leadership from San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup) and is currently attending Western Seminary to complete his Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Cory and his wife Christy were married in June of 2000 and they have three daughters: Madison, Lexi, and Brooklyn. Christy is a teacher and loves to work with Cory in ministry.
Life Verse: Philippians 3:10-11-"I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead."
Favorite Books:The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Waking the Dead by John Eldredge, What's So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey, Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer, Let Go by François Fenélon
Favorite Movies:Star Wars, Band of Brothers, Lord of the Rings, Bruce Almighty, The Longest Day, The Great Escape
Favorite Television Shows:24, Psych, Monk
Favorite Musicians:All Sons and Daughters, Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Johnny Horton
Favorite Sports Teams:Any teams on which my daughters are currently playing and the USA in the Olympics
What floats your boat about Bayside Woodland?As a new Pastor, I love the warm, welcoming community here at Bayside- it feels like family. Everyone I've met so far wants to share Jesus with Woodland and that floats my boat!
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Brett serves as our Executive Pastor here at Bayside Woodland. He is instrumental in helping us keep things running smoothly. Brett has served in multiple church ministry positions throughout California. He earned a Master’s Degree in Church Leadership and Development from Azusa Pacific Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music from Azusa Pacific University. Brett is married to his wife Molly, who is the Associate Director of Admissions at William Jessup University, in Rocklin, CA. Brett and Molly have a beautiful son named Jaxon!
Life Verse: II Timothy 1:7-“ For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Favorite Books: Visioneering by Andy Stanley, Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Sticky Church by Larry Osborne, The Safest Place on Earth by Dr. Larry Crabb,
Favorite Movies: Too many to mention…I love movies!!!
Favorite Television Shows: Sports (especially NFL), The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Shark Tank, Undercover Boss, The Voice, The Sing Off, and late night talk shows (Fallen, Conan, Myers etc.)
Favorite Musicians: U2, Chris Tomlin, Third Day (Sure, I could have said Peter Neumann… but I don’t want it to go to his head!)
Favorite Sports Teams: Carolina Panthers, University of Nebraska Cornhuskers (Go Big Red!), USC Trojans (Fight On!), Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Lakers (yes that’s right I said the Lakers)
What floats your boat about Bayside Woodland? Working with a great staff that is truly a team!!!
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Peter leads our Celebration Arts Ministries here at Bayside Woodland, planning creative ways to worship through music and the arts. His team plugs in many people who sing, play an instrument, run sound, screen projection, create videos, or plan stage design. We have a great time in this ministry and would love to invite you to get involved.
In addition to serving here at Bayside, Peter leads worship at camps, conferences, and missions trips around North America and has released 5 CD's. For more information about Peter’s music, or his touring schedule, please check out his website, www.NeumannMusic.com
Life Verse: Psalms 37:4 - “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Family: Wife Katie (6 years!) and boys Ryan (2) and Andrew (6 months)
Favorite Books: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis; Changes That Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud; Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Favorite Movies: Chariots of Fire, Sound of Music, Forrest Gump
Favorite Television Shows: Monday Night Football, The Office
Favorite Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, and any team from L.A. Don't be a hater!
Favorite Musicians: U2, Tommy Walker, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Sting
What floats your boat about Bayside Woodland? That it's rockin' every Sunday morning!
E-mail Peter Neumann