About Bayside Placerville

Loving God and Loving People, Together

We believe this is our mission. We have set out to do this by

Reaching Wide, Growing Deep, and Unleashing Compassion.

This is why these are our values:

- Everybody Matters: All Ages & Stages -

Every individual is important in the makeup of the Church as we work together to disciple future generations.


- Life Together -

We work to develop healthy relationships with God, self, and others while doing ministry in teams.


- Kingdom Minded -

We join in God’s work loving others by modeling Christ’s heart through redemptive ministries, community partnerships, and serving local and global missions.


- Genuine Community -

Creating safe and fun environments that invite all to connect with God.

More About Us

Our church is led by the Ministry Staff Team with the accountability ​and support of our Servant Leadership Team. Everything we do is prayerfully done with God leading all of our steps and prioritizing our Mission.

Bayside is a place where you can come as you are, and be met with the love and acceptance that God has for you as His beautiful masterpiece. Friendly faces, warm hugs, powerful worship, and truthful teaching will always be there for you to encounter the love of Jesus.

And don't forget the coffee!

Ministry Leaders and Staff

Al Soto

Lead Pastor,

Men's Ministry Leader

Heather Cook


Matt Morecraft


Student Ministries Director

Teaching Pastor

Brian Boyd

Worship Leader

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Valerie Soto

Office Manager

Trish Thompson

Ministry Assistant and

Personal Asst. to Lead Pastor


Women's Ministry Leader

Mike Spade

Men's Ministry Leader

Bridgett Hartshorn

Children’s Ministry Director

Servant Leadership Team


Jerry White

SLT Chairman


Bill Morecraft

SLT Treasurer


Al Soto

SLT Member


Joey Stein

SLT Member


Betsy Vanderpool

SLT Member