our elders


  • david herrera(chair)

    David, a devoted father of Hunter and Cole, and loving husband to Lauren, came to faith in Christ in the High Life ministry of Parkway. David serves the community as a CHP officer and loves his job. David enjoys playing music in the worship band and has a heart to serve in any way he can. 

  • Tom leary

    God saved Tom when he was 24 years old, one year after he started his 28 year career in Law Enforcement in Contra Costa County. After retirement, he worked for a law firm that represented peace officers for seven years.


    Tom has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 36 years, and they have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.


    He taught Adult Sunday School for over 20 years, and he and Debbie have been members of Parkway Community Church since 2002.

  • dan deckard

    Pastor of Teaching & Preaching


    Dan originates from Newcastle, California. He served a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, during which time he was converted to Christ. It was this initial experience of conversion and the newly awakened hunger for the Scripture that compelled him to seek a formal education in the Bible. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theology from The Master's College, a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dan was called to Parkway Community Church in 1997, where he served as pastor of preaching and teaching. On April 1st, 2001, upon the retirement of John Hanson, Dan assumed his current role as lead pastor. Dan and his wife Deanna reside in the city of Fairfield and have three children - two boys; Daniel and Isaac, and a girl; Allie. 

  • rob lanflisi