Church Staff

  • Dan Deckard

    Pastor of Preaching & Teaching          Email: dan@eparkway.com


    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. 

  • adam barngraff

    Pastor of Family & Community Life          Email: adam@eparkway.com


    Adam was born and raised in Fairfield California and became a Christian in Junior high through the Quest Ministry of Parkway Community Church. He graduated with a B.A in Christian Ministry from Briercrest Bible College and Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. While at Briercrest he met Rachelle, his wife and best friend, and they were married in 2005. Adam and Rachelle have three children, Bella Mercy, Charlotte Joy, and Ruby Maize. Adam was hired in January of 2017 after working in the human services field since 2005. Adam has a deep love for the gospel and is passionate about creating community in the church.

  • Valerie Ackermann

    Director of Administration & Children's Ministry         Email: val@eparkway.com


    Val was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan, Canada with many wonderful memories of growing up in the church. She graduated with a B.A. in Theology from Briercrest Bible College. While in college, Val met Chris Ackermann from Parkway Community Church in Fairfield, CA. They married in 1997 and after spending a year in Canada, and a full summer working at Hume Lake Christian Camps they came back to Fairfield in 1998.   Val began serving as the full time Director of Children's Ministries in 2004, and added to that the role of church administrator in 2018. She is also the author of the book THE GOD PUZZLE: HOW THE BIBLE FITS TOGETHER TO REVEAL GOD AS YOUR GREATEST TREASURE. An interactive no prep book that any parent can use to guide kids through the Bible and Christian faith. Chris and Val have the privilege of being the parents to two sons, Blake and Carson.

  • Paulina Polk

    Director of Parkway Tutoring Center          Email: ppolk@eparkway.com


    Paulina was born in Quito, Ecuador.  She came to the United States after finishing high school.  She graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.  She received her California Teaching Credential and taught at Anna Kyle Elementary in Fairfield.  She grew up Catholic and after coming here, accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1998.  She met her husband, Jacob, in Ecuador while he was studying Spanish.  They have three children and have lived in Fairfield since 2003.  Paulina has always had a heart for children, and believes God has called her to ministry to them and their families.  She has been the Director of the Parkway Tutoring Center since 2007 and absolutely loves her job.  

  • David Torres

    Director of Junior High Ministries           Email: dtorres@eparkway.com


    David was born in Reno, Nevada but was raised in the Bay Area. David came to faith in Christ at the age of 7. Looking back at God’s act of grace upon him at such a young age has given him a passion for youth ministry and to see God work in the lives of our youth. Early in his adulthood, David grew to love God’s Word and enjoys teaching others about the powerful truths in the Bible. David lives in Fairfield with his wife Doreen and has three children; Jesse, Isabella and Jonathan.


  • S a r a  H a l l

    Director of Worship Ministries                    Email: shall@eparkway.com


    Sara was born and raised in San Diego, Ca.  From as far back as she can remember Sara has had a love for music and singing, and when she was 7 she joined the children’s choir at her church.  The songs and scripture verses she learned while in choir resonated deep in her soul, and realizing her love and need for Jesus, she told her mom she wanted to accept Him into her heart.  From then on she has had a passion for singing of the love and goodness of God.  Sara met her husband, Matt, in Riverside, Ca while attending California Baptist University and they were married in 2009.  For the first few years of their marriage, they served on the worship team at her home church in San Diego.  In 2013 God led them to move to Sacramento where Sara was first called into vocational ministry.  She has spent the last few years leading worship in various capacities such as for church services, conferences, and worship nights.  Sara is passionate about leading people into the awareness of God’s presence and goodness through music, and seeing Him move people to a deeper knowledge of who He is through singing of His truth and grace.