Our Staff


Rolando Zeledon

Executive Director

Before coming to BCM in 2006, Rolando was Executive Producer at Plugged In, an East Palo Alto nonprofit that empowered people “to produce, create and contribute using technology.” In 2008, he became the Executive Director.


Diana Liggs

KidSmart Program Manager

Diana Liggs was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania; one of twelve children. She moved to Californiain 1973 and began her career in banking, which lasted 30 years until she retired.


Jordan Dennen

StreetWorkz Program Manager

Jordan grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Along with her three younger siblings, she was home schooled through high school. She then attended Hope College in Holland MI, where she received degrees in Dance and Business Management.


Paige Burgess

Development Officer

Paige brings to her role as Development Officer at Bayshore Christian Ministries 15 years of experience in high-tech & biotech marketing & public relations plus 15 years working with students both as a homeschooling mom and in the non-profit sector.


Roberto Mendoza

Sr. Facilities Associate

Roberto Mendoza was born in Michoacán, Mexico, but was raised in East Palo Alto, where he has spent most of his life. At BCM, he serves by maintaining our facilities, translating, greeting everyone, and making sure the building is secure at the end of the day.


Amy Joh

Director of Partner Development

Amy has served BCM in a variety of capacities since moving to East Palo Alto in June of 2000. She directed StreetWorkz, BCM’s teen ministry, for five years and then served as BCM’s Director of Ministries.


Leslie Tuakalau

Bible Club Program Manager

Leslie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Maui. Her family is of Tongan decent. She comes from a family of 7 kids, with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She moved to California in 1995 and has been here since.


Ariana Yee

LiT Program Manager

Ariana grew up in the Bay Area serving in youth and worship ministry and was connected to BCM while tutoring in East Palo Alto. She attended the College of San Mateo before transferring to Azusa Pacific University where she completed a Bachelor of Music.


Kenné Johnson

Communications Associate

Kenné Johnson is a graduate from San Jose State University, where she studied graphic design. She is a first-generation college graduate and grew up in a community in Southern California that is very similar to East Palo Alto.


Andrew Hartwell

Director of Ministries

Andrew was one of BCM's founders and served as Executive Director until 2008. He then moved to Austin, Texas and worked in a variety of educational settings and consulting projects.


Waniya Bryant

CREATE Program Manager

Waniya grew up in East Palo Alto. She attended School of Wisdom and Knowledge College Preparatory Academy from Pre-K through Seventh Grade. When the school moved to Atlanta, Georgia, she attended Costano Elementary in Ravenswood City School District.


Kim Shimazaki

Volunteer Manager

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Kim earned a B.A. in English from UCLA. After working in Japan for three years, she forged a career in technology and nonprofit sectors. Married and pregnant with her first child, Kim’s path led her to accepting Christ.


Jennifer Alexander

Operations Manager

Jennifer was born in East Palo Alto and raised between here and Chesterfield, VA. Throughout the years she lived in CA, she attended BCM year-round during elementary and middle school. During her time and participation in KidSmart, StreetWorkz and SAIL, Jennifer says she “was mentored by so many amazing people and created unforgettable memories and relationships.”


1001 Beech St

East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: 650-327-1139

Fax: 650-327-4329

Email: information@bayshore.org


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