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Our Staff Team

Tim Parlier

Lead Teaching Pastor

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

High School: Thousand Oaks High

College: San Diego State (SDSU)

  • Fav Ice Cream: Chocolate Malted Crunch (old school Thrifty one).

  • What I enjoy most about Oside: Parking at north jetty, soaking in the sun & sounds of the ocean and harbor.  It's a little oasis away from the relentless noise of SoCal life. 

  • Why I love Generation Church: Our  down to earth, humble, and authentic people.  People genuinely know and care about each other.

  • If you really knew me you'd know... I'm a metalhead and die-hard college FB fan...yet I also love nerdy stuff like video games, theology books, and Settlers of Catan.


Amy Real

Childrens Director

Hometown: Oceanside, CA

High School: El Camino High

College: Palomar/Mira Costa

  • Fav Ice Cream: Rocky Road

  • Fav Quote: "A laugh is just a smile that has lost control."

  • What I love most about Oside:  The beach

  • Why I love Generation Church: It’s my second family, we get to walk together through life as a church family and grown in Christ by being real with each other.  

  • If you really knew me you'd know... I love to Lipsync in my car , all day every day. 

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Matt Carlson

Discipleship Pastor

Hometown: Encinitas, CA

High School: Santa Fe Christian

College: Horizon University

  • Fav Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream.

  • Why I love Generation Church: It’s a church that makes much of the finished work of Jesus. A place where you don’t have to hide, bluff or pretend to have it all together. A group of imperfect people resting in the perfect love and grace of God. 

  • If you really knew me you'd know... I’m husband to Paige, Dada to Archer & Kellan. Grew up as a military kid (and one of six siblings); I love surfing, metal, Sharks hockey, crossfit and choosing restaurants based on one criteria: do they have hot wings or not. 


Rebecca Verdugo

Office Manager

Hometown: Escondido, CA

High School: Orange Glen

College: Long Beach State

  • Fav Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chocolate Chip 

  • What I enjoy most about Oside: 

        Authenticity of the people, the beauty,          the community, 

  • Why I love Generation Church: It is a safe place to come as you are. We are raw, broken and constantly being restored to Jesus and each other. 

  • If you really knew me you'd know... I did colorguard (flags) for 3 years : middle school and freshman year, and LOVED it. 


Roman Saward

Youth & Music Director

Hometown: Rancho Bernardo, CA

High School: Rancho Bernardo High

College: Cal Poly SLO/Masters Seminary

  • Fav Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chip

  • What I enjoy most about Oside:  The restaurants, shops, and people have created a cool, tough, real community culture.

  • Why I love Generation Church: Jesus and His work is the main focus here. Past all the craziness of the world, this is a place where the people of God come together, learn about Him, worship Him, and are loved by Him as we all walk through life together.  

  • If you really knew me you'd know... I'm color-blind, I love the outdoors, and my favorite smell is right after it rains. 


Va'a Wong

Local Mission & Youth

Hometown: Samoa/Oceanside

High School: Oceanside High

College: CSU San Marcos

  • Fav Ice Cream: Anything but vanilla

  • What I love most about Oside:  It reminds me of being at home in Samoa, the sunsets and the beaches.

  • Why I love Generation Church: It feels small and relational where my strengths and weaknesses are known so I can celebrate those and also be accountable to growth.

  • If you really knew me you'd know... I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, I collect stickers, I love volleyball/rubgy those are my sports, and I smack my lips when I eat.

La Familia Loza

Pastor Omar and Tia (Eliana & Ezra)

Church Planting Resident (Español)

Hometown: Lima, Peru (Omar)  

Minnie, Kentucky (Tia)

College: Masters - Southern Seminary (Omar)

University of Kentucky (Tia)

The Loza's joined our church family at the beginning of 2022 after years of serving in Perú, the US, and in Mexico.  They are currently in the process of raising support and building a core team that will launch a Spanish speaking church in the Oceanside area in 2023.  You can reach them via EMAIL and support their work financially HERE (by selecting 'Loza Church Plant' on dropdown menu).

Our Staff Culture

The logo of the Generation Church family features the iconic image of the Oceanside Pier.  We love our city and the pier is an amazing place of recreation, rest, family get togethers, fishing, dining, and enjoyment of the beautiful Pacific Ocean shoreline.  The pier is beautiful but it's beauty comes from its purpose.  The pier was designed as an access point, a way people can more fully enjoy the beauty and majesty of the California Coastline.  We love the pier because it gives us access to the ocean in a way we couldn't have without it.  The pier maximizes and deepens our enjoyment of our city and ocean.  It brings us closer to the water and views that we love and draw life from.  In this same way we feel the PIER is a metaphor of who we are as the church.  We want our church family to be an access point for people to come to know and enjoy God in His beauty and majesty.  In harmony with that we have a staff culture playbook AKA "the culture of the PIER".  We hope you join us as we expand and enjoy the PIER culture!

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