Tim Logan, Board President
Tim Logan has been a member of Bridges Community Church since moving to California in 1972. He is the son of a Baptist minister, and has followed the Lord Jesus since he was eight years old. He earned his Aeronautics and Astronautics degree as well as an Industrial Engineering degree at the University of Washington. He has served as an Elder of the church, enjoys singing in the choir, and is a Life Group teacher. In 2007, he led a short-term mission trip to Romania, and to Brazil in 2010. He served as chaplain of the Foothill Camp of Gideons International for three years. He was a Facility Support Manager at Lockheed Martin before retirement. Tim met his first wife, Becky, in the singles group at Bridges, and when she passed away in 2001, he was very grateful to the church for their overwhelming love and support. He has three grown children who all attended LACS: Jon, Karen, and Julie. Each one graduated from college and are happily married. God blessed Tim with Barbara, his second wife, who is a Deaconess at Bridges Church. He also has eight grandsons. He lives in Santa Clara.
Nikolay Abkairov, Parent Prayer Coordinator
Nikolay came to the Lord in 1995 and served in children, orphans and deacon ministries at Zelenograd Baptist Church. He holds a Masters degree in Robotics from the Moscow University of Electronic Technology. He worked as a software developer in communications-related startups, and more recently as CTO at Qik. Previously, he was Director of Consumer Video Technology at Skype. While traveling for business, Nikolay first attended BCC in 2004. Nikolay and his wife, Katy, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and became members of BCC in 2013. Their four children enjoy attending LACS/LACP: Daniel (5th grade), Amy (4th), Tim (1st), Jesse (preschool). At LACS, Nikolay and Katy are responsible for the parents’ prayer group, interceding for the needs of the school, staff, and students. At home, their family ministry is building a game app that teaches children about the Bible in an interactive way. It is called “SunScool.” Nikolay also serves on the board of Wycliffe Russia.
Michael was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States when he was 15. He went on to
study Finance and Electrical Engineering at the Wharton and Moore School of the University of
Pennsylvania and started his career as a Systems Analysis Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, California. While working there he served at Wilton Korean Presbyterian Church as a Deacon
and Sunday School Teacher for more than five years. He moved to Phoenix, AZ for his second job, a
Program Manager position at a spacecraft development company called Spectrum Astro. While in
Phoenix, AZ, he also served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at the Arizona Korean Presbyterian
Church. In 1997, during the dot com boom, he moved to the Bay Area and started his SAP career and
started attending the NCBC (New Community Baptist Church) where he met his wife, Dr. Esther Lee.
Then in 2008, their son Alexander was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). They were
devastated when they found out that Alex’s condition was severe. The initial prognosis was that he may
end up needing support for the rest of his life. Relying on the power of the Lord, they immediately
worked to improve his chance of success. One night, Michael was so afraid of Alex’s future, he recited
Psalm 23 repeatedly until Alex fell asleep. This happened for many weeks. Miraculously, Alex began to
memorize Psalm 23 when he barely started speaking! This is captured on this YouTube video created in
September 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55CPk1elHSk . Both Esther and Michael were
encouraged to see Alex make progress gradually, albeit slowly. Today, Alex is a straight-A student at
LACS High School. This is just one example of how God has helped Michael’s life in his 55 years of life.
Michael and Esther are grateful for LACS High School for providing a safe, accommodating academic and
spiritual environment for students with special needs. As a Board Member, Michael will continue to
work to improve the quality of school for all students, including the students with special needs.
Just to highlight how God has gifted Alex, here is the video from his December 2021 Piano Solo Recital:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-orb0fu3jgY . Michael and family will continue to love and serve
the Lord and work to expand His Kingdom.
Yari Toleno, PAWS Representative
Yari was born and raised in Southern California. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications emphasis in Advertising from California State University at Fullerton. Yari spent the majority of her career working for various nonprofits specializing in fundraising, marketing and event planning. Yari and her husband Brian decided it was time for her to focus on their family and two daughters, Yari became a stay at home parent. Soon Yari was volunteering for her daughter’s schools, moms club and cheer squad. Heavily involved in their church, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Brian and Yari led a couple life group. Yari was also involved with other church activities such as MOPS, BLOOM and various Bible Studies. The Lord decided we were too complacent in our little Christian bubble and uprooted us to Silicon Valley. Within a year Yari was a volunteer, then eventually the PTA president at Regnart Elementary, being on the PTA executive board for 5 years while Siena attended school there. Yari was recognized for her tremendous volunteer work receiving the prestigious, PTA Golden Oak Service Award. Yari is also a Girl Scout Troop leader and serves as a leader on the local Girl Scout service council. Yari and Brian have two daughters, Angela (24), a kindergarten teacher in South San Francisco and Siena (13) is a 7th grader attending LACS.
Yari is currently the LACS PAWS President and active volunteer. You will most likely see her and Brian on the pool deck watching Siena play water polo at various tournaments during the weekend or selling Girl Scout cookies.
Fritz Mueller and his wife, Cathy, have been members of Bridges for over 25 years and have three children that all attended Bridges. Fritz has served at Bridges as an Elder, in children’s Sunday school, AWANA, and as a leader and teacher in Adult Life Groups. On two occasions Fritz, Cathy and their children have been on short term missions trips with Club Dust building houses in Mexico. After earning his Computer Engineering degree from the University of Michigan Fritz moved to the Bay Area and soon after became a Christian. He has spent his professional career with multiple software and networking companies in Silicon Valley in engineering, product management and most recently as the co-founder of a software company.
Nate joined the Bridges Community Church staff in 2014, and currently serves as the Worship Pastor. He was born and raised in Northern California, and currently lives in the South Bay Area with his wife Kacey and their two kids. Before entering full-time ministry, Nate was a middle school band and theater director for almost a decade.
Nate holds an MDiv from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Certificate in Bible Teaching from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, an MA in Educational Administration and Leadership and a BM in Music Education both from University of the Pacific.
Christy has been a member of Bridges Community Church since 1968. She graduated from Biola University with a BA in Liberal Studies and a California teaching credential. While working for the Palo Alto Unified School District she attended San Jose State University completing her Master’s course work in Education / Elementary with an emphasis in Reading.
Christy taught 4th grade before having her first child. She began her substitute teaching career at LACS when it began in 1981. She has continued to be a substitute teacher at LACS on and off over the past 40 years in K-8, Traditional and LAD classes.
Christy has always loved working with students, both in academic and service areas, from nursery through post college, but her passion is elementary students.
Christy is married to Brad and they have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. She and Bard serve in the Children’s Ministry at Bridges Community Church teaching 4 th & 5 th graders on Sunday mornings.