Vice President for Personnel

Dennis Seaton, Director of Human Resources, Church Growth and Personnel

Prior to joining the Central California Conference in 1992, Pastor Dennis Seaton worked in the Montana Conference as a Pastor and Director of Trust Services and Church Ministries.


As vice president for Human Resources, Dennis handles everything relating to the CCC’s nearly 1,700 permanent and temporary employees. This includes recruiting and hiring, caring for benefits, and working with employment law, immigration, and worker’s compensation. He works with the conference’s ethnic coordinators and local churches in the selection and placement of pastors, and is actively involved in a variety of evangelism projects and several major conference committees.


Dennis appreciates the philosophy and vision of the CCC, saying, “Central’s four Vision Priorities address the full spiritual needs of the individual,” he says. “I like that. They drive us forward as an organization and keep us on God’s agenda.”  “I get to work with people in a variety of circumstances,” he continues. “It is a privilege to help them solve problems and get the resources they need so they can accomplish what God has called them to do.”


Outside of his responsibilities at the conference office, Dennis is the Supervising Pastor for his local church. He and his wife Starla have two children: Benjamin, a dentist in Los Banos, and Nichola, a Christian counselor working with children and families. The Seatons have four grandchildren, which puts them far ahead in the conference office grandparent tally. 


His favorite scriptures are Psalms 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. and Isaiah 26:3 - “The steadfast of mind you will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in You.”

Linda Barron, Assistant to the  Director of Human Resources

Linda joined the Central California Conference in 2006, shortly after the birth of her daughter Aleya. “I wasn’t looking for work,” she says, “but the Lord called me and I know He wants me here.”


As Administrative Secretary to Dennis Seaton, Linda provides a vital link between the Central California Conference and its nearly 1,700 permanent and temporary employees. She works with hiring, moving, workers compensation, background checks, orientation, health insurance and more, and is also the benefits coordinator for all conference employees, teachers and pastors.

Linda worked as office manager for a law firm in the Lake Tahoe area before coming to the Central California Conference. Her seven years there have made her appreciative of the conference office’s spiritual atmosphere. “I think it’s awesome that we all gather to pray when someone in our office has a problem,” she says. “You don’t see that at other offices.”

Linda is passionate about her daughters, Tiffany and Aleya, and her husband Gary, a pharmacy technician. She enjoys reading, hiking, biking and boating. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:4-7, "May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord. I say it again: rejoice! Show a gentle attitude toward everyone. The Lord is coming soon. Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking Him with a thankful heart. And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hears and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus."