Rev. Joseph Parshall


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Joseph Parshall, died on January 12, 2022.  
Joseph began his ministry in 1963, in what was, the Southern California-Arizona Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1978, he transferred his membership to the California-Nevada Conference, where he served the Marina and Seaside, Hilltop United Methodist churches in California. He led the Marina congregation during a building project to construct a new worship space, one which the congregation still utilizes today. He retired in 1996.
Joe was born on May 29, 1934 in rural South Dakota. He felt called to minister to others at a young age. At 16, he had his own “Youth for Christ” radio show, where he first began preaching and evangelizing. In response, his classmates would often sing “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know, Because Joe Parshall Told Me So!” Even while on a leave from local church ministry, Joe ministered to grieving individuals and families while working at a mortuary in Santa Monica. Following his retirement, he taught Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove. Fishing trips in the mountains, with his family, was one of his favorite pastimes.
Joe is survived by his children, Diana Camba of Temecula CA, and Marilyn “Janie” Moore of Lancaster CA, by 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by his wife Harlean Parshall in 2010 and his daughter Lori Gompers in 2016. Condolences may be sent to Diana Camba at PO Box 724, Temecula CA  92593.  
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 3:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Seaside CA.
Gifts in memory of Joseph may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, 1460 Hilby Avenue, Seaside CA  93955.
Let us continue to give God thanks for Joseph’s life and witness and hold his family close in prayer.  In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)


Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500