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Pastor Joe Shreffler has been a part of the Journey of Faith family since 1989, and is currently serving as pastor for the second time. His current term as pastor began in 2005, when he and his wife, Margie, returned to Fremont to live. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandsons, all part of Journey of Faith. Pastor Joe is a lifelong Nazarene and son of a pastor.
Educated in Oklahoma and ordained as an Preaching Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1995, he serves the congregation as its Senior Pastor.
Pastor Rosa Palma joined the Journey of Faith staff in 2008 as the Associate Pastor for Spanish Language Ministries. She serves as the lead minister for Camino de Fe.
Pastor Rosa came to Fremont as part of a Spanish Language church plant, working as a layperson. When the congregation was without a pastor, she was challenged to consider whether God was calling her to that role. God gave her a dream for that ministry, which is now fully integrated into Journey of Faith. She was educated through the Church of the Nazarene Course of Study and will be ordained as a Preaching Elder in May, 2010.
Ron Bellomy is President of Journey of Faith's mission?s ministry under the Nazarene Missions International umbrella. Ron, his wife, Diane, and their son, Logan, have lived in Fremont about 10 years and Ron has been part of the Journey of Faith family since 2007, and assumed the NMI leadership in 2009.
Ron's passion for mission?s ministry flows from the Work & Witness concept. His father, Rusty Bellomy, was a fixture in Nazarene W&W ministries in Kentucky for many years. Ron is the founder of the local group, (To Be Determined), which is our team working in the area of Work & Witness. This ministry is beginning their work by taking a team to participate in the One Heart, Many Hands, a working missions effort in Orlando, FL, during the Church of the Nazarene General Assembly and Conventions in late June of 2009.
Raylene Loomer is Journey of Faith?s Sunday School Ministries Chairperson and leads the local ministries to children. A long time resident of Fremont with her husband, Don, and their daughter, Kayla, Raylene has been part of the Journey of Faith family since the 1990s.
Raylene is a primary ?generator of ideas? for ministry, according to Pastor Joe. She has led the church?s successful annual efforts in Talent Shows shared with the community and our participation in the annual Niles Community Parade of Lights during the Christmas season.
Blessings! I am Pastor Sunil Sharma, an ordained minister. My heart is to minister to families bringing unity centered in God's love.
I received my bachelor's Degree in chemistry from California State University Hayward and worked in the biotech field for number of years. Moved by God's call, I entered full time ministry in 2002.
I have been married to my amazing wife, Sunita for 25 years. We have been blessed by God with three wonderful boys, Sidhant, Saurabh, and Sarang.
04.26.2011: New Start Ministries
Fremont Journey of Faith recently added to its existing "Church Cluster". San Francisco New Start Ministries (NSM) is a church that Pastor Joe is very familiar with as he helped them to organize as a registered ministry in the Church of the Nazarene 2003.
04.26.2011: Camino de Fe Weekly Schedule
Fremont Journey of Faith is a Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Lingual church. We offer Services and Ministries in English and Spanish. Camino de Fe is the name of our Spanish Language Ministry that is led by Pastor Rosa Palma. Camino de Fe meets at various time during the week: