J. Harold Alomia
J. Harold Alomia is not a stranger to ministry work. His father and both grandfathers were pastors, and he grew up in a church setting. He has been pastoring for 15 years in various capacities. He immigrated to the U.S. from Peru in 2003 and started his ministry in New Mexico. He earned his BA in Theology in Lima, Peru and later he got his Master’s degree from Andrews University, and today he serves as the lead pastor of the College View Church on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is an international speaker and passionately shares the Gospel of Jesus. He has always sought to organize and implement a structure that allows meaningful worship in every church he has pastored. He is eager to see people embrace worship as the reaction and response to God's calling in our lives.
Kessia Reyne Bennett
Kessia Reyne Bennett is an experienced minister and has the privilege of working and worshiping in a variety of contexts, from urban to rural, small and big. She currently serves as the pastor for discipleship at College View Church on the campus of Union College, where her ministry is focused on creating environments where people can grow in their relationship with Christ. Kessia Reyne holds an MDiv from Andrews University and is a PhD candidate in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She is passionate about Scripture as the Word of God, and she writes on biblical interpretation and the role of tradition in Christian life and thought. She is a wife, a mother, and a worshiper.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tito Charneco was raised in a musical environment of juxtaposing cultures. He completed studies from the University of North Texas (BM, MM), and Andrews University (MDiv). In 2012 his group, Diaspora, released an album along UNT faculty members. Shortly thereafter he and his wife Leigh relocated to Cologne, Germany, to serve as pastor and church planter. While in Germany he recorded a follow-up album, The Köln Project. He is currently completing coursework toward a DMin. In August, they returned to NYC, where Tito currently pastors the Manhattan SDA church. Tito's passion is sharing Jesus and this is his aim in all that he does.
Deneil Clarke currently serves as Worship Pastor at College View Church on the campus of Union College. He was born and raised in Jamaica, and later moved to New York to complete graduate studies in Communication Arts. Pastor Clarke has always had a heart for ministry and has been actively involved in various church communities through the creative processes of music making and leading, preaching, and general liturgical planning. He completed his graduate theological studies at Andrews University and has been ministering in the College View community for the past 3 years. He is thrilled to have his wife, Racquel Clarke, as his partner in life and ministry, along with their little son, Jude.
Chantal J. Klingbeil loves bouncing around ideas and dreaming up new ways of reaching the next generation of Adventists with the Good News of Jesus’ soon coming. Born and raised in South Africa, she has worked as high school teacher, university professor, TV host, and serves now as associate director of the Ellen G. White Estate at the General Conference. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in linguistics at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Chantal enjoys team-teaching and team-preaching with her husband, Gerald, and together they just finished writing a new Adult Sabbath School Study Guide focusing on “Resting in Jesus.” Their three teenage daughters, Hannah, Sarah, and Jemima, keep her young and on her toes.
Gerald A. Klingbeil enjoys languages, cross-cultural encounters, and creative people. He also likes talking (and writing) about the power of ritual. He has spent more than 15 years as professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern studies at Adventist universities in South America and Asia, after earning his D.Litt. degree from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1995. Gerald was born and raised in Germany and is currently serving as associate editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines. He is also a research professor at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University and has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of academic and popular articles. He makes sure that his wife, Chantal, reads everything he publishes and loves to team up with her for presentations and team-preaching.
Jonathan Leonardo is a passionate preacher of the Gospel. His mission is to help people to grow in their confidence in the Father's love and to live Spirit-filled lives. His theological education began at Southwestern Adventist University (2005), and continued with his MA in Old Testament Theology from Andrews University (2011). After serving as an associate pastor in Nashville for two years, he returned to Andrews to pursue his doctoral studies in systematic theology. Keeping his heart close to the local congregation, he has been speaking with the Love Reality Tour since 2017.
Daniel Martinez is a flamenco guitar stylist, composer and teacher that hails from Iquitos, Peru. He picked up the guitar as a teenager, but it wasn't until he moved to the United States to attend college that he began to take music seriously. His serious commitment to music has him teaching guitar today at Union College and lead in Daniel Martinez Music. He has performed in several countries and across the United States. He has four solo instrumental recordings, is a sought out instructor and is a familiar presence in stages in the region. He is a culture ambassador for the Nebraska Arts Council and many other accolades. His passion for Christian music has allowed him to share God's gift through LLBN, 3ABN, Chapel Records and others. He loves to share God's love through his music ministry with different churches and denominations.
Adriana Perera is the Chair of the Department of Music at Andrews University. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at the Universidad Pontificia de Argentina, where she is a D.M.A. candidate in Music Composition. She was born in Uruguay, where she started piano lessons at the age of six. She continued her musical studies in piano, music theory, orchestral conducting, and composition in Argentina, Spain and the United States. More than 200 sacred pieces written by her are currently performed by choirs, orchestras, and soloists around the world. As a composer and recording artist, she has co-produced six albums with her sacred musical works. Adriana is an international speaker who has lectured on music and worship in several countries of Europe, South America, North America and the Caribbean. The purpose of her ministry is to promote quality music ministries in local churches and the production of music materials that make an impact on society, taking the message of Jesus to everyone. She has published several articles and two books on the topic of music and worship.