First and foremost, we want God to lead RHF. Sounds like the obvious answer…but this simple statement informs our posture in leadership. In essence, our leaders’ role is to seek God, to see where He is moving, to follow Him, and to bring others with them.
THE CAMPUS PASTOR
RH Fullerton is directed and led by Interim Campus Pastor Joel Alberto. Together with his wife Michele, Joel serves on the elder board and seeks God’s direction for the Fullerton campus as a whole.
THE TEAM MODEL
One thing we’ve learned is that ministry is not meant to be carried alone. From the RH elder board to our staff structure to our serve teams within each ministry, RHF is led by teams. This provides stronger leadership through stability, complementary strengths and weaknesses, decisions made with broader perspective, and greater accountability.
In addition to Joel and Michele, our staff also includes Brad Thayer [equipping], Mitch Fierro [life groups/communication] Erika Abdelatif [families], Meredith Galipault [front door & welcome], Will Anderson [city pastor-schools], and Michael Barker [worship pastor]. One of the staff’s primary roles is to raise up, train, and empower volunteers at our campus.
Every ministry and team at RHF has at least one volunteer leader at the helm. Our dedicated team of volunteers and leaders are the heartbeat of our church. They pray, serve and help shoulder the practical and spiritual weight of this wonderful community.
EVERY BELIEVER IS A MINISTER
We believe that every follower of Jesus has a role to play in God’s Kingdom. Each person is uniquely made and equipped for the ministry that God has put before us. From the early days, we’ve been a church led largely by people simply stepping into their role as ministers of Jesus.
In fact, if you’ve been to a weekend celebration or any other gathering of our community, you were virtually surrounded by the leaders of RHF, and not because we have a large paid staff. As we’ve added to our staff, the primary charge given to each is to equip, lead, and support volunteer leaders, ministers and teams. We invite you to find your place in this community and to step into the unique role that God has called you to.
FIND OUT MORE
Email Meredith Galipault for more info on leadership at RHF.