New Beginnings Church is staffed by men and women from all walks of life with a wide variety of skills. Though our backgrounds and talents vary, we all share the common vision of reaching this valley for Christ. If you are interested in learning more about a particular ministry or if you just have a general question, please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to connect with you and answer any question you may have.
- Jennifer Leonardo
Position: Children's Director
Phone: (209) 826-2350
Ministry Bio: I gave Jesus my life when I was 5 years old. I remember knowing that I would be involved in Ministry from a very young age. I was baptized at the age of 15 involved in a Street Drama Team, played on Worship Teams, Sang in Choirs, performed in Musicals and Plays & Volunteered with Youth. I interned when I was 18 for a church in the Music Department and the Children’s Ministry Department. I have taken Bible Classes and worked with Youth and various aspects of Church Ministry for many years. I have lead and facilitated Divorce Recovery Classes and know that God uses life experiences so that we can become more effective in ministering to others. I have a degree in Child Development and have always had a passion for children. I began working at NBSC as a volunteer with the Youth in 2003 then in 2005 I became the Volunteer Children’s Coordinator. God opened up an opportunities for me work at the church full time in 2006.
Family Facts: I am the proud mom of Carissa my 9 year old daughter, Raven our 3 year old dog and Chelsea our 1 year old bird (I’m not so proud about the bird). My Immediate Extended Family is HUGE… My Parents, 4 Brothers, 4 Sisters, almost 4 Brother-in-laws, 3 Sister-in-laws, 4 Nephews, and 3 Nieces needless to say my Christmas shopping begins in July.
Favorite movie: My favorite movie right now is August Rush (loved the music...)
Favorite Bible verse: … “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weakness and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 13:8-10
Hobbies: My favorite Hobby is going to Disney Land! Playing Board Games, Playing Rummy 500 (I like it when I win… which is often), Playing the Piano, Watching Movies, Singing and making up silly songs and rhymes that drive my daughter crazy.
Most embarrassing moment: Okay so this is kind of recent, I was driving for Snow Trip with the Youth and it started snowing…a lot…and I panicked…Fermin tried to calm me down and talk me through driving through the abyss of the white snow that looked like we were driving in the same area over and over. I was freaking out and started crying… me who was supposed to be the adult became the scared Kid. To be quite honest most of my embarrassing moments have involved a vehicle in someway, locking my keys in my car (5 times a day), having to zip tie my car cause I ran over a big rock, and some other car tragedies that I am not going to mention.
Favorite food: Steamed Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese (I know yucky for some but yummy for me)
Funny secret of the past: My mom cut my hair really short when I was in 3rd grade and my dad thought I was boy playing outside with my brother.
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- Senior Pastor
The Administration Department coordinates the daily operations of New Beginnings Church as well as the growth plans for the facility. They are also responsible for the church finances and human resources.
- Children Ministries
The Children's Ministry is responsible for PromiseLand and KidLand ministries.
- Youth Ministries
The Youth Ministry is responsible for Vertical and EMERGE ministries.
- Adult Ministries
The Adult Ministry is responsible Men's and Women's Ministry.
This group is responsible for overseeing New Beginnings Church IT and Communications objectives.
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