|Rev. Juan Loredo
Pastor Juan Loredo was born and raised in Bloomington, California. Later, after he received his call into ministry, he moved to Indiana where he met his lovely wife Kelly. Between the two they have two daughters and are blessed with six grandchildren.
Pastor Loredo is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College and has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries. In addition he is currently working on his Masters of Divinity through Olivet Nazarene University. He served as an associate pastor in Decatur, Indiana; served as a laymen at Bel Air church of the Nazarene in Bel Air, Maryland. Later, he served as senior pastor at Fort Wayne first church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana; served Sullivan Church of the Nazarene as senior pastor and we are blessed to have Pastor Loredo and Kelly serve at CFC Naz as our senior pastor.
Pastor Loredo’s passion is preaching, prayer, and evangelism. His heart is in preparing, equipping, and empowering individuals to serve the Lord through the many areas of church ministry and to fulfill the great commission of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
His hobbies include spending time with his wife Kelly, reading, fishing, golfing, playing softball, and attending professional baseball games as time permits.
|Rev. Carlos A. Lonberger I, B.S, M.B.A.
Born into the Church of the Nazarene as 3rd generation Nazarene in 1955, Pastor Carlos has been a part of CFC Naz for 8 years at different intervals.
Pastor Carlos longs to see people surrender to Jesus and accept Him as their Savior. Then through discipleship, to see them give up their sovereignty for God’s sovereignty, sanctification! He has loved working with teens over his ministry years, as well as all ages, young to old. One area that Pastor Carlos is particularly drawn to is compassionate ministries. Pastor Carlos says, “We need to be ready to step up and meet the needs of others, if possible. We need to be Jesus to the world around us.”
Pastor Carlos loves participating in the Praise Team. He says that “When you prepare and pour your heart into leading worship and see the Holy Spirit moving through the congregation, it is a special blessing to my heart. We need to keep our eyes focused on Jesus, to become more Christlike everyday.”
Pastor Carlos loves Phineas Bresee’s famous quote, “Nothing to the right, not to the left… but JESUS ONLY!”
Pastor Carlos enjoys music, art, woodworking, and photography.
Kate was born to two Nazarene Pastors and raised in the Church of the Nazarene. She has been a part of the CFC Naz family for 10 years.
Kate’s passion is to honor God through service to others. Kate says that there is something so purely joyful about loving and caring for others through the power of Jesus’ name. She is blessed greatly by all opportunities that are put before her through ministry.
Kate enjoys a great variety of activities, but mostly she loves to be creative and helpful. Kate loves to spend time with her family and in God’s Word.
|Dr. Phil Barnell
Raised in the Nazarene Church, Phil has been a part of Champaign First for fifteen years now.
In Phil’s free time he enjoys playing the guitar, soccer, reading, and travel.
Organic Outreach Influence Leader
Nate has been at CFC Naz for 10 of the 18 years that he has been a Nazarene.
Nate’s biggest passion in ministry is teens. He has been volunteering and teaching with youth for 17 years. He loves to watch their minds and hearts as they absorb God’s Word. Nate’s second passion is worship and he has found this to be a strong area of ministry for him as he leads Sunday worship on occasion. Finally as the Organic Outreach Influence Team Leader, he loves to educate CFC Naz’s leadership Team on a natural way of engaging our friends and neighbors into the kingdom. The Organic Outreach model has stirred something new in Nate, as he sees that outreach is not to be feared. Through the Organic Outreach concept, Nate hopes for CFC Naz’s to swing wide our doors into our community and families.
Nate loves to write music and create songs. He is also an avid reader, spending most of his reading in God’s Word. In recent months computer art has inspired him. Although Tech Art is his day job, Nate found himself spending personal time working on 3D rendering as a support to CFC Naz’s recent building project.
Senior Life Director
Carolyn has been a Nazarene since 1989 and has been a part of the CFC Naz family since 1993.
Carolyn has been in the nursing field since 1972. She loves helping people, making them feel needed, wanted & healthy. Carolyn visits our seniors in the hospital, and their homes. She takes them to appointments, if needed, and calls them to check in on them. Carolyn makes sure that they have food and medicine that they need. She also has arranged for other people to help out in the Senior Living ministry when and where it is needed.
Carolyn likes to cook for others, crochet and learn about things by reading and looking them up. Most of all, she loves her 13 year old Shih Tzu Dog.
Women’s Ministries Director
Sheila was raised at Champaign First Church of the Nazarene. Making her a part of the Nazarene Church for 34 years.
Paul’s words in Titus 2 remind Sheila that we are to teach each other to live in a way that honors God. As a teen and young adult, Sheila didn’t always feel like there was a place for her in Women’s Ministries. She enjoys sports, is not very crafty, and is not a mother. As she has grown and developed relationships with other women in the church, she began to understand the importance to have a ministry where we provide opportunities for women to grow closer together. Sheila’s hope is that women, young and old, can find an opportunity that fits them so that they can be godly influences in their homes, at CFC Naz, and in our community.
Sheila enjoys going to sporting events, especially Cardinal’s Baseball games. She enjoys singing, hanging out with family and friends, and movies.
Teen Life Director
Andy has been a part of the Nazarene church and CFC Naz for the last 20 year.
Andy believes that people of all ages can feel joy from fulfilling their purpose in their walk with God. He is passionate about showing teenagers how God has a plan for their lives, and that the best life is one lived within that plan. Andy also feels it is really fun to…get a little crazy-
Andy’s vocation is literally hobby. However, when he is not working, he likes to have fun times with family members, fishing, hunting, biking, and shooting sports… and be Mr. DIY- no matter how big the job is, if he is saving money, he is happy!
Children’s Ministries Director
Tina has been with the Church of the Nazarene since she started attending CFC Naz 40 years ago.
Tina has a passion for guiding children to God and showing them Jesus’ love for them. She strongly believes that every child God puts in her path brings the awesome opportunity of telling them the most important thing they will ever hear in their life: that God loves them. She feels very blessed to be able to minister to these little ones.
When Tina is not ministering to the children at CFC Naz, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Josh has been a part of CFC Naz for 17 of the 35 years that he has been with the Church of the Nazarene.
Josh has a passion for helping new believers in Christ with their walk. He uses his life story and experiences to assist them as they go through trials and victories.
Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheila, and running all of the tech stuff at church. He also enjoys playing with his dog, Bear, and watching Nebraska Cornhusker football.