As we announced last year, after 25 years of faithful service at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship (CCF), Fraser and JoAnne Venter transitioned to a denominational role with the Free Methodist Church, USA (FMCUSA) starting May 1, 2022. Since then, an interim leadership team of Pastors Janelle Coleman and Melanie Neilson has served the church faithfully.
Over the last year, the Ministerial Appointments Committee (MAC) has worked to find a lead appointment for CCF. After many interviews, many times of prayer, fasting, and discernment, and the clear direction of the Holy Spirit, the MAC unanimously appointed Reverend Cameron Beyenberg and Reverend Janelle Coleman as co-lead pastors to Cucamonga Christian Fellowship. Both Cameron and Janelle have expressed their desire to work within the co-lead model and are excited about the ways God will use their unique gifts to advance the calling and mission of CCF in this next season.
An official installment date is still to be determined, so continue to pray for them as they prepare for this new appointment. When that date is determined, we hope you will join us at CCF where we, as a conference, will pray over and anoint their ministry.
We thank Pastors Janelle and Melanie for their tireless service during this interim period. They stood in the gap for us as a conference, which allowed the MAC to listen to God’s prompting without feeling rushed to make this decision. Continue to pray for them as they lead CCF into the next season.