Meet the Team

Pastors and staff


Senior Pastor

Jason is passionate about preaching God's Word. He loves getting to know people and encouraging them in their walk with Jesus.

He also likes to have fun. He and his wife, Anna, have three children: Katherine, Nathan, and Nadya. Chances are, when you first meet them in the foyer, they'll greet you with their energetic and contagious smiles!

Ryan Walker

Associate Pastor

Pastor Ryan is a dedicated and compassionate associate pastor committed to guiding young hearts on their spiritual journey. With a passion for connecting faith with real-life challenges, Pastor Ryan creates a welcoming space for young people to explore their beliefs, ask questions, and grow in their relationship with God.

In his spare time, you'll find Pastor Ryan playing spikeball, engaging in spirited ping-pong matches, or hitting the pavement on a refreshing run.

A Bachelor's degree in Theology fuels his teachings as he guides the youth toward a deeper understanding of spirituality. 

Celeste Rogers

church secretary

Celeste Rogers grew up as a missionary kid, living in various countries. After graduating from Oklahoma Academy in 2020, she pursued her passion for communication by enrolling in the Mass Communications program at Southern Adventist University, where she met her husband, Ted Rogers.

Celeste has a passion for writing, assisting others in effective communication, and pursuing design. She currently serves as the Apison Church's Communication Secretary, helping with the weekly bulletin, email newsletter, and many other communication details for church members and visitors. 

Cherith Gonzalez

Church Treasurer

Cherith is a third-generation Adventist in her family. Her parents’ dedication to the service of God in the Educational/Administrative area has accompanied her throughout her life.

 After graduating professionally as an accountant in her native country of Venezuela, Cherith wished God would allow her to use her talents for His work. The Apison SDA Church has given her this opportunity and allowed her to be the Treasurer. The church has also provided a family environment for Cherith, her husband, daughter, and son.

Aside from numbers, she loves playing the piano and getting to know new places (especially beaches!!).

Executive committee

The Executive Committee leadership represents various ministries of the Apison Adventist Church.

Alicia Oliver


Christopher Beason


Debbie Becker

Sabbath School

Rick Breedlove


greg Van Fossen

Head Elder

Catherine sherwood


Noelle Holland

Pastoral Care

eric Schoonard

Lester Coon Adventist School Liason

Howard Karst


Deena Bartel-Wagner


Tyler Segarra