Jerry: The path that brought me to New Life is certainly a story that only God could have written. Born in Turlock, raised in Ballico at McConnell State Park, I was able to enjoy all the outdoor adventures that would define the things I enjoy to this day. Swimming, camping, hiking, fishing, bike riding, just basically being outdoors. Add to that my love of all sports, including anything 49er, and you can get a pretty good picture of what I am all about. I have been an athlete my whole life, playing basketball in Ballico, at Livingston High School and also for Merced College. Over time, I evolved into being a coach and a parent volunteer in community sports programs. I have coached High School Varsity Basketball and Soccer, little league, and been the organizing force behind the Little League and Youth Soccer Associations of Lake Don Pedro. As a young man, I had the good fortune of getting hired by PG&E. It became my lifelong career until I retired after 37 years in 2016. All of these life experiences have given me pretty good communication skills and a heart for people.
It was in Don Pedro that I met and married my wife Francine and together we have three children. It was also there when I truly felt God's call on my life as a servant. I began working in our local church as a Youth Sunday School teacher, youth leader and camp counselor. We moved to Mariposa in 2010 when my son was a sophomore at Mariposa High School. At New Life, serve as an Elder, Missions Director, and am in Men's Ministry Leadership.. I am truly humbled by the way God has used me to further His Kingdom, in Mariposa and more specifically at New Life Christian Fellowship. I am excited to see what God has planned for me as I continue to seek His leadership and direction for my life. May all the glory be to Him.