Doug & Carol FosterElders
Both Doug and Carol’s lives have always been centered around church, family, and ministry. Doug and Carol met at non-denominational church where they were both involved in multiple areas of ministry and actually met while both were in leadership of both a large singles ministry and the greeters’ ministry. After their marriage, they co-led led Divorce Recovery Workshops and small group Bible studies. Combined they have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and at the time of this writing 1 great-granddaughter. Previously, Douglas had been involved in Christian counseling, deliverance ministries and teaching others how to pray for deliverance and healing. Carol attended three years of Bible College and it was at this point that she began writing inductive Bible Studies. It was as Carol was developing a course on “Covenant” that they both realized that there was a piece missing from their experience and their understanding. It was at this time that they began to delve into the depths of the Tanakh and specifically the Torah, which led them to the Shiloh Messianic Congregation. Both Douglas and Carol serve as elders to the congregation as well as other areas of leadership. Douglas serves as Elder over the congregations Audio-Visual Ministry. Carol continues to write inductive Bible studies and both Douglas and Carol are deans over the Yeshiva Shiloh School of Theology.
Khalid & Lisa SayeghElders
Khalid and Lisa met in early 1998 while serving in a large non-denominational church in San Bernardino, California and married in 2002. They served in a variety of areas including children’s ministry, juvenile hall ministry, singles’ ministry, and discipleship ministry, but their emphasis was in outreaching to the people of the Inland Empire. They both graduated from Bible College at their church, and Khalid was appointed the Operation Outreach coordinator. Khalid became an ordained minister in 2007 and taught Bible college classes. In the fall of 2009, Khalid and Lisa joined Shiloh Messianic Congregation with a passion to worship Yeshua in Spirit and in Truth; following Torah. Currently Khalid is an Elder overseeing Ovedim (ushers), Small Groups, and Youth ministries as well as the facility manager of Shiloh’s Calimesa campus. He is also blessed to be one of the teachers of Shiloh’s weekly Torah study. Elder Lisa serves as Department Chair of Shiloh’s Sisterhood ministry and oversees the Hospitality and Altar Care ministries at the Calimesa campus. Both Khalid and Lisa love to serve the people of God and look forward to meeting you soon! Shalom!
Rob & Mary RobbinsElders
Rob and Mary Robbins have been attending Shiloh since 2010. Rob heads up the Evangelism team and Mary and Rob head up the Special Events ministry. They are also teach in the Shiloh”s children’s ministry. Mary was brought up Catholic and in her early 20’s she received the Lord and attended Assembly of God Bible College. Before coming to Shiloh both Rob and Mary were actively involved in several Christian congregations for over 35 years. Rob was not brought up in church, but when he was 30 years old God sent a faithful brother to him and led him to the Lord. Thereafter, he attended Horizon School of Evangelism and was ordained as Pastor in 2003 in Temecula, CA. where Rob served as an assistant pastor in a local church. Rob and Mary were blessed to be given the opportunity to manage senior retirement communities in Southern California where they focused all their time and energy serving the elderly until 2008. Rob is a Realtor in Crestline and Lake Arrowhead areas and Mary is retired. They have served the Lord in many different ministries over the years, including Helps, children school, the elderly, convalescents, prison, evangelism, and deliverance. Rob and Mary have four adult children and five precious grandchildren. They are grateful the Lord has brought them into Shiloh Messianic Congregation and consider it an honor and a privilege to serve and be part of the body of Messiah here at Shiloh and were appointed Elders in 2015.
Ron & Bette PerretElders
Ron and Bette were born in Southern California. They met in High School and in 1967 were married in the Church, a year after graduation. They have been blessed with three wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, two granddaughters and five grandsons who live nearby in Redlands and Oak Glen, California. Ron grew up in Downey, California in a Catholic family of eight, being introduced to the Church at an early age. He received a Catholic elementary education and regularly attended services into his twenties. Through his teenage years, Ron enjoyed playing baseball, swimming and family camping at the beach. In 1971, after several entry-level jobs, Ron pursued a career in law enforcement. In 1972, he became a Deputy Sheriff for San Bernardino County. Ron served in Patrol, Investigations, Supervision and Management. In 2005, after more than 33 years of service, Ron retired as a Sheriff’s Deputy Chief. Bette also grew up in Downey in a family of four with an older sister. Her family attended the Hollydale Christian Church, where her mother served as secretary. At 16 years of age during a visit to a Catholic church Bette had a spiritual experience that ultimately led her to a commitment to Catholicism at the age of 17. After Ron and Bette were married she became a dedicated wife, homemaker, and mother. Through the years, while enjoying the blessing of being home with their three beautiful girls, Bette was able to pursue her interests in music, American history and the search for spiritual truth. Ron and Bette were introduced to the Jewish roots of Christianity in 2010 in a small bible study where they met Pastors Bruce and Kathleen. This study began an amazing journey that led them to Shiloh Messianic Congregation a year later. At Shiloh, they have continued their studies and have fully embraced the foundational Hebrew roots of their faith. In 2012 Ron and Bette began serving the congregation and were appointed as Ove-deim. In 2013, Ron was elected to and currently serves as member of the Board of Directors. In 2015 Ron and Bette were blessed to have been appointed to serve as Elders in the Congregation. Elder Ron is also the head of Shiloh’s Security Team and was recently appointed as the Congregation’s Administrator. Elder Bette now serves as the Department Head of the Congregation’s HELPS Ministry. Elders Ron and Bette are truly blessed to be part of Shiloh Messianic Congregation.
Ruben & Sue ContrerasElders
Ruben and Susan Contreras serve as Elders at Shiloh Messianic Congregation, which has been their home congregation for the past 20 years. In 2006, when Pastors Bruce and Kathleen received revelation from the Lord, which resonated with their spirit as well, Ruben and Susan were an integral part of the exciting journey of returning to the ancient paths and helped Shiloh to make the turn from a Sunday church to a Torah keeping Messianic Congregation. Congregational life is such a joy to Ruben and Susan. While Ruben teaches Shabbat School, heads up the Men’s Ministry, Ovedim (Ushers), and Maintenance Ministry, you will find Susan at work in the Nursery, overseeing the Intercessory Ministries and helping with the planning of the monthly Women’s Ministry Functions. In addition, together they encourage the Small Group Ministries and teach Torah studies. You can certainly see their life verses at work in their lives. Ruben’s life verse is the essence of his character. It is Micha 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God”. Susan began living out her life verse when she was so busy with her little children and the Lord impressed upon her to “just do what I put in front of you”. Her verse is Mathew 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you”. With 8 adult children, they realize how imperative it is to raise up the next generation in the ways of the Lord. They continue to minister to the children of Shiloh, from nursery to high school. With their complementary spiritual gifts of serving and exhortation, they also share a passion to see God’s people set free and spurred on to be all that He created them to be. Ruben and Susan live in the beautiful mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead. With the flexibility of Susan having her own environmental consulting business and Ruben being retired, they relish spending time with their children, enjoy reading books or studying by the lake, kayaking, hiking and traveling when they can. Susan also likes to explore her creative side with party planning and decorating and enjoys gardening and creative cooking as Ruben catches up on sports and current events.