Ron & Bette Perret
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.