MISSIONARIES

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Rev. Michael Brown

Rev. Michael Brown has served as pastor of Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, California, since it began as a church plant in 2003. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California (Master of Divinity and MA in historical theology), the author of several books, including Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored(Reformed Fellowship, 2012) and Christ and the Condition: The Covenant Theology of Samuel Petto  (Reformation Heritage Books, 2012), and many published articles. He is a frequent guest on the White Horse Inn and Abounding Grace radio programs. Pastor Brown served as the chairman of the URCNA Study Committee on Missions and the URCNA Missions Committee for several years. Since 2009, he has made annual trips to Italy to encourage and assist Rev. Ferrari in his labor. He and his wife Janie speak Italian, and work every day to improve their skills. They have been married since 1990 and have four children (three of whom are grown). God willing, in June 2018, he will be sent as a missionary to Milan to pastor the church there and help establish a Reformed denomination modeled after the URCNA.

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Rev. Andrea Ferrari

Rev. Andrea Ferrari was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the URCNA in January 2010 by the Consistory of Christ URC and sent to Italy as a missionary to plant churches and establish a Reformed denomination modeled after the URCNA. He presently serves as the pastor of Chiesa Evangelica Riformata ‘Filadelfia’, a small congregation in Milan. Rev. Ferrari possesses a theological degree from from the Assemblies of God Bible Institute in Italy (1992), a Master of Philosophy from the University of Wales (2004), and another Masters degree from the University of Milan (2007). He is the author of John Diodati’s Doctrine of Holy Scripture (Reformation Heritage Books, 2006), as well as numerous articles published in theological journals and magazines. Andrea and his wife Cristina were married in 1992 and have two sons, Simone and Danielle.

MISSIONARIES IN TRAINING

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Mr. Vincenzo Coluccia

Vincenzo Coluccia is a Master of Divinity student at Westminster Seminary California where he is being trained for the ministry. He was born and raised in Puglia, in the south of Italy, but moved to Turin in 2000 to study for his undergraduate and masters degrees in structural engineering. He worked ten years as an engineer, designing buildings and structures for the city. His desire now, however, is to be used by Christ to build his church in Italy. After he graduates in 2019, he hopes to return to Italy as an ordained minister to plant a church that will be part of CRI.

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Rev. Ivan Forte

 

Rev. Ivan Forte serves as the pastor of Chiesa Riformata Torino, a small independent Reformed church that confesses the Three Forms of Unity. Originally ordained as a minister in the Pentecostal church, Rev. Forte became Reformed through personal study. He is being mentored and tutored by Rev. Ferrari and is currently seeking ordination in the United Reformed Churches in North America so that he may be a missionary in Italy, laboring to form CRI.

LEADERSHIP

Reformation Italy is currently overseen by the elders and deacons of Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, California. 

Dan Palmer
Elder, Chairman of Consistory

Ryan Glomsrud, Ph.D.
Elder, Assistant Professor at Westminster Seminary California

David Hooper
Elder

Jonathan Taylor
Elder

James Villarino
Elder

 

Chris Olow
Chairman of Deacons

Steve Ramirez
Deacon

Randy Shamoun
Deacon

Andrew Young
Deacon

POINTS OF CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding our website or social media, contact the following people below.

KYLE LEE

Social Media Manager, Website Developer

Email: kylelee4c6@gmail.com

 

Andrew Young

Deacon, Website Developer

Email: andrewyoung@christurc.org

MISSION COMMITTEE

Christ URC's Mission Committee is designed to support and encourage missionaries in Italy through regular contact and assisting them in fund-raising efforts and operational needs.

NOAH COLLINS

Chairman of the Reformation Italy Mission Committee

Jonathan Taylor

Elder

KYLE LEE

Social Media Manager, Website Developer

 

 

 

SIMONETTA CARR

Author, Translator

CHRIS OLOW

Chairman of Deacons