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.
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.