Pastor Aaron Rugh – Overseeing Pastor
LeadershipIn 1995 my family moved to Menifee and we began to attend a small church named Calvary Christian Fellowship (now Revival Christian Fellowship). At that time I never thought I would be working in full-time ministry. In fact, I didn’t even want to attend the youth group. In 1998, the summer before I started my senior year of high school, I began working for the church a few afternoons a week, folding the bulletins, vacuuming the office, and answering phones. Almost sixteen years later, it’s amazing to see how the Lord has grown the church and at the same time grown me in ways I never imagined.

Michelle Becerra – Director of Operations
MichelleMy husband Anthony and I have been married since 1993 and have one son whom we homeschooled through Revival Christian Academy.  We have called Revival Christian Fellowship home since 2002 and have had the pleasure of serving in various ministries over the years.  It is a humbling honor to be called by the Lord to lead this school and it’s with excitement and joy that I am able to work along side the leadership of our church and other ministries to accomplish the Lord’s will in RCA.  My goal is to guide and support each family in the awesome task of home educating their kids, and I look forward to seeing God work in the hearts and lives of the RCA families.

Renee Shoemaker – Academic Administrator
ReneeMy husband Tom and I have been married since 1994 and God blessed us with three boys. They first attended private Christian school, but through God’s direction changed to homeschooling in 2008. In 2009, we moved to Menifee and started attending Revival Christian Fellowship. I first put my boys in a few classes at RCAEP, but soon after decided to make RCA our “home” school PSP. I am excited to serve the RCA families this year and look forward to meeting, praying for, and growing with all of you.

Annmarie Nauretz – Administrative Assistant/L.E.S.S. (Living Evangelism Serving Selflessly) Outreach Leader
AnnieI was raised in an awesome Christian home. Frankie and I married at nineteen and twenty-one and were completely committed to the Lord. We abstained from the things of this world (but by the grace of God), including saving ourselves for marriage. We have been on this amazing adventure of marriage for thirty-three years now. (Woot Woo!) We–meaning ONLY through Christ who strengthened/equipped Frankie and me–homeschooled our two kids Jacob (twenty-six and married to sweet Ely) and Meggie. What an incredible blessing and privilege to teach and train in righteousness. It’s hard; it’s challenging, but oh-so-worth the cost and high calling. I have worked in children’s, youth, and young adult ministries for thirty-three years. I have a passion–with lots of energy–to see these young people become a success in Christ, and to cheer them on to love and live God’s Word out loud, to have a heart for the lost, to be the best–most accurate–representative of Christ they can be (not perfect, but accurate), to go out in this dark and confusing world and know who they are in Christ and shine their light so bright others see the hope that lies within them. That hope is JESUS! I was the high school director at Revival Christian Academy years ago, and I am so excited to come on board again and to even partner with the youth of Revival Christian Fellowship. I look forward to all the Lord is going to do in and through your kiddos this year.

Terri Kammerzell – Communications
TerriI became a Christian when I was just four years old. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I grew up in a Christian home and a Christian school, and my family was very active in our church. But as a young adult I made some mistakes and tested the boundaries of God’s love and faithfulness. Guess what?! He is ALWAYS faithful! By His grace alone, He got me back on track and blessed me beyond imagination. Being a single working mom brings many challenges, but every day I remember God’s faithfulness to me and I stay the course to praise Him by doing the best job I can to provide a Christian home education to my twelfth-grader, Ben, knowing that He Who began a good work will be faithful to complete it. In the past few years God has been giving me a strong desire to be used by Him. I’m a person who feels blessed to be a blessing to others, and I’m thankful for the opportunity I have to make that happen in the lives of Revival families, both on the leadership team and as an RCAEP tutor!

Small Group Leaders

Anthony and Michelle Becerra – Grades K through 2
BecerrasHomeschooling was a call from God for my husband Anthony and me. I remember being pregnant and talking with my husband about how we would home school our son when the time came, trying to imagine what that would look like. However, when it was time for Jack to enter school I was kicking against God’s will for our lives. I was selfish and wanted time to myself during the day, but mostly I doubted my ability to teach phonics and reading. I rationalized in my head the so-called good reasons for putting him in public school. After two years in public and then transferring to a private school for part of second grade, I was seeing what was wrong with both the private and public school systems and I felt the Lord calling me to be obedient to Him. God is patient! Fast forward. . . .the year was 2002 when I saw an ad in the church Sunday bulletin that there was going to be an interest meeting for those who wanted to start up a homeschool co-op. The response was tremendous and the next fall RCA kicked off its first year in existence! We enrolled our son Jack in the fourth grade and it was my second year homeschooling by then. We were so excited to be part of a school that worked with the moms to make their homeschooling years the most successful they could be. The support was great! I then went on to serve as a small group leader for nine years, I headed up the History Faire, the Home Spun Expo, and my husband and I started the RCA Snowboard Club and operated that for six years. Jack graduated in the class of 2012 and we went our way in ministry at Revival Christian Fellowship–where we served as ministry leaders for Dinner Fellowships–and I also work in our family business. Now things seem to have come full circle when I was offered a job as Director of Operations for RCA. I’m pleased to be here once again working with friends and homeschool families! … “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” –1 Corinthians 1:27 (KJV)

Heron and Kelly Suarez – Grades 3 through 6
The SuarezesWe first became parents in 2007, and it was then that the Lord began to press on our hearts the desire to one day homeschool the children that He would give us. As the years went by, and our son was approaching kindergarten, we received direction from the Lord as He called us to begin attending Revival Christian Fellowship as our new home Church. Little did we know that He was also leading us to Revival Christian Academy, where our journey of homeschooling began a few months later, in the Fall of 2012. Through the years the Lord has gifted us with three precious children: Nathanael (9), Savannah (6), and Sofia (2). Presently, we are beginning our fifth year of homeschooling. The past four years have been a season of growth for us, both in homeschooling and in ministry. We can testify that through it all God has been so faithful to guide us, to equip us, and to meet our needs! In addition, He has provided several areas for us to serve within the church and RCA, for our good and for His glory! Our desire is to serve other families, to see them thrive in their walks with Him, and to “do life” as He calls the family to. We count it a blessing and an honor to serve this year at RCA as the small group leaders for 3rd-6th grade families.

Chris and Aileen Alfaro – Jr. High and High School
AlfarosOur calling to homeschool began sixteen years ago: we have three children–Nathaniel (25), Alysha (20), and Rachel (13)–and all three have been homeschooled. We knew from the beginning of this homeschooling journey that it was a calling from God to teach our children at home and raise them up in the ways of the Lord. This being the case, we have trusted Him to lead and guide us through the journey. We have had our fair share of ups and downs through this journey; however, we can’t even count the number of times we experienced His presence and provision through the difficulties. God has faithfully filled in the gaps in the area of academics. Whenever we didn’t have the “know-how” or the skills to teach particular subjects, God either taught us what we needed to know, or He brought about the people and resources to help us teach our children. All we can say is “HE IS FAITHFUL.” We firmly believe that God has homeschooled our children; we have just been willing vessels to be used by Him to help lead and guide His children down the paths He has chosen for them. It has been a worthwhile goal to administer our God-given responsibility in bringing up our children in the training and admonition of the Lord. We look forward to seeing what God will do as we join the leadership team at RCA in encouraging and discipling others on their homeschooling journey.

Clubs/Activity Leaders

Christina Garcia – Field Trip & Park Days Coordinator/Keepers of the Faith Leader
My family has been incredibly blessed to be a part of Revival Christian Academy since our homeschooling journey began seven years ago.  My husband and I have been married since 2003, and are very grateful to be given the privilege of raising our three wonderful children: Tegan, Kalea, and Ellis. The Lord shows the path for us to follow, and although I may not have seen my life exactly as it has turned out,  I am truly grateful for everything the Lord has allowed me to do, and wouldn’t have it any other way.“‘Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” –Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

Christine Rogers – Keepers of the Faith Co-leader
ChristineMy family and I have been with RCA’s PSP ever since we started our homeschool journey six years ago, and it is such a pleasure to lead Circle of Friends this year. I have been married to my husband Marvin for more than fifteen years, and although the Lord has blessed us in many ways, our biggest blessings are our three children, Ashlyn, Raelyn, and Mason. I count it a privilege to homeschool, as it is something my husband and I knew God wanted for us even before we had our children. I hope I can be a source of encouragement to the families I get to interact with since all of you are a special encouragement to me.

Nathan Alfaro – Contenders of the Faith Leader
NathanI am twenty-five years old and was homeschooled through Calvary Murrieta. I have been working on staff as a pastoral assistant at Revival Christian Fellowship since November of 2015. I serve as a worship leader, media technician, college and career leader, guitar tutor for RCAEP, etc. Last year I lead the Contenders group and really enjoyed spending time with and getting to know each of the boys. My heart towards Contenders is to assist parents in raising up their young boys to be godly young men who are equipped and ready to stand for their faith as well as be servant leaders in their homes, their churches, at school, and wherever else the Lord would lead and guide them in the future. I look forward working with them again this year where we will study biblical principles as well as practical skills that will help them grow spiritually and practically as Contenders for the Faith.

Millie Hickman – Circle of Friends
My husband and I started our homeschool journey here at RCA two years ago. We have two beautiful, energetic little girls and being able to be with them daily to share in those precious moments and watch them grow is truly a blessing. I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead the Circle of Friends group this year, and I look forward to a year of sharing in those special moments with your little ones as well. “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these'” (Matthew 19:14 NIV).

Laura Elliott – Yearbook Editor
I consider it an incredible blessing that I have been able to homeschool all five of my super wonderful kids. My four daughters are all grown now, and my son is a senior in high school this year. I am also a grandma of three: two adorable little girls, and a baby boy. It’s such a privilege to be part of the RCA team again this year. I’m looking forward to organizing this year’s yearbook, which is sure to be full of great memories.