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
 My 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.

Small Group Leaders

Anthony and Michelle Becerra – Grades K-3rd
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 – Elementary 4th-6th
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 7th-12th
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 eight years ago.  My husband and I have been married since 2003, and are very grateful to be given the privilege of raising our four wonderful children: Tegan, Kalea, Ellis, and our newest edition, Anais. 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)

Anthony Becerra- Contenders for the Faith Leader
My family has called Revival Christian Fellowship our home for more than fifteen years.  My wife and I served in RCA for nine years, Dinner Fellowship, and I’m currently a small group leader for the Men’s Ministry at church.  I love kids and I’m excited to be able to lead RCA’s Contenders boys for a year of skill building, learning who God is, and learning how to be Godly young men.  My heart is to encourage and build these boys up into young men who will worship the Lord with their whole hearts.  I’ve got some really fun and challenging things planned for the boys!

Millie Hickman- Yearbook