Pastor Mario joined the Corona SDA Church family in September of 2021. His wife Sarah, daughters Madison, Avelynn and four legged son Bamboo (Shih Tzu) are excited to be part of the Corona Community and Church Family. Pastor Mario has a Bachelor's in Theology from Pacific Union College (Go Pioneers!), an MDiv from Andrews University and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminiary.
With over 20 years of pastoral ministry, he brings a rich background of serving people of all ages and walks of life. He has a love for family, Mexican food and His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As the lead pastor of the Corona SDA Church his passion is to bring the knowledge of Jesus, to people living in today’s culture and climate in a way that truly lifts Him up, and transforms lives.
Gilberto Del Vecchio
Pastor Gilberto joined the Corona SDA Church in July of 2011. Along with his wife Renata, his children Gabriella and Allan, they have been serving the Corona community for over 10 years.
While attending La Sierra Unversity, Pastor Gilberto earned a Bachelors degree in Religious Studies/Pre-Seminary, a Masters degree in Religion with enphasis in New Testament/Christian Education, while at LSU he completed his Professional Teaching credentials for the North-American Diision of the Seventh-Day Adventist, and he has also completed his full training as a hospital Chaplain (Clinical Pastoral Education) at Loma Linda University Medical Center,
Pastor Gilberto has served as a Bible teacher and school chaplain at both Calexico Mission School, and La Sierra Academy. He served as voluenteer pastor at the Portuguese speaking church in Chino, and worked at the El Centro and Brawley church distric in Imperial Valley as an Associate Pastor.
Pastor Gilberto is passionate about Youth, Young Adults ministries, music, and chaplaincy. He was born in South America Brazil, raised as Catholic and became a Seventh-Day Adventist in his late teen years. Pastor Gilberto comes from a diverse cultural background which involves first hand experience of many different religions, cultures, and languages. Pastor Gilberto greatest passion is in the area of Urban Ministries. He is passionate about the ministry and integration of different cultures, languages and religions as he shares his love for Jesus and the church to people from all walks of life.
Children and Family Pastor
My name is Kelly Pick. I am a child of God. My very best friend whom I live and serve alongside of, is Jesus. One of my very favorite Bible verses is from John 6:68; “Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…” There is no place I’d rather be than in the presence of my Savior, Redeemer, and Friend, Jesus.
I have been serving as the Children’s Ministries Coordinator for the Corona SDA Church in Corona, CA for the past thirteen years and have been leading in Children’s Ministries for over twenty-five years. Mty. husband, Greg & I are honored to be a part of the Corona SDA Church. family. We have 3 grown children with amazing spouses and 3 beautiful grandchildren who continue to teach us about what it means to be a child of the kingdom.
It is my joy to share God’s heart with families; first in helping parents to see that they are the most important influence in the spiritual lives of their children, as we take seriously, Deuteronomy 6:6-8. Secondly, in helping children to see that they are the most important person in the universe to God (Matthew 19:14).
God has shared with me the desire to develop kids to see His character and plans for them through the Bible, opening their eyes to the God who sees them as His children, and out of this overflow, to help them to see others through His eyes, also as His children.
A particular focus of mine is to teach kids that they can be spiritual leaders in their own circle of influence and community, affirming their value in the kingdom, and have fun making Jesus famous! Connecting kids to their intergenerational church family is a great way for them to watch faith in action with all ages. I believe that a church family has the privilege and responsibility to share their faith with children, mentoring them and modeling what being a child of God looks like at any age, and how valuable the entire family is as the body of Christ.
I can be reached at (951) 534-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Corona Seventh-day Adventist website. I am so glad you have found our church. I have served the Corona SDA Church family as head elder for the past 5 years. Our church family is known for being a welcoming community of faith that provides excellent children programming and Bible based teaching.Monday through Friday I am involved in Educational Ministry as an Associate Superintendent to our Adventist Schools in Southern California. I am married and have two adult children. I encourage you to come and visit our church.