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David is the pastor at Resurrection. He came to Rez in 2009. David received his bachelor’s degree in Christian education leadership and youth ministries (DCE studies) from Concordia University in Irvine, and received his master’s of divinity degree from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis. He interned at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robbins, Ga. for a year. He and his wife Christa have three boys running around their house. He loves communicating Jesus and helping people to grow in their faith!
Jay Ashcraft and his wife Jan have been married for three decades and currently live in Antioch, California. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. Jay came to know Jesus at an early age and felt God’s call to ministry as a teenager. Along with his wife Janice he has served in Nebraska, Colorado, Rhode Island and California as a marriage and family therapist, author, youth minister and adult minister. His passions are making disciples and ping pong. Currently, he serves as the outreach director at Resurrection Ministries and Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Jay has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School.
Ms. Debbie is the teacher in the preschool Ladybug Room. She has an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Liberal Studies. She has been working here at Wee Care for over 6 years. She has lived in Brentwood for the past 9 years with her family. She has 3 children and 2 grand children.
Ms. Rita is the lead teacher and she is also the van coordinator for the school age program. She has had the pleasure of working with school age children for the last 25 years. She has been blessed to work for Wee Care for almost 2 years. She enjoys coming up with new ideas for her lesson plans and bulletin boards. Her forte is Arts and Crafts which she loves sharing with the children. Ms. Rita has 45 Early Education units from Diablo Valley College and General Education from the College of San Mateo. Her education is on going process. She has lived in Oakley for 26 years and have been married to her best friend, Dan, for 13 years. Together they have 2 Siamese cats, a pointing Lab and a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. Ms. Rita enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and her furry kids! She enjoys camping, fishing and boating. She hopes to do more traveling in the future.
Ms. Abeni is a teacher in the preschool Bumble Bee Room. She has been working with children for 10 1/2 years. She started working with children in an after school program for the Leisure Service Dept. of Pittsburg. She then moved to work with preschool age children. First in a work study mentor program for 6 month olds, and then for almost 2 year olds at Los Medanos College. Ms. Abeni has been at Wee Care for over 6 years. She has an AA in Liberal Arts and in Child Development. She also attained a B.A. in Human Development with a minor in Child Development. Outside of work, she is a devoted mother of 2 boys. Her oldest is 13 and her youngest is 7.