Our Team

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Nathan Renner

Lead Pastor

Office: 209-768-9507

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Danita Rasmussen

Associate Pastor


Danita Rasmussen is currently serving as an Associate Pastor at the Discover Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sonora, California. She is passionate about relational ministry and  empowering others to follow Jesus’ example and live their lives in radical love. She is currently working towards a Masters in Divinity from La Sierra University. When she isn’t working, Danita loves to spend time organizing, cleaning, and snuggling with her dog, Piper. She also takes great delight in listening to audiobooks, reading, crocheting, and absolutely anything that has to do with horses. 

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Becky Renner

Pastor of Discipleship

Office: 209-768-8469

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Pam Palmer

Campus Administrator

Office: 209-753-3337

Pam has been a member of Discover Life for 29 years and has worked for the church for the past 11.   She has a Masters in Counselor Education from LLU.  She is an amateur birder and enjoys spending time out in nature, but her greatest joy is spending time with family, especially her new grandson.

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Antje Oliver


Office: 209-532-3337

Antje Gallewski-Oliver has a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, but enjoys being a stay-at-home mom and helping out at the church. Antje loves being out in nature and sharing God's love with those she comes in contact with.

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Jayne Stubbert



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Geoff McRae


Office: 209-454-7690

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Tim Trujillo

Head Elder

Office: (209) 743-9333

Tim has been Head Elder of the Discover Life SDA Church since July 2019 and has chaired the church board since September 2019. He has been a member of the church board since 2008 when he was previously a church elder. He became the MLAJA board chair in 2009, a position he held until 2019 when he was asked to the Head Elder. Tim also serves on the Governing Board of Adventist Health Sonora where he also chairs the Mission Integration Subcommittee. He also serves on the Mission Integration, Strategy and Compliance/Risk Subcommittees of the Adventist Health system board. Tim is the managing shareholder of Dambacher, Trujillo, & Russell, APLC, a local civil law firm, and is married to Jennifer Neufeld-Trujillo, a local pediatrician. They have two children currently at MLAJA, Natalie and Nate.