Our Team

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Nathan Renner

Lead Pastor

Office: 209-768-9507

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Tom Gearing

Associate Pastor

Office: 209-559-3690

Sonora has a special place in my heart. I grew up here, going to our school and attending our church. It was in Sonora the I made my decision to give my life to Jesus, and it was on a mission trip with the Sonora youth group that I committed my life to ministry. I enjoy most sports, and almost anything out doors. Some of my favorite hobbies are rock climbing, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, and birding. 

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Becky Renner

Pastor of Descipleship

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.