PASTOR LARRY & RHONDA IHRIG
Larry and Rhonda became Lead Pastors at Celebration in November 2001. Their vocational ministry experience began in 1974 and has focused their passion for a balanced approach to ministry with an emphasis on teaching, training, and encouragement. They have served as a youth pastors, associate pastors, church planters, and as a Lead Pastors since 1985. Currently Larry is the Vice President of Grace International (grace-international.tv) and provides oversight for church planting in the US. Rhonda is the director of Women's Ministry at Celebration and has a passion to provide encouragement to Pastor's wives and women in ministry. Rhonda was born in Oregon and Larry is a native Southern Californian. Their partnership in life and ministry gives them an enthusiasm to see lives changed and Christians matured by the grace of God. They have two married children and five grandchildren.
PASTOR MICHAEL & CHERYLL SERRATO
Michael and Cheryll became Associate Pastors at Celebration Church in October 2019. Their service and experience includes a vast array of ministries including Executive Pastor, Youth Pastors, Director of Education, worship ministry and Director of Women’s Ministry. In 2001, Michael founded an outreach organization in the Central Valley to help meet the growing needs in the community and extend services supported by the community of local churches. Michael and Cheryll’s emphasis in ministry has been building relationships within the body of Christ, and teaching and building leaders to reach their full potential and impact. People development and church growth have been a focal point for Michael and Cheryll in their current role. They have 3 children - Jake, Brianna and Sammi - and enjoy family time above all. Sports, music, good food and just having a great time with friends rounds out this loving family.
PASTOR CORY HUDSON
Children's Ministry Pastor
Cory Hudson has been on staff at Celebration since July, 2001, joining the pastoral staff in January, 2004. Cory holds a degree in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Family Relations, and has done post graduate studies in Communication, Education and Biblical Studies. She has a natural teaching ability and has served in that capacity for both children and adults. While Cory finds great joy in facilitating a women's bible study here at Celebration. She has a heart for the things of Christ and is excited to encourage believers as they discover their God-given purpose. Cory’s desire is to see the church loving God and loving His people more each day as they operate in their God-given gifts, and walk in the fullness of what God has for them! Cory’s greatest role is as mother of her two boys, Tucker and Tanner.
PASTORS ELEAZAR & FLOR ROSALES
Eleazar Rosales and Flor Martínez are leading the Hispanic ministry at Celebration Church since July 2015. Eleazar and Flor have been part of the Celebration family since 2006 and have been active in the worship ministry since then. They have also supported other ministries in English and Spanish in the Bay area, forming musicians and worship leaders in different Spanish Churches. Their experience in the ministry of worship and teaching the word of God has been a fundamental part of their passion and service. Eleazar Rosales and his wife, Flor, are partners in the ministry and their desire and passion is to serve the body of Christ and help you discover your passion so that together we can contribute to the Kingdom of God. God has greatly blessed them with two beautiful boys, Mathias Caleb and Santiago Emmanuel.