All of the individuals below are committed to helping fulfill the Standing Stone mission to Shepherd the Shepherds. Each one believes that God will supply their financial needs enabling them to accomplish this task. Please select the donate button under the individual that you would like to financially support.
“If you could do anything in ministry, what would it be?” Andrew’s response: “I would love to help pastors and missionaries be encouraged, supported, and successful in their ministries!” Becoming a Shepherd at Standing Stone Ministry was an immediate fit.
Andrew has been in ministry for over 40 years and he has found it a wonderful experience of finding the sufficiency of Christ. He deeply loves the Lord Jesus, his wife Dena, their 7 children, and their 21 grandchildren.
He knows the joys and difficulties of church ministry, as well as experiencing years of caregiving responsibilities, family members’ divorces, and the deep sadness of the loss of a child. Through it all, he has found the comfort only the Lord Jesus gives. He is able to come alongside ministry leaders, who with the joys of serving, may also experience the disappoints, loneliness, heartaches, and struggles of balancing life, family, and ministry.
Most of his ministry was in Fort Lauderdale as a pastor serving in various positions at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church such as Minister of Counseling, Executive Administrator, and Minister of Adult Ministries. He was also a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. As Director of Crisis Marriage Programs for Marriage Dynamics Institute, a national ministry, he and Dena led many A New Beginning Workshops across the US for troubled marriages. He is a coach, consultant, and mentor for pastors, missionaries, and leaders of Christian ministries. His doctor of ministry degrees are in biblical counseling and in strong and healthy families.
Andrew knows from experience that those who serve Christ in the front lines need the safe haven of a listening ear, encouragement, refuge, help, and many times, healing. Andrew offers compassion and guidance to victoriously face the pressures and storms of life and ministry.
David spent 17 years serving in five different Latin American countries. From smuggling Bibles into Cuba to evangelizing in southern Chile, he experienced some of the amazing highs and heart breaking lows of ministry.
While serving on the pastoral staff of a six thousand member church and directing a network of 30 churches he realized his calling to care for the souls of pastors and missionaries. As a trained leadership coach and counselor, David and his wife Emma taught coaching and counseling in the Amazon jungle and the Andes Mountains while coaching and counseling many dozens.
David excelled in Galatians 6:1 where it says: “If anyone is caught in a transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.” But he failed to take heed of the last part; “Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”
Turning to alcohol to deal with the stress and disappointments of ministry he became a closet alcoholic. This forced the Bredemans to return to Virginia, broken and wondering if they would ever be in ministry again.
The slow and painful process of soul searching restoration lasted seven years. David’s desire is that no one would have to make the same mistakes he did.
Now with a marriage that is stronger than ever, David and Emma maintain a loving and encouraging relationship with pastors and missionaries in the US and Latin America in both Spanish and English.
He coauthored “The Accidental Missionary,” a love story about how he ‘won Emma’s heart,' but also a book that doesn’t sugar coat life in the ministry. David and Emma have three grown children; Joshua, Angela and Mary.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru in a loving home, Emma grew up learning about the love of God from an early age; this knowledge has grown and keeps on growing.
Together with David, her husband of 31 years, Emma encourages, supports, and provides a place of rest for the men and women who are in the forefront of God’s army. She is actively involved in their church teaching the marriage and family Sunday school class with David and Pastor Kelly Day. Having been missionaries themselves, Emma understands the challenges of ministry and the expectations placed on those serving the Lord.
The scriptures and songs Emma has learned throughout her life have been the life saver that kept her afloat during a very, very difficult season in their lives. The Lord’s grace, mercy and His strength, and the love and care of many who surrounded them at that time, have brought her and her husband to a place where they didn’t think they would ever be, a place of freedom, victory, maturity and hope for everyone who faces difficulties. Her heart burns with passion to see other men and women get to that place and further still, to be renewed and strengthened, to be free to run the race set before them!
Emma believes the beauty of God’s love, mercy and grace is in knowing that we all are a work in process, this is why one of her favorite verses is Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Emma and her husband reside in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia; they are blessed with three beautiful grown children. An intercessor at heart and worshiper, she also loves baking, cooking, gardening and singing.
Bob and his wife Pam met while attending Biola and have served in Pastoral ministry for over 30 years. Bob earned his M.Div from Talbot and an MBA in financial planning from Cal. Lutheran. Having experienced a broad array of ministry positions, from student ministry to bivocational church planter, to Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor, Bob understands what it’s like to live life in a “fishbowl” and navigate the turbulent waters of church and family life.
Today, Bob is learning what it means to lead from behind. As a friend recently said, “the way of the Christian leader is not upward mobility, but downward mobility ending on the cross. It’s not a leadership of power and control, but of powerlessness and humility in which Jesus is manifested. A disciplined process of becoming a person of no reputation, not by default but by design”. Bob and Pam have come to understand that all of life is ministry. Presently Bob and Pam are working in the marketplace serving through their financial service practice. Bob is excited to partner with Standing Stone in serving and mutually encouraging fellow Pastors and their wives. Bob and Pam live in S. Oregon, with four daughters, of which three are married, and 12 grandchildren.
Pam and her husband Bob, come to Standing Stone Ministries with a sense of awe as they are watching how the Lord is bringing ministry full-circle in their lives. We came into ministry life believing our service for the Lord was through the church. We’ve come to realize that all of life is ministry, whether serving within the church or without. That has brought a sense of freedom and joy as they’ve seen God minister through Pam’s tenure working within the public school arena as well as their present financial business the last fourteen years.
Pam and Bob met at Biola University and quickly fell in love. They were married in the summer of 1980 and Bob continued on to Talbot Seminary for another three years. Fresh out of seminary they began their formal ministry and have served together in six churches over a period of 30 years.
Meanwhile Pam was home with their four daughters, and homeschooling for many of those years. Pam joyfully served alongside Bob within the church. Her passion was children and so for many of those years she was found to be leading in all aspects of the children’s work. She also loved putting on events and creating fun wherever she could. Her passion is meeting with women one-on-one. Undoubtedly her greatest joy is her family. Their grown children are walking with the Lord and raising their twelve grandchildren to love Jesus. There is no greater joy and no greater challenge.
What she wasn’t prepared for in ministry was the far-reaching expectations, the pedestal that always seemed to lead to a big crash, the positional relationships, the constant criticism of her husband, and the quiet burdens her children would carry. God deepened us through the wounding but not without the tremendous blessings of healing/some still ongoing, and experiencing the Lord powerfully in the midst of the pain. Pam’s testimony is simply, “we will share in His sufferings” and “by His stripes we are healed.”
Chuck and Debbie Brown have been in ministry for over 25 yrs. The first 22+ years were in staff positions where they honed their skills of working with each other as well as other staff members. Chuck and Debbie are both alumni of Hobe Sound Bible College. Chuck is the son of a Pastor as well as an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Debbie has extensive experience in leading women’s bible studies, retreats and times of enrichment. The Browns are self-employed and have three (3) children- Chip Kimberlee, and Bradlee who are all in college. They also understand the pressures of the family in the ministry.
Chuck and Debbie are passionate to see strong marriages in ministry and healthy Pastoral relations in local congregations as well as a desire to see healing and restoration in the lives of shepherds and their spouses who are dying inside.
They grew up one street apart, attended the same church and Sunday School class, and their fathers played high school football together. She caught his eye as a freshman in high school, and, as a junior, he asked her on a date. They still celebrate that anniversary. It’s understandable then, having celebrated 47 years together and 43 years married, and raising two daughters (now complete with two sons-in-law and two amazing grandsons), that Barry and Brenda Bullman’s most consistent theme is, “It seems I’ve always loved you.”
Although their upbringings in the church differed, Barry and Brenda have always made serving Jesus a priority in their lives and in their marriage, and have been involved in many different areas of ministry. They were led to pioneer a new church in their hometown, a small town of only 1000. There, they served on the church board and managed Bible School, the children’s ministry, the teen ministry, and Barry was the worship leader (for twenty five years). When a tragic fire forced their vocation and relocation to a larger city, Barry and Brenda became the best volunteers they could be in what is still their church home. Barry immediately became part of the worship team, and together they started a marriage ministry and hosting a small group in their home. Many years later, these groups are still going strong!
Barry and Brenda know that God always has a plan for them. Barry has always felt a call into counseling, and returned to school to earn his Christian Counseling certification. Shortly thereafter, his lead pastor asked him to join the church staff full-time. During his 7-year tenure as Church Life pastor, he was ordained by the Vineyard Church, led the first satellite campus, grew a healthy small groups ministry, oversaw volunteers, led the pastoral care ministry, and counseled many individuals and couples. Barry and Brenda have loved countless people to Christ.
Since retiring, Barry and Brenda know that God is not finished with them. Barry has earned his certification from the American Association of Christian Counseling and has opened his own counseling practice in the Ohio Valley. He specializes in ministry burnout issues, marriage and relationship counseling, and men’s issues. Brenda has become the manager of the local Operation Christmas Child collection center, is active with Faith in Action Caregivers, and regularly volunteers in a wide variety of positions at the church.
Barry and Brenda are very much looking forward to continuing their ministry. They are so excited about the opportunity to meet with and minister to couples who are where Barry and Brenda have been. They trust that God has ordained these relationships, and know that when they love God and love each other, they can help others do the same. Barry and Brenda enjoy travel, entertaining, and spending time with their Yorkshire Terrier Chloe.
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Francis (Purushotham Francis Burgula) has been in full time ministry for more than 27 years. Born and raised in India he received Jesus as his personal savior when he was 15 and was nurtured in his faith during his college years through Inter Varsity in India. Though sports (cricket) was his passion, the Lord called him to full time ministry during a mission’s conference, so he went to Union Biblical Seminary and got his Bachelor of Divinity. He served as a full time Evangelist preaching the gospel and discipling college students in India from 1991 to 2000. During the last few years of his ministry he felt the toll the work of ministry was taking on his own spiritual life and his family. He came to Talbot Seminary to do his Masters and PHD in Christian education and focused his studies on spiritual formation.
After serving as an evangelist for ten years, Youth pastor for five years, Associate pastor for five years and lead Pastor for 8 years at Grace Haven (An international church in Irvine), His wife Priscilla Sunitha and Francis joined Standing Stone ministry to shepherd couples in ministry in India in 2018. They are the founders of GEMS (A non-profit 501c3 that supports CREST: a retreat center for couples in full time ministry in India) and have served more than 800 couples in the last seven years. For more information about their ministry in India please check out: www.GemsIndia.org.
Francis and Priscilla were married in 1991 and are blessed with two children Richie and Reeny who have taught them and continue to teach them the joys and challenges of being a parent more than any book on parenting. Francis loves sports (crazy about golf…Priscilla thinks its addiction), outdoor adventures, but most importantly he is passionate about pursuing the Abundant life promised by Jesus to all his followers. Christian ministry is very demanding and if a pastor is not careful in maintaining a healthy balance between his/her inner life and outer ministry it’s impossible to finish well. Francis' greatest desire and passion is to finish well and help others in ministry to finish well.
Brent and Terry Caldwell have over 25 years of experience in both church and para-church settings. Their experience includes: being a member of the Elder Board at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA, active participation and leadership in youth and young adult ministries, and mission trips to: South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina), and Haiti. They have been married for 30 years and have two grown children: Brooke and Zack, who are both married to wonderful spouses. For fun they enjoy travel, snow and water skiing, bike riding and doing anything with their kids.
Brent currently divides his time between land development consulting and volunteering with Bob Shank at The Masters Program helping to train and mentor Christian leaders, helping them find their calling, and using it to bring significance to God’s Kingdom. Terry also volunteers at The Masters Program working as a Campus Director. In addition, she has an exciting ministry to young women, leading them in a Bible Study and mentoring them.
Both Brent and Terry have a passion for couples and their marriages. They know that a successful marriage is a foundational element that blesses the family, the church, and the community. In a culture where so many marriages are failing, they see a desperate need for mentoring. Standing Stone provides them with the opportunity to mentor couples one-on-one in a safe setting, with the goal of blessing that marriage for God’s glory.
Graham is passionate about using what he’s learned in over 3 decades in ministry, through both successes and failures, to help leaders thrive in the midst of difficulties and challenges. He desires to encourage and strengthen those who are laying down their lives for others. Graham has served in various positions over the years and these experiences have given him a unique perspective on ministry. He has served as a lead pastor, associate pastor, worship leader and youth leader. He has also had an active involvement in the community through his service to the LAPD Clergy Council. During his time in ministry, he has always looked to strengthen, train, and equip people through biblically-based teaching, and to lead by example in personal integrity, a lifestyle of worship, and a steadfast obedience to God. He and his wife Laurie met at Bible school and have been married for 31 years. They have three grown sons who are all actively serving in the local church as well as internationally. They have ministered to hundreds of couples together and are passionate about seeing marriages and families stay strong.
Bruce and Margie Campbell are high school sweethearts, both born and raised in the farming community of Holtville, California, situated in Southern California’s Imperial Valley. Bruce felt a strong call to ministry shortly after high school graduation, and subsequently graduated from Biola University and Talbot Seminary, with degrees in Social Science with a Missions Emphasis, and a Master of Divinity. Margie also felt very called to be a pastor’s wife. After they married in 1975, she spent 4 years working on Biola’s campus, awarded with an honorary PHT, “Putting Hubby Through” award.
Bruce was youth pastor in Cerritos, CA., before they moved to their first senior pastorate position in Honolulu, HI in 1979. They ministered at the First Evangelical Free Church of Hawaii in Honolulu for 11 years. In 1990, they moved to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii to church plant Grace Community Church, an Evangelical Free Church. In 2007, Grace Community moved into their newly constructed facility, a labor of love on a rugged lava rock hillside turned into a peaceful sanctuary for Jesus’ followers.
Lyle and Dana Castellaw have 25+ years of ministry experience in both church and para-church settings, including campus ministry, youth pastoring, family pastoring, cross-cultural missions and evangelism and church planting. Lyle is a graduate of Talbot School of Theology (MDiv), and he and Dana now serve at Terra Nova church in Orange County, where Lyle serves as the Teaching Pastor. Dana has a background in electrical engineering and currently runs her own math tutoring company. Lyle and Dana have given their lives to reach, teach, and disciple. They have a passion for the yet to be reached parts of the world, and also for strengthening marriages and families. They receive great joy from guiding their sons Austin (22), Tyler (19) and Caleb (17). Their passions include mountaineering, plus all the board-sports you can think of (surf, snow, and wake).