Jerome Coleman, Jr.
Jerome started volunteering with CEF in 2008 while a youth pastor. He was able to be a grade shepherd and Bible teacher at several Good News Clubs. While volunteering, he took the Teaching Children Effectively 1 and 2 and the Instructor of Teachers 1 courses. After moving back to WV from pastoring in VA for 5 years, he jumped right back in with the Kanahwa Chapter in 2018. In February 2020, Jerome came on full-time as Ministry Specialist and Teacher Trainer. In October 2020, he took over the Local Director role.
In addition to the training through CEF, Jerome prepared for the ministry through the Appalachian Network of the Assemblies of God and their School of Ministry. In 2012, he received his ordination. A love for the business and administrative side of ministry lead him to graduate online in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southeastern University located in Lakeland, Florida. He continues to learn so he can serve well.
Jerome, his wife, Amanda, and four children love traveling, being outdoors, and playing board games. He also loves reading a bunch and listening to music. There is a rumor that his birth stone is the coffee bean.
Beth's first encounter with CEF was as a participant. As a child, her family hosted a 5 Day Club in their home. Wow! God works in mysterious ways! In recent years she has been volunteering as a grade shepherd to Kindergarten and First graders. In the summer of 2019, the Kanawha Chapter was blessed to have her join the team as office administrator.
Beth attended Appalachian Bible College (ABC) where she studied Elementary Education and piano. She continues to use her gifts while teaching children’s choirs and helping the church she attends. She, also, serves alongside her husband, Tim. They both have been on staff at ABC, served as youth leaders, and currently serve with Capitol Commission. She says, “Serving the Lord is the greatest joy and blessing of my life!”
Beth loves spending time with family, camping, playing games, and, of course, playing piano.