Billy Barnett / Facilities and Outreach Director
Billy Barnett is an Irish American that was originally born in Fort Bragg. As his mother is from Ireland and his father is from Oakland, Billy spent a lot of time living in between the Bay Area and Dublin, Ireland. Billy has an AA in drug and alcohol intervention skills and a BA in Addiction Studies and Community Development. In Ireland, he has worked as a project worker in homeless shelters, as a case manager in government facilities, and most recently as the Teen Challenge & Women's Center Manager.
In Billy's personal life, he enjoys having a good laugh, watching 80's movies and anything outdoors. Billy has a lovely wife Bethany and a daughter Saibh.
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Steve Boutry / Associate Pastor
Steve was born in San Jose, but spent his formative years in Salinas. After college at the University of the Pacific, Steve returned to Monterey County where he met his wife Amy (also a Salinas native). Steve has a degree from Western Seminary, helped plant a church in Durango, CO, and spent 7 years in Boston ministering to college students. The Boutry's are super stoked to help share the good news about Jesus with Oakland alongside the Regen community. They love books, food, and hanging out with their kids Marina and Cruz.
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Grace Cooper / Family and Women's Ministries Director
Grace Cooper was born in Detroit, MI, asked Jesus into her heart at age 5, and moved to CA when she was 7. Having been raised in a Christian home, she was blessed with a foundation that has impacted her entire journey through life. Grace met her husband at Contra Costa College in ‘89, married him in ‘91, and had the first of their four children in ‘92. The biggest jolt to her Christian faith was when, in a church in Modesto, she was taught how to study God’s word. Since then, her passion has been to teach people, young and old, how to experience God through His word and the leading of His Spirit.
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Michael Eugenio / Pastoral Intern
Albert Lee / Senior Pastor
Albert was born in NYC and raised in Los Angeles before coming to the Bay Area. Albert graduated from Azusa Pacific University, attended the pastoral school at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, and has been with Regeneration since 2000. Albert lives with his wife Katy, his daughters Isabella, Siena, Genevieve, and Mackenzie in an undisclosed Ninja commune.
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Jane Lee / Worship and Creative Arts Director
Jane was born in Los Alamitos, California but has since lived in Korea, Ohio, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and now Oakland. Jane oversees the Worship & Creative Arts Department at Regen, which includes Worship, Production, Media, and Communications. Her desire is to see people freed by Jesus, fearlessly living in full surrender to the Lord, and exercising the creative gifts God has given us as an expression of worship. Jane received a B.A. in History at Oberlin College, an M.A. in Asian American Studies at UCLA, and has a background in faith-based community organizing and administration in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Katy Lee / Early Childhood Ministries Director
Katy Lee was born and raised in Oakland, and gave her life to Jesus while attending a youth group in high school. She graduated from Cal State East Bay with a degree in English Lit and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and married her husband, Albert, in 2003. She has been working in Regeneration's Children's Ministry since 2007, where she loves teaching the Bible to our church's littlest members. Her additional experience with children includes 9 years of teaching preschool, volunteering in a Middle School youth group, and, most importantly, having 4 kids of her own.
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Stephanie Leung / Ministry and Operations Administrator
Stephanie came to Regeneration when she moved to Oakland in 2008 and felt a certain feeling of home. After growing up in San Jose and leaving to the East Coast to study art, she returned to California for the people, the water, trees, and sun; and of course, for the food. In her role supporting the various ministries at Regeneration, she loves seeing the beauty of the Lord in the church and in his people.
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Arlyn Ranillo / Bookkeeper
Arlyn came to know Christ through Campus Crusade at the University of the Philippines. She and her husband, Jonathan are active in the Filipino community assisting churches with evangelical events. She has 4 children, Kat, Kitchie, Kezia and Jarius. Arlyn has been living in Oakland for the past 25 years and has been helping churches and non-profit organizations with their finances.
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Gary Wong / Pastoral Intern