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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, daughter Saibh, and son Loughlin.
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Albert Lee / Lead 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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Joy Kaney / Early Childhood Assistant Director

Joy was born in Ohio and moved to Alameda in childhood, and has lived there ever since. Soon after she was saved and became a Christian, she married her husband Dan. Joy and Dan have three children: Luke, Fiona and Nora. Joy’s past includes a career in the medical field, as a jewelry designer, and as a Sunday school volunteer for 15 years. She loves art, crafting, designing, organizing events, gardening, and kids.
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Katy Lee / Children’s 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 four kids of her own.
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Stephanie Leung / Ministry & 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 and work of God in His 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 four 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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Madalyn Wang / Elementary Assistant Director
Madalyn was born and raised in the East Bay Area, and went to college in New England. After graduating, she started going to Regeneration Church and has been serving in their Children's Ministry since 2008. Now Madalyn works with the kindergarten through fifth grade classes of the church. She currently lives an introverted lifestyle in the woods of Oakland with her two kids and husband.
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