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Pastor & Staff


Rev. Dr. Jeong Park

Pastor

Our pastor is Rev. Dr. Jeong Park. Pastor Jeong was born and grew up in South Korea and came to the US when he was twenty nine years old. Pastor Jeong is an ordained Elder in the California-Nevada Annual Conferentce of The United Methodist Church and received his seminary training at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California from 2001 - 2005. His other degrees include:

  • B.A. in Yonsei University (Korea) (1994-1998)
  • Mandatory Military training in Army (1992-1994)
  • M.A. in Yonsei University Graduate School (Ethics)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (Hospital Chaplaincy training program): ( in 2002 )
  • A year long residency Clinical Pastoral Education program at UCSF medical hospital (2004-2005)
  • Pastor Jeong served as an associate pastor, (ministry for the youth and young college group) at the Korean Concord United Methodist Church (2005-2007), Centennial United Methodist Church in Sacramento (July 2007-June 2011), prior to his appointment in 2011 to lead us here at F.O.U.M.C. In May 2016, he received his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling Emphasis program through the San Francisco Theological Seminary (PCUSA at GTU in Berkeley).

    Pastor Jeong and his wife, Youngjae, were married in 2007. They are parents of two wonderful young boys, Jacob and Joshua.


    Dedra Beauchamp

    Administrative Assistant

    I was born and raised in Arkansas and am a life-long Methodist. After many twists and turns on the road of life, I settled in California and married Erik in 1997. We joined FOUMC in 1999. Our daughter, Larissa, was born in 2001 and our son, David, was born in 2005. Both children were baptized at FOUMC as infants. In 2005 we moved to Madera where Erik had accepted a job. We attended the United Methodist Church in Madera but our hearts and memberships remained here in Fair Oaks. In late 2006, Erik’s law firm transferred him to their new office in Placer County and we happily moved back to Fair Oaks and FOUMC. During this time, I was a stay-at-home mom. In 2012, with both kids in school all day, I began looking for the right part-time job to fit into our lives. Thankfully, the administrative assistant position at FOUMC became available and I was accepted for the position. I have been very blessed to be a part of this church in so many different ways over the years!


    Betty Karamatova

    Music Director


    Sue Jas

    Little Methodist School Director

    Sue is excited and honored to be the school’s new director. She has been part of the LMS family for over 15 years. She started as a parent in 2000, followed by an aide and then lead preschool and pre-k teacher. Sue has a BA in Communications from CSUS and has completed over 25 Early Childhood Education classes. She believes that children learn through the process and she enjoys enriching them socially, academically and developmentally. She is married with three teenagers.


    Wayde Wicker

    Groundskeeper


    Theresa Gamble

    Nursery Care Provider


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