The leadership here at Connection Point is comprised of men and women who love, care, equip others, and pray. If you have questions for any of our pastors or leaders, feel free to reach out and email them, call our church office, or stop by to speak in person.
Raymond and Malorri met while each were pursuing calls to ministry at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas. After serving at a church near their college for 9 years in associate pastor roles, the Seamons felt called to lead together. They dreamed of equipping leaders in a relational and multicultural environment; the Big Island was the open door God provided to do just that! They have been leading CPCN since October of 2016. Ray and Malorri love their two dogs, plenty of ice cream, hiking, and exploring. Ray enjoys mechanic work and Malorri loves playing volleyball. Ray's mother Dena also lives with them in the parsonage, and you'll most likely hear or see their two dogs Clark and Charlie hanging out.
Pastor Claudine is a district licensed minister through the Hawaii Pacific District, and a full time online student at Northwest Nazarene University. She is married to her husband Peter, and they have one daughter Eva. Pastor Claudine is especially gifted in prayer and helping people mature spiritually. She often meets one on one with people for spiritual direction, and she is also trained in the premarital program: Save Your Marriage Before It Starts. She also leads our teen girl's connection group on Sunday mornings.
Pastor James, his wife Beth, and their daughter Abby moved to the Big Island with hope of beginning a house church with a small group. Through unfortunate circumstances once they arrived on the Big Island, they were the only family that remained yet they still felt the same call. This call eventually brought them to Connection Point, and Pastor James joined the team for mentoring, continued training through our District Course of Study, and accountability. The Picketts lead a Wednesday night Connection Group that developed into a church plant called Family of Faith Church of the Nazarene that meets at Koana Cultural Community in Mountain View. For more information, visit their page. Pastor James is a gifted preacher and teacher, and proud Texan.
Melodie Robertson and her husband Robert moved to the Big Island after living on Oahu and a life of military service. They felt called the come and serve the needs specifically of the Puna District. Mel is a gifted teacher and has plenty of grit alongside her deep compassion. She currently serves in a dual role between Connection Point and our church plant, Family of Faith. Their daughter's family lives on the same property with them, a mini-zoo of dogs, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, and a cat. There's always an extra seat at their dinner table if you're hungry.
Annually, our church elects a board to come alongside the pastors in casting vision and making decisions for the life of our church. These are faithful leaders within the congregation. This year our church board is:
- Duane Amaral
- Tina Amaral
- Marti Douglas
- Heather Everitt - Treasurer
- Tony Kauwe
- Jenica Lawrence - Secretary
- David Martinez - NYI President
- Duane Amaral