Chelsea Inglish is blessed to serve the youth of Madison Campus Church. She began her ministry as the youth pastor in August, 2015, and has quickly grown to love this community. She loves singing, public speaking, and hanging out with her youth.
While her official youth pastor ministry began in 2015, Chelsea has been serving in youth ministry since 2003, when she began working at summer camp in Missouri, as a 17-year-old kitchen staff. God allowed Chelsea to serve at four different summer camps throughout the years—Camp Heritage in Missouri, Timber Ridge Camp in Indiana, Camp Wawona in California, and Camp Waianae in Hawaii—adding up to a total of ten summers! While she was a camp counselor, she first felt God’s call to work specifically with teenagers.
Unsure of how God’s call would play out in her life, Chelsea eventually graduated from Southern with a degree in English/Secondary Education, believing she would serve God and teens by teaching her favorite subject. But a year off from college spent working as a task force chaplain at Georgia Cumberland Academy began to feed a different desire—to be an academy chaplain. God closed the doors to teaching English, and instead opened a door to serve as a task force assistant chaplain/youth pastor at Upper Columbia Academy, working with none other than Pastor Ken, in Washington state. A few years later, Chelsea was able to serve as the full time chaplain and Bible teacher at Sacramento Adventist Academy in California. After two years there, Chelsea was called to serve at Madison Campus Church in a new role—full time youth pastor. In 2016, she began her master’s degree in Religious Studies at Southern Adventist University, taking summer intensives that allow her to study while continuing to work at Madison.
Chelsea’s greatest desire is that her youth fall in love with Jesus and spend their lives loving God, loving people, and serving the world.
Ignacio “Nacho” Silverio was born in Tlapehuala, Guerrero, Mexico. Before turning three his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Redlands, CA. Even though Pastor Nacho was raised in a Catholic home, he found himself as a non-believer during his teenage years. It wasn’t that he was opposed to Jesus or Christianity, he just never made God or Jesus a priority to contemplate. That is until he met his best friend and wife, Paulina.
Pastor Nacho’s journey with Jesus began with a breakup. Paulina dumped him because he didn’t have God as a priority. As he tried to understand Paulina’s point of view he asked her for a Bible, because he had never read or owned one. Reading through the Bible for the first time created a desire within Pastor Nacho to want to know God and Jesus. He remembers thinking, “If this Jesus exists, then I want to get to know Him.” About 6 months into this journey, Pastor Nacho accepted Jesus and made Him the following promise: “I’ll do anything You want me to do, as long as You make it really clear.” Since then he has come to realize that Jesus is AWESOME! You will often hear Pastor Nacho say, “Jesus makes my life better and He makes me better at life.” Originally, Pastor Nacho and Paulina thought they would be overseas missionaries, but God has seen fit for them to serve here at Madison Campus Church for the past five years.
Pastor Nacho hold a B.A. in Theology from Southern Adventist University and a MDiv from Andrews University. However, he considers the greatest honor to be called Paulina’s husband and the father of David, Samuel, Daniel, and Esteban. They are his prized possessions. Through them and with them Pastor Nacho says he is able to experience a little bit of Heaven on Earth until Jesus comes back to take us home. Until then we will continue to be “Unashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16
Ken Wetmore’s greatest desire is to love God, love people, and serve the world. In January of 2016 he received the invitation to serve as the senior pastor at Madison Campus Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ken is excited to be a part of such a historic church and for the opportunities the Madison Campus Church offers to share the Good News not only in Nashville but throughout the world.
Supporting Ken’s call to ministry are his wife, Rachelle, and their two children, Kyla and Eric. Ken and Rachelle have been married for 20 years and Rachelle teaches pre-K at Madison Campus Elementary (MCE). Kyla is a student at Madison Academy and Eric attends Madison Campus Elementary.
Ken and Rachelle graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1999. After graduating they moved to Guam to serve a two-year mission call with Rachelle working at Guam Adventist Academy and Ken doing public relations for the Guam Micronesia Mission and working at the church’s FM radio station, Joy 92. At the end of the two years Ken was hired to work in secular radio news and that career eventually led him to be the co-anchor of the 6 o’clock television news at KUAM, an NBC affiliate on Guam.
In 2005 Ken, Rachelle, and Kyla, with Eric on the way moved to Calhoun, Georgia where Ken served as Communication Director for the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In 2007 Ken received a call to pastor the Cheney and Upper Columbia Academy Seventh-day Adventist Churches and in 2012 he accepted a call from the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to serve as Youth Director.
As you can see Ken’s career has had several twists and turns. Those twists and turns have only confirmed his belief in the words of Psalm 32:8 (NLT) The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Ken’s passion is to follow God’s will for his life and to help others discover God’s will for their life.
Caring Connections Pastor
Julie Vega received a BA in Religion from Andrews University, Master in Social Work from University of Kentucky, Accreditation with Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries. She is Ordained as local church elder, holds Commissioned Minister Credentials.
Julie was Director of Pastoral Care at Tennessee Christian Medical Center from 1999 until 2006. Prior experience is Home Health Chaplain with Sunbelt Home Health from 1992 until 1998
God has been preparing Julie for this position for a long time. Her call to ministry began at the tender age of sixteen, when she heard God’s voice telling her, “You will be a pastor.” As she sat in her church at Union College, the large pulpit looming in her vision at the front of the church caused her to catch her breath. “God, are you sure?” she questioned. Her summer as a colporteur doing personal evangelism reassured her that her spiritual gifts fit the original call from God. Since that time, God has given her a chain of opportunities to receive her degrees and to minister.
As the result of her chaplaincy training and experience, Julie brings compassion and a calming, peaceful influence in crisis situations. She has the ability to meet people in their “faith-quake” and use this to encourage a “turning” to God. She has learned skills to help people through grief, loss, trauma, habits, hurts, and hang ups and lead them to spiritual growth. She brings these and many other things to the position of Pastor of Community Outreach.
Julie has the attitude and commitment to unconditional acceptance of all people. She provides a “Caring Connection” for people in our church and our community. She helps people connect to other services available in our community. She has helped us all learn how we can give service to others. As we do, we will grow in our relationships with God and with other people.
God has given us a tremendous opportunity to impact our community and our church through this ministry of Community Outreach led by Pastor Julie Vega.