Our 2016-2017 Staff

 



Here to advocate for your future!

At REACH CU, we are here to ensure that your success in ministry is a positive experience. Our priority is to mentor and support you as you deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and develop your talents and skills.

We believe that God will use this experience to guide you in discovering the next step in your life!

 

 

Here is a little more about us...

Pastor Tiffany Brown Director A native of Texas, Tiffany received her BA degree from Andrews University in English, emphasizing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. From there she went to teach in South Korea and later second graders in Northern VA. Because of her passion for ministry, she later went on to study International Development in PA where she joined in the beginning stages of planting a church. Today she is the Associate Pastor of Community Development and Evangelism at REACH Philadelphia SDA. She enjoys nature, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Pastor Tiffany Brown
Director

A native of Texas, Tiffany received her BA degree from Andrews University in English, emphasizing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. From there she went to teach in South Korea and later second graders in Northern VA. Because of her passion for ministry, she later went on to study International Development in PA where she joined in the beginning stages of planting a church. Today she is the Associate Pastor of Community Development and Evangelism at REACH Philadelphia SDA. She enjoys nature, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Mario Bravo Chef/Assistant Evangelism Coordinator/Dean of Men Mario was born and raised in Central CA. He did Bible work for two years in CA and then worked at SOULS West for seven years as Men's Dean and Head Chef. He has been involved in Literature Evangelism for 14 years. He enjoys going on mission trips, learning new recipes, spending time with family, and eating Thai cuisine.

Mario Bravo
Chef/Assistant Evangelism Coordinator/Dean of Men

Mario was born and raised in Central CA. He did Bible work for two years in CA and then worked at SOULS West for seven years as Men's Dean and Head Chef. He has been involved in Literature Evangelism for 14 years. He enjoys going on mission trips, learning new recipes, spending time with family, and eating Thai cuisine.

Jason Vanderlaan Business Manager/ Communications Coordinator Jason graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BA in Theology. Since then he has explored a variety of ministry opportunities, including being an academy dean, hospital chaplain, and assistant pastor. Today he is an Associate Pastor of Disicipleship at REACH Philadelphia SDA. He is passionate about creativity, writing, story telling, family, and nachos.  

Jason Vanderlaan
Business Manager/ Communications Coordinator

Jason graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BA in Theology. Since then he has explored a variety of ministry opportunities, including being an academy dean, hospital chaplain, and assistant pastor. Today he is an Associate Pastor of Disicipleship at REACH Philadelphia SDA. He is passionate about creativity, writing, story telling, family, and nachos.





 

Pastor Angel Smith Lead Recruiter/ Blitz Director Angel was born and raised in Houston, TX and became a Division 1 NCAA Conference Champion in Women's Basketball at Prairie View A&M University. She graduated with a BS in both Health and Human Performance. Since being baptized into the Adventist Church, she has brought that same passion as a student-athlete to ministry as the Youth Challenge Director. Her interests include literature evangelism, preaching, teaching, Bible study, and sports.  

Pastor Angel Smith
Lead Recruiter/ Blitz Director

Angel was born and raised in Houston, TX and became a Division 1 NCAA Conference Champion in Women's Basketball at Prairie View A&M University. She graduated with a BS in both Health and Human Performance. Since being baptized into the Adventist Church, she has brought that same passion as a student-athlete to ministry as the Youth Challenge Director. Her interests include literature evangelism, preaching, teaching, Bible study, and sports.



 

Marina Acevedo Office Manager/ Registrar/Dean of Women Marina was born and raised in Miami, FL by her Argentinian family. She started her journey with Christ thanks to a campus ministry while pursuing a graduate degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. She then became a full time urban missionary in Allentown, PA and helped to start Simplicity Christian Academy. She enjoys mentoring youth and young adults and loves bubble tea and spontaneous adventures with friends.  

Marina Acevedo
Office Manager/ Registrar/Dean of Women

Marina was born and raised in Miami, FL by her Argentinian family. She started her journey with Christ thanks to a campus ministry while pursuing a graduate degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. She then became a full time urban missionary in Allentown, PA and helped to start Simplicity Christian Academy. She enjoys mentoring youth and young adults and loves bubble tea and spontaneous adventures with friends.


 

Will Remigio Assistant Cook Will was born in northeast Brazil and came to the USA with his family when he was 11 years old. He studied business management at Antillean University in Puerto Rico and became involved in different outreach ministries such as Word on the Street, a ministry designed to provide a safe place for young adults to discuss relevant issues. He is currently pursuing a career in human psychology and social work at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He enjoys kayaking, creating graphic designs and directs a tutoring program called REACH Success.

Will Remigio
Assistant Cook

Will was born in northeast Brazil and came to the USA with his family when he was 11 years old. He studied business management at Antillean University in Puerto Rico and became involved in different outreach ministries such as Word on the Street, a ministry designed to provide a safe place for young adults to discuss relevant issues. He is currently pursuing a career in human psychology and social work at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He enjoys kayaking, creating graphic designs and directs a tutoring program called REACH Success.