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At Saint Andrews United Methodist, our staff consists of intellectual pastors and clerics that are committed to providing exceptional service to our growing community. They are the faces behind the daily upkeep of the Church, and the reason behind our ability to smoothly run our events and services. Contact us today and speak with one of our staff members!



Affirmation of Call to Pastoral Ministry
Rev. Dr. Fel Cao
Very early in my ministry as I’ve heeded to the call of pastoral ministry in my home
country of origin, the Philippines, I was taught and I’ve embraced the call “Where the
Bishop sends me, I will go.” I am an itinerant minister and as a clergy member of our
Cal-Nev Annual Conference, I am currently appointed, and serving the congregation of
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.
I come with an unprecedented new appointment. Pastors discern with the leadership of
the congregation about the vision for the present and future of the church. The
California-Nevada Annual Conference approved in June 2023 funding for the launching
a new innovative campus ministry at Sacramento State University that is progressive
and social justice oriented. St. Andrew’s UMC welcomed with enthusiasm and
excitement a new ministry starts to a faithful support to the conference’s new vision,
“Following Jesus. Thriving in Community. Heal the World.” My prayer is for the
Sacramento UM churches to work together in a healthy collaboration to launch
successfully this new and innovative campus ministry.
I am committed to the mission focus area of developing young principled Christian
leaders. This is one of the areas in our church and community ministries that I am very
passionate about. I believe that young people and young adults are called to serve as
agents of evangelization and transformation of the community and the world. They also
need older adults as mentors. I believe St. Andrew’s UMC congregation can provide this
very important mentoring roles. I am very excited to work collaboratively for faith and
spiritual formation and inclusion of ALL.
I pray and will work with our St. Andrew’s leadership and church family to bring to the
life of our congregation’s intergenerational ministries this simple mission theme:
Awareness for Missions: Education and discipleship
Organize for Witness and Service: Recruit for transformational leadership
Mobilize for Vision: Develop young visionaries
I received my Doctor of Ministry degree with specialization in Pastoral Care and
Counseling from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California in 2004. I
graduated from Union Theological Seminary-Cavite, Philippines in 1990 with the degree
of Master of Divinity with Honors. I am very grateful to come from UTS, the School of
the Prophets.
I am married to Nerice Ocampo, a Deaconess appointed by Bishop Minerva Carcaño to
serve as a General Education teacher at Fairview Elementary School under the Fairfield
Suisun School District. Nerice and I have been blessed with three young adult children:
Andrea, Asbury, and Amos.


Kyle Frenan Cremat

Music Director

Kyle has been playing piano for four and a half years. His dream is to be able to inspire people all around the world to play an instrument and to believe that anything is possible with the right dedication and passion, in the same way other pianist and composers has inspired and sparked his passion towards music such as Lang Lang, Krystian Zimmerman and Yuja Wang, and composers like Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and many more. Kyle Cremat has been a part of numerous bands, such as ARC orchestra and ARC’s symphonic/concert band. He is a Piano/Composition/Conducting/Music education major. He has also composed several set of original works mainly for the piano: 4 Seasonal Waltz, 4 preludes, 4 etudes and many more in progress such as his 1st piano concerto. Kyle also has a YouTube channel named Just Another Piano Guy and a website in progress. Kyle Cremat teaches piano privately to anybody that is willing to learn and work hard.  He runs a piano group class teaching kids piano. Kyle Cremat is always very thrilled to play, to learn, and to work with everyone to make great music and to inspire others.

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Ruth Lindey

Church Secretary

Ruth has been a long time (30 years) member of St. Andrews. In April 2011, after Ruth retired as an Executive Assistant for the City of Sacramento, she put her skills to work as a part time secretary in the church office. Her grasp of the mission and ministry of St. Andrews, her sense of humor, and people skills are truly an asset.  As one pastor stated, “She's invaluable.” Amen!



Child Care

Carmen provides child care during morning services and special events. The children love Carmen.

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