Ken Schafer lives in Miami, Florida, where he is the stewardship pastor of Christ Fellowship. His ministry passion is to see people grow spiritually and relationally as a result of better financial stewardship.
Prior to joining the staff of Christ Fellowship, he served in many bi-vocational ministry roles while building a successful medical documentation company. Experience showed stewardship ministry to be squarely within his wheelhouse. He transitioned to full-time ministry in 2013 after completing the sale of his company to a publicly-traded firm in 2011.
Ken and his wife, Julie, have been married for 19 years. Together they have two children Aeryn, 8 and Derek,3. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and cheers for any team playing Florida State.
Pastor Ken loves the ministry of CFM because of its focus on serving people with no expectation of reward. In a city renowned for its affluence and conspicuous consumption, CFM cares for those people who – for whatever reason – have been marginalized by mainstream institutions.
Carlos del Amo, P.A.
Carlos Del Amo was born in a small town close to Havana, Cuba. After the Bay of Pigs, thanks to God’s grace and the benevolence of the USA people, along with his mother and 11 year old sister, he came to Miami, Florida. Shortly thereafter, due to his mother’s illness, Carlos and his sister were left alone in a foreign land, unable to speak the language. Eventually Del Amos parents came back to the United States and were able to provide his family with a comfortable middle class life. At the age of 18, he started his own business and for the next 14 years was a successful businessman, with diverse pursuits such as a nationwide wholesaler of ladies shoes and handbags, a cold storage facility manager, a meat broker, a grocery store owner, a real estate and mortgage broker. At the age of 32 Del Amos decided to go to law school and became a lawyer. He graduated from the University of Miami, Law school when he was 35 and has been an attorney and litigator in the areas of personal injury, family law, real estate and immigration for over 28 years.
Throughout my life, I felt an inner urging to put meaning into my life, to try to understand my life purpose, to find love and acceptance. I searched first for a god and then for THE GOD. When I was in my fifties, I don’t remember the date exactly in Christ Fellowship, my church, God put meaning and purpose in my life. I found the never ending love and total acceptance I had so longed for in the person of Jesus Christ. I accepted his gift freely given of eternal salvation and a new way of life here on earth, and I CHANGED. The change was and is slow, gradual and sometimes painful, but, I am becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ and I love it.
Cire "Cee" Andino
Ms. Andino came to the Lord in 2008 and since that time has committed her life, heart and service to youth, specifically teens. She is a member of Christ Fellowship where she has led a number of women’s bible study groups, served as a greeter and worked with high school students. She has also helped spread the word of God on Mission Trips and through street ministry. She is also a powerful prayer warrior in Prayer Ministry. She most recently began prison ministry in the Juvenile Justice Center and is actively involved with Youth for Christ.
Cire Andino has been a public servant professional for nearly thirty years with Miami-Dade County government, where her roles have included governmental and legislative affairs, public relations, marketing and communications and administration. She has also served as assistant to elected officials.
Pamela has been providing professional accounting services to Miami Dade and Broward clients for over 40 years. Her services include individual and corporate taxation, small business consultation, accounting software consultation and installation and elder care. She also consults with local area churches, nonprofits and ministers to insure proper compliance with complex tax laws. Pamela is a native Miamian and holds a BBA degree in accounting from Florida International University.
Pamela and her husband, Randy, are long time members of Christ Fellowship where Pam serves as Treasurer. Pamela has served on various boards over the years including Westminster Christian School and Suniland Optimist Club. She is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Having served the under resourced of Miami through the Homeless Ministry of Christ Fellowship, I have seen first-hand the needs of those who are hurting in our community. I believe that Caring for Miami can minister to many of those in need through our programs and at the same time provide a witness for our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are told in scriptures that whenever we minister to those less fortunate we are doing it for Christ –
“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” – Matthew 25:40.