Meet The Team

John Paul Basa

John Paul Basa, the Communications Manager for Kings in Christ, has a rich background in project management and organizational efficiency, primarily honed at CRE Construction Partners, Inc., a commercial real estate development consulting firm. In his role there, he significantly enhanced operational processes, specializing in systematic project management, including project cost reporting and schedule tracking. This experience has been crucial in his role at Kings in Christ, where he adeptly handles communication strategies, vital for the organization's outreach and internal dynamics. Beyond his professional achievements, John Paul is a dedicated family man, married to his wife Nichole, and a proud father to his daughter Zedd. His passion for fostering healthy marriages, encouraging open discussions about the Word of God, and advocating for living in a strong community deeply influences his contributions to Kings in Christ, aligning perfectly with the organization’s mission of spiritual growth and community service.

Aaron M. Attles – Wisdom Unit

Aaron M. Attles, a seasoned tech professional with a proven track record in project management and leadership, takes on the role of Senior Leader for Kings in Christ, bringing with him a unique blend of technological acumen and spiritual wisdom. With educational credentials including a B.S. in Information Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Montclair State University, Aaron has successfully spearheaded high-performing teams, nurtured emerging talent, and launched strategic growth initiatives at renowned organizations like Harman International and Unilever NA. His ability to manage complex projects, budgets, and cross-functional teams positions him as an invaluable asset to our ministry. Not only is he a savvy tech leader, but Aaron is also deeply committed to spiritual growth and is gifted in teaching the Word of God. His wisdom is such that he leads the Wisdom Unit within Kings in Christ, where he fosters discussions that delve into the intricate relationship between faith and everyday life. His commitment to inclusivity,

demonstrated by his desire to see men from all walks of life experience freedom in God, aligns seamlessly with our ministry’s ethos. A devoted family man, Aaron is married to his wife Krista and loves his son, Evan, grounding him in the familial values that our ministry aims to uphold. With Aaron's innovative leadership and profound wisdom, Kings in Christ can look forward to a well-balanced, spiritually enriching, and technologically forward-thinking experience.

Joseph Jeremiah Gonzalez - Life Unit

Joseph Jeremiah Gonzalez, commonly known as "Joe," is the dedicated leader of the Life Unit within the Kings in Christ Men's Ministry. Raised in a single-parent home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Joe brings a profound sense of resilience and faith to his role. Educated at Pace University and Elim Bible Institute, he transitioned to New Jersey in 2004, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in youth ministry, where he utilized his performing arts talents at notable churches such as First Christian Church of the Valley, Evangel Christian Church, and Primitive Christian Church. Professionally, Joe has spent 19 years serving in the United States Postal Service, after roles in the New York Public Library and Latino Pastoral Ministry. Recently, Joe has also honed his skills as a life coach in the sphere of sexual purity, particularly within The Retention Formula and leadership roles in The Conquer Series. His move to the Kings in Christ ministry is a seamless fit, allowing him to focus on the holistic development of men, bringing together his diverse talents and passions. Highly respected for

his creative insight and passion for the Lord, Joe offers an experience within the Life Unit that promises to be both spiritually and personally transformative. In his downtime, Joe treasures moments with his family, enjoys traveling, and savors a good steak. He is happily married to his wife, Cynthia, and is a devoted father to their daughter, Emily.

Timothy G. Parker

Tim Parker, a distinguished leader within the Wisdom Unit of Kings in Christ, brings with him a wealth of experience and an impressive background in finance and investment. As a Partner of Regency Wealth Management since 2010, Tim has over thirty years of deep business acumen, honed while working at notable banking institutions like Bank of America, Bankers Trust, and The Bank of New York. His role extends beyond the corporate realm; he has consistently been a voice in the financial community, quoted by prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Bloomberg News, among others. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from San Diego State University and prestigious professional designations such as Chartered Financial Analyst and Accredited Estate Planner. Tim has also been a steadfast community servant, sitting on multiple boards ranging from estate planning councils to Christian services foundations, and has been actively involved in mentoring programs at institutions like the CFA Institute and

William Paterson University. His presence in Kings in Christ's Wisdom Unit is more than apt. Tim's profound understanding of the complexities of finance is equaled by his spiritual discernment, which makes him an invaluable resource for those seeking to navigate the often-tricky waters of faith and finance. Moreover, he's previously served as an Elder at Cornerstone Christian Church and is currently an active member at Bethany Church in Wyckoff. When he's not busy advising or serving in ministry, he finds solace in the great outdoors and cherishes time spent with his wife, Kyong, and their two children. Tim's ability to blend worldly wisdom with divine insights not only distinguishes him in the financial sector but also makes him a cornerstone in the Wisdom Unit, where his guidance is highly sought after.

Michael Cerstvik

Michael Cerstvik serves as an impassioned facilitator within Kings in Christ, a ministry where he combines his commitment to transforming lives with his own tale of redemption. Deeply empathetic towards those grappling with life's hardships—ranging from addiction and homelessness to food insecurity—Michael's personal journey is a testament to resilience. His 27-year battle with drug and sexual addiction, including the loss of a previous marriage to pornography addiction, fuels his unwavering dedication to aid others. Now completely freed from drug addiction and recently achieving newfound freedom through the Conquer Group at Bethany Church, Michael is on a mission to launch similar programs, starting this fall at Bethany's Washington Township Campus. As a sourcing coordinator for Table To Table, a nonprofit food rescue charity, Michael couples his vocation with his calling, often ministering alongside his wife Julie, who he married just over a year ago. Together, they distribute food, clothing, and gospel materials throughout northern New Jersey. His involvement also

extends to inner-city ministries in Newark, including Heavy Laden and Dominion Manna Station, where he serves and preaches, as well as monthly engagements at Market Street Mission. Through it all, Michael continues to lead countless individuals to Christ, embodying Proverbs 4:23, his life verse that epitomizes his journey: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." He is happily married to Julie, sharing a collective burden for the lost and broken.

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