Tell us about yourself?

Hi, my name is Jardel. I am originally from Brazil, but have lived in the US for most of my life. I have been attending Oak Life Church since the beginning because of friendships made with Chris, Alie, Cory, and Sadie originally at CrossWinds Church in Dublin. CrossWinds was my first church home, and when Chris invited me to become a part of Oak Life, I moved to Oakland and the rest is history. I currently deliver pizza around Oakland and love coffee. 

Why are you a part of Oak Life?

I am a part of Oak Life because I enjoy being around other people who love Jesus. It is not always that way when at home or at work, so it is important to me to have a place where I can ask questions and have healthy dialogue about matters of faith and whatever else. Plus, everyone at Oak Life is super cool, and I need to absorb some of that coolness.

What are some of your hopes and dreams for the community?

My hopes and dreams for the community are that Oak Life grows to become a healthy church body and who make a positive impact in Oakland through volunteer activities/ministries. I dream of many new friendships with people in different neighborhoods and a network of Christians in Oakland encouraging each other to love better.