The chaplain's office at Roberts is staffed by Pastor Jonathan Bratt and Kelly Fasoldt.
- Spiritual formation and spiritual life opportunities on campus
- Personal spiritual counsel
- Opportunities for students to connect with area churches and fellowships
- Opportunities for students to connect with ministry/mission opportunities
If you would like to meet Pastor Jon or discuss faith, ministry, or personal questions, he'd be happy to talk!
Meet Chaplain Jon Bratt
I served 21 years as a Free Methodist pastor in Elkland, Pa.; pastor for discipleship and family life in Chittenango, N.Y.; and 15 years at the Dearborn Free Methodist Church in Dearborn, MI. I became chaplain of Roberts Wesleyan College in 2008.
My wife Janet and I both graduated from Roberts in 1984. We've been married for over 30 years, and we have three children: Kim, Melanie, and Michael.
I enjoy music - I play the piano/keyboard, guitar and trumpet, and have composed many songs and musical compositions - and I've played for many years with dozens of worship teams. I also enjoy reading, writing, photography, biking, basketball, and art.
Above all else, my desire is to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be a catalyst to help the Roberts community do the same.
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Meet Chaplain Assistant Kelly Fasoldt
Philippians 3:7-8a “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
Member of National Association of Professional Women
I was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up locally. While attending college at Roberts Wesleyan, I began my life-long service in education and Christian ministry. It is my passion to further the Gospel, the great news of Jesus Christ to heal all of our brokenness and fulfill our secret longing. I have a desire to see the message of the Gospel and its power fill the world in every sphere of life, and to live it with my heart, head, hands and feet. Having been abandoned at the age of 2 in Korea, and blessed to be transported into a Christian family half-way around the world, I know that God cares about the least, the lost, and the last. God has great power to accomplish wondrous things for each of us.
For the last two decades, Kelly has homeschooled her 5 children, meanwhile, founding and directing Gloria Deo Homeschool Cooperative. While there she also taught Latin, Composition, and directed the Gloria Deo Players in various theatrical productions. In the summers Kelly has enjoyed serving as Camp Shepherd during the Girls’ Alive weeks at Camp Hickory Hill, providing pastoral care and Bible studies.
Kelly and her husband of approximately 30 years enjoy many activities together, including serving internationals, serving the body of Christ, mountain climbing, tent camping, biking, and cooking. They are extremely blessed with 5 children, one daughter-in-law and their delightful granddaughter.
Meet Chapel Music Director Perry Moore
I was born and raised in northeast Ohio, eventually graduating from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in 1985 with a degree in music performance and a minor in communications. I served at Whitehall Church of the Nazarene for a year-and-a-half as their worship and youth pastor, then went to Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene (Paz Naz) for a three-month stint as a youth intern. At that time, I decided that I would never work in a church again. God can express humor. That all changed in 1993 when Paz Naz invited me to be on their staff as worship pastor for their “contemporary” service. Since that time I’ve served three different churches in worship ministry. Along the way I met and married Jennifer Koizumi, helped raise our daughter, and earned a Masters Degree in Worship Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.
In 1998 I recorded a CD of all original worship music and had the privilege of doing this with quite a few musicians who played in Maranatha! Music’s worship band. The CD went on to sell, well, literally dozens of copies. I’ve also worked with and recorded nine projects with Melea Brock, a story writer/teller out of Sierra Madre, California.
In May of 2016 Jennifer began her job at Roberts as Executive Director of Adult and Grad Enrollment. I resigned my position at Montrose Church, we sold our house, and settled here. It’s been a wild ride!
For fun I dabble in music, piano mostly, I exercise, I’ll play soccer from time to time if I can find anyone interested, I read, write, and hang out with Jennifer, which is what I enjoy the most.
God is always present and I find great satisfaction and joy in serving Christ with all I am able to give. Psalm 139 has been foundational for my life. There is no place I can go where I am unable to find the presence of God. The heights, the depths, in sadness, in elation. I live my life with that understanding and am continually grateful.