Israel Ramos serves as the Director of Public Campus Ministries Department for the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the Director of the Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students (CAMPUS). He has more than 15 years in ministry to public university students as a missionary, pastor, religious counselor, and administrator. In 2002 he co-founded and served as the president of GYC–a grassroots movement among Adventist young people around the world. He lives near East Lansing, Michigan and enjoys triathlons, cooking, and organic farming. He and his wife Judy are the proud parents of three young boys: Imanuel, Micah, and Titus.
Leeroy Hernandez serves as the Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students (CAMPUS) Missionary Training Program Director. He is also the evangelism director of the Public Campus Ministries Department for the Michigan Conference Of Seventh-day Adventists. He has a BA in Theology and has served as an assistant publishing director and local church pastor in Grand Rapids prior to his current position. He has led and grown small groups and student organizations at Grand Valley State University and other surrounding colleges and has trained Adventist and non-Adventist student leaders on how to effectively minister on public college campuses since 2014. He lives near East Lansing, MI home of Michigan State University, where he met his wife Cori (an MSU graduate). They are the proud parents of their son Desmond and two dogs: Kimchi and Nico.
Brianna Kittleson is the Administrative assistant for public campus ministries. She studied Graphic Design at Andrews University. Prior to coming to the conference, she worked as an Assistant girl’s dean at mount Pisgah academy. She grew up in Maryland, but Michigan has become her new stomping ground. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.
The Public Campus Ministry Department builds and oversees the work of public campus ministry in several ways:
1. Providing a support system for Adventist students studying on non-Adventist universities
2. Establishing University Churches (or uchurches)
3. Partnering with pastors on or near university towns in Michigan