Lieutenant Jericho (Jerry) J. Bertholet was born and raised in Los Angeles California. From there he departed and was educated at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Il, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies. Desiring to be a better and more effective leader, he achieved his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern University in Minneapolis St. Paul. Pursuing further education, he achieved a Masters in Divinity from Liberty University in Lynchburg VA.
While at Moody, LT Bertholet was the Associate/Intern pastor of Bethel Bible Church. After graduation from Moody, he went on staff as the full-time Children’s Pastor at Liberty Towers in Sacramento, California. While there he also served as Pastor to Young Adults (18-35), Small Groups Coordinator, and Chaplain to the student body at their Christian School.
After Liberty Towers, LT Bertholet served as a Military Police Officer for the United States Army. Upon being Honorably Discharged, he served as a Youth Pastor at in Burbank, California. LT Bertholet then answered his first call to be a Senior Pastor in the Evangelical Free Church and moved his family to Glen Ellen, California. Next he moved to Redding, California, where he pastored the Westside Church of Redding. After nearly 5 years of service to Westside, LT Bertholet answered the call and moved his family to East Chain Minnesota, where he served as the Pastor of East Chain Evangelical Free Church for 5 years. Next he answered the call to North Bend Oregon where he was the Lead Pastor and President of Bay Area Church of the Nazarene and Kingsview Christian School.
LT Bertholet was commissioned as a Chaplain for the U.S Navy on 21 Jan 2020. He entered the Chaplain Corp and began his training. He graduated ODS on 28 Feb 2020 and will complete Basic Leadership Course on 22 Apr 2020.