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Pastor Douglas Elsey
Senior Pastor

Pastor Douglas Elsey joined the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church as the Senior Pastor in January of 2009.
Pastor Elsey graduated from Newbold College in England with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1991. After coming to the United States to marry his wife Sherri, whom he met while she was studying at Newbold, he became the Youth Pastor at the Redlands, California, SDA Church in 1992. He and Sherri have three children: Marcus, Lyndsey, and Kaleigh. 

Pastor Elsey earned his M.Div degree at Andrews University in 1997 and returned to the Redlands Church for another three years before being called to be the senior pastor at the Yucaipa (California) Adventist Church in 2000. From there, he was called to be the pastor of the Mt. Ellis Adventist Church in 2005. A member of his youth group from the Redlands congregation, Luke Self, served as his associate pastor. Beginning in 2005 Pastor Elsey also began serving as chaplain for Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Montana. He continued in these duties until his call to New Haven SDA Church.


Pastor Ruth Rivera
Associate Pastor

Pastor Ruth Rivera joined the New Haven SDA Church as Associate Pastor since January 2016.
Pr. Ruth Rivera comes from a missionary family, which has served in pastoral and community development service, involving her in a longtime ministry of advocacy for missions. Moving around different places such as Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and the United States kindled her enthusiasm for the Great Commission and her appreciation for different cultures, languages and worldviews.  She loves to think that every person she comes across is also a citizen of heaven.
Pr. Ruth Rivera holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Antillean Adventist University in Puerto Rico. While she enrolled in a Physical Therapy doctoral program, God's call was more urging than many times before. She decided to let go of her own plans to follow God's call. Her postgraduate work includes a Master in Divinity from Andrews University and CPE Unit I from the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. During her ministerial preparation, Pr. Ruth served for 2 years as Youth and Young Adult Pastor at the Grace Place Church in South Bend, Indiana.
Her greatest joy is the privilege to share the message of hope and salvation in Jesus around the world. She has been blessed to serve in Evangelistic Crusades in Cuba and Texas contributing to the spiritual and emotional well-being of many people. Pr. Ruth seeks to invite men and women and their families to live out an abundant life in a relationship with their Maker.


Pastor Harold Jung
Associate Pastor




Pastor Timothy Floyd
Associate Pastor, Youth

Born in Topeka Kansas, Tim has lived all over the U.S. from Oregon to Florida working as an Academy Bible Teacher, Chaplain, and Youth Pastor.

Tim began his career in ministry at Milo Adventist Academy as Religion Teacher, History Teacher and Guidance Counselor. In 2007 Tim and his wife Teresa moved to Asheville North Carolina where he became the Chaplain and Bible Teacher at Mount Pisgah Academy and worked as a pastor at the Academy Church as well. In 2011 they moved to the Orlando Florida area to work at Forest Lake Academy as an associate Chaplain and Religion Teacher. Tim and Teresa joined the New Haven family in July of 2013 as our Youth Pastor. Tim also teaches a Bible class at Midland Adventist Academy.

A life long student and educator, Tim sees his mission as following in the footsteps of the greatest Rabbi that ever lived, that is to teach others about our Heavenly Father while serving those around us. Tim is passionate about helping young people develop an authentic relationship with Christ and teaching them to serve their fellow man.

In his down time, Tim enjoys the outdoors, photography, reading a good history book, and eating his wife's delicious cooking!