Staff Directors

Jessie A. Lopez is the Event Director
for the 2012 Easter Passion Play. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish Studies from Andrews University in 2009 and is currently working on her Masters of Divinity and Masters of Social Work degrees from Andrews University's Theological Seminary.

From New York City, Jessie’s passion for mission and service is shown in her dynamic and cheerful spirit.  She served as the Outreach Student Chaplain from 2008-2010 for Andrews University.  Jessie also has worked with the Easter Passion Play team in the past serving as the Crucifixion Scene Director in 2009, Assistant Drama Director in 2010, and Assistant Event Director in 2011.  She enjoys playing sports (especially volleyball and basketball) and spending time with friends.

Jessie is looking forward to another year of blessings in bringing Christ’s love to others.

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April Grube is the Assistant Event Director for the 2012 Easter Passion Play.  April is a senior history and political science major at Andrews University, with a concentration in secondary education.  Originally from California, this is her fourth year being involved with the Easter Passion Play.  She has been part of the cast, event staff, and a scene director.  April is also actively involved in other campus organizations including the SAGES honor program, Phi Alpha Theta (the honors historical society) and is an Andrews Ambassador, a team of young adults who help give visitors of Andrews University an up close and personal view of the campus.  

April looks forward to the amazing feeling of community in Christ she will experience with the thousands of people who come to watch the Easter Passion Play.  “Getting to experience our Savior's fulfillment of the salvation plan with all of my brothers and sisters in Christ is an honor and a privilege,” says April.

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Diana Lopez is the Drama Director for the 2012 Easter Passion Play.  Diana currently serves at the Berrien Springs Spanish Church as the director of the youth program “SafeHouse,” and as director of the drama team, “Swords of Light.”  She enjoys ministering and helping young people and grow in their understanding of God.

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Pastor José Bourget is one of the Chaplains at Andrews University.  He oversees, with the support of brilliant Student Leaders, all of the Outreach initiatives in Berrien Springs, Benton Harbor, Chicago, and other areas.  In addition he serves as the Staff Sponsor of the Easter Passion Play.  He also serves as the Worship Leader for Pioneer Memorial Church.

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Dan Agnetta is the Fundraising Director for the 2012 Easter Passion Play.  Dan is curently serving as the Director for Human Resources at Andrews University.  For many years, Dan has been part of our cast as a Pharisee.  In 2007 Dan began helping us raise funds and continues this important role this year.


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Pastor Ron Whitehead is the Executive Producer of the Easter Passion Play.  Ron has served as a local pastor, conference youth, and church ministries director. He also served the NAD as associate youth director and led four International Pathfinder (a coed-boy scout/girl scout club) Camporees representing over 100,000 people.

He currently serves Kingdom-building efforts in the following ways: Assistant to the President of Andrews University for Spiritual Life, Executive Director for the Center for Youth Evangelism, Assistant Professor for Youth Ministry, and Lake Union Conference Youth Ministries Director.

Contact Pastor Ron:
269-208-1344 (cell) 269-473-1516 (home)