Greater Sacramento Area

Good News Club


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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 581705
Elk Grove, CA 95758


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Phone: (530) 273-8520




Our Staff

Chelsea Cummins

Local Director
I have been married to my highschool sweetheart, Shaun, for 16 years now and have 4 cute kiddos. We spend our time homeschooling, serving at our home church in Grass Valley, riding quads, hiking and, of course, doing CEF. The Lord called me to be a missionary through Child Evangelism Fellowship 21 years ago. It has been amazing to see thousands of children believe in Jesus each year in our community!

Betty Koons

Sacramento County Ministry Coordinator
I’m thankful for 33 years of marriage to Jeff, men’s pastor at River City Christian. We have 3 children and recently welcomed our 1st grandchild! I’ve also been a substitute teacher in Sacramento for nearly 20 years, and have witnessed the pressure against Christian students and teachers. Praise the Lord for our after school Good News Clubs where we can teach the gospel and support the Christian student in their walk of faith!

Carl Geil

El Dorado and Amador County Ministry Coordinator
I've been married to my Bluegrass Honey Debbie, for 37 years. We have 1 teenage daughter, 2 grown adult kids, several grandkids, 2 Dexter Cows and 5 acres. We help out at our church’s Sunday school in Placerville, actively participate in several Good News Clubs, CEF activities and fix fences where the cows get out. I have been involved with CEF for 8+ years. Growing up we attended church, but I was in my 20’s before I heard the Gospel message. My goal is all children should have the opportunity to hear and understand God’s salvation message before the world clouds their thinking.

Abigail Smith

Nevada and Placer Ministry Coordinator
I felt God’s call on my life at CEF's Christian Youth in Action camp when I was 15 years old. That's where I fell in love with sharing God's love with kids. Now I'm excited to inspire others to reach out into their communities and tell kids about the incredible saving grace of Jesus. As for my personal life, I just married a local youth pastor, Nathaniel! Excited to start our life together.

Lydia Takeoka

Office Administrator
Growing up my mother was involved with CEF so it was just a matter of being old enough for me to start going to Christian Youth In Action camp and teaching 5-Day Clubs myself! It was a joy to volunteer for 21 years before God called me to join as an official missionary. My heart is in training teachers and youth to be able to go out and multiply our ministry of reaching children with the gospel - oh and keeping our paperwork organized!