Our Staff and Board
Dr. Charles Shoemaker is the founder of Church Planting America. Charles has been in full-time ministry since 1975 having served as a church planter and senior pastor. In July of 1995, he joined the staff of Trinity Ministries, serving as Administrative Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church and President/CEO of Trinity Baptist College. He has preached and taught more than 5,000 times in over 400 churches across the country. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 39 years and reside in Jacksonville, Florida. They have two daughters, Amy and Emily; two sons-in-law, Dennis and Michael (all in full-time ministry); two grandsons, Charles and Daniel, and two granddaughters, Michaela and Sophia. In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Shoemaker enjoys reading, writing, and politics.
Emily Ramondetta is the administrator for Church Planting America. She has a BA degree from Trinity Baptist College, in Jacksonville Florida, with a proficiency in women’s ministry. She is also a pastor's wife and serves the Lord with her husband Michael at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Macclenny, Florida. Emily leads the women's and children's ministries and helps with planning church activities and events. They have 2 daughters, Michaela and Sophia. Emily enjoys spending time with her family.
Currently the Board of Directors includes local church pastors, an attorney, a licensed General Contractor, and a church finance specialist. In the near future, the Board will expand to include additional pastors and successful church planters, and a real estate consultant. Such a diverse Board of Directors will not only bring spiritual passion and pastoral experience to the table, but will also include knowledgeable and skillful men of finance, law, construction, and real estate. Such guidance will prove invaluable to church planters as they complete the enormous and challenging task of planting and establishing a new church.