The Doxa 6:4 Internship exists to equip godly men, who sense God's call to the ministry, through a practical training program and an environment of spiritual fellowship and relationships which emphasize unreserved commitment to the worship of God, submission to the authority of the Scriptures, a life of personal holiness, the priority of the local church, and the mission of penetrating the world with the Truth.
As an aspiring elder/pastor or church planter/missionary, we provide a 2-year 4-semester internship intended to be supplemental to a seminary education and bridge the gap between the classroom and the local church (get an example of one such semester syllabus here). Our goal is to train and equip for the work of ministry both in our local church and in the multiplication of churches and ministries.
Sensing God's called you to vocational ministry? Submit a 3-5 page paper that articulates your heart for ministry and sense of the Lord’s calling both subjectively (what the Lord’s doing in you) and objectively (how you understand your calling in light of God’s word) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Caldie has been a member at Doxa since 2014. He is married to Renee and together they have four adult kids, one grandson, and four dogs. Tom is a Fire Captain with Cal Fire and has a desire to disciple men, be a leader in biblical counseling and small groups, and he'd like to be a part of church planting in the future.
Ian Dawson has been at Doxa for 2 years since moving back to Sacramento from Southern California. Ian has a Masters degree and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in Christian studies from California Baptist University. He has been involved in youth ministry for many years and hopes to continue serving there as well as young adults ministry.
Jeremy Gauthier has been a Christian for 6 years and knew the Lord had called him to ministry early. He currently works with a team he adores and boss he admires at a family law firm to support his way through school. He became a member at Doxa in 2019 and enrolled at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary around the same time. He has benefited from the biblical counseling training provided by Doxa and is currently a table leader for Freedom Groups. Jeremy’s goal is to graduate with at least an MDiv. in Christian Ministry to better prepare and equip him for the work of ministry.
Chris Hill is married to Stephanie and they have three children: Makenzie, Jake, and Luke. Chris has a Master of Business Administration degree from William Jessup University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Fresno State. Chris is an Air Force veteran and he spent over thirteen years in law enforcement. He currently works for the Department of Defense as an Air Force Executive Officer to the 940th Operations Group Commander at Beale AFB, CA. He has been a member at Doxa since 2019. He is currently fleshing out the ministry role God has for him, but preparing for an associate pastor or campus pastor role. His wife, Stephanie, is a Pediatric ICU Assistant Nurse Manager at Kaiser Roseville.
Eddie Kaiger has been at Doxa since 2019. He is married to Lyuba, and they are expecting a baby girl in 2021. Eddie has a Bachelors in Computer Science from UC Davis (2015) and works remotely as a software engineer for Instacart. He started his seminary education in Fall 2020, pursuing an MDiv online at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves on the worship team and used to lead worship at his former church. Since joining Doxa, he's sensed a call to ministry and is seeking to be more equipped as a leader in other areas such as church planting, teaching, and discipleship.
Ralph King is married to Helene who is a registered nurse, and both have been serving at Doxa on the security and medical team since 2020. Ralph is a Marine Corps Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business, Computer Science, and Religion) from Liberty University. He is currently enrolled at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Theological Studies with an ultimate goal of Masters of Divinity. Ralph has a desire to serve in discipleship ministries in the future with hopes of growing into an expanded role such as associate pastor or church planter.
Max Monaghan is one of the pastoral interns at Doxa, the church he has called home since August of 2017. After feeling the call of the Lord to pastoral ministry in April 2019, Max enrolled at Western Seminary and is working toward his Masters of Divinity. Max foresees being a pastor himself someday, but is thankful for where the Lord has him in the present, learning and growing at Doxa, in seminary, and as a part of the 6:4 internship
Michael Pagan holds a Master's of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary (2019), and a Bachelor's of Arts in Music from William Jessup University (2015). He and his wife, Emily, have been at Doxa since 2014, and he currently serves as a small group leader and a member of Doxa worship. Michael hopes to serve in the future by leading theology classes and Bible studies.
David Zubal started attending Doxa in the fall of 2020. He has a BS in Computer Science (2018) and just completed his first semester at Western Seminary. David has served in worship ministry and men's ministry at a previous church and hopes to continue using his gift of music on the worship team at Doxa and eventually be a church elder.