Background/Experience. Pastor Jean C. Paul is a minister with over 40 years of experience in ministry and education. Pastor Paul started preaching and teaching in the early 1970s at the Lasserre Church of the Nazarene in Haiti. Over the next decade, he founded Micheau Church of the Nazarene and also worked as a carpenter to provide for his family.In 1980, Pastor Paul moved to the United States to seek a more stable and consistent means to provide for his family back home in Haiti. He attended culinary school in Miami, FL and was employed with Superior Bakery for over a decade.Pastor Paul also served as the co-founding pastor at the North Miami Church of the Nazarene for over 10 years. He currently serves as senior pastor at the Immokalee Church of the Nazarene Inc., a position he has held for more than 26 years. He and his brother established three elementary schools in Haiti and Pastor Paul continues to be active in education, teaching adult English classes at the Immokalee Church of the Nazarene.
Background/Experience. Edward (Ski) Olesky is an appointed member of the Immokalee Master Plan and Visioning Committee (IMPVC) and was instrumental in the development of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) newly drafted Master Plan. A well respected member the Immokalee business community, Mr. Olesky is the owner of the Lake Trafford Marina and Airboats & Alligators, Inc. in Immokalee.
He has been active in local civic organizations such as the Immokalee CRA Advisory Board, the Immokalee Enterprise Zone Development Agency, the Immokalee Rotary Club and Immokalee Fire Control & Rescue District. Mr. Olesky also donates endless hours of his personal time each year as Santa Claus for under privileged children and various charitable organizations. Mr. Olesky also serves on the Board of Directors of Collier County Parks and Recreation, Tourist Development Council, Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and Collier Health Services.