Jeffrey is a visionary leader with a passion to connect people to God so they can live life to the fullest. He holds a B.A. in Theological Studies and a M.A. in Christian Leadership. Jeffrey has served in various pastoral roles in local churches from Florida to Michigan. Born and raised in Louisiana, he loves a good pot of gumbo (it’s twice as good the second day), embraces his southern vernacular, and is an avid fan of the LSU Tigers.
Kimberly holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Central Florida. She has a heart for kids, which led her to switch careers to become an educator. She currently teaches elementary aged kids for Loudoun County Public Schools while completing her Masters in Education. In addition, she is a gifted worship leader and an accomplished recording artist. Kimberly loves marathons (the HGTV kind) and a great cup of coffee. Together, Jeffrey and Kimberly have a beautiful daughter, Elin.
What areas of ministry I work in: Praise & Worship and tech production.
My Family: Amazing wife Carly and four wonderful children: Gabriel, Auden, Ellen, and Joanna.
When I was saved: As a young child. I can’t remember the exact date, but I was blessed to grow up in church and I’ve loved the Lord for as long as I can remember.
Education: Bachelors Degree in Music and Worship Studies from Liberty University
Previous Lines of Work: Liberty University Technical Productions
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings or Pizza… or DQ Blizzards… or any hot breakfast item (you know, only the healthy stuff) 🙂
Favorite Snack Food: Gummy Bears
Favorite Hobbies: Taking my kids on a walk/jog and ending up at the community pool, date night with my wife, watching NFL Football, any outdoor activity/sport, or building anything with my hands.
Favorite Sports Team: Carolina Panthers followed closely by the North Carolina Tar Heels
Favorite Bible Story: King Josiah becoming king at 8 years old and turning the kingdom back to God
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: During my teen years, my dad really helped me keep perspective about how short “singleness” lasts compared to a lifetime of marriage. He really helped me understand that these few short years would have such a huge impact on the rest of my life, and how important it was to trust the Lord, and not worry about my future!
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 139 (God made us and knows us intimately) or Psalm 51 (I’ve sinned against God and the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit)
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Actually one of the toughest times in my life. My wife and I experienced a miscarriage with our first pregnancy and I remember going home after we found out, holding my wife, and crying out to God. It felt like He was literally right there with us.
Most people don’t know this about me: My family traveled in ministry all through my high school years. I’m the oldest of four and mom and dad pulled all of us out of public school and started homeschooling us. Our whole family is musical so we traveled the country playing and singing and preaching as a family.
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: Beyond Belief to Convictions by Josh McDowell
When I joined the Destiny Church staff: August 2017
What areas of ministry I work in: Destiny Kids
My Family: I married Bjorn in August of 2014. We have a son, Soren, who was born in December of 2017, and a daughter, Brooklyn, born in September of 2019.
When I was saved: I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at a young age.
Education: I graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Liberty University in May of 2013.
Previous Lines of Work: I taught 5th grade at a private Christian school for four years before beginning at Destiny.
Favorite Food: Japanese food
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, playing sports, baking
Favorite Bible Story: Esther
Favorite Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17 – “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Not necessarily one moment, but parenting has taught me so much about God and has forced me to rely on him more and more every day.
Most people don’t know this about me: I’m an introvert and home is my absolute favorite place to be.
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers (3 books technically)
SMALL GROUPS PASTOR
What areas of ministry I work in: Small Groups
My Family: Ryan and I were married on May 23, 2015. We have two daughters, Eden born in 2018 and Millie Ann born in 2020.
When I was saved: I accepted Christ as my Savior on August 23, 2001 at my church’s Vacation Bible School located in Platteville, WI.
Education: I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Women’s Ministry and a Minor in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in December 2014. Go Flames!!
Previous Lines of Work: I was privileged to work with Clayton King Ministries in 2012 at Crossroads Summer Camp in Anderson, SC. I also served as an intern with the Women’s Ministry at Thomas Road Baptist Church under Lisa Bryant for 2 years in college.
Favorite Food: Brats & Cheese curds
Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy playing sports, hanging with friends/family and working on our endless list of home renovations.
Favorite Sports Team: GO PACK GO!!
Favorite Bible Story: The woman with the issue of blood. Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: God always has my best interest in mind. He is always for me, never against me and He created me for a divine purpose. When I just fear Him, there is nothing else to fear.
Favorite Bible Verse: Luke 2:42 – “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” ESV
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Giving birth to my daughter.
Most people don’t know this about me: I have 3 state medals from high school volleyball and basketball. One of which is gold from the 2010 Wisconsin State Basketball Championship that we won on my 17th birthday!
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: Becoming Elizabeth Elliot by Ellen Vaughn
What areas of ministry I work in: Teaching Pastor & Student Ministries
My Family: I married my awesome wife Amber in May 2014.
When I was saved: I was saved when I was a kid and I asked my mom how to get to heaven. My junior year of high school my family actually started coming to Destiny Church and that is really when I started to understand that God really wanted a relationship with me.
Education: Bachelors in Youth Ministry from Liberty University
Previous Lines of Work: I washed dishes at a bakery. For every dish I washed I would reward myself by eating a donut.
Favorite Food: Rib-eye Steak cooked medium rare. Well done steak is a travesty and a result of “The Fall” of mankind.
Favorite Snack Food: Guacamole
Favorite Place in the World: Sporting Events with Family and Friends.
Favorite Hobbies: Watching Football, Reading, and dominating Settlers of Catan.
Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
Favorite Bible Story: Israelites crossing the Red Sea.
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: “When did society decide that we had to change and wash a tee shirt after every individual use? If it’s not dirty, I’m gonna wear it.”
Favorite Bible Verse: Acts 4:13 “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: The first time I told someone about the Gospel.
Most people don’t know this about me: My dancing is so good and ahead of it’s time that most people don’t appreciate it…yet.
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: Crazy Love by Francis Chan
When I joined the Destiny Church staff: September 2014
What areas of ministry I work in: Administration/Communication
Previous Lines of Work: 18+ years of experience in office administration and Human Resources management. Formerly, the Director of Human Resources for one of Washington DC’s largest Advertising Agencies, I love utilizing social media for communication and customer service.
My Family: Two boys and a dog.
When I was saved: I was raised in a Christian home and don’t remember not being saved. However, I recommitted my life to Christ when I found Destiny Church in April 2013!
Favorite Food: Coffee
Favorite Snack: Coffee
Favorite Place in the World: On the couch with a cup of coffee and a friend.
Favorite Hobbies: Laughing with friends, board games, organizing/decluttering, and traveling anywhere and everywhere.
Favorite Bible Story: Joseph
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Becoming a mom. It gave me some insight to God’s love for us that was overwhelming!
Most people don’t know this about me: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube and I’ve lived in multiple towns, cites, states, countries, continents….
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins