Harrison has been attending Journey since 2014. He grew up working on a dairy farm in Amelia, VA with his 5 siblings. He has helped manage the large group setting on UpStreet since 2017. He loves kayaking, restoring houses, and exploring the Richmond area in his ’98 Toyota Corolla. If he had to listen to only one album for the rest of time, it would probably be the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from American Graffiti.
Stephanie is wife to Jeff, and mom to Zach, Jonah, & Rowan. She has an M.S. in Community Counseling and, as it would suggest, is a relationship person. She’s been blessed with a curious and creative spirit and tries to use that whenever possible to help others enter into and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. One of her favorite things to do is listen to someone’s story or lend a listening ear.
James has been a pastor since 1989 and the senior pastor at Journey since 2006. He is responsible to ensure that the Journey family is well taught and well led. He does most of the preaching and is the primary communicator of Journey’s mission, vision, and values. Helping people find their way to a saving and growing relationship with Jesus Christ is a driving force of James’ life and ministry. He and Angie have been married since 1991 and have four children, a dog and a cat (but the cat wasn’t James’ idea).
Evelyn and her family have been attending Journey since 2013; she joined the staff in 2018. She and her photographer husband, Roy, are parents to 3 gingers. In addition to her work in Service Programming, Evelyn is also a Voice Over Professional and she is licensed as a Registered Nurse. Her passion is for people to know God, know who they are in Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. Some of the furthest and favorite places she has traveled to are Fiji, Australia and Hong Kong.
As a part of the Student Ministry Production Team for the past four years, Joe helped design and execute the technical side of both large group and special events for Transit and InsideOut. Drawing from years of experience in live event production and management, and support from leadership, he hopes to continue building environments that inspire students to bring a friend!
Theresa is a Richmond native who loves to laugh, write, explore the city with her nephew, and spend way too much money on craft coffee. She is a worship studies major at Liberty University with a passion for music and leadership. A little known fact about her is that her first solo performance was as Simba in a middle school production of “The Lion King”.
Steve grew up in Arizona, joined the Marine Corps after college in 1980, served 30+ years on active duty, and retired in 2010. He joined the Journey staff in 2017 after almost 7 years in the government consulting world. He loves leading the Journey operations team, meeting people where they are, and helping them take the next step in their faith journey. He and Dana have been married almost 39 years; they have two married children, and three very active grandsons who LOVE to hang out at Gaga and Pepaw’s house! The best thing he’s EVER eaten was (and always will be) Dana’s homemade chocolate chip cookies!
Kara and her husband, Tim, both natives of the area, enjoy raising their three children in their hometown. As outdoor enthusiasts, they spend a lot of their time exploring new camping spots and swimming holes. Her role at Journey allows her to pour into new parents and their preschoolers as they build their foundation in Christ. Her favorite things are reading a good book on her hammock, eating Mexican food, hanging out with her chickens and two dogs, and anything not involving yard work. She said the best place she’s ever visited was Curacao which is home of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.
Kyle was born and raised a pastor’s kid in East County San Diego. After high school, he opted to go into the acting/music industries in LA. However, a deep seeded desire to answer God’s calling, led him to go fully vocational in ministry in 2009. In September of 2020, God put it on his heart to let go of Southern California and explore what else God had for him and his family… which led them to accept an awesome opportunity across the country at Journey. Kyle has been married to his wife (whom everyone agrees is better than him) since 2003. They have two amazing daughters. They enjoy just about everything this God created world has to offer, especially sports, music, game nights, cooking (and eating), traveling, & spending time with people, developing friendships that encourage each other towards God’s best.
Tiffany grew up right here in Midlothian, VA. She has been attending Journey with her family since 2012. She joined the Journey staff in 2020 and is passionate about helping preschool aged children establish a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management as well as her Masters in Business Administration. Tiffany is a loving wife and mother of four beautiful children (Piercen, Drake, Maverick and Venice). Tiffany also loves to run long distances including marathons and half marathons when she has the time.
Kerry loves spending time with her three adult kids and exploring new places while traveling with her wonderful husband of 28 years. They have moved around the country quite a bit and have been in Virginia for 13 years and absolutely love it. The best place she’s ever been to is Ireland.
Melanie joined the Journey staff in August 2007. She’s passionate about connecting relationally with others and helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. She loves volunteering on UpStreet Sunday mornings where she can teach kids about Jesus. Her favorite things are spending time with her dogs, anything Disney, and reading a good book on her hammock.
Jeremy moved from Florida to Virginia in 2013 and began attending Journey shortly afterwards. He and his wife, Angela, met at Journey and were married in 2015. Together they have 5 boys! Jeremy loves to work on various types of equipment and claims safety as his number one priority when it comes to his work. Previous to working at Journey, he was a merchant marine and spent a great deal of time on the water as a tugboat engineer. His favorite movie is Top Gun which inspired him to join the Navy.
Kasey has attended Journey since 2012. She has a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Longwood University and completed an internship with Journey in the summer of 2018. She came on staff, summer of 2019. She resides in the city of Richmond along with her husband, Chris, and three children, Mackenzie, Lincoln, & Bentley. She and her family have a passion for local and global missions. Kasey and Chris are both trip leaders for Journey’s Global Compassion team, she has served in Haiti & Guatemala, and has high hopes to serve in Africa one day!
Kaiser grew up near the coast of Alabama and made the decision to follow Jesus in middle school. He attended college at the University of Mobile and during his time in college met his wife Noel. He joined the Journey staff as the Middle School Student Director in 2019. He enjoys talking about sports, spending time with his family and meeting new people. His favorite sport is soccer and his new favorite team is DC United.
Samantha was raised in the Mojave desert in Southern California. After moving around the world while serving in the Air Force, she settled in Virginia and continues to serve part time in the Air National Guard. She and her husband, Dave, discovered Journey in 2015 and she became part of the staff in 2018. She feels blessed to have an opportunity everyday to watch people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. She enjoys traveling and trying different foods. Her favorite smell is coffee.
Mike began attending Journey in 2006 with his wife, Michelle. Over the last 13 years, they’ve both enjoyed volunteering in student ministry, leading small groups, and participating in community engagement events with their three boys, Braden, Rylan, and Ashton. After many years working for the Federal Aviation Administration, Mike joined the Journey staff in 2015 as the Service Programming Director. He enjoys all types of music, movies, and anything related to the Virginia Tech Hokies! The best place he’s ever visited was Delaware. Hi……I’m in Delaware.
Suzanne grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and has been in the area ever since attending college at the University of Richmond, where she majored in History and Elementary Education. Since then, Suzanne has taught 3rd grade and raised 3 children with her husband of over 20 years, Chris. Together they love playing tennis, traveling, skiing, paddleboarding, and boating.
Wendy loves spending time with her two grown daughters and her wonderful husband, Mitch. She has a degree in finance and enjoyed careers in banking and education before joining the Journey team in 2019. Originally from Fredericksburg, VA, Wendy loves history, traveling, reading, and going to concerts and plays. Her bucket list includes trips to Italy and Greece.
Adelina aka Lina and her husband Keith, along with their 3 energetic grandchildren Addison, Brysen and Kaden have been attending Journey since July 2018. Since then, they’ve enjoyed growing in their faith in community groups, making lifelong friends and seeing their grandkids enjoying church too. She is a VCU alum and a retired Virginia state employee. She enjoys having adventures with the 3 “g”s, date night, cozy mysteries and loud family get-togethers. Her guilty pleasure is a Venti SBWCM aka cream with a dash of coffee.