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. Interesting fact about Stephanie is that her favorite smell is fried chicken.
Julie is a 20+ year business executive turned ministry leader and licensed pastor. She’s passionate about helping people overcome challenges, listening and caring for people well, and leading people into a more authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. Julie and her husband, Mark, have raised four young adults; Tyler, Erin, Kristen, and Kaylee. The number one place to visit on her bucket list is Bora Bora…some day!
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, two dogs, and one cat (but the cat wasn’t James’ idea).
Evelyn and her family have been attending Journey since 2013; she joined the staff in November 2018. She and her photographer husband, Roy, have three (ginger) kids Josh, Ethan and Reese. In addition to her work in Adult ministry, Evelyn is also a Voice Over Professional and she is licensed as a Registered Nurse. Her heart is for people to know God, know who they are in Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. The best place she has ever visited was Brisbane, Australia.
Kimberly is a 30+ year executive assistant/human resources specialist turned children’s ministry leader and commissioned pastor. She’s a single parent of ten children, with four teenagers still at home. She also has seven grandkids and a beagle/dachshund mix named Sergio. She’s passionate about helping people overcome challenges and likes listening and caring for people and leading them into a more authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. Her favorite place to visit is the beach. It refreshes her soul and centers her whenever she is stressed. The number one place on her bucket list to visit is Tuscany.
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.
Tina was born in Ohio and grew up as an Air Force brat. After graduating from college with a business degree, she took a “temporary” job as a drive-through teller, which turned into a 25-year marketing career with banks and credit unions. A few years ago, she rekindled her passion for writing and felt God leading her into a direction she never saw coming: ministry. She left marketing behind and began writing an encouragement blog. She and her husband, Frank, love serving as Starting Point leaders at Journey. She loves writing in coffee shops, being a beach bum, and dancing in the living room with her husband who inspires her more than he’ll ever know.
Bill and his wife, Debbie, moved from Florida to Virginia in 2013. They have three adult children and 3 granddogs. He has been involved with Bible Study Fellowship International for the past 13 years; the majority of that time in various leadership roles. He brings 30 plus years of business experience in medical evaluation services, financial, insurance and risk management and well as over 10 years of public office experience to his role in Family Ministry. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading and traveling – and would love to one day visit Israel.
Zach’s two greatest passions are leading worship and recording. He and his wife, Jess, enjoy exploring new places in Richmond and dueling it out in Settlers of Catan. If he had one super power, it would be to have many super powers. …ah, we see what you did there Zach!
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. She and her high school sweetheart Jesse were “maui’d” in 2010 in Hawaii. Her favorite things are spending time with her dogs, anything Disney, and reading a good book on her hammock.
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.
Coty has been with Journey since 2014 and on staff as the Production Director since May 2016. He’s had a growing passion for production and people since 7th grade. He and his wife, Jennifer, love exploring, cooking, and finding new adventures. If he could have any superpower, he would want to control fire and ice – people would call him ICY HOT.
John loves living in Virginia with his family. He’s been in ministry for over 20 years and is passionate about leadership and developing other leaders. He enjoys going to the beach and the mountains with his wife and two teenage boys. If he had only one movie to watch for all time it would definitely be The Princess Bride.
Karen is a proud wife and mom of two teenage girls. She spends a lot of her free time helping her girls explore their love of theater. She is originally from Rochester, NY, but moved many times before ending up in Richmond in 2002. She and her family have been part of the Journey community since 2007. She has a background in Genetic Counseling and Corporate Training and enjoyed the challenges of those fields before settling into her current role in Children’s Ministry in 2016. One of her favorite movies is “Savannah Smiles,” a touching film for people of all ages.
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 2014 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, trying different foods, and driving her Jeep. 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.
Raised in Lancaster, PA, Todd began his career in construction in the early ‘80’s. This work led him and his family from Pennsylvania to South Carolina and eventually to Virginia. Having worked for Journey as a construction manager through a major building renovation, he was invited to join the staff as Facilities Director when the renovation was completed. He and his wife have 3 grown children. He said the best place he’s visited so far is Ireland, but he looks forward to more travels now that their nest is (nearly) empty!
Suzanne is a travel-loving, history-minded 3rd grade teacher. She’s been married for 20 years and has 3 children. She loves to play tennis, ski, paddle board and be in nature. If she could have one superpower it would be to time travel.
A Virginia native, Wendy is wife to Mitch and mom to Sarah and Rachel. She has a B.B.A. in Finance and enjoyed careers in banking and education before joining the Journey team in 2019. She loves music, Disney, exploring Richmond. Her bucket list includes trips to Italy, Greece, and on safari in Africa.
Kambui was born in New Jersey and raised in California. He delights in the outdoors, with snowboarding and water sports at Lake Tahoe being his favorite pastimes. Kambui loves games of all kinds & enjoys having a good time with his family and friends. He began a relationship with Jesus as a teenager and not long after began serving in his local church. Since then he has enjoyed over 20 years of ministry. He joined the team at Journey in 2014. Kambui has a love for diversity and oneness, exploring God’s character through the Bible, coaching leaders, worship and all things music.
Grayson has been serving in the high school director role at Journey since January of 2019. He’s a graduate of Johnson University with his Bachelors in Preaching & Youth Ministry, and Bible and Theology. He hails from St. Louis, MO and in his free time you can find him watching movies or sports with family and friends. He’s blessed with his incredible wife Kylie. His favorite TV show is The Office!