B.J. and his wife Nichole first joined the Adventure team in 2006 when BJ became the youth pastor. His passion for leadership development and building a legacy, have led to a whole generation of leaders at Adventure. As both he and the church grew, his role changed first to Associate Pastor and then in 2015 to Lead Pastor. He has a passion to see the church equipped to reach the community though discipleship and community partnerships. BJ and Nichole have 4 boys and love sharing their home with others and almost always have people living with them. They are passionate about living life in community with others and believe that walking with people through day-to-day life is one of best ways to honor the great commission of making disciples.
Jeff and his wife Star were led to Adventure Community Church in 2005. Before coming here, the two served in Albania with Youth With A Mission for four years. As the discipleship pastor, Jeff oversees the spiritual growth of those in the Adventure Church Community. His passion is to see all people growing in their relationship with God and their understanding of His Word, whether they are still seeking to know Christ or have been following Jesus for years. Jeff and his wife Star have five children. Family life is vital to them and they enjoy opportunities to connect as a family. They view their role as parents as the opportunity to help each of their children discover the fullness of who they were made to be in God’s story. Jeff loves the outdoors, hiking and hunting and going on adventures with his family and friends. He also enjoys gardening with his wife. Storytelling is another one of his passions - communicating God’s truth through captivating parables.
Garat began attending Adventure Community Church in 2009 as a high school student. In 2015 he received his BA in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies from Northwest University. As an undergrad Garat was an intern at Adventure where he learned about youth ministry first-hand from BJ Hillabush. Garat received his MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in 2017. Garat's wife Kelsey serves on the Worship team. Garat loves to hunt, play team sports and meet one-on-one with youth students to help develop their walk with God.
Worship Ministry Director
Nick Del Degan
Nick first joined Adventure Community Church as a youth student in 2005, and has been plugged into the Adventure family ever since. As the worship director, his responsibilities include worship leading, training and discipling musicians, and creative media arts. He also has a heart for preaching and pastoring. Nick and his wife Kirsten are passionate about being real with people. They believe that life is messy and that community means walking with one another through the mess. Nick enjoys writing music, exercising, watching random videos on YouTube, disk-golf (and real golf), good food, meaningful relationship, and snuggling with his wife.
Susan came to Adventure Community Church in 2012 with her husband Russ and son Michael. She became Adventure's office administrator in 2015, a role she enjoys. Her responsibilities include general office management, service planning and church communications. Susan enjoys healthy eating, discovering new recipes and spending time with her family. Her husband and son serve on the worship ministry here at Adventure which has been a blessing to their family.