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 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.
Jonny first came to Adventure Church youth group in Spring 2011 as a broken sixteen-year-old. He then went on to giving Lordship of his life to Jesus Christ at a mission trip providing food, games, and gospel illustrations for migrant worker families in the U.S later that same year. He continued attending Adventure youth while serving in worship ministry until graduation. He was then invited to be part of The Jr. High Ministry Internship Program at Adventure Church until he was called to a Worship/Youth Pastor position at another local church in 2016. Jonny continued his study of God's word at Northwest University and experienced the power of Jesus' love and healing through community. He went on to marry his wife, Kylie, in August of 2017 and have stayed dedicated to the truth that our Heavenly Father is our source of everything good and worthy. Jonny rejoined with Adventure Church with his wife, Kylie, in August of 2020 to answer the call of ministry over their lives. Jonny's favorite things to do are create music, fix things, have genuine conversations with friends, and explore the immense possibilities of living with fierce love and gentle kindness.
Children's Ministry Director
Star, Jeff and their family moved to Duvall in 2005. Visiting Adventure Community Church for the first time, with baby Daniel in their arms and his three older siblings downstairs in Sunday School, they knew this would be their new church home. Before coming here, they served in Albania with Youth With A Mission for four years. As Children's Director, Star seeks to support parents as they oversee the spiritual growth of their children (birth-5th grade). She works to build a team of volunteers who provide opportunities for children to engage in a growing relationship with God. Her passion is to raise up young people to know the heart and character of God as seen in His Word, the Bible, and to know who they are in Christ. She longs to see others experience a living, real, growing relationship with God and to engage in being on mission with Him. She wants children to experience listening to God and to follow Him in the Adventure! Jeff and Star have 3 adult children and 2 children in secondary school. Family life is vital to them and they love opportunities to connect as a family. Star enjoys volleyball, walks, gardening, playing board games, nummy food, and relaxing with her family.
Kylie found and committed to following God when she was 18 years old (2014). She had been struggling to find purpose and meaning in life until a longtime friend invited her to a praise and worship event, where she was met with the move of the Holy Spirit, saving Kylie from her unhealthy ways. After experiencing God’s grace first hand, she needed to know more about the loving Father who created her. She sought out guidance from a Christian family who let her live in their home while recovering from a treacherous backstory. She helped out with a youth group, and worked at a Christian academy where she cared for young children and toddlers. Kylie hopes to share her life-story with other young women going through similar situations to bring comfort and guidance to them as God did for her. Kylie enjoys days spent with her husband, Jonny and their cuddly fur-babies.