Matt grew up in Memphis, TN. He worked with Aaron and headed up the teen ministry. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a business degree and had a desire to be a tentmaker in a church. He loved sports, music, and was passionate about helping teens take their next step spiritually. He and Carol Anne were married in 2015 and have a son, Asa (10/5/16).
Matt went home to be with the Lord on December 17, 2017. His passion for himself and others was to live life on mission and not to waste it. We mourn and grieve our brother’s absence, yet rejoice that Matt is fully enjoying Jesus! Click here to watch a video tribute
of our brother Matt.
Dillon hails from Findlay, Ohio. He majored in business at Bob Jones University and graduated in May 2016. He was anticipating a job in marketing following graduation, but is thrilled that God has clearly led him to our team. He will primarily be leading our children's ministry, but also actively involved with music. He plays guitar, mandolin and other instruments. He loves playing basketball and desires to use it to reach youth with the gospel.
"Whether stretching musical skills or the ability to jump into any ministry situation with a heart open and ready to serve, I have repeatedly seen God working to equip and enable me to do what is asked. I am looking forward to learning more about my God throughout the fall semester and daily being forced to rely upon Him alone for the strength to do what is at hand."
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Becca (Newton) Mitchell
Becca traveled with us from '14-16'. She was our team secretary, website manager and photographer. She also helped with our music ministry by singing soprano and playing the guitar and mandolin. Now, Becca lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Jared and their new baby girl, Piper, is coming in October 2018. They serve at Gospel Grace Church in the city, working towards church planting with 4theGospel in the coming years. In the meantime, they love to serve with the college ministry, lead a small group, serve with the music ministry and adventure around Utah camping, hiking and trying out every coffee shop they can find.
"I look back at who I was in different stages of life and cannot help but give God glory for how much He has changed me. God has been so gracious to make me more like Him and He continues to do so. As I travel another year, I know that He will continue to challenge and grow me so that I can truly say, 'Christ is my life.'" -'15
Brianna is from the North...way North. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. Since she's Canadian, of course she has a pet polar bear, lives in an igloo, and has a team of dogs that takes her everywhere. We are thankful to have her assist Seth with our music ministry, as well as help us with various responsibilities. She also gives music lessons to our children. Bree loves to be outside and enjoys anything with pumpkin in it. Traveling on the road has been an exciting ministry experience for her.
"I see God growing me and pushing me out of my comfort zone. I am thankful to meet new people, minister to different churches, and see the church body from a larger perspective."
Lala had the wonderful privilege of traveling with the Coffey family for one semester. She had worked many summers together at camp and she had just finished her undergrad before joining them on the road. After traveling, Lala was accepted into the graduate program at the University of South Carolina to study Speech Pathology. She is currently finishing her last year in the program as well as working as a nanny.
"Being the only team member, I grew very close to their family. God used these close, transparent relationships to grow me in many ways. I learned from Stephanie and Aaron as they loved me, interacted with each other, discipled their kids, and served churches."
Brad is from Huntsville, Alabama and graduated with a degree in Church Music. He is helping us with singing, playing various instruments, and overseeing the sound system. He is also in charge of our children’s program (“The Amazing Grace Race”). Brad loves to travel, lead choirs, and is a fan of all Washington D.C. sports teams. He is excited about what God has in store for him as he serves.
“Throughout my life, I have clearly seen God at work. He plans all things for our good and His glory. If something is going on in my life that I don’t understand, I can trust in God’s sovereignty. I’m thankful I serve a faithful, loving God. I’m eager to see what God will do this year as I travel and serve.”
Jason was the non-Southerner of the group, hailing from Aurora, Colorado. He served as Aaron’s assistant, helping with various team responsibilities, but mainly working with the teen ministry and assisting with music.
After leaving the Coffey team he joined a local church ministry in Leadville, CO, working with teens and serving in the music program. He is involved in the public high school as the boys soccer coach. After marrying the love of his life this past spring, he joined his wife back in the Denver area where they are finding opportunities to serve together in their church.
"Traveling on the Coffey team has challenged me in so many different areas. I'm constantly being pushed out of my comfort zone, but that's exactly what I need. I appreciate Aaron's example of leadership on the team, not shying away from the pressures that come along, but embracing them and growing through them. I'm looking forward to what God continues to teach me."
A native of Wisconsin, Seth traveled with the team in 2014 after graduating from Northland International University with a degree in music education. On the team he headed up the children’s program, organized music rehearsals, arranged music for the first recording (Hymns Renewed), and oversaw the sound system. He now resides with his with wife (Deanna) and two children (Canaan and Selah) in Fort Worth, Texas where he is finishing up a Master’s degree in Church Music and Composition.
"I'm enjoying the road because I get to see children and adults make decisions for Christ that will affect them forever! It's great to hear and see the stories of people who Christ is at work in. I also love traveling in our team van on the weekends - sharing stories, talking through how God is at work, praying together, listening to stories."