Past Team Members
Jade Parker-Kozlow ('16-'18)
Jade grew up in Mio, MI. After she graduated from Maranatha Baptist University with a degree in Piano Pedagogy in 2016, she worked a few jobs including secretarial work and teaching piano. Her roles with Coffey Ministries include managing the resource table—stocking and organizing—helping with kids program and playing the piano and the bodhran. Jade loves traveling, trying new things, outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.
Dillon hails from Findlay, Ohio and traveled with us for two years. While on the team, he led our kids ministry and also picked up the mandolin and guitar!
"Since Coffey Team a lot has happened. I moved to Michigan, started a career with Aflac, and most importantly, I got married! Currently I life in Allen Park, MI with my wife, Anna, and we love it. We have joined church plant called Resurrection Church which has been such a blessing. God has allowed me to use the skills I developed while traveling on team to minister to my new church body. We are so thankful God has put us here and are excited to see what God is going to do next. While I do miss everyone of my past team members, I am encouraged that God will continue to use all of us to do His will wherever we are. It is cool to see how God has used the lessons he taught me on Team to help me even in the secular workplace. Please pray that God will use me to be a light as I touch unbelievers lives every day. I continue to live in the hope of the gospel, and to live every day as if it is my last.
To live #aslongasYouareglorified."
While on the team, Emilee was the violinist, pianist, photographer, social media manager and oversaw the team website (yeah, she did a lot :). After traveling with us for a year and a half, Emilee returned home to Colorado and currently lives with her family. Her full-time job is taking care of her grandfather and writing a book. On the side, she helps out her brother with his landscaping business. She is actively involved in her church, Castleview Baptist Church and is always looking for ways to minister to the church - just like she did with us on the team.
Jason Lorch ('13-'15)
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.
Becca (Newton) Mitchell ('14-'16)
Becca traveled with us from 2013-16. 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 one year old, Piper. 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.
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.
Abigail Chetta ('16-'18)
Abigail traveled with us for two years and was our music secretary and violinist. She currently is studying in a surgical technology program at Greenville Technical College as well as teaching at Bob Jones University as an adjunct violin professor. She also plays in several music groups and teaches privately as well.
Stephen Lynn ('16-'18)
While Stephen Lynn has lived in several states along the East coast, he calls Maine home. During his time traveling he played piano, string bass, accordion, spoons, and bodhran. He was also responsible for the sound system and helped Aaron coordinate schedules with churches. After traveling Stephen moved to Allen Park, MI to join Inter-City Baptist Church as a music intern. He recently married Kara, a Michigander from ICBC. He continues to serve at ICBC using the musical skills he developed while traveling. Currently Stephen is pursuing a Masters in Collaborative Piano at Eastern Michigan University. He enjoys drinking coffee, hiking, and convincing his wife to cheer on the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
Brad Wiggs ('14-'16)
Brad is from Findlay, Ohio and graduated with a degree in Church Music. He helped us with singing, playing various instruments, and overseeing the sound system. He was also in charge of our children’s program (“The Amazing Grace Race”). Currently Brad is working in Christian education in Ohio. Brad still loves to travel, lead choirs, and, of course, is a fan of all Washington D.C. sports teams.
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.
Brianna (Herms) Stel
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 were thankful to have her assist Seth with our music ministry, as well as help us with various responsibilities. She also gave music lessons to our children. Bree loves to be outside and enjoys anything with pumpkin in it. Traveling on the road was an exciting ministry experience for her.
Lala had the wonderful privilege of traveling with the Coffey family for one semester. She had worked many summers with them at camp and she had just finished her undergrad before joining them on the road. She currently works as a Speech Language Pathologist at Woodruff Elementary School. She got engaged this past summer to Francois Franco. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina and attending Emmanuel Bible Church.