Past Team Members
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.
Stephen Lynn lives in Hermon, Maine. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree with the intention of ministering through music in the church and teaching music. On our team, he played piano, bass, spoons, and bodhran. He also was in charge of the sound system, and helped out in the children's program and Cola Wars. He enjoys solving Rubik’s cubes, reading, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox and Patriots. .
While on the team, Emilee was the violinist, 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 marketing for a local financial services company. 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.
Becca (Newton) Mitchell
Becca traveled with us from 2014-16. 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.
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. 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.
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."
Abigail traveled with us for two years ('16-'18) and was our music secretary and violinist. She currently works as a full time musician in Greenville playing for special events like weddings, banquets, concerts etc. She also teaches private lessons and general music at Bethany Christian Academy in Brevard, NC. On top of that she is taking classes toward a surgical technology program that she plans to enter in the fall of '19.
Brad is from Huntsville, Alabama 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.
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.
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.