Meet Our Crew
"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
- 1 Corinthians 11:1
No doubt about it, Avan has a servants heart. As a VSM alumni from 2018, he decided that he would pour back into our students and teach them what he had been taught. Big win! Avan LOVES Taco Bell, music, movies, shows, and his PS4. He loves long walks on the beach and sipping… Baja Blast Mountain Dew.
1 Timothy 1:12
Avan leads our middle school guys with Ken and is in charge of getting the rooms set up before Tuesday Nights start.
Paired up with this Jake, these two take ministry as serious as any competition you through their way. When she is not hanging out with our awesome teens, or being a wife and mom, or waterskiing, or being an ICU nurse, she collects records (like turntable records), loves coffee, and taking scenic photos. Get to know her! You'll be glad you did.
Psalm 130:5, Colossians 3:12-14
Erika leads a portion of our high school ladies and helps coordinate and get students ramped up for games.
Paired up with Erika, they definitely know how to get games going! Outside of VSM, Jake teaches 6th grade English & History, coaches baseball, loves reading and grows an awesome beard (although he does that at VSM too... very talented). This previously professional baseball player, has an incredible past with the game and testimony, so ask him to play a game of pool in our VSM room to hear more!
Jake leads our high school guys with Cal and together you get a dynamic duo. Come check it out!
Anna, paired with her husband Aaron and two kids, is a masterminds of creativity and intentional living. Anna has served on VSM leadership for 10+ years in all capacities, building relationships with students that have resulted in being invited to students weddings and college graduations years after high school.
Anna currently serves with VSM as a committee member creating, planning, and organizing special events, and pouring into teens when the opportunities arise.
Aaron is always down for a good challenge, blues tune, adventure, or project. With his wife Anna, Aaron has poured out 10+ years of his life on students with VSM and says that they will always be a part of his life past, present and future. Aaron loves being with his family and has a knack for solving problems and challenging himself to do new things. In his spare time, he does Jiu Jitsu, plays the harmonica and guitar, and is super active in building community in his neighborhood.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Aaron serves with VSM as a committee member helping us think outside the box on creating and planning our events.
Laura is a true outdoorsy at heart. She loves camping, traveling, and just being outdoors. She has been involved with leading in VSM since graduating herself, and now has three of her own in the ministry. Laura loves puzzles and Hallmark and works a a local elementary school!
Philippians 4:6-7 // James 1:2-4
Laura is part of our VSM Committee and leads with our future decisions and direction of the ministry, in addition to organizing the logistics of our events.
We were so thankful when Jorja said that she would be willing to join our team. With her husband, she and her team run the family business Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards and is a master at jigsaw puzzles. Jorja has a daughter (VSM Alumni) and a son who entering his last year of High School and a part of VSM.
Jorja is a part our VSM Committee, leading with administrative tasks and planning special events.
In her spare time, Naomi's talents are making designer soap, drawing and playing the flute. Previously a Dental Assistant, she now makes an awesome home. Naomi is wife to Gary, and is mom to two young gents and a daughter. Naomi loves God's Word and wants to see it play its role in transforming the lives of the students we lead.
Naomi leads our middle school ladies on Tuesday Nights.