JAMÉ BOLDS, LEAD PASTOR
Pastor Jamé Bolds is a Spirit led servant that longs for people to discover Jesus in everyday life (1 Cor 2:9-10, Micah 6:6-8).
As Victory's Lead Pastor he is responsible for teaching God's word, as well as, creating a rich church and community culture. He loves his Victors (those who call Victory Church home) and wants to you to see Jesus move in every part of your life.
He is consumed with helping Victors grow in their Spiritual Formation, Personal Wholeness, Healthy Relationships, Vocational Clarity and their Work & Economics.
Pastor Jame has been school way too long as a life long student of theology and economics (B.A., Southeastern; M.A., M.A.R. Gordon-Conwell; Harvard & M.P.A.P, from Rutgers, Bloustein School) as well as an Ordained Minister in the Assemblies of God.
He celebrate's his wife & children and in his spare time he coach's U13 fútbol for Yorktown FC, enjoys spicy Mexican food and loves taking long weekends with his wife. You can find him at Aromas Coffee Shop on Monday's & Friday's in his prayer study. He thinks out loud online here.
JENNIFER BOLDS, FAMILY CARE & WORSHIP PASTOR
Pastor Jennifer Bolds is passionate about helping families and marriages to be spiritually and emotionally whole -- she is also equally passionate about the worship ministry. A native of Long Island, Pastor Jennifer comes from a comical Italian family, drives like a New Yorker & embraces the calling of motherhood.
As the Family Care & Worship Pastor she oversees the Victory Groups, counseling and music ministry. She is a professional musician with a talent in singing and playing the piano. She is also a practicing marriage and family therapist as well as a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God.
Pastor Jennifer holds the SDI Certification with Personal Strengths as a facilitator for managing conflict and improving relationships as well as FOCCUS premarital counseling inventory designed to prepare couples for marriage.
Pastor Jennifer earned a B.A., Southeastern University and an M.A. Counseling (mental health & marriage and family therapy) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
MARK & STEPHENIE SHANKS, MINISTERs IN RESIDENCE
Mark and Stephenie Shanks come to Victory as +25 year ministry veterans in the mega church environment. They have had a dizzying array of ministry experience from nursery, to missions, to small groups, and all the people craziness that comes with ministry spanning three continents.
As Ministers in Residence, Mark & Stephenie are refining their pastoral calling in the areas of missions and discipleship. Given that, Mark is the Victory "outreach champion", responsible for "neighborhood to nations" missions support. Stephenie is a swiss army knife of ministry who finds her niche in discipleship by co-leading Wednesday Night Prayer with Pastor Jamé.
They completed the Potomac School of Ministry and are Licensed Ministers with the Assemblies of God.
MELISSA JACKSON, Student Ministry Coordinator
Melissa Jackson loves Victory Church. She's kind of a fitness nut and is trying to convince Pastor Jennifer to start a Beach Body business with her.
Melissa's heart to walk alongside students as they discover a strong and vibrant relationship with Jesus. Melissa loves you, your students and is passionate to discover the growth God has chosen for them.
Melissa has served as the Director of the Victory School, a VKids leader, a worship team member and many other roles in the church. Before coming to Victory, the military took her on many global adventures. Through those adventures she worked in leadership roles for military childcare centers. When she's not translating Hebrew verbs or chasing her boys around the house, she's serving as a US Air Force Information Technology Reservist.
She holds a B.A. from Florida Institute of Technology and is an M.Div Candidate at Regent University Divinity School.
Katie Mazowieski, Victory School Director
Katie Mazowieski is a hugger. She loves to hug and we like that here at Victory. She is married to James who is convinced he can make the Seniors Golf Tour but has 20 years to qualify.
She comes to us from The Primrose School of the Westchase District, Houston, TX where she served as the Assistant Director. She previously served as an Assistant Director & 2 year old teacher in Nashville, TN and worked as a PPK (pedagogical psychological knowledge) teacher in Columbia, SC.
During her student teaching, she discovered her love for younger learners and never looked back. Katie's heart is that the children at the Victory School feel loved, safe, and important. She loves to see the look on a child's face when they learn something new or accomplish a task they have been struggling with.
As a 2 year old class teacher she loved to share "Read to Tiger" with her students. The students ended up knowing exactly what was coming up on each page and would help her read and act out the imaginative story.
Katie is a native of South Carolina and a proud Clemson University graduate.
Rita Fields, CFO & Stewardship
Ms. Rita Fields is our CFO. She's the money czar around here at Victory where she financially keeps us on track. She's a long term Victor and loves the church. She works with Pastor Jamé in financial forecasting and money management in budgeting, fundraising and for the Victory Fund. During the day she participated in the management team of moving money around for a Fortune 500 medical equipment company spanning across the commonwealth.
JENNIFER HENDERSON, CPB, Business Office COORDINATOR
Jennifer "Jenny" Henderson, is a Certified Public Bookkeeper and our Business Office Coordinator here at Victory. As the official church bean counter she tells us what we can and can't spend money on. When she's not denying payment vouchers, she's the CEO of JLH Consulting, a bookkeeping consultancy, whose mission is to help local firms get financially organized (now you know why she works here!). Formerly she was the founder of Aunt Jenny's Cupcakes where she kept the Peninsula well sugared.