Meet your Pastors
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). He is deeply involved in the faith, work and economic movement applied to the flourishing of York-Poquoson communities.
As Victory's Lead Pastor he is responsible for executive leadership and teaching God's word which leads to creating a rich church and community culture.
He loves his Victors (those who call Victory Church home) and wants 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.
He celebrates his wife & children and in his spare time he coach's U13 fútbol for Yorktown FC, is an adjunct professor of ethics and leadership, enjoys spicy Mexican food and loves taking long weekends with his wife. On Wednesday he's in his prayer cave and on Friday's at Aromas Coffee Shop. He thinks out loud on pastoring Faith, Work and Economics here and takes calls/texts on his mobile 757.504.0322.
JENNIFER BOLDS, MFT, SDI
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. She 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 previous appointments at Disney World and Grand Rapids Chamber Choir. She is also a practicing marriage and family therapist as well as an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God.
Pastor Jennifer holds the SDI Certification with Personal Strengths (2008, 2017) as a facilitator for managing conflict and improving relationships as well as FOCCUS premarital counseling inventory designed to prepare couples for marriage.
She earned a B.A.(music education), Southeastern University and an M.A. Counseling (mental health & marriage and family therapy) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
STEPHENIE SHANKS, Discipleship PAstor
Pastor Stephenie comes to Victory as +25 year ministry veteran in the mega church environment. Along with her husband Pastor Mark, 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.
Pastor Stephenie is a swiss army knife of ministry who finds her niche in discipleship and is our lead teaching pastor for our Wednesday Night. She is a Bible teaching machine and has a unique way of relating the Bible to everyday life. She also loves to mentor millennials, it's kinda her spiritual gift.
Pastor Stephenie is graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Potomac School of Ministry and is a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God.
MARK SHANKS, Missions PAstor
Standing in a Guatemalan jungle gazing at a business card that said, "Missions Pastor" -- God spoke to Mark and reveled to him his calling to pastor missionaries and expose people to the Global God of Acts 1:8.
Pastor Mark is the Victory "outreach champion", responsible for "neighborhood to nations" missions support. He has a heart to spread the good news globally. Caring for missionaries that may feel isolated or discouraged is a large part of his ministry.
Moreover, he loves to expose Americans to the global Christian tradition and our God who has a heart for the world. If you are a missionary (and we love missionaries), connect with Pastor Mark. He gets it. Missionaries click here.
Pastor Mark holds an B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, a graduate of the Potomac School of Ministry and is a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God
Lisa HollowaY, Student Ministries COORDINATOR
Lisa Holloway comes to us from Yorktown and knows literally everyone in Poquoson. She has worked and/or lived in these localities for over 30 years. (It’s a really long story…).
She’s been a Victor for over 3 years and loves the fellowship and community with other believers at Victory Church. She radically met Jesus in the parking lot of Hampton Chevrolet on February 23, 1982 and starting running full steam ahead never looking back!
For over a decade God has put a call to love teenagers in Lisa’s heart and it has motivated and inspired her to look for opportunities to share Jesus with them. No one loves our students more at Victory than Lisa. She is passionate about young people and believes God can use each one of them in mighty and powerful ways. Check out the Rooted Student Ministries page, they meet on Sunday’s from 6-8pm.
Lisa has been married to Greg for almost 37 years. Greg may have more books than Pastor Jamé and even has an eBay business selling old and rare books on the web! Together they have two boys, Ryan, 34 and Ben, 32. They also have 3.5 grandchildren. Baby Holloway number 4 is due in July!
Martha Junghans , VKids COORDINATOR
Martha Junghans is a Victor! She was born in Utah, but is proud Army brat and was able to travel the world. She has lived in Poquoson since 1996. She feels blessed to have seen so many of God’s wonders through her travels.
Since coming to Victory Church she has grown in faith and spirituality. She grew up a Lutheran and then a United Methodist and was blown away by the presence of the Holy Spirit and freedom to worship openly of the contemporary and charismatic ministry Victory Church (and of the Assemblies of God).
As the VKids Ministry Coordinator she is passionate about creating a God centered life and wants to see God move in children and their families! Since her teenage years she was interested in the spiritual formation of children and has served in children’s ministry her entire adult life. Martha is married to Daniel who is an accounting guru who loves to read theological academic stuff. (Both of which she finds mind numbing. HA!)
She is a graduate of Old Dominion University. She currently works at Colonial Behavioral Health as a case manager. She counts it a blessing serve individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.
Zelda Kelly, Victory School Director
Zelda Kelly comes to us from two decades of corporate America childcare and is elated to transition into the non-profit sector.
Zelda has served as a multi-award winning preschool director for nearly a decade. She has leadership experience as a district and regional manager for two corporate childcare organizations here in Hampton Roads and Orlando, FL. Her regional reputation is widely known on the Peninsula and it simply goes by “Zelda”.
She loves to love families. Here at Victory she leads our school to a new level of faith and fun all while keeping everyone laughing.
Ms. Zelda loves to “Bzinga!” She is passionate about providing a nurturing and educational environment while seeing God move in the life of our Victory families.
Ms. Zelda holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) and the Management Development Series I, LL, III credential.