YOUTH MINISTRY STAFF
Andrew Martin - Jr. High Director
Andrew joined the youth staff in May 2017 as a 2 year intern upon graduating from Clemson University. In April 2019 he moved into the role of Assistant Jr. High Director, working closely with Bekah to minister to the 5th - 8th grade boys, high school leadership teams, and more! He and his beautiful wife Elleson have been married 3 years and just celebrated the birth of their first born son, Wyatt Thomas in April 2021!
Andrew enjoys working out, binge watching TV shows that no one has ever heard of and playing basketball.
Jacob Virtue - SR. High Director
Jacob joined the youth staff in September 2020 after graduating with his Masters in Divinity from Covenant Seminary. He is a St. Louis native, where he and his wife Kaitlyn married. Whether it is playing soccer or foosball, connecting over a good book, or having a lively discussion on theology, Jacob loves helping people see the love of Christ more fully in their lives. He is pumped to build relationships with the students and families at Mitchell Road and be a part of Christ's work in his church.
CHRISSY HAGER - Sr. High assistant Director
We are so excited to announce that Chrissy Hager has moved to Senior High Assistant Director as of September 2022! Chrissy graduated from Clemson University in 2020 and first served the youth ministry as a summer intern in 2019 and 2020. Chrissy took the 2-Year Intern position in 2021 and after only one year, it was obvious, Chrissy was the perfect fit for the SH Assistant Director position. What a blessing she has been to our staff, but especially to our students. Chrissy is so excited to continue the relationships that she has already formed here. In her free time, Chrissy enjoys staying active outdoors, spending time with friends, and honing her skills like crocheting and baking! Please join us in congratulating Chrissy in her newest role here on the youth staff!
MATT Brown - 2 YEAR YOUTH INTERN
Matt joined the youth staff as a two-year intern in December 2022. A born and raised northerner, he attended Messiah University in Pennsylvania before becoming a Greenville Fellow in 2018. Beginning with his days as a fellow, Matt has consistently been involved in the youth ministry program-- both as a summer intern in '19 and '21 and as a volunteer leader for the past four years. He is excited for the opportunity of working in an environment that has been a significant part of his life-- and grateful to be doing it alongside people that he loves. Although you may know Matt Brown for his love of ultimate frisbee, football, gaming, and not wearing shoes; you may not be aware that he also enjoys writing poems, going on long walks, and solving puzzles. Matt is excited to join a stacked Mitchell Road youth staff and play a role in what the Lord is doing here in Greenville.
Debbie Billings - Youth Ministry Admin Assistant
Debbie joined the youth staff in July 2013 after serving in a similar role in a local church for 13 years. She loves spending time with her family-- especially with her first grandson, Evan. Debbie loves the beach, traveling when the opportunity arises and watching college football on Saturday afternoons!
Debbie is thankful for her support role on the youth staff and the behind the scenes view of what happens within the ministry. She considers it such a gift to get to know the families of Mitchell Road and is most encouraged to see students learn and grow in their faith and walk with the Lord.